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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, June 30, 1973 Red Hat lama finds peace RUMTAKE. Sikkim (Reuter) Lama Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of the famous Buddhist Red Hat sect of Tibet, now lives in this tiny village tucked away at more than feet in the Himalayas. Here, not far from his native Tibet now ruled by the Chinese, the 50-year-old lama has built himself a monastery and a home at an altitude of feet same height as the palace of the chogyal (ruler) of the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Sik- kim. The Rumtake monastery offi- cials proudly say that the eleva- tion is symbolic of the status ac- corded to their head by the Buddhist ruler of Sikkim whose ancestors themselves came from Tibet. The only dignitary in Sikkim who lives at a higher altitude is the Indian political officer. The former TJrtish rulers of India, conscious of their supremacy, constructed their residency higher than the palace. The re- sidency now is India House. EXILE PERMANENT The karmapa, as the lama is known, and his followers say that the new monastery is a far cry from their sprawling Chur- phu monastery in southern Tibet. But they are happy and resigned to the idea that they may never be able to go back to their original home. The Red Sect lamas fled to India in 1959, alng with the Dalai Lama, the temporal and spiritual leader of all Tibet. The karmapa decided to move t o Sikkim at the imitation of the j chogyal. The Sikkim ruler ordered part of the hill, facing his capital of I Gangtok, to be flattened for the new monastery and with a 300.000-rupe e (about grant from the Indian govern- ment work on the building began in 1904. It took rupees .COO 1 ar.d three years to complete and was con- secreted in 1967. Money also came from Bhu- tan, whose ruler is another fol- Marriage screening supported TORONTO (CP) A Presby- t e r i a n church conference agreed this that minis- ters should have the right to re- fuse to marry couples whose values appear to be in- compatible with Christian mar- riage vows. Pending official church guide- lines on the matter, delegates to the general assembly of the ISMMES S-SK 3 is fashioned after the Chur- phu j The highly-ornamented mon- j astery, painted red and with fig- j ures of the Buddha and his chief followers adorning its walls, sits on a plateau in the shadow of another mountain. With clouds hanging low over the hills and mingling with the incense j smoke and the lamas in the M- the couple and idence monastery chanting prayers in "that their lives and values are j subdued tones, the atmosphere incompatible with the in is out of this world. Convention planning Former Southern Alberta resident, Clare Statton (right) works on convention plan- ning prior to a five-day assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses in Vancouver, July 4 to 8. lower of the karmapa, who pays annual visits to Bhutan. The Rumtake monastery was de- signed by karmapa himself voted that ministers should re- fuse to perform such mar- riages. The question %vas discussed on the basis of a questionaire sent to 50 Presbyterian minis- ters. Forty of those who an- swered felt that such marriages should be refused. The main reason given was the denial of the Christian faith Witnesses tackle Key 73: 'Divided Christendom lacks Bible knowledge' the Christian marriage serv- ice Some listed lack of under- standing of what marriage in- volves, immaturity of the appli- cants or where the marriage Sitting in his sparsely fur- nished quarters, the head lama says that thanks to the ments of Sikkim, Bhutan and India, he has found peace in this corner of the world. He is seems to have poor prospects of uninterested in politics and success. his time in prayers. Lutheran school adopts new name WATERLOO. Ont (CP) 5 million for the changeover. The Waterloo Lutheran Univer- one government stipulation for sity board of governors voted tfe new recentlv to rename the insti-1 tution Sir Wilfrid Laurier Urn- J name should have denomma- versity. The new name, approved at a closed meeting, will take effect Nov. 1 when the Ontario gov- ernment is expected to make the school a public institution. The Eastern Canada synod of the Lutheran Church in Amer- ica decided to accept a govern- ment offer that will change On- tV'io's last independent, church- affiliated university into a pro- vincial one. The government has offered tional significance. The name Wilfrid Laurier was faiored in student and alumni polls last year. A spokesman for the board of gov- ernors said Tuesday the new name is appropriate because Sir Wilfrid Laurier was prime minister in year the university was be- cause of Laurier's place in his- tory, especially in bringing French and English cultures to- gether. A Lethbridge Jehovah's Witness leader has