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'Comforted by their faith'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39854
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2010 November
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2010 November
Volume
136
Issue
9
Page
8
Notes
Part of: Special Report: The Anglican Military Ordinariate. "Lieutenant Navy Carol Bateman is a battle group chaplain who travels to visit the troops at forward operating bases in combat zones. She usually spends three to five days in each location. During these visits, she connects with the soldiers, often letting personnel know she's in came by serving meals. 'Everyone, of course, eats .. and you get a feel for what the morale is, if they've had a rough day, if they've had a good day'. She offers a worship service during the visit and talks with anyone who has a specific family concern or who has expressed a need to talk with a chaplain". "The main task for any chaplain serving in Afghanistan, says Bateman, is to 'be present' -- as soldiers leave for patrol, in the back of a vehicle on a road move, in the flying kitchen, at the card game, officiating at a ramp ceremony or at Sunday service".
Subjects
Bateman, Carol
Military chaplains - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Ordinariate in Canada
Canada - Armed Forces - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Armed Forces - Afghanistan
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
Afghanistan - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Dallaire reminds West of its obligations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article33968
Author
Healy, Francie
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2006 June
Author
Healy, Francie
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2006 June
Volume
132
Issue
6
Page
12
Notes
Lt. General Romeo Dallaire spoke at a fundraising dinner in Kingston, Ontario. He asked why we help in response to a national disaster but not to a man-made one. He believes it is right for Canada to be in Afghanistan.
Subjects
Dallaire, Romeo A. (Romeo Antonius), 1946-
Violence - Rwanda
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Ontario
Disasters
Afghanistan
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
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The dreaded knock : What can possible be worth a soldier's life ? : Reflection

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article36337
Author
Lambert, Lee
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2010 September
Author
Lambert, Lee
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2010 September
Volume
135
Issue
7
Page
5
Notes
The author, an Anglican military chaplain, describes his feelings as he goes out to inform a family that their loved one, a young soldier with a wife and child, has been killed in Afghanistan. "We get sidetracked en route, giving this woman an extra two minutes of not knowing that her husband is dead. She might be lying awake thinking of him at this very moment, wondering how he is and what he is doing, thinking of a brighter future: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, grandchildren that they will enjoy together. All those things are about to be taken away. By me."
Author "has been a Canadian Forces chaplain for seven years ... and is the rector of St. Mary's Anglican Church in Russell, Ont."
Subjects
Military chaplains - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Armed Forces - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
Death - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Grief - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with the bereaved - Anglican Church of Canada
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'God has called me to serve those who serve'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39855
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2010 November
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2010 November
Volume
136
Issue
9
Notes
Part of: Special Report: The Anglican Military Ordinariate. "[Major Maude] Parsons-Horst has served as a chaplain in Newfoundland, the U.K., Ottawa, Edmonton and Petawawa, Ont. Now she is a team leader co-ordinating the work of the chaplains in Afghanistan. She says she is amazed every day by the strength and dedication she sees in the troops. 'I've never been so proud to stand in uniform as to stand in uniform with the guys over here'. 'Working as a chaplain with the Canadian Forces is a privilege and an honour', she writes in email correspondence from Kandahar with the 'Anglican Journal'. 'The men and women who serve in our army, air force and navy .. and their wonderful families .. are special people who contribute to our country and our world as a form of duty. They are subjected to risks, to long times away from each other, to constant moves and disruptions to their lives, and all for the good of others'." Also includes text of poem 'Mission Bound" written by Parsons-Horst 14 June 2010, Kandahar.
Subjects
Horst-Parsons, Maude
Military chaplains - Anglican Church of Canada
Women military chaplains - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Ordinariate in Canada
Canada - Armed Forces - Afghanistan
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
Afghanistan - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Hitting back at evil

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article28880
Author
Conrad, Cynthia
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2001 December
Author
Conrad, Cynthia
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2001 December
Volume
127
Issue
10
Page
6
Notes
Letter to the editor supporting the attack on Afghanistan and urging the leadership of the Anglican Church to support those efforts.
Subjects
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
War - Afghanistan
Afghanistan - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
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House of Bishops' Pastoral Statement to the Anglican Church (April 2007)

