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Address racism, says TRC

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38102
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2012 October
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2012 October
Volume
138
Issue
8
Page
1
Notes
"Racism in Canada must be addressed, says Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). 'Racism is a hard word for us to grapple with, but its one we must embrace', said Sinclair in his Aug. 14 [2012] keynote address at a TRC-hosted event in Toronto. The goal, he added, is to make it possible for future generations of aboriginal and non-aboriginal Canadians to 'talk to each other with respect'. Barbara Hall, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, said 'persistent racism' continues despite the passage of the Ontario Human Rights Code 50 years ago. She urged Canadians to have 'many conversations' about racism". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Racism - Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Sinclair, Murray, 1951-
Human rights - Canada
Ontario. Human Rights Code
Hall, Barbara, 1946-
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Anglican Bishops support ban on discrimination due to sexual orientation

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official26
Date
1996 May 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1996 May 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO (May 3, 1996) -- Anglican bishops have sent a message to the House of Commons expressing their support for human rights amendments banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.
"This is based on the church's belief that all persons are created in the image of God and that Christ died for all," the bishops said in a statement.
They added: "This statement is consistent with the existing policy of the Canadian House of Bishops since 1979, reaffirmed by the General Synod in 1995, that condemns bigotry, violence and hatred directed towards anyone due to their sexual orientation.
"We wish to make it clear to the church that this action does not change the current status of the 1979 statement with respect to the ordination of homosexual persons. This continues to be a matter of discussion and theological reflection within the House as within the church at large. No change of doctrine and discipline is being implied. Rather the Gospel imperative of love, compassion and justice is being upheld which continues to be the call of every Christian."
The House of Bishops is an assembly of all active Canadian Anglican bishops. It normally meets twice a year.
Earlier this week, a similar statement of support for the legislation was released on behalf of the church's governing body by Archdeacon Jim Boyles, General Secretary of General Synod.
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Contact Rev. Gordon Light, principal secretary to the Primate, (416) 924-9199 ext. 277; Doug Tindal, Director of Communications (416) 924-9199 ext. 286; 905-335-8349 (residence)
Subjects
Canada. Human Rights Act
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Human rights - Canada
Civil rights - Canada
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Law and legislation - Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ordination of gays - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Church Leader Condemns Government Handling of Mohawk Dispute

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1622
Date
1990 July 27
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1990 July 27
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
The Most Rev. Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has accused the federal government of ignoring "its constitutional responsibility to deal directly with the Mohawk Nation" to resolve the aboriginal land rights conflict at Oka, Quebec.
In a first letter to the Prime Minister, dated July 12, Archbishop Peers urged the Federal Government to "become more directly involved with the negotiations until there is a land claims agreement in place which is acceptable to the Mohawk nation." He also urged that the situation be resolved by nonviolent means; that all armaments be put down; and that the police be withdrawn.
He pointed out that "underlying the conflict are the issues of Land Claims and development of Aboriginal Lands. These issues are a federal responsibility."
In a follow-up letter, dated July 26, the Primate expressed dismay that the federal government continues to ignore its constitutional responsibility to deal directly with the Mohawk Nation.
"The actions of your government lead me to the conclusion that you reject the Supreme Court of Canada's position in the recent Sparrow case that 'the relationship between the Government and aboriginals is trust-like, rather than adversarial...'."
"I am also disturbed," he added, "by the continuation of human rights violations by the Surete du Quebec. Yesterday the Quebec Human Rights Commission declared that 'the massive police operation against Mohawks in Oka is illegal'. The provincial police, through harassment and discrimination, are violating the fundamental rights of people living behind blockades, including the denial of food and medical services. As External Affairs Minister Joe Clark told the House of Commons two years ago, 'food should not be used as a weapon.'."
The Anglican Church of Canada has long been an advocate of the justice struggles of Native peoples in Canada. The General Synod in 1989 expressed its support of nonviolent direct action in defence of unsurrendered Aboriginal Ancestral land, stating "That Aboriginal Peoples and Anglicans and others involved in nonviolent direct action in defence of unsurrendered Aboriginal ancestral lands and their environment be supported."
"It is crucial that the Federal Government make the just settlement of land claims a priority. Such action would do much to create healing between the government and the First Nations of this land" the letter concludes.
Notes
For more information, contact: The Reverend Peter Hamel, Anglican Church of Canada, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario, 416-924-9192
Subjects
Mohawk Indians (Oka, Que.)
Indians of North America - Canada - Claims - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indians of North America - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Human rights - Canada
Human rights - Quebec (Province)
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada
Nonviolence - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Church supports legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official25
Date
1996 May 1
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1996 May 1
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO (May 1, 1996) -- Following is the text of a letter sent today to federal Justice Minister Alan Rock by Archdeacon Jim Boyles, General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada:
"I am writing to you in support of the proposed legislation to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
"In 1979, the National House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada made the following statement of principle:
`We believe as Christians, that homosexual persons, as children of God, have a full and equal claim, with all other persons, upon the love, acceptance, concern and pastoral care of the Church. The gospel of Jesus Christ compels Christians to guard against all forms of human injustice, and to affirm that all persons are brothers and sisters for whom Christ died. We affirm that homosexual persons are entitled to equal protection under the law with all other Canadian citizens.'
"As well, in June of 1995, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada passed a resolution which agreed to
`affirm the presence of gay men and lesbians in the life of the church and to condemn bigotry, violence and hatred directed toward any due to their sexual orientation.'
"These remain positions which we strongly support. We do not believe that anyone should be discriminated against because of gender, race, creed, colour or sexual orientation.
"Given these statements of our Church, I would like to encourage you government in its endeavour to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to include sexual orientation on the protected list."
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Contact Archdeacon Jim Boyles, (416) 924-9199 ext. 280 or Doug Tindal, Director of Communication (416) 924-9199 ext. 286; 905-335-8349 (residence) or Sam Carriere, Media Relations: (416) 924-9199, ext. 256
Subjects
Canada. Human Rights Act
Human rights - Canada
Civil rights - Canada
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Law and legislation - Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Violence against gays
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Canadian Human Rights Act [revised title]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7742
Date
1996 April 26 - May 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1996 April 26 - May 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Finlay
Seconder
Bishop Bays
Prologue
A member expressed his feeling that it would be appropriate to send to the Canadian government support for the proposed amendment before the legislature regarding the Canadian Human Rights Act. He inquired whether the House would be prepared to do so. The change to the Act would make discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal.
Text
That the House of Bishops support the legislation before the House of Commons to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Moved by: Bishop Williams
Seconded by: Bishop Buckle
That the motion be amended to include:
That the House of Bishops never-the-less still holds to those sections of the 1979 (House of Bishops) Statement regarding the orientation of homosexual men and lesbians." LOST
During the discussion that followed some members expressed their feelings that the amendment was inappropriate to send to the Canadian government, because legislation does not affect the internal workings of the Church. Also, it was agreed that if a motion of support was passed, the House needed to
1) send the motion of support to the Canadian government, and;
2) send a press statement to the Church.
Moved by: Bishop Burton
Seconded by: Bishop Lawrence
That the motion begin with:
"In accordance with the national House of Bishops 1979 Statement of Principle and reaffirming the 1995 resolution of General Synod ..." LOST
(The 1979 Statement would be appended)
Concern was expressed about not receiving the information before hand. The speaker complained about a pattern in meetings of putting motions before the House is prepared to vote on them (the motions).
The motion was put before the House. CARRIED
Notes
Archbishop Peers asked Bishop Ingham and Bishop Burton to write a statement to the Church from the House about the motion of support for the proposed amendment to the Human Rights Act before the legislature. The Primate requested that their statement be brought back for discussion over lunch.
A plea was made to the Agenda Committee, to schedule issues which require time for some thought earlier on the agenda, rather than at the end when the House is drained of energy and pressed for time.
The House of Bishops adjourned for chapel.
Over lunch the press statement written by Bishop Burton and Bishop Ingham was approved by those present.
NEWS RELEASE
ANGLICAN BISHOPS SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS AMENDMENTS
The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada has today sent a message to the House of Commons in support of the Human Rights Act. This is based on the church's belief that all persons are created in the image of God, and that Christ died for all. This statement is consistent with the existing policy of the Canadian House of Bishops since 1979, reaffirmed by the General Synod in 1995, that condemns bigotry, violence and hatred directed towards anyone due to their sexual orientation.
We wish to make it clear to the church that this action does not change the current status of the 1979 statement with respect to the ordination of homosexual persons. This continues to be a matter of discussion and theological reflection within the House, as within the church at large. No change of doctrine and discipline is being implied. Rather the Gospel imperative of live, compassion and justice is being upheld which continues to be the call of every Christian.
[N.B. Revised and corrected text of this resolution taken from Appendix x attached to the Minutes of the House of Bishops Meeting 28 October - 1 November 1996, see Resolution entitled "Minutes of the Last Meeting", p. 11.]
Subjects
Canada. Human Rights Act
Homosexuality - Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Human rights - Canada
Civil rights - Canada
Homosexuality - Law and legislation - Canada
Violence against gays
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Church backs gay rights amendment

