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Aboriginal Rights Coalition (#005-05-00-11)

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Date
2000 November 17-19
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-11-00
Date
2000 November 17-19
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-11-00
Mover
Rev. David Pilling
Seconder
Ms. Susan MacKay-Smith
Text
That this Council of General Synod join with the Aboriginal Rights Coalition and the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative in calling on the federal government "to act immediately to establish a truly independent commission with the mandate to implement Aboriginal land, treaty and inherent rights." CARRIED #05-11-00
Subjects
Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Claims
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Claims - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1988 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution #65-05-88
Date
1988 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution #65-05-88
Mover
Ven D.J. Woeller
Seconder
Dean B. Stavert
Prologue
In response to a request from the House of Bishops (February 1988), the Primate reported he had invited Mrs. P. Creighton, Mrs. D. Marshall and Dr. J. Reed to form a Task Force to prepare a contemporary statement regarding abortion.
It was agreed that we, as Christians, must work towards the creation of a society in which every human being is welcome and recognized that we must both work for change of legislation which affects social programming.
Chancellor David Wright stated that difficulties outside the Criminal Code fall within the jurisdiction of the provinces and the federal government can enter the field only through the Criminal Code, but can control processes through funding.
Text
That this National Executive Council:
1. express its heartfelt thanks to the members of the Task Force on Abortion;
2. endorses the report of the Task Force;
3. refers the report to the Primate for appropriate action. CARRIED #65-05-88
Notes
It was agreed that the Primate should send the report to appropriate people in the life of the church and the country.
The Primate, on behalf of the NEC, expressed thanks to Mrs. Creighton, Mrs. Marshall and Dr. Reed for their report.
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1972 November 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1972 November 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto hospitals are performing abortions "without restriction," according to a prominent official of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Rev. Arthur Brown, rector of a large Toronto parish and a member of the National Executive Council of General Synod made the charge in connection with deliberations on a forthcoming report by a Task Force on Human Life.
The report is not expected to be completed until the end of 1973 and Father Brown said he and other pastors are impatiently awaiting it for guidance on new and complex moral situations.
He told bishops and other delegates from across Canada to the executive council that "all kinds of girls are going through our hospitals in metropolitan Toronto being aborted of pregnancies." His information, he said, comes from nurses and other hospital staff.
Father Brown claimed that staffs in some Toronto hospitals are aborting without restriction "under the guise of it being good for the total health of the mother."
Five years ago, he said, one Toronto hospital listed 28 abortions. Last year, the number was over 300, "ten times as many, or more."
He said "doctors are compromised by the destruction of human life" in this abortion situation. On becoming doctors, he said, they swear an oath to preserve life but due to the present situation "they are placed in a major compromised situation."
Father Brown said nursing staffs are upset over having to clean up after induced miscarriages and they come to him for guidance.
Archbishop E.W. Scott, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada expressed deep sympathy towards the position described by Father Brown but said the task force's report will take another year due to the complexities of the issues involved.
"It's becoming obvious that people are feeling a need for help in making decisions in these areas," Archbishop Scott said.
"Each case has to be evaluated in terms of the health of the mother and the possible health of the child, and not only on the question of the sanctity of life but also in the area of the quality of life."
Archbishop Scott emphasized that hospital boards deciding abortion cases should include persons representing moral issues as well as medical issues.
Besides abortion, the task force is studying the whole concept of when life begins and ends in relation to euthanasia, transplants, biological engineering and the vast implications of discoveries in biochemistry. Archbishop Scott said the study has become increasingly complex as it delves into the legal, medical, moral and social aspects of life. The task force is composed of lawyers, doctors, research scientists, housewives, social workers, theologians and others. It is also consulting with similarly concerned groups in the United States, Britain and other parts of the world.
A progress report will be presented to the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada at its biennial meeting next May in Regina.
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For further information, contact:
Michael O'Meara
Director, Communications Division
924-9192 (Business)
742-8327 (Residence)
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Task Force on Human Life
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Medical ethics - Canada
Chaplains, Hospital - Anglican Church of Canada
Brown, Arthur D. (Arthur Durrant), 1926-2011
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Anglican Church Seeks Third Option in Abortion Debate: Neither Woman nor Foetus Should be Victim, Report Says

