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Accepting the truth

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41010
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 December
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 December
Volume
137
Issue
10
Page
6
Notes
"Bishop Sue Moxley, of the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, said her life changed in 1993 after listening to former residential school students talk about their experiences. It was then, said Bishop Moxley, that she realized 'The church I loved as this great big black blotch on its history'. In another forum, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offered an apology to students 'for the years of lost love' and for 'the aggressive efforts to remake you in our image'. 'I am sorry for the bruising of your bodies, the crushing of your spirits and the violation of your innocence', said Archbishop Hiltz. "I am deeply sorry for the terrible pain we inflicted, and for the terrible memories that many of you still carry today. I, and my church, must listen to your stories, your hurt, the humiliation and the burden of our sins on your lives'. The Anglican church first offered its apology to students in 1993". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Moxley, Sue (Susan Elisabeth), 1946-
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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ANGLICAN COUNCIL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES #12-08-19-03 to 09-19-03 - Resolution to Memorialize the Apology of 1993 and the Covenant of 1994

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official10681
Date
2019 March 14-17
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 004-03-19
Date
2019 March 14-17
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 004-03-19
Mover
The Rev. Norman Wesley
Seconder
The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald
Prologue
The Rev. Canon Dr. Murray Still, ACIP Co-Chair, spoke to the resolution to memorialize the Apology 1993 and Covenant 1994. He shared that it was 25 years ago that ACIP responded to then Primate the Most Rev. Michael Peers Apology by writing the Covenant. The forthcoming resolution is to ensure that the work of the Elders and the acceptance of the apology is remembered. This is the work of the whole of the church. Dr. Still noted that of those writing the Covenant in 1994, only two are still alive.
Text
THAT COUNCIL OF GENERAL SYNOD COMMEND THE FOLLOWING MOTION TO GENERAL SYNOD 2019: Be it resolved: That the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada approve and institute the following memorializations of the Apology of August 6, 1993 and the Covenant of April 5, 1994, to be observed on separate days. ADOPTED #CoGS 004-03-19
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native Covenant (1994)
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Anglican leader apologizes to aboriginal people for residential schools