tackled the Key 73 program, claim- ing Bible ignorance and doc- trinal differences hinder church growth. "Consider the issues of abortion, separation and di- vorce, changing moral stand- ards, war and peace, authen- ticity of the Bible, family res- ponsibility and religious tea- Mr. Dyck said this week. "Pecple point to religious leaders and their divergent viewpoints on such questions. They don't agree among themselves so how can the geneeral membership be at unity in its viewpoints? It's he declared. Mr. Dyck was discussing Key 73 as he announced par- ticipation by Lethbridge Je- hovah's Witnesses in a large Vancouver rally. July 4 to 8. The presiding minister of the Gait Park Kingdom Hall con- gregation stressed the Van- couver Divine Victory rally was not in any way related to other religious campaigns being conducted this year. "The slogan for Key 73 is calling our continent to Mr. Dyck said. "However, divergent groups associated with this cam- paign disagree among them- selves regarding its overall Mr. Dyck quoted a conser- vative evangelical publica- tion, Christianity Today, as defining the Key 73 goal as an opportunity "to give every person in Canada and the United States a rral chance to say yes to Jesus Christ ard to becoma a dependable member of his church." Stunt Some reports view the Key 73 program as a "publicity stunt" for the "unchurched and inactive in the so-called Christian community." Mr. Dyck said. He continued saying Christ- tendom's problems of apathy, division and declining mem- bership are caused by a lack of genuine knowledge of the Bible by its members and disagreement over its multi- tude of doctrinal differences. Mr. Dyck pointed to the Witnesses' conventions as an illustration of a worldwide group of Christian people unified both in organization and doctrine. He said the Vancouver con- vention will provide Witnes- ses with a comprehensive program to build upon an al- ready existing faith. "These people are neither unchurched or Mr. Dyck said. "They are active, rot passive, Christians." In addition. W i taesses' conventions provide opportu- nity to travel to other parts of the country cr the world to see this unity of purpose in action, he said. "It is responsible for help- ing us accomplish the work we are committed to do declare the good news of God's kingdom by Jesus Christ as mankind's only hope." "It is not merely a matter of calling peoople to Mr. Dyck said. "Rather, it is helping people see Christ in his proper position today as the enthroned king of God's kingdom and soon to exer- cise his rulership toward this earth. That action by Jesus Christ will accomplish the theme of Jehovah's Witness conventions Divine Vic- tory. It will bring man what he "sorely needs peace and unity." CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. Royereft Service Service plan for at Vancouver rally NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Church in Canada 1402 8 Avo. N. Pastor: D.E. SIPfc School 11.00 Worship 7.00 Service EVERYONE WELCOME. All roads lead to Canada's gateway to the Pacific this summer as far as Jehovah's Witnesses are concerned, re- ported Peter Rose of Leth- bridge this week. Mr. Rose, Bible study ser- vant for the Gait Park King- dom Hall congregation, says the attraction is a Divine Vic- tory international convention being arranged by the Watch Tower Society in Vancouver, B.C.. July 4 to 8. More than delegates are expected from many parts of the world, Mr. Rose says. They will convene for the fivfrday assembly in Em- pire Stadium and the Paci- fic Coliseum located on the grounds of the Pacific Na- tional Exhibition. DELEGATES Representatives from the two Lethbridge congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses have been invited to attend. The convention is one in a ser- ies of 25 being arranged throughout North America. More than 2.500 Witness vol- unteers have been organized to canvass residential areas of the greater Vancouver dis- trict says Mr. Rose. A former Southern Alberta resident, Clare Statton is con- vention manager. "Our convention this year will rival in size the last large convention held in 1969 when attended on the final Mr. Statton said. From all indications, many delegates will combine their annual vacation with this con- vention, making it one of the largest religious gatherings ever held in Vancouver, he said. COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES St. Andrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Church 1614 5th Avenue South 5th Avenue Minister-THE REVEREND 1. D. HANKINSON, B.A. ORGANIST-MR. W. VANDERKOOY Draw near to God! SERVICE OF WORSHIP AT ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH a.m.-GUEST PREACHER REV. E. DOYLE p.m.