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Date
1988 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1988 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
For immediate release
Mississauga, May 13, 1988 -- The Anglican Church will today [EDITOR: Friday] attempt to define a third choice in the debate on therapeutic abortion.
A task force report to be delivered to the church's national executive council meeting here this afternoon, says: "Too often the abortion debate is couched in terms of a woman's right over her own body as against a foetus's right to life." It suggests the issue may be addressed from a new perspective in which neither the mother nor the foetus is required to serve as "victim."
"Christians hold a spectrum of personal views about the morality of abortion, from utter rejection of it to conviction that it is a personal ethical matter for a woman."
Either approach, the report suggests, is one-sided: either it ignores the cry of the unborn while trying to raise the status of women; or it remains indifferent to the plight of women while trying to protect the unborn.
The task force was convened in March to consider the Anglican Church's stance on abortion in light of the Supreme Court's decision in the Morgentaler case. That decision declared the provisions of the Criminal Code dealing with abortions to be unconstitutional. The church had previously expressed its support for the law.
The 15-page report recommends that the church continue to oppose unregulated access to abortion. The church, it says, sees abortion as "always a tragedy fraught with moral ambiguity...To resort to abortion lightly or casually is to degrade our humanity, to deny the responsibility and responsiveness of human nature."
SEEKING "TRUE" CHOICE
The report spends its greatest energy addressing the circumstances in which women "choose" abortion. In many cases, it says, the choice is hollow: When women choose to abort, it is frequently in coercive, lonely and grief-stricken circumstances where they feel completely unable to bear their child. Often the biggest problem facing the woman is her lack of a real social and economic support system. Many women who choose not to bear their children, then, make their decision out of alienation and hopelessness.
"For us as Christians, such despair cannot be left as the motive force...True choice must involve alternatives to despair."
The report says new legislation to regulate abortion should "establish procedures to make abortion available equitably across the country as a therapeutic measure for women whose pregnancies endanger their life or their physical or mental health." It says counselling should be required.
The report rejects the concept of legislating easy access to early abortion and more restricted access later in the term (after 12 weeks for example): "Abortion is always the taking of a human life and, in our view, should never be done except for serious therapeutic reasons. Any such line is arbitrary and seems to argue that the value of the foetus and the seriousness of abortion in the early stages will be discounted."
ABORTION OR POVERTY TOO OFTEN ONLY CHOICE
Noting that many women have a choice of aborting a foetus or bearing a child to live in poverty, the report urges an extensive program of social action to reduce conditions which make the choice of abortion more likely. It stresses the need for:
* more affordable housing;
* pay equity for women;
* a guaranteed annual income, and other financial measures "to secure the dignity -- indeed the survival -- of mothers and children;"
* universally accessible, publicly funded child care;
* an intensified national program to collect child support payments from delinquent fathers;
* better educational programs about sexuality, including contraception, in the schools;
* and other measures.
The council, which has been meeting since Wednesday, concludes late this afternoon.
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For further information contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications, Anglican Church of Canada, (416) 924-9192 ext 286, (416) 335-8349 residence
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual ethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Women - Canada
Birth control - Canada
Birth control - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Contraception - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poor women - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Disposition of Resolutions Referred to Program Committee by National Executive Council in May 1993

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Date
1993 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 48-11-93
Date
1993 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 48-11-93
Mover
Dr. D. Maybee
Seconder
Archdeacon J. Boyles
Text
That this NEC adopt the following report of the Program Committee on its response to resolutions referred in May 1993:
a) Funding for Telecommunications/Inter-Anglican Information Network (035-09)
Program Committee advises National Executive Council that it has placed a high priority on the development of a coordinated communications strategy, as requested by National Executive Council in March 1992, and does not have financial resources to respond to this resolution.
b) Aboriginal Rights Working Group (035-07) and Task Force to Review Resolutions on Native Issues (055-05)
Program Committee has asked the Partners in Canada Mission Unit to determine if the work requested in the above resolutions can be undertaken by the Aboriginal Rights Network, a project developed by the unit for implementation in 1994.
c) Funding for Master of Divinity Degree (035-08) and Training of Native Ministers (035-10)
In response to the referral of the above two resolutions, Program Committee advises National Executive Council as follows:
In Canada, unlike other parts of the Anglican Communion, theological colleges are institutions independent of the national structure of the Church. Traditionally, funding support has not been through grants to these institutions but through bursary assistance to their students. In 1992, because of budget restraint, national church bursary assistance was ended except for the disbursal of a small amount of income from legacies designated for this purpose. Sixty-five percent of this income is available to the Council of the North for bursaries for students from Council of the North dioceses. Thirty-five percent is available for graduate awards to students who are in advanced programs with the intention of teaching in Canadian theological colleges upon graduation.
Program Committee believes that a change from this pattern, as called for in the two resolutions, needs debate and decision by either the General Synod or the National Executive Council to direct the action of the Program Committee. Program Committee has not initiated the consultation with Council for Native Ministries and the Committee on Ministry, as requested by National Executive Council, but will do so if National Executive Council wishes to pursue the matter further. National Executive Council may wish to consider the larger questions of the relationship with theological colleges and the funding of theological education in its strategic planning.
d) Residential Schools Funding (032-05)
After consulting with the Treasurer and following his advice, the Program Committee suggests that the budget for Residential Schools Working Group and the Special Assistant(s) to the Primate on Residential Schools, should come from the Apportionment Budget from January to June 30, 1994; and Assessment Budget, July 1, 1994 to June 1, 1995.
e) General Synod Mission Statement (16-05-93)
Program Committee has asked its Chair's Advisory Committee to provide a process and time on its March 1994 agenda to address the Mission Statement, with particular attention to paragraph 3. CARRIED #48-11-93
Subjects
Coordinated Communications Strategy
Inter Anglican Information Network (IAIN)
Telecommunication in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Computers and the church - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Theological colleges - Anglican Church of Canada
Theological education - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Funds and scholarships
Anglican Church of Canada. Residential Schools Working Group - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada - Mission statements
Anglican Church of Canada. Program Committee - Resolutions
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Long Range Planning Committee Report [Abortion]