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article20652
Author
Larmondin, Leanne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1996 June
Author
Larmondin, Leanne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1996 June
Volume
122
Issue
6
Page
1-2
Notes
The Anglican Church reiterated its anti-discrimination stance and backed the federal government's bill to protect homosexuals from discrimination in a letter written by Jim Boyles.
Article presents reservations from the Catholics and opposition from the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
Subjects
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Human rights - Canada
Boyles, James B. (Jim)
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
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Dignity, Inclusion and Fair Treatment #44-05-01-01

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7906
Date
2001 November 14-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 26-11-01
Date
2001 November 14-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 26-11-01
Mover
Mrs. Dorothy Davies-Flindall
Seconder
Ms. Alison Bent
Text
That the Council of General Synod establish a task force to develop a program that will assist dioceses to implement the standards of Dignity, Inclusion and Fair Treatment and that the Primate be asked to write to Diocesan Bishops reminding them of the passage of Dignity, Inclusion and Fair Treatment by General Synod and advising them of the existence of the task group. CARRIED #026-11-01
Notes
In response to concerns about the type of support needed and its costs, Archdeacon Boyles noted that general support could possibly be in the form of conference calls, emails, etc. and, while the COGS budget could accommodate a small task force, any programs would have to find monies form the current budget. The intent would be to bring a proposal to Council.
Subjects
Dignity, Inclusion and Fair Treatment
Human rights - Canada
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Employment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod. Dignity, Inclusion and Fair Treatment Implementation Committee
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Date
1990 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 27-05-90
Date
1990 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 27-05-90
Mover
Dr. D.N. Maybee
Seconder
Miss N. Quinton
Text
That NEC urge the House of Bishops to move as quickly as possible to return the Human Rights Principles for the Anglican Church of Canada to NEC for its action. CARRIED #27-05-90
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Human rights - Canada
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Human rights principles for the Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 97
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 97
Mover
Very Rev. D. Abraham
Seconder
Mrs. G. Doyle
Text
That this General Synod, recognizing the importance of human rights in society and in the Church, recommend that all church members be asked to study the Baptismal Covenant (BAS, pp.158-159) and apply it carefully and diligently in all their relationships and dealings with others. CARRIED in both Orders Act 97.
Subjects
Human rights - Canada
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Baptism (Liturgy) - Anglican Church of Canada
Covenants - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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