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Aboriginal peoples and the justice system : Report of the National Round Table on Aboriginal Justice Issues

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Publication Date
1993
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 C2 N37 1993b check

Answer to violence is not more violence

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article19491
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 November
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 November
Volume
121
Issue
9
Page
10
Notes
Editorial re-affirming the Anglican Church of Canada's 1987 pastoral letter rejecting capital punishment in which Canadian bishops "said an answer to violence is not more violence. 'An answer which destroys human life cannot enhance the respect for, and quality of, life in our society'." Earlier this year, "Bishop Edmund Browning, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, said he was sickened by the ease in which capital punishment had been reinstated in his home state of New York -- the 38th state to adopt the death penalty this year". "Warning against a new vindictiveness in society, the bishop referred to a vehement desire to punish, a draining away of what he called the commitment to hope upon which has rested the philosophy of rehabilitative confinement that has informed the American penal system for more than 30 years".
Subjects
Capital punishment - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Capital punishment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - United States
Punishment - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Punishment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Bridging the cultural divide : a report on aboriginal people and criminal justice in Canada

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Publication Date
c1996
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
E 78 C2 B73 1995
Place
Ottawa ON
Publisher
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Publication Date
c1996
Physical_Description
xii, 315 p. : illus.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Issued also in French under the title: Par-dela les divisions culturelles: un rapport sur les autochtones et la justice penale au Canada.
Cat. no. Z1-1991/41-8F.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Preface signed by Co-chairs Rene Dussault and Georges Erasmus -- Introduction -- Aboriginal Concepts of Law and Justice: The Historical Realities -- Current Realities -- Current Aboriginal Justice Initiatives -- Creating Conceptual and Constitutional Space for Aboriginal Justice Systems -- Reforming the Existing Justice System -- Summary of Major Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations.
Added Entry
Canada. Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Legal status, laws, etc.
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Indigenous policing - Canada
ISBN
0-660-16283-0
Call Number
E 78 C2 B73 1995
Location
General Synod Archives
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[Brief on Imprisonment From Anglican Church Social Service Department]

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Date
1967 August 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1967 August 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Greater use of parole and the erasing of past criminal records after a specified period of successful rehabilitation are recommended in a brief prepared by the Anglican Church of Canada to the federal government's Canadian Committee on Corrections.
It states that imprisonment is being used excessively and inappropriate use is being made of existing prisons in relation to the philosophy of respect for the dignity and worth of all men and women.
A primary problem in that prison industries do not provide useful work for pay and are not related to the kind of work obtainable in society, it states.
The brief, submitted by the church's social service department, was prepared by men and women from Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, London and Winnipeg. It will be reported to the church's national synod which meets in Ottawa, August 22-31.
Present practices of arrest, jail and bail discriminate against the poor, the brief states. Release from custody pending trial should be based on character rather than financial considerations. It says professional bondsmen should not be recognized in Canada. It suggests some social problems such as chronic petty offences, vagrancy, suicide, alcoholism and drug addiction be removed from the criminal code and dealt with by appropriate health and welfare authorities.
Provision for legal counsel for those unable to pay for it should be the responsibility of the public purse, the brief states. It recommends again the abolition of the lash and paddle and capital punishment.
The Anglican Church also passed a resolution in support of the abolition of capital punishment in 1958. Two years ago it published a booklet "The Death Penalty," an argument in favor of abolition, which was mailed to members of parliament before the free vote in the House of Commons.
"The entire correctional process should be governed by the Judaeo-Christian philosophy of unfailing respect for the dignity and worth of each human being, of concern for those who have offended and of constant hope for change and moral and spiritual growth in man. The embodiment of such a philosophy in a program of action requires flexibility in the system and provision for continuing evaluation," the committee said.
Freedom, encouragement and resources should be provided both prison staff and those outside the system to undertake research and experimentation, the report recommends.
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Subjects
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Prisons - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with prisoners - Anglican Church of Canada
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Correspondence - Justice and Corrections

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Date
1991 November 4-10
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1991 November 4-10
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Bays
Seconder
Bishop Hannen
Prologue
That action be taken on the correspondence as follows:
Text
That this invitation be referred to the Agenda Committee with the recommendation that a continuing education event be planned for the Fall, 1994 meeting of the House, and that this meeting should take place in Prince Albert, Sask. CARRIED
Subjects
Justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops - Education (Continuing education)
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Council for Social Service - Penal Reform

