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".
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
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".
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography: p. -80.
"Ours is a death-denying society. Fifty years ago sex was the taboo subject; now its death. Society pretends that death is not there and hides it away in dimly lit, solitary rooms in institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes. The dying person is often an embarrassment to medical staff who are oriented to cure, and unendurable to family members who want to avoid unpleasantness. .... Terminal care, when all active treatment of a patient's disease becomes ineffective and irrelevant to his needs, becomes palliative care. Palliative care is not a medical speciality. It is a concept and philosophy of care. Palliative care tries to alleviate distress in any of its forms, keeps patients as free from pain as possible without drugging them into insensibility, and provides medical, psychological, social, and spiritual support for the family as well as the patient." -- Intro.
"This book has evolved from [Beverly Hall's] working experience with terminally ill people through St. Mary's Anglican Church, Richmond Hill, and Hospice King (the prototype of community homecare in Canada)." -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction -- Learning from the Dying -- Physical-Medical Needs -- Psychological-Social Needs -- Spiritual Needs -- Understanding the Needs of AIDS Patients -- Care of the Caregiver -- The Hospice Concept -- Epilogue -- Endnotes -- Bibliography.
"Prepared for the AIDS Working Group by General Synod Communications, Anglican Church of Canada".
Contents: The Working Group on AIDS -- What Am I ? -- A Mother's Story -- AIDS brings us face to face with the stranger, sexuality and death / Stephen Manning -- Biblical, Theological and Ethical Issues Surrounding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome / Geoffrey Parke-Taylor -- AIDS and the Church as a Healing Community -- More information on AIDS -- Intercessory Prayer.
A task force in the diocese of New Westminster has recommended against a special chaplaincy for people with AIDS. Singling out diseases for special chaplaincies could create a ghetto for people who are afflicted. The report recommends special training for clergy and lay visitors to AIDS patients.
"The church fails profoundly, I believe, when it chooses to value people differently. The universal message of God's saving grace is lost, or at least significantly compromised, when the full human-ness of an individual is drawn into question. To sustain a faith system which implies that God creates flawed individuals is at best bad theology and at its worst pastorally destructive. The latest statement from the House of Bishops on human sexuality captures this tension beautifully and moves the church one step closer to an even more indefensible position. To uphold the integrity, dignity and created worth of the homosexual person on one hand, and then to limit the expression of that humanity on the other hand, borders on the bizarre. As a priest working at Casey House Hospice, a palliative care centre for persons living with HIV/AIDS, this document is untenable. I hear the word `hypocrite' whispered by non-Anglicans who read this statement. Pastorally, I do not know how to use this document".
"[P]roduced by the AIDS Working Group of the Anglican Church of Canada". -- p. 16.
Includes liturgies for people living with AIDS and funerals.
Includes annotated list of books and videos on AIDS, p. 15.
Contents: A Story about AIDS -- A Letter to You from the AIDS Working Group -- Working with Young People -- Working with Children and HIV/AIDS -- The Teresa Group -- AIDS Quilt -- On the Need for Liturgies Marking Death -- A Service of Prayer and Fellowship For Those Concerned with AIDS -- [Hymn] Here I Am Lord -- Note from a Resident in an AIDS Hospice -- A Homily Delivered April 29, 1992 / Douglas Graydon -- AIDS-Related Grief -- AIDS and Pastoral Care -- A Secular AIDS Liturgy -- Non Traditional Funerals -- Healing Service: Our Lady of Lourdes -- Developing an HIV/AIDS Friendly Parish -- A Complicated Secret: Women with AIDS -- A Prayer -- Books -- Videos -- A Chaplain Speaks -- Table of Contents.
"We [the Primates of the Anglican Communion] commend the wonderful range of resources contained in this pack as community based groups seek to engage in the moral, spiritual and medical issues that affect both family life and the spread of HIV/AIDS. It is our hope that it will assist our partners as we work together in different ways to equip our children and churches to protect themselves from HIV". -- inside front cover.
Contains 8 booklets and Feedback Sheet in folder.
Contents:  How to use this pack --  Trust and participatory exercises --  Introducing the HIV/AIDS issues --  Code pictures and role-plays -- Prayers and reflections -- Faith and HIV/AIDS -- Personal stories --  Raising awareness and campaigning --  Feedback Sheet.
"The homosexuality issue prompts us to engage in dialogue with scripture and tradition, with contemporary culture and experience, and with academic disciplines such as history, psychology, philosophy, and the law. The writers of this book begin by assuming that all who discuss the place of gay and lesbian Christians in the church hold their positions sincerely, and that this sincerity deserves respect. They continue by suggesting new avenues along which dialogue might proceed. Anglicanism has been distinguished, since the Reformation, for its ability to embrace a wide range of divergent viewpoints. Differing responses are not cause for division. Instead they offer opportunity for dialogue, enabling respect and reconciliation". -- back cover.
"Three of the contributions were originally delivered as addresses at the Halfway to Lambeth Conference in Manchester, England, in October 2003". -- Acknowledgements. [The three papers were those by Michael Ingham, Rowan Q. Smith and Mario Ribas].
Contents divided into seven main sections: Engaging in Dialogue -- The Dialogue with Scripture and Tradition -- The Dialogue of Church and Culture -- The Dialogue with Other Disciplines -- Leadership and Dialogue in a Time of Crisis -- Abandoning Silence in Favour of Dialogue -- Continuing the Dialogue.
Contents: Introduction : A Dialogue of Respect / Greig Dunn -- Acknowledgements -- Engaging in Dialogue -- Living Together in the Church / Terence Finlay -- Emerging Common Ground: A statement by the Toronto Dialogue Group -- The Dialogue with Scripture and Tradition -- Welcoming in the Gentiles / Sylvia C. Keesmaat -- Reaffirming a History of Christian Sexual Diversity / David Townsend -- Icons of Christ: Reflections on Gay and Lesbian Spirituality / Sr. Thelma Anne McLeod -- Reclaiming Christian Orthodoxy / Michael Ingham -- The Dialogue of Church and Culture -- Christ, Culture, and the Blessing of Homosexual Relationships / Kawuki Mukasa -- Our Humanity is God's Glory / Rowan Q. Smith -- A Note on Lambeth Conferences and Homosexuality: 1988, 1998, 2008 / Rowan Q. Smith -- The Church in the Closet / Mario Ribas -- The Dialogue with Other Disciplines -- Good Psychology is Good Theology; Good Theology is Good Psychology / Donald Meen -- Church, Society and State: Reconciling with Gays and Lesbians / Stephen J. Toope -- Leadership and Dialogue in a Time of Crisis -- Prophecy, Leadership, and Communities in Crisis / Walter Deller -- Abandoning Silence in Favour of Dialogue -- Faith, Vocation, and Intimacy / Peter Elliott -- Finding Acceptance as a Gay Person and Priest / John Saynor -- Continuing the Dialogue -- Community and Diversity / Eric B. Beresford -- Discerning the Spirit in Our Experience / Carroll Guen Hart -- Stepping Stones in Faith / Margaret Marquardt.