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1944
Date
1993 August 8
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1993 August 8
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Minaki, ON Sunday, August 8, 1993 -- The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada has apologized to aboriginal Anglicans for the "pain and hurt" they experienced in church-run residential schools.
"I have felt shame and humiliation as I have heard of suffering inflicted by my people, and as I think of the part our church played in that suffering," Archbishop Michael Peers told nearly 150 native people gathered here for the Anglican Church's second National Native Convocation.
"I accept and I confess before God and you, our failures in the residential schools. We failed you. We failed God. I am sorry, more than I can say, that we were part of a system which took you and your children from home and family ... that we tried to remake you in our image ... that in our schools so many were abused, physically, sexually, culturally and emotionally."
The apology came on the sixth day of a week-long gathering of Aboriginal Anglicans from across the country. Earlier in the week, the gathering had spent two days listening to participants tell of loneliness and abuse at Anglican-run residential schools, and of family destruction, loss of language and identity, alcoholism and suicides, continuing to this day in the aftermath of the residential school experience.
On the seventh day of the convocation, the elders acknowledged and accepted the primate's apology. "It was offered from his heart with sincerity, sensitivity, compassion and humility," said elder Vi Smith, speaking during a closing worship service. "We receive it in the same manner."
Between 1820 and 1970, the Anglican Church administered as many as 26 different residential schools for aboriginal people. Although they were run by the church, the schools were funded by the federal government under the Indian Act.
The church's National Executive Council (NEC) had requested the primate to make an apology at an appropriate time and place. After listening to former students share their stories earlier in the week, he felt this was the time to apologize. He also pledged to work with native people to continue the healing. "I know how often you have heard words which have been empty because they have not been accompanied by actions", he said. He also asked diocesan bishops to continue the healing locally.
The primate acknowledged that without healing for the whole church and its non-aboriginal members, including himself, "we will continue the same attitudes that have done such damage in the past".
In 1991, NEC established a Residential Schools Working Group to focus on "reconciliation and healing". The church has provided financial support for healing initiatives arising in aboriginal communities and has done educational work among both native and non-native communities about the reality and effects of the residential schools.
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Full text of apology and response enclosed. For further information, contact: Doug Tindal, Anglican Church of Canada (416) 924-9199 ext. 286
Notes
A Message from the Primate to the National Native Convocation Minaki, Ontario, Friday, August 6, 1993
My Brothers and Sisters:
Together here with you I have listened as you have told your stories of the residential schools.
I have heard the voices that have spoken of pain and hurt experienced in the schools, and of the scars which endure to this day.
I have felt shame and humiliation as I have heard of suffering inflicted by my people, and as I think of the part our church played in that suffering.
I am deeply conscious of the sacredness of the stories that you have told and I hold in the highest honour those who have told them.
I have heard with admiration the stories of people and communities who have worked at healing, and I am aware of how much healing is needed.
I also know that I am in need of healing, and my own people are in need of healing, and our church is in need of healing. Without that healing, we will continue the same attitudes that have done such damage in the past.
I also know that healing takes a long time, both for people and for communities.
I also know that it is God who heals, and that God can begin to heal when we open ourselves, our wounds, our failures and our shame to God. I want to take one step along that path here and now.
I accept and I confess before God and you, our failures in the residential schools. We failed you. We failed ourselves. We failed God.
I am sorry, more than I can say, that we were part of a system which took you and your children from home and family.
I am sorry, more than I can say, that we tried to remake you in our image, taking from you your language and the signs of your identity.
I am sorry, more than I can say, that in our schools so many were abused physically, sexually, culturally and emotionally.
On behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada, I present our apology.
I do this at the desire of those in the Church like the National Executive Council, who know some of your stories and have asked me to apologize.
I do this in the name of many who do not know these stories.
And I do this even though there are those in the church who cannot accept the fact that these things were done in our name.
As soon as I am home, I shall tell all the bishops what I have said, and ask them to co-operate with me and with the National Executive Council in helping this healing at the local level. Some bishops have already begun this work.
I know how often you have heard words which have been empty because they have not been accompanied by actions. I pledge to you my best efforts, and the efforts of our church at the national level, to walk with you along the path of God's healing.
The work of the Residential Schools Working Group, the video, the commitment and the effort of the Special Assistants to the Primate for this work, the grants available for healing conferences, are some signs of that pledge, and we shall work for others.
This is Friday, the day of Jesus' suffering and death. It is the anniversary of the first atomic bomb at Hiroshima, one of the most terrible injuries ever inflicted by one people on another.
But even atomic bombs and Good Friday are not the last word. God raised Jesus from the dead as a sign that life and wholeness are the everlasting and unquenchable purpose of God.
Thank you for listening to me.
+ Michael, Archbishop and Primate
Response to the Primate at the National Native Convocation Delivered by Vi Smith on behalf of the elders and participants Minaki, Ontario, Saturday, August 7, 1993
On behalf of this gathering, we acknowledge and accept the apology that the Primate has offered on behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada.
It was offered from his heart with sincerity, sensitivity, compassion and humility. We receive it in the same manner. We offer praise and thanks to our Creator for his courage.
We know it wasn't easy. Let us keep him in our hearts and prayers, that God will continue to give him the strength and courage to continue with his tasks.
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Education
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Native Convocation (2nd : 1993 : Kenora, Ont.)
Sacred Circle
Anglican Church of Canada. Residential Schools Working Group
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
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Anglicans in mission : a transforming journey