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Date
2007 April 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB 04-04-07
Pastoral Statement
Date
2007 April 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB 04-04-07
Pastoral Statement
Mover
Bishop Spence
Seconder
Bishop Howe
Prologue
Bishop Matthews distributed and read out the writing group's most recent draft of the bishops' pastoral statement, "A message to the Anglican Church of Canada" on the topic of blessing same sex unions. Questions and comments from the floor were invited. Discussion followed. The bishops had run out of meeting time and so it was agreed that the document should continue to be worked on. Generally it was agreed that it was preferable to offer a pastoral statement, but not appropriate to deliver a canonical response.
Text
We entrust completion of the House of Bishops' document "A Message to the Anglican Church of Canada" to its authors and that it be forwarded to the House of Bishops for their final input. CARRIED HB Res. 04-04-07
Notes
[Niagara Falls, Ont.] Apr, 20, 2007 -- To Canadian Anglicans, from the House of Bishops
Brothers and sisters in Christ
The House of Bishops met at Mount Carmel retreat center in Niagara Falls from Tuesday April 17 to Friday April 20. We write this letter to the Canadian Church so that Anglicans will know what we did and how the meeting was for us. As has been our custom for the last while, we devoted the first part of our days together to prayer and Bible study.
This, our last meeting of the triennium was an appropriate time for us to be blessed by a visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams. His Grace was with us for less than 24 hours, but his presence was a significant and valued gift. He lead us in prayer and conducted a retreat on the theme of apostolic ministry during which he delivered a number of reflections that gave us profound insights into our ministries and how we do them. We found the Archbishop of Canterbury’s humility, wisdom and humour filling both intellectually and spiritually. During breaks in the day, Dr. Williams met with the bishops of all four ecclesiastical provinces. His time with us was spirit-filled and especially important to us on the eve of a General Synod where many important decisions will be made and where a new Primate will be elected and installed. His reflections set the tone for our meeting.
We also heard from several other people whose presence and ministries enrich us.
Bishop Mark MacDonald joined us for the first time since his appointment earlier this year as National Indigenous Bishop and he spoke stirringly about a life spent in ministry with indigenous peoples. He spoke to us of how and where native people see God. He gave us a vision of a new partnership with indigenous people. He told us that the kind of renewed church that can emerge from this partnership will be very different, though exactly what it will look like we cannot yet know. Bishop MacDonald expressed a strong commitment to work with us towards that future.
Bishop Peter Coffin, who will soon retire as Bishop of Ottawa but who remains with us as Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces, spoke to us of spending Easter with Canadian troops in Afghanistan, at a time when there were several Canadian casualties. Bishop Coffin personifies the importance of this ministry at a critical time in world affairs.
We heard from Bishop Philip Poole who, with Bishop Coffin, attended the TEAM (Towards Effective Anglican Mission) conference in South Africa, an experience which Bishop Poole said moved him to tears. The conference examined how churches are responding to the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Bishop Poole said he was profoundly stirred by the energy and joy that the people he met bring to being church despite their very difficult circumstances. The gathering, he said, brought home to him, the many valuable ministries of the church.
We spent much of our time in consideration of the primacy, both what it has been and what it can become and, for this purpose, we were joined by former Bishop of Ottawa John Baycroft who presented us with a valuable reflection on a primacy rooted in Episcopal ministry and on different ways in which that ministry can be exercised. He spoke to us of the past as a means of envisioning a future for this crucial ministry.
As part of our discussion on the primacy, we agreed overwhelmingly to ask the General Synod when it gathers in June to establish a task force made up of members of the Orders of Bishops, Clergy and Laity “to undertake a detailed and comprehensive study of the nature, role, duties and authority of the Primate” and if necessary to recommend changes to the Canon on the primacy for consideration at the General Synod in 2010.
Wednesday evening, we attended a dinner with Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, our Primate, and his wife Lois, so that we could express our profound appreciation for his three-year ministry as Primate. Archbishop Andrew’s leadership of the church and his chairing of our house in the past three years bear eloquent witness to his passionate dedication to the principles of communication and reconciliation. He began his primacy by saying he would “bring people to the table” and he has strived consistently to do so.
We spent much of the following day in prayerful consideration of possible successors to Archbishop Hutchison, our 12th Primate, and as a result of these deliberations, we will submit a list of four nominees to the General Synod. They are Bishop Bruce Howe of Huron, Bishop Fred Hiltz of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Bishop George Bruce of Ontario and Bishop Victoria Matthews of Edmonton.
As we considered candidates for the primatial election, news reached us of a death in the family of Bishop Bruce who was therefore obliged to leave us before the end of our gathering. We pray for him, for his family and for his deceased daughter-in-law.
We devoted a significant amount of time to a discussion of a statement from the bishops of Rupert’s Land about the resolutions on same-sex blessings produced by the Council of General Synod for the consideration of the General Synod. We also heard a substantive presentation by bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario about how we as bishops should prepare for the outcome of the vote by General Synod on this issue, regardless of what that decision might be. We agreed that we as bishops must be prepared to offer a pastoral response regardless of the outcome of the vote at General Synod.
On our last day together we worked on a draft statement to members of the General Synod and to members of the church that offers pastoral responses to a decision on the blessing of same-sex unions. This document will be developed further by its authors and will then be submitted to members of the House for approval by email and, we hope, for inclusion in the Convening Circular.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Pastoral letters and charges
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Meetings
Williams, Rowan D. (Rowan Douglas), 1950-
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Coffin, Peter (Peter Robert), 1946-
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
Afghanistan - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
Poole, Philip (Maurice Philip), 1951-
Millennium Development Goals
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate - Office
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate - Election
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (38th : 2007 : Winnipeg, Man.)
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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In other news: Chaplains provide support for soldiers