-NO EVENING SERVICE YOU ARE INVITED TO WORSHIP WITH US Ollt to live Russians still like churches MOSCOW (AP> "That Asiatic city of innumerable churches. Holy According to Tolstoy's War and Peace, Napoleon uttered these words as he stood be- fore Moscow and directed his invasion in Septem- ber, 1812. A Ijiijtor today doesn't see nearly as many gilded, onion- shaped cupolas as Napoleon saw froni his vantage point on Sparrow Hills, now Lenin Hills. But "-there are still some splendid rfcmnants of this Co- munist. city's former eccle- siastical glory excite an ar- or stu- dent .of history. seat of the Russian Orthodox "faith, AIoscow was known in'Napoleon's time as the new Jerusalem. And on the the Bolshevik revo- lution in 1917 there were 657 churches. Today, according to the Moscow patriarchate, only 45 orthodox churches sUU have services. Many churches, some of them priceless monuments of Russian architecture, were destroyed in orgies of atheism under Joseph Stalin and Ni- kita Khrushchev. Others were turned into mu- seums, aquariums, movie the- atres, clubs, furniture facto- ries, laboratories, offices or apartments. And still ethers dotting the landscape are abandoned. The queen of Moscow's sur- viving churches is the 16th- century cornucopia of multi- colored domes and spires, crosses and arches called St. Basil's Cathedral. The cathe- dral, now a museum, has be- come for foreigners a symbol of Moscow. Tsar Ivan the Terrible or- dered construction of St. Bas- il's in 1554 to commemorate his conquest of Kazan, the cit- adel of Tartar invaders who kept Russia in servitude for three centuries. The church was consecrated in 1557, but r.ot really completed until JC79 A Sonet newspaper, Komso- molskaya Pravda, revealed in 1965 that St. Basil's was marked for demolition during the Stalin era. Journalist V. Peskov quoted a prominent Soviet expert in restoring an- tiquities, Pyotr Baranovsky, as saying he threatened to kill himself if the scheme was carried out. Baranovsky was arrested for opposing the demolition but was later re- leased. He said wiser heads eventually prevailed in ihe Kremlin. THE LETHBRIDGI HERALD RELIGION American church reviews military chaplain role By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) For the first time, an official task force of a major Christian denomina- tion has concluded that chap- lains for the armed forces should be freed of military con- trol to protect their "right to speak for God." The present system com- promises their ''liberty under the tends to exploit them for "military ends" and "subordinates the mission of the church to the mission of the the report maintains. The issue has caused growing I concern lately in the churches, sharpened by United States mil- itary action in Southeast Asia, but not before has an agency of a major denomination called for drastic change in the long-time chaplaincy system. The study report of a United Church of Christ task force con- cludes that the system which subjects chaplains to military chain of command should be ended and replaced by an inde- pendent chaplains' corps. "Unless the church can obtain reasonable guarantees for the freedom of the military minis- try the church may find that it renders unto Caesar the chap- lains the report declares. "Of all those who must be granted religious freedom in the military, the chaplain must have it first, or that same free- dom is in jeopardy for all." The findings and proposals are to go before the two million- member United Church at its governing synod June 22-26 in St. Louis. A task force member, Rev. Ralph Weltge of Philadelphia, head of the denomination's Young Adult Ministries, sum- marized findings in th'e cur- pub- lains, the use of soldier-chap- lains only in militarily stricted situations, and other- wise the operation of an inde- pendent civilian chaplaincy lor military personnel. Anglican woman American Report, pub- TORONTO (CP) A woman by an interfaith peace delegate to the Anglican synod group. Clergy and Laity Con- in Toronto complained recent- cerned. ly that she was ignored in "It intends nothing less than Tuesday nignts debate on the his (the chaplain's) liberation ordination of women, for the sake of his ministry and Phyllis Creighton was ap- mission within the military j plauded by colleagues when_she Weltge says. A study of the issue also is under way in the United Pres- byterian Church and one is being planned in the United Methodist Church. The United Church task force report calls for a Supreme Court test of whether the mili- tary chaplaincy violates con- stitutional requirements of sep- aration of church and state. The report also urges aboli- tion of officers' rank for chap- MISSION CRAFTS ARE CHURCHES AT WORK By DAVID POLING NBA Religion Writer The excitement of overseas travel is being enjoyed by thousands. And the second thrill is bringing home some item that represents the people of a favorite place. And this is not so easy. Craft shops and stores that sell native