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog3699
Publication Date
c2000
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
OTCH
Call Number
BV 2500 M5A5 2000
Corporate Author
Anglican Communion. MISSIO
Place
London
Publisher
SPCK
Publication Date
c2000
Physical_Description
ix, 145 p. ; 21.4 x 13.8 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"Edited by Eleanor Johnson and John Clark".
"Report of MISSIO, the Mission Committee of the Anglican Communion, to the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 1999".
The report of MISSIO, which was established in 1993 and made its final report in September 1999.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Foreword / The Rt. Rev. Datuk Yong Ping Chung, Bishop of Sabah, Chair MISSIO -- Introduction -- Engaging with the Local Mission Context -- Transformed and Sent : Reflections on Dimensions of Anglican Mission -- Decade of Evangelism -- Training Leadership for Mission -- Patterns of International Mission Structure in the Anglican Communion -- The Struggle for Transformation -- Prayers for the Mission of the Church -- Resources for Mission and Evangelism : Training and Tools - Appendices -- Resources -- Notes -- Index.
Contents of Appendices: A: Memorandum Re Anglican Congress -- B: Ten Priorities in Evangelism -- Appendix C: Ten Principles of Partnership -- Appendix D: Apology and Covenant Documents.
Appendix D includes texts of apologies made by the Nippon Sei Ko Kai for World War II and by the Anglican Church of Canada to Aboriginal People for residential schools.
Editor Eleanor Johnson, Director of Partnerships, Anglican Church of Canada, is a member of MISSIO.
Added Entry
Anglican Consultative Council
Johnson, Ellie (Eleanor Spence), 1942-2022
Clark, John (John Mullin), 1946-
Ten Priorities in Evangelism
Ten Principles of Partnership
Subjects
MISSIO
Anglican Consultative Council. Mission Issues and Strategy Advisory Group (MISAG)
Anglican Consultative Council. Mission Issues and Strategy Advisory Group II (MISAG II)
Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission
Missions - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Missions
Five Marks of Mission
Marks of Mission
Partnership in Mission - Anglican Communion
Evangelism - Anglican Communion
Decade of Evangelism - Anglican Communion
Evangelistic work - Anglican Communion
Prayers - Anglican Communion
Apologies - Religious aspects - Holy Catholic Church in Japan
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
ISBN
0-281-05322-7
Call Number
BV 2500 M5A5 2000
Copies
2 copies
Location
OTCH
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Anglicans in mission : a transforming journey

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8491
Publication Date
c2000
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BV 2500 M5A5 2000
Corporate Author
Anglican Communion. MISSIO
Place
London
Publisher
SPCK
Publication Date
c2000
Physical_Description
ix, 145 p. ; 21.4 x 13.8 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"Edited by Eleanor Johnson and John Clark".
"Report of MISSIO, the Mission Committee of the Anglican Communion, to the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 1999".
The report of MISSIO, which was established in 1993 and made its final report in September 1999.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Foreword / The Rt. Rev. Datuk Yong Ping Chung, Bishop of Sabah, Chair MISSIO -- Introduction -- Engaging with the Local Mission Context -- Transformed and Sent : Reflections on Dimensions of Anglican Mission -- Decade of Evangelism -- Training Leadership for Mission -- Patterns of International Mission Structure in the Anglican Communion -- The Struggle for Transformation -- Prayers for the Mission of the Church -- Resources for Mission and Evangelism : Training and Tools - Appendices -- Resources -- Notes -- Index.
Contents of Appendices: A: Memorandum Re Anglican Congress -- B: Ten Priorities in Evangelism -- Appendix C: Ten Principles of Partnership -- Appendix D: Apology and Covenant Documents.
Appendix D includes texts of apologies made by the Nippon Sei Ko Kai for World War II and by the Anglican Church of Canada to Aboriginal People for residential schools.
Editor Eleanor Johnson, Director of Partnerships, Anglican Church of Canada, is a member of MISSIO.
Added Entry
Anglican Consultative Council
Johnson, Ellie (Eleanor), 1942-
Clark, John (John Mullin), 1946-
Ten Priorities in Evangelism
Ten Principles of Partnership
Subjects
MISSIO
Anglican Consultative Council. Mission Issues and Strategy Advisory Group (MISAG)
Anglican Consultative Council. Mission Issues and Strategy Advisory Group II (MISAG II)
Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission
Missions - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Missions
Five Marks of Mission
Marks of Mission
Partnership in Mission - Anglican Communion
Evangelism - Anglican Communion
Decade of Evangelism - Anglican Communion
Evangelistic work - Anglican Communion
Prayers - Anglican Communion
Apologies - Religious aspects - Holy Catholic Church in Japan
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
ISBN
0-281-05322-7
Call Number
BV 2500 M5A5 2000
Copies
2 copies
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Apology and acceptance

