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Essentials appears part of landscape

In an indication that the Essentials Movement has both come of age and become an established part of the Anglican landscape, more than 1,000...

Gay-straight ‘marriages’ proposed

A book maintaining that homosexual men should be free to marry heterosexual women has brought a storm of criticism down on the author, an...

Live like Christ, influential theologian urges

John Stott, who has been called the most influential clergyman in the Church of England during the 20th century, made a brief trip to...

Date set for Native school trial

A May 25-June 12 trial date in Vancouver has been set for one of three current lawsuits involving the Anglican Church of Canada and...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

Dare to be purple It all started when one of his younger parishioners wore pink hair to church. Rev. Charles Thorne, of the Cathedral Church...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land

Contemporary worship in Brandon The entire service is presented on a screen with an overhead projector. The organ and choir have been replaced by a...

God will never tell us where to get off

WHEN DOES SPRING really, finally arrive in a Canadian city? When they tear up the streets. Last year, this ritual took over the street where I...

Anglicans help pressure politicians

Anglicans are taking a vigorous part in multi-faith efforts to influence governments across Canada, from discussions with Premier Glen Clark in British Columbia to...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

Loyalists gather The archives of the Diocese of Ontario in Kingston will be one of the destinations as descendants of the United Empire Loyalists visit...

Gay rights case hot topic

Sexual orientation and human rights - two of the most emotive phrases of the late 20th century - made the Internet in a big...

New hymnal delayed

Common Praise, the church's new hymn book originally scheduled to be ready for next month's General Synod, will now likely roll off the presses...

Hectic lives can seem like busy holiday airports

IT WAS A NEW YORK-MIAMI flight, and it was turning out badly. Snow at La Guardia airport forced passengers to switch to JFK, where...

Canada briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of Canada

Women still out A proposal to open up an all-male group called the Bishop's Men to women in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island diocese...

Church pensions office has millennium bug beat

While many businesses are still being bugged by looming computer problems associated with the advent of the year 2000, the Anglican Church pension department...

Four receive Anglican Award of Merit

The Anglican Award of Merit, conferred on lay people who have made an outstanding contribution to the church, is given this year to: Betty...