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Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 89
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 89
Mover
Miss W. Ainsworth
Seconder
Mrs. E. Rankin
Text
That this General Synod encourage each diocese to be responsible for sending copies of resolutions passed at General Synod regarding abortion and programs of education on this topic once they are developed, to the various secular agencies involved in counselling of families and young women facing issues of abortion. CARRIED ACT 89
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Anglican Task Force on Ecumenical Coalitions - Requests to Mission Coordination Group

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Date
1996 March 3-5
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 36-03-96
Date
1996 March 3-5
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 36-03-96
Mover
Dean J. Merrett
Seconder
Ms. D. Brookes
Text
That the Council of the General Synod request the Mission Coordination Group to:
1. ensure clear staff connections to coalitions; a particular concern being the Aboriginal Rights Coalition;
2. ensure the development, care and effective use of our staff and volunteers in coalition work;
3. consider an orientation on coalition work for the relevant Standing Committees and the Council of the General Synod. CARRIED #36-03-96
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Mission Coordination Group
Coalitions - Canada
Coalitions - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Aboriginal Rights Coalition
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Report of the House of Bishops

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Date
1988 November 16-18
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 49-11-88
Date
1988 November 16-18
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 49-11-88
Mover
Most Rev. W.H. Jones
Seconder
Rt. Rev. H.J.P. Allan
Prologue
The Primate, as President of the House, presented the report and outlined the recommendations.
Text
That this National Executive Council authorize the Primate to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to have the Report on Abortion, following minor revisions, printed in an appropriate form and made available to the church and the Canadian public. CARRIED #49-11-88
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Residential Schools - Response

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Date
1991 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 51-05-91
Date
1991 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 51-05-91
Mover
Mrs. M. McKeith
Seconder
Most Rev. D. Hambidge
Text
That the NEC encourage our church to work ecumenically to address residential school issues by endorsing the principles and work of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition as expressed in its "Statement on Residential Schools". CARRIED #51-05-91
Notes
The Principles are:
1. Aboriginal people must name how the issue needs to be described/defined.
2. Aboriginal people must decide what a useful/appropriate response from the Church would be. They should give direction to the response.
3. A pastoral response must be made thoughtfully, yet quickly. This process must not be delayed by waiting for federal action, nor should it be dominated by legal concerns.
4. Support healing processes that arise from the Aboriginal community. This would include financial resources.
5. Thought must be given to what the ecumenical church would recommend to the Government regarding the Government response and responsibility.
6. Use the experience and learning coming out of the Newfoundland experience. People such as Nancy White in Newfoundland could be a resource.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Residential schools
Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Interdenominational cooperation
Indigenous peoples - Canada
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Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

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Date
1997 May 9-12
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 35-05-97
Resolution 36-05-97
Date
1997 May 9-12
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 35-05-97
Resolution 36-05-97
Mover
Rev. A. Anderson
Seconder
Mr. J. Parsons
Prologue
That this Council of the General Synod urge the dioceses and provinces of the Anglican Church of Canada to explore a new relationship between non-aboriginal and aboriginal people as envisaged by the RCAP report by:
- encouraging governments to act on RCAP findings
- making available to aboriginal and non-aboriginal people educational programs using the resources of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC) and the Indigenous Justice desk of the ACC
- bringing to the attention of the wider public the conditions, issues and challenges as outlined in the RCAP report.
Text
That the words "which are not contrary to the mission of the Anglican Church of Canada" be added after "findings" (first bullet). CARRIED #35-05-97
Notes
The motion as amended now reads:--
That this Council of the General Synod urge the dioceses and provinces of the Anglican Church of Canada to explore a new relationship between non-aboriginal and aboriginal people as envisaged by the RCAP report by:
- encouraging governments to act on RCAP findings which are not contrary to the mission of the Anglican Church of Canada
- making available to aboriginal and non-aboriginal people educational programs using the resources of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (ARC) and the Indigenous Justice desk of the ACC
- bringing to the attention of the wider public the conditions, issues and challenges as outlined in the RCAP report. CARRIED #36-05-97
Subjects
Canada. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Aboriginal Rights Coalition
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