Bishop Andrew Hutchison was among featured speakers at last month's symposium of the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal. The institute is composed of people who believe that health is more than just the absence of physical or mental disease.
The Montreal diocesan committee on race relations has organized an ecumenical day for the family on 12 November 1994 to celebrate the International Year of the Family. Dr Cassandra Jackson of the United States Episcopal Church will give the theme address on "Racism: a challenge for the family." [entire article]
"The Anglican diocese of Montreal has urged the federal government not to go through with the proposed abolition of 49 part-time prison chaplains, in federal prisons across Canada. Delegates to the annual diocesan synod called on the government instead to 'properly fund those human resources which assist inmates in their rehabilitation and reintegration into society'. According to published reports, a surprise announcement in October  by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews means chaplaincy service in federal prisons will be left to 71 full-time chaplains, almost all Christian. All three chaplains in the Montreal diocese would be affected". [Text of entire article.]
"Across the Diocese of Montreal, parishes learned about the need that AIDS patients in Africa have for nutritious food to eat when they take their anti-retroviral medicines. Their Basket Fund, which focused on providing food baskets to AIDS patients for the first few months after they are diagnosed with the disease, raised $10,000, enough to provide 125 people with food to get themselves back on their feet and providing for their families again". [Text of entire article.]
Ann Robson of Montreal has received the inaugural Prix des Aines for her many years of work with refugees. The award is presented by the mayor of Montreal to seniors who are especially active in their community.
The Rev. Warren Ealing [sic i.e. Eling], priest of the Church of St. James the Apostle, was violently murdered in his home in Montreal on 9 November 1993. Fr. Eling was widely rumoured to have been gay.