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Thursday
Apr302009

Construction to begin on Arctic cathedral

The Diocese of the Arctic hopes to begin construction of St Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit on Baffin Island in June. The original cathedral was destroyed by arson in November 2005.

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Wednesday
Apr012009

Theological education project a success in Uganda

Photo: Geoffrey DixonAfter twenty-seven years of ministry in the Dioceses of the Arctic and Yukon, my wife and I responded to a new and exciting challenge in Uganda. We exchanged temperatures of minus 35 Celsius, blizzards and dried or frozen caribou and fish for plus 35 Celsius, torrential rains and boiled green bananas!

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Wednesday
Apr012009

Victoria parish leaves ACC

On March 8th the congregation of St Matthias’ Anglican Church in Victoria, B.C. voted decisively to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and realign with the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC). It has placed itself under the episcopal oversight of Bishop Donald Harvey, moderator of ANiC, and the primatial authority of Archbishop Gregory Venables of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.

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Wednesday
Apr012009

Celebrating the Missionaries: 80th Anniversary in Kugluktuk

80th Anniversary Banner. Photo: Ken MulgrewEighty does not seem like a big number. What is so historic about that? But it IS very significant here in Kugluktuk. Our oldest parishioners remember life in igloos. They remember life before Jesus, and became the first converts to Christianity in this part of Canada. Most Canadians don't realize that the Inuit of the Central Arctic were among the last people to be reached by the outside world -- along with the mountain tribes of New Guinea and the Amerindians in the jungles of Ecuador.

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Wednesday
Apr012009

Lenten series portrays Jesus as sinful

In a 2009 Lenten Meditations booklet published by the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), Jesus is portrayed as a recovering racist. The booklet’s reading for March 27 is taken from Matthew 15, which relates the familiar story in which Jesus has a discussion with a Canaanite woman. According to the ACC, "This is not a story for people who need to think that Jesus always had it together, because it looks like we've caught him being mean to a lady because of her ethnicity."

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