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Anglicans in Nunavik face dangers of climate change

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41678
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2018 March
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2018 March
Volume
144
Issue
3
Page
6, 10
Notes
" [Esther] Wesley, along with Anglican Church of Canada reconciliation animator Melanie Delva, spent two weeks in December [2017] travelling with Bishop David Parsons, of the diocese of the Arctic, to communities on the Ungava Peninsula, in Nunavik, northern Quebec. In Kangirsuk, an Inuit village in northern Nunavik, community member Zebedee Nungak presented the two women with a jug of water. They soon found out that for Zebedee to collect this gift meant travelling upwards of 17 kilometres. Water in Kangirsuk typically comes from a nearby lake, about five kilometres away, but rising temperatures have caused ice to freeze less deeply and become contaminated by silt. The community has running water, says Zebedee's wife, Jeannie Nungak, but the taste is not as good. 'There are more minerals than there used to be ... the taste is difference for tea or coffee'. This is one of the many daily impacts of climate change on Canada's North. 'It's not a theory up in this part of the world', says Parsons. 'We're the canary in the mine'" (p. 6). "When Delva and Wesley visited in mid-December [2017], Ungava Bay hadn't yet frozen. For communities that fish on this ice, and travel across it to hunting grounds, it's more than an inconvenience. 'People are dying trying to get to the hunting ground', says Delva" (p. 10).
Subjects
Climatic changes - Canada
Climatic changes - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of the Arctic
Water-supply - Canada
Canada, Northern - 21st century
Inuit - Quebec (Province) - Nunavik
Wesley, Esther
Delva, Melanie
Parsons, David W.
Nungak, Zebedee
Nungak, Jeannie
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Archivist to Animator - Melanie Delva

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41739
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Topic (Diocese of New Westminster)
Date
2017 May
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Topic (Diocese of New Westminster)
Date
2017 May
Volume
48
Issue
5
Page
7
Subjects
Delva, Melanie
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Campaign raises $275K so far for Healing Fund

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41198
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 September
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 September
Volume
143
Issue
7
Page
7
Notes
"Healing Fund co-ordinator Esther Wesley told CoGS that, as of June 22 [2017] Giving with Grace, the Anglican Church of Canada's annual fundraising campaign, had raised $26,000 in money directly designated for the fund, which supports Indigenous healing projects. Funds collected without any specific designation totalled $249,000, Wesley said. ... Thus a total of $275,000 has been raised for the fund by Giving with Grace to date in 2017. In 2015, Giving with Grace raised $515,000". "A key focus for the fund remains keeping Indigenous languages alive, as many of them reach a critical point in their existence". "Reconciliation was the theme of a number of sessions at the meeting of CoGS. On June 24 [2017], Melanie Delva, named the church's reconciliation animator last April [2017], gave a presentation introducing her role. Much of it, she said, would consist in 'forming, equipping and resourcing a national team to encourage and sustain local engagement in the work of reconciliation".
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Aboriginal Healing Fund
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Giving with Grace
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Fund raising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Wesley, Esther
Delva, Melanie
Anglican Church of Canada. Reconciliation Animator
Reconciliation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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New appointment at General Synod

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40744
Author
Forget, Andre
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 June
Author
Forget, Andre
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 June
Volume
143
Issue
6
Page
8
Notes
"The Anglican Church of Canada's new reconciliation animator says the church needs to see reconciliation as a 'gospel imperative' that transforms how the church operates". "[Melanie] Delva has worked extensively on reconciliation-related issues throughout her 12 years as a church archivist for the diocese of New Westminster and the ecclesiastical synod of British Columbia and Yukon. Delva's role will involve implementing the national church's response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action, and supporting the reconciliation efforts of local congregations and Anglican groups". Delva will take up her new position on 1 June 2017.
Subjects
Reconciliation - Canada
Reconciliation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Reconciliation Animator
Delva, Melanie
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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Primate urges unity, witness

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40170
Author
Forget, Andre
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 January
Author
Forget, Andre
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 January
Volume
143
Issue
1
Page
1, 10
Notes
"In a wide-ranging address, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, opened Council of General Synod's (CoGS) first meeting of the 2016-2017 [sic] triennium [in November 2016] by encouraging members to see their church's social justice work as grounds for unity. 'There is so much more that unites us than divides us', he said, noting the broad support that exists in the church for anti-poverty work and refugee sponsorship. 'In this is our strength, in that is our hope'. It was the first meeting of the council since the tense and emotional General Synod in July [2016], when a controversial motion to allow priests to perform weddings for same-sex couples passed its first reading. Following the announcement that the vote had passed, several General Synod members, unhappy with the result, walked out of synod. Eight bishops later signed an open letter expressing their 'public dissent' from the decision" (p. 1). "Hiltz closed his address by telling the council about his recent trip to Rome, where he received a Lampedusa cross, made from the wreckage of refugee boats that washed up on the shores of the Italian island of Lampedusa, in the southern Mediterranean. Hiltz, who said he now takes the cross with him everywhere he travels, held it up as an example of the challenges the church needs to address" (p. 10). "Several CoGS members [including Katie Puxley, Melanie Delva and the Rev. Vincent Solomon] who spoke to the 'Anglican Journal' expressed relief at the less stressful tone of the council meeting, compared to the tensions of last summer's General Synod" (p. 10).
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod - Meetings
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Conflict management - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Lampedusa Cross
Social justice - Anglican Church of Canada
Delva, Melanie
Puxley, Katie
Solomon, Vincent
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