That General Synod commend the present efforts to provide pastoral care to patients with AIDS and their families and affirm that they are entitled to full participation in the life of The Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 60
That the Primate, in consultation with the House of Bishops, call a national Day of Prayer on behalf of persons living with AIDS and those ministering to them. The motion was then put and - CARRIED Act 114
"Prepared for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation by J. Kevin Barlow, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network".
Includes bibliographical references, p. 57-62.
"This report describes some of these challenges. They will also help to understand that Survivors have needs, unique and above others in the Aboriginal population, yet they are still part of the people as a whole who have been impacted by a failed system [of residential schools]. These needs become compromised when new health issues such as HIV/AIDS or injection drugs come into play. HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, including homophobia, make it all the more difficult to face and respond appropriately. And, when dealing with Aboriginal people who are or who have been in prison, this brings yet another level of healing needs that often goes unanswered. HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C are two of the newer health threats facing Aboriginal people today, especially those in prison. In exploring the connection between the residential school legacy and HIV/AIDS, this report focuses on incarcerated Aboriginal people because it is in the Canadian prison system that some of the most disturbing infection rates are found. Any person whose life path leads to prison has undoubtedly experienced a breakdown in the personal support systems and social networks that keep most people afloat. Prisons, like residential schools, are complete institutions. Far too many Aboriginal people are still spending portions of their lives in institutions where they have little control and are forbidden to leave". -- Intro.
Contents: Definitions -- Introduction -- Background -- The Residential School Legacy -- Understanding Physical and Sexual Abuse -- HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal People -- Aboriginal Offenders -- Other Concerns -- Best Practices and Challenges -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: Background on the Healing Lodges -- Appendix 2: Interview Questions for Healing Lodges -- Appendix 3: Recommendations from the Literature -- References.
"Christine Overall, Editor with William P. Zion, Associate Editor".
Includes bibliography (p. 174-175) and index.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I: Culture and Context -- AIDS: The Social Dimension / Arthur Schafer -- AIDS and Disability / Jerome Bickenbach -- AIDS and Women: The (Hetero)sexual Politics of HIV Infection / Christine Overall -- AIDS, Ethics and Religion / William P. Zion -- Acquired Immanent Divinity Syndrome / James Miller -- Part II: Ethical and Social Issues -- Sexual Ethics and AIDS: A Liberal View / Michael Yeo -- Health-Care Workers' Occupational Exposure to HIV: Obligations and Entitlements / Benjamin Freedman -- HIV Testing and Confidentiality / H.A. Bassford -- Catastrophic Rights: Vital Public Interests and Civil Liberties in Conflict / John Dixon -- Warning: AIDS Health Promotion Programs May Be Hazardous to Your Health / Patricia Illingworth -- Living with AIDS: Towards Effective and Compassionate Health Care Policy / B. Lee -- Selected Bibliography -- Notes on Contributors -- Index.
A new version of the 1988 paper was prepared in May 2000 at the request of the House of Bishops and distributed along with a summary brochure. New edition placed with 1988 `Resources for Liturgy' issue and additional copies in the VF "Common Cup".
Article describes a number of AIDS related outreach projects operated within the diocese of Toronto for local populations and overseas in Africa. Includes the story of the Rev. Doug Willoughby, an Anglican priest who is himself HIV-positive and the diocese's involvement in the Philip Aziz Centre, a non-profit home hospice for people living with AIDS. Describes the work of The Teresa Group, founded by Penelope Holeton, an Anglican lay woman, to help children in Toronto living with AIDS, and also the fundraising work of St. Clement's, Eglinton, which has contributed to the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and which in August 2006 "held a reception for grandmothers from Kenya who [were] in Toronto for the International AIDS Conference and the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers' Gathering".
"People who have lost a family member, a friend or a partner to AIDS are finding support in an Anglican grief recovery program. The program operates out of Vancouver's Christ Church Cathedral under the auspices of the Anglican diocese of New Westminster and the downtown Anglican churches."
Dr. Peter Jepson-Young, a physician with AIDS, told about 125 people that he was impressed that the Anglican Church would sponsor a conference on AIDS. "I think (the event) sends out a message that the church cares and is prepared to get involved, Dr. Jepson-Young said. "Rev. John Bailey, rector of St. Martin's Church, which arranged the conference, said he wanted to change people's image of the church. "I felt it was important not only to raise awareness about AIDS, but also to make a public statement that the church is here to serve those in need, not to judge them".