"The Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod has requested bishops and deans to focus, for 22 days, from May 31 to June 21 , on renewing the church's commitment to support the work of the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation through prayers, participation in awareness-raising campaigns and donations. Early this year , Council of General Synod (CoGS) agreed to dedicate the undesignated proceeds of Giving with Grace, General Synod's annual fundraising campaign, to replenish the fund. For the next five years, the fund -- created in 1992 as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement -- will focus on language recovery". General Secretary, Archdeacon Michael Thompson, "stressed that while the Anglican Church of Canada has met its legal obligations under the settlement agreement, 'we're far from finished with our spiritual and moral obligation to continue to support the healing work that is underway among those survivors and in those communities'."
As of January 30, 2003 18 dioceses had ratified the agreement. Describes the efforts of Archbishop Peers and Archdeacon Boyles to explain the agreement and the materials available. Page 3 has a chart of each diocese's situation.
Bishop Steven Charleston will lead discussions at the Winnipeg meeting, 7-10 October 2003, being held to look at the relationship between the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) and the church. The Keewatin diocesan council had hoped for a larger gathering such as a Sacred Circle and asked that the October meeting be cancelled. The meeting will deal with the dispute between ACIP and church leaders following the March 2003 agreement with the federal government about residential schools.
Letter to the editor from Elizabeth Beardy in which she corrects an error in the article "Schools agreement signed" (April 2003). "I attended the signing in my own right. I attended because I wanted to show the primate that I supported him. From my time at ACIP [Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples] I understood that it was the intention of ACIP that, after having expressed our concerns to the primate, that we should attend the signing to show him our support. I wanted to show my support for my bishop because I knew he was attending. I wanted to show my support for the synod of my diocese, which signed the agreement. I wanted to show my support for the whole negotiating team, including my husband."
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".
"Sunday, Oct. 21, has been designated the Day of Prayer for AIDS". Editorial quotes Episcopal Bishop Douglas Theuner who has said that "the enormity and the universality of the AIDS pandemic can be seen as a challenge to the church to follow Jesus'practice of healing without 'quid pro quo'; to reach out in practical care and concern beyond those who adhere to its own tenets".
Article also translated into French on page 6 as "L'Eglise reconnait l'impact du SIDA".
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