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Anglican priest awarded world’s richest prize

John C. Polkinghorne, winner of 2002 Templeton Prize. New York Rev. John C. Polkinghorne, a mathematical physicist who amazed his scientific colleagues more than...

Ontario, Arctic bishops announce retirement

Bishop Peter Mason, of the diocese of Ontario, has announced he will retire at the end of September. Last fall, he said, he...

HIV drugs provided

Kampala, Uganda —The Anglican diocese of Namirembe in Uganda will provide generic anti-retroviral HIV drugs free of charge. Moses Matovu, acting diocesan secretary, announced...

Healing Fund benefits poor, abused

Experts in life skills, anger management and health address members of the Stardale Women's Group.GENERAL SYNOD'S healing fund for residential schools has given $19,000...

Journal gifts top $500,000

For the first time ever, readers' donations to the Anglican Journal Appeal topped half a million dollars in 2001, beating the previous year's record...

President attacked

JohannesburgSouth Africa's Anglican archbishop has attacked the country's president, Thabo Mbeki, for questioning the scientific premise that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) leads to...

African primate seeks debt relief to fight AIDS

Brisbane, Australia Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, anti-apartheid activist and successor to Desmond Tutu as Anglican Primate of Southern Africa, planned to ask the Australian Prime...

AIDS gathering ends churches’ silence

Father Gigeon Byamugisha of Uganda moved conference delegates to tears with descriptions of life as a priest infected with AIDS. Boksburg, South Africa A...

Appointments

PWRDF coordinator Suzanne Rumsey, a 10-year veteran with the Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA), has joined the Primate's World Relief and...

Bishops ponder ‘oversight’

Waterloo, Ont. FOR THE first time, Canadian Anglican bishops have discussed the possibility of "alternate episcopal oversight" or allowing a bishop to minister to...

Ingham apologizes to gays for church slowness

New Westminster bishop Michael InghamWaterloo, Ont. NEW Westminster Bishop Michael Ingham used a General Synod presentation on sexuality to apologize to gays and lesbians...

Ingham declines synod’s same-sex decisions

Vancouver For the second time in three years, Bishop Michael Ingham of the diocese of New Westminster declined to approve church blessing of homosexual...

Consecrations called ‘divisive’

Four Americans are consecrated bishops in a rite denounced by ECUSA Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold.For the second time in 18 months, Anglican conservatives have...

New West synod to revisit blessing same-sex unions

The diocese of New Westminster's annual synod this month will again consider whether to ask Bishop Michael Ingham to allow the blessing in church...

Retired Scottish primus rethinks authority

Archbishop Richard HollowayIt is time for the church to change, to leave behind a "dying mind-set" of authority over people's private lives and become...