handiwork do not generally franchise out of some 20-story 'hotel. The airport shops give you that last-minute pack- age which may have been fab- ricated in Newark. Experienced travelers know that you have to get beyond the bright lights and busy streets to tind authentic wares of any foreign country. CATALOGUE An interesting project known as Mission Crafts has put to- gether a catalogue joining the skills of the disadvantaged and the buyers of unique, hand- made crafts. The nonprofit organization be- gan as a Presbyterian volunteer effort beaded by Arthur M. Meissner of Hughsonville, N.Y. Commenting on this world- wide activity to help the dis- advantaged, Meissner said: disadvantaged both _5n this country and overseas in- clude refugees, orphans, wid- ows, older adults, the handi- capped, drug rehabilitatives, the emotionally and others. We find that they have a strong desire to help themselves rath- er than to get along on welfare handouts." To date some 16 countries are represented in the Mission Crafts catalogue (Box 37, New Windsor, N.Y. With every item is mention of the history of the country and the leadership of various Chris- tian groups. In Haiti, for instance, the Sal vation Army established a Scripture remains relevant TORONTO (CP) Dr. Ken- neth G. McMillan, general sec- retary of the Canadian Bible Society, says that while some Christian clergymen give the Bible a low priority, the Scrip- tures have a growing read- ership. In an interview, he said that despite the fact that many "lib- eral'1 and radical clergymen say the last place they would go to hear the word of God would be the Bible, the Bible Society is convinced there is a "word from the Lord' in the Scrip- tures. workshop for the blind and handicapped. The shop now produces quality wooden bowls, beautiful plates and serving dishes. Here also the commun- ity service project of the Men- nonite Mission crafts oak doll chairs and tables. Holy Trinity Episcopal School makes beads into nepklaces. HANDMADE Meissner observes that "each one of our handicrafts is uni- que. They are all handmade, so each handicraft will vary slight- ly from what is pictured. Their uniqueness only adds to the fact that you are truly purchasing a collector's item." From Hong Kong come items made by members of the Lu- theran Church, the sales help- ing to support a library, nurs- ery, and kindergarten. Delicate silk scrolls, fine needlework, articles in pewter and ivorp and teak find their way into this unusual catalogue. Meissner and his friends pull together the output of a dozen different denominations and self-help groups. He reaches into the United States as well as overseas for his sale items. For instance, in Rye, N.Y. there is a weekly gathering for the handicapped who want to participate in a fuller life. Writes Meissner: "A man who is blind works at a large loom, creating patterns of color in a quality woven piece. Another in a wheel chair, works on cer- amic pieces. Still another cre- ates well-done line drawings, using one good arm." accused Bishop L. S. Gar- nsworthy of the diocese of To- ronto of ignoring her and an- other woman who tried to com- ment before the synod carried a motion urging the national house of bishops to delay the question of women's ordination pending further study. "It became apparent that one large part of the church was not being she said. "Only two women (compared with 11 men) were able to speak." Mrs. Creighton said in an In- terview that she was not satis- fied with an apology made by the bishop. "There is a real unwillingness to look at profes- sional church per- she said. Mrs. Creighton Is a member of the diccese of Toronto's mar- riage and family life com- mittee, and the primate's task force on abortion. Seminary students graduate RAYMOND (HNS) Doug- las Castleton, a former princi- pal of the LDS Seminary gave the graduation address to the 40 graduates for 1973. Mr. Castleton gave the grad- uates the key to happiness when he told them to learn to serve their fellow men and to grow closer to God by individ- ual prayer. The graduation ex e r rises were held in the LDS Taylor Stake chapel. Graduates in- cluded students from three seminary schools; Raymond, Magrath, Milk River Coutts. The three principals are Rich- ard Carter, Raymond; Robert West, Magrath; Wendy Ander- son Brown, Milk River-Coutts. Seminary schools are operat- ed under the direction of the three members of the stake presidency and a high coun- selor. For the Taylor Stake: President Fay H. Walker, Counselors Faris Zaugg, Thom- as Karren and H. Dean Rolf- son. Church Chtfckles CARTWBIGITP Board might at least givo you a in a while tied to our increasing eost-otoxistingt" 1102 3rd South A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH MINISTER SUNDAY SCHOOL S. WINDROM CHINESE SERVICE S. WINDROM JULY 13TH SACRED CONCERT SOLOIST PERLITA LIM ;