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
1. Announce that the Anglican Church of Canada stands with people living with HIV/AIDS;
2. Urge the members of the Anglican Church of Canada to work towards the eradication of stigma and discrimination in our church and society, against people living with HIV/AIDS;
3. Ask the PWRDF, in collaboration with the EcoJustice and Partners in Mission Committees, to develop a comprehensive strategy over the next triennium to engage the Anglican Church of Canada members in fighting the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS; and to encourage the dioceses and parishes to get involved and develop local programs and other responses that are inclusive and to engage in the fight for destigmatization of HIV positive people;
4. Ask the Council of General Synod to express the Anglican Church of Canada's solidarity with bishops, clergy and lay people, especially in Africa, who are showing leadership in fighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic by reaching out in partnership to people living with AIDS, not as the objects of charity, but as equal partners. CARRIED Act 23
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
1. Endorse the "Partnership for Life" Campaign of PWRDF, urging the Government of Canada to
- Lead the international community to increase access to affordable medicines for the world's poorest populations as part of our commitment to the universal right to health care.
- Triple Canada's contributions to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, without taking these funds from existing commitments to international development assistance.
- Challenge international financial institutions' current practices demanding debt repayment and imposing structural adjustment austerity measures that limit people's capacity to ensure their own health and well being.
2. Ask the General Secretary to convey these concerns by letter to the Prime Minister. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY Act 22