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39432
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 September
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 September
Volume
134
Issue
7
Page
7
Notes
"The Council of General Synod listened to a presentation made by Col. Archdeacon Karl McLean, Anglican military ordinariate of Canada, about the role that Canadian military chaplains and soldiers play in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Chaplains often provide pastoral counselling to soldiers who are involved in combat and other operations by helping them 'to find meaning in the midst of chaos', he said. 'When they (soldiers) look at us, they see God and feel God's presence.' He also gave an overview of the situation in Afghanistan and cited as outstanding issues religious freedom, ethnic tribal co-operation, the transition from a drug economy to a healthy economy, prisoners of war, poverty, lack of health, among others. Archdeacon McLean, who visited Kandahar in December [2007], plans to go back in the fall and winter". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
McLean, Karl R. (Karl Richard)
Military chaplains - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Armed Forces - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
Afghanistan - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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`It is out of love for these people that we watch with them'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article33088
Author
Beare, Susan F.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 November
Author
Beare, Susan F.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 November
Volume
131
Issue
9
Page
3
Notes
The Rev. Capt. Sue Beare writes about her time as a chaplain in Afghanistan. She shares a reflection by Bill Dalke about how moving it is to see children flying kites.
Photo of an Afghan boy flying a kite.
Subjects
Military chaplains - Anglican Church of Canada
Afghanistan - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
Dalke, Bill
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Letter to the editor: Judge not

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39102
Author
Moat, David R.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 February
Author
Moat, David R.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 February
Volume
137
Issue
2
Page
5
Notes
"The letter to the editor by Mr. Colin Miles ['A nation of war criminals ?' Jan. 2011, p. 5] displays either an innocent ignorance concerning both the workings of the United Nations and the context and purpose of the Geneva Convention, or an inexcusable attempt to support his position through insidious innuendo. In the case of Afghanistan, Canada is and has been acting with UN approval". "Finally, Mr. Miles seems rather fond of trotting out commandments and Jesus' sayings. Perhaps he could profit by considering these: 'Thou shalt not bear false witness' and 'Judge not, lest ye be judged'".
Subjects
Miles, Colin
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
Afghanistan - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Letter to the editor: Love thy enemy

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39100
Author
Lawson, Patricia
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 February
Author
Lawson, Patricia
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 February
Volume
137
Issue
2
Page
5
Notes
"I wish to support the sentiments expressed by Mr. Colin Miles [Jan. 2011, p. 5]. Our leader told us to love our enemies and all those who hate us". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Miles, Colin
Love - Religious aspects - Christianity - Biblical teaching
Afghan War, 2001 - Participation, Canadian
Afghanistan - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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