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article28533
Author
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Smith, Vi, 1916-2001
Journal
Ministry Matters
Date
2000 Winter
Author
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Smith, Vi, 1916-2001
Journal
Ministry Matters
Date
2000 Winter
Volume
7
Issue
1
Page
24
Notes
Text of the apology offered by the Primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, to the National Native Convocation, Minaki, Ont., Friday, August 6, 1993. Also includes text of the Response to the Primate at the National Native Convocation delivered by Vi Smith, on behalf of the elders and participants, Minaki, Ont., Saturday, August 7, 1993.
This material was also reprinted as "A message from the Primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, to the National Native Convocation" in `Open' vol. 47 no. 2, Summer 2001, p. 11.
Subjects
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Smith, Vi, 1916-2001
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Anglican Church of Canada. Native Convocation (2nd : 1993 : Kenora, Ont.)
Sacred Circle
Anglican Church of Canada. Sacred Circle (2nd : 1993 : Kenora, Ont.)
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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Apology for the High Arctic Relocations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7235
Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 77
Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 77
Mover
Bishop C. Lawrence
Seconder
Mrs. L. Epoo-York
Text
That this General Synod respectfully request the Prime Minister to apologize to those Inuit families and individuals from the east coast of Hudson Bay and from certain points of Baffin Island and their descendants, who were displaced from their communities and traditional hunting areas to the High Arctic in the 1950's. CARRIED Act 77
Notes
Abstentions were noted from Chancellor David Wright, Captain Baxter Park, Captain Todd Meaker, Mr. Bryan Campbell and Canon Andrew Gates.
Subjects
Apologies - Canada
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Inuit - Relocation - Canada, Northern
Inuit - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Inuit - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
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Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2000 December
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2000 December
Volume
126
Issue
10
Page
6
Notes
The Diocese of Keewatin has asked for an apology from Indian Affairs Minister Robert Nault for criticism of a visit to the diocese by a member of the Burnt Church community.
Subjects
Nault, Robert
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Keewatin
Micmac Indians
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Fisheries - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Bishop apologizes for schools

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article8308
Author
Todd, Douglas
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1991 September
Author
Todd, Douglas
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1991 September
Volume
117
Issue
7
Page
1
Notes
"After listening for four days to the hurt and anger of native people who attended Canada's 80 church-run residential schools, Anglican Bishop John Hannen of Caledonia ("who has been adopted by the Nisga'a Indians") apologized on behalf of his church." "Like Roman Catholic and United Church leaders also apologized at the conference [the First National Conference on Residential Schools which was held 18-21 June 1991 in Vancouver, BC], the Anglican bishop for northern British Columbia acknowledged that residential schools caused many native people to lose their identity and sense of self-worth".
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Residential schools
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Hannen, John (John Edward), 1937-
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Caledonia
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Cariboo Tribal Council
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Bishop apologizes to abuse victims

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article12775
Author
Carriere, Vianney (Sam), 1947-2014
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1993 April
Author
Carriere, Vianney (Sam), 1947-2014
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1993 April
Volume
119
Issue
4
Page
6
Notes
"Diocesan Bishop Peter Mason apologized to victims of sexual abuse and their families in the diocese of Ontario. He delivered the apology at an evening service of 'repentance, reconciliation and renewal'. ... Before the service, Bishop Mason read the apology to about 100 people outside St. George's Cathedral here. Many were former congregation members who have picketed the cathedral and refused to enter for more than a year".
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Ontario
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Child molesting - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Mason, Peter (Peter Ralph), 1943-
Reconciliation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
St. George's Cathedral (Kingston, Ont.)
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