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Date
1934 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1934 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop of Ottawa
Seconder
Magistrate Jones
Prologue
In 1933 various articles appeared in the daily papers asking for an investigation of conditions in the penitentiaries and citing various abuses. The matter was taken up by the late General Secretary, who carried on correspondence with the various chaplains, with the Prisoners' Aid and Welfare Association in Montreal and interviewed personally several discharged prisoners in an endeavour to get some information on the subject. The late Canon Vernon headed a delegation from the Social Service Council of Canada to wait on the Premier and the Minister of Justice with recommendations on penal reform. He obtained permission from the Minister of Justice to visit the various penitentiaries in the autumn of 1933. At the last annual meeting of the Council for Social Service the following resolutions were passed:
1. There ought to be a thorough investigation and study by an independent and representative commission of all our penal and reformatory institutions, whether dominion, provincial or local, and of the entire system of dealing with delinquents and criminals.
2. Careful consideration should be given to the findings of the Royal Commission of 1914, and of the committee of 1921.
3. That the English Adult Probation System, and the so-called Borstal System, should be carefully considered with a view to their adoption in Canada.
4. And that copies of the foregoing recommendations be sent to the Premier of the Dominion, and the Minister of Justice, to the Premier and attorney-generals of the various provinces, to the Social Service Council of Canada, and to the Canadian Prisoners' Welfare Association.
We understand that conditions have improved very much in the last year, and various reforms have been instituted. The restrictions that formerly hampered the chaplains in the discharge of their duties have been lessened, and it is felt that in future a greater effort will be made to help the men to get such training and education, both mental and spiritual, while they are in the penitentiary, that will enable them to re-establish themselves when they are released.
Text
That in the tenth and following lines all the words following "1933" down to and including "Welfare Association" be not printed in the published Report. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Prisons - Canada
Prisons - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with prisoners - Anglican Church of Canada
Chaplains, Prison - Anglican Church of Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Juvenile justice, Administration of - Canada
Juvenile detention homes - Canada
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Council for Social Service - Penal Reform

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Date
1934 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1934 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Magistrate J.E. Jones
Seconder
Archbishop of Ottawa
Text
That the Parliament of Canada be urged to put into effect in Canada a system of dealing with persons convicted of crime between the ages of 16 and 21 similar, so far as circumstances may warrant, to that known in England as the Borstal System, so that in dealing with young offenders proper segregation may be secured and the reformation of such offenders be facilitated; and that this Resolution be forwarded to the Social Service Council of Canada for action. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Juvenile justice, Administration of - Canada
Juvenile justice, Administration of - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Juvenile detention homes - Canada
Youth - Canada
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Criminal Justice Committees

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Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 42
Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 42
Mover
Ven. R.W. Snelling
Seconder
Mr. R.W.P. Welch
Prologue
Moved by: Ven. D.I. Grant
Seconded by: Canon R.K. Farrell
That this General Synod, recognizing the magnitude of the issues pertaining to criminal justice in Canada and the important role of the Anglican Church in ministering to people affected by the Criminal Justice System, urges each diocese to form a Criminal Justice Committee as a way to further the Church's mission of justice for all people people affected by the administration of the criminal justice system in Canada.
Amendment
Moved by: Rt. Rev. J.S.P. Snowden
Seconded by: Rev. J. Gillis
That the words "form a Criminal Justice Committee as a way to further the" be deleted; and
The words "take appropriate steps within its structures to demonstrate the" be inserted in their place.
Amendment to the Amendment
Text
That the words "form a Criminal Justice Committee or" be added to the beginning of the insertion. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS
The Amendment now reads:
That the words "as a way to further the" be deleted; and
The words "or take appropriate steps within its structures to demonstrate the" be inserted in their place.
The Amendment was put and CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS
The motion now reads:
That this General Synod, recognizing the magnitude of the issues pertaining to criminal justice in Canada and the important role of the Anglican Church in ministering to people affected by the Criminal Justice System, urges each diocese to form a Criminal Justice Committee or take appropriate steps within its structures to demonstrate the Church's mission of justice for all people affected by the administration of the criminal justice system in Canada.
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 42
Subjects
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Do monsters lurk in our own hearts ?

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Author
Shore, Edith B. Clift, 1936-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 October
Author
Shore, Edith B. Clift, 1936-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 October
Volume
121
Issue
8
Page
9
Notes
The author, who is past president of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections, reflects on public response to the case of the "Turners of New Brunswick who were sentenced to 16 years in jail for their responsibility in the tragic death by starvation of their three-year-old son." She asks us to consider if our anger reflects our fear that we might also be capable of similar evil. "Our exposure to criminals and criminal behavior challenges us at the deepest level of our being, When Jesus ate with sinners and tax-collectors, people criticized. They asked the disciples, `Why does your teacher eat with sinners ?' They wondered if Jesus was a good person or not. The people in Miramichi, N.B., wondered the same thing about Rev. Wilfred Langmaid, who accompanied the Turners to the courtroom during their trial".
Subjects
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Forgiveness - Religious aspects - Christianity
Langmaid, Wilfred
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Do monsters lurk in our own hearts ?

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article37676
Author
Shore, Edith Blanche Clift, 1936-2015
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 October
Author
Shore, Edith Blanche Clift, 1936-2015
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1995 October
Volume
121
Issue
8
Page
9
Notes
The author, who is past president of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections, reflects on public response to the case of the "Turners of New Brunswick who were sentenced to 16 years in jail for their responsibility in the tragic death by starvation of their three-year-old son." She asks us to consider if our anger reflects our fear that we might also be capable of similar evil. "Our exposure to criminals and criminal behavior challenges us at the deepest level of our being, When Jesus ate with sinners and tax-collectors, people criticized. They asked the disciples, `Why does your teacher eat with sinners ?' They wondered if Jesus was a good person or not. The people in Miramichi, N.B., wondered the same thing about Rev. Wilfred Langmaid, who accompanied the Turners to the courtroom during their trial".
Subjects
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada
Criminal justice, Administration of - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Forgiveness - Religious aspects - Christianity
Langmaid, Wilfred (Wilfred Maxwell), 1960-
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