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AIDS activists urge protection of women

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article34048
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2006 October
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2006 October
Volume
132
Issue
8
Page
13
Notes
While many faith groups are at the forefront of caring for people with HIV/AIDS, religion is still part of the problem, said several members of a six-person panel.
Subjects
International Conference on AIDS (16th : 2006 : Toronto, Ont.)
Wainberg, Mark
Lewis, Stephen (Stephen Henry), 1937-
Gates, Bill
Esack, Farid
Postive Muslims
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AIDS envoy challenges delegates

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31360
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 June - July
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 June - July
Volume
130
Issue
6
Page
13
Notes
A highlight for many at General Synod was the powerfully moving presentation given by Stephen Lewis about the devastation of AIDS.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (37th : 2004 : St. Catharines, Ont.)
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
AIDS (Disease) - Africa
Lewis, Stephen (Stephen Henry), 1937-
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Come and see: Respect

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40963
Author
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 October
Author
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 October
Volume
137
Issue
8
Page
5
Notes
"I will not forget Jack Layton's state funeral in Toronto in August [2011]". "Among the many voices that paid tribute to Jack was Stephen Lewis, who delivered his remarks with all the conviction for which he is so well known. Commenting on Jack's passion for building a nation that is inclusive and generous, and a world that is just and peaceful, he said that through this leader's labours and those of all who worked with him, 'respect for all and respect for the earth are being brought back to life'. His words are as powerful for me now as when they were first spoken. Indeed, they are shaping my approach to Thanksgiving this year. 'Respect for all' mean that as we rejoice in the blessings of harvest, we must not forget those who are in want". "'Respect for the earth' means that we treat it with care." "To what extent, I wonder is respect for all and respect for the earth 'being brought to life' in my way of living ?"
Subjects
Layton, Jack (John Gilbert), 1950-2011
Lewis, Stephen (Stephen Henry), 1937-
Thanksgiving Day - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Keynoter Lewis will challenge church about AIDS crisis

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31737
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 March
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 March
Volume
130
Issue
3
Page
6
Notes
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund will organize a session at General Synod on AIDS which will feature a presentation by Stephen Lewis.
Subjects
Lewis, Stephen (Stephen Henry), 1937-
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (37th : 2004 : St. Catharines, Ont.)
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
Ignatieff, Andrew
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Resources from the Primate's Fund : PWRDF : The Partnership for Life campaign

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31546
Author
Ignatieff, Andrew
Journal
Ministry Matters
Date
2004 Fall
Author
Ignatieff, Andrew
Journal
Ministry Matters
Date
2004 Fall
Volume
11
Issue
3
Page
14-15
Notes
Stephen Lewis, the United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa gave an inspiring address to the 37th Anglican General Synod meeting in St. Catharines in May-June 2004. "Mr. Lewis' address was a significant moment in mobilizing the Anglican Church of Canada to become actively engaged in resisting the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. PWRDF [The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund], at the urging of its development partners in eastern and southern Africa, has initiated its PARTNERSHIP FOR LIFE for a Generation Without AIDS campaign. Through this campaign we aim to educate, inform, and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, generate increased funds from Canadian Anglicans, expand PWRDF support for effective HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and support programs in Africa". Thomas Roach, a textile artist and member of the congregation of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, B.C., created a "Ribbon of Hope" our of hundreds of swatches of silk-screened indigo blue denim cloth. The Ribbon of Hope was brought into the plenary hall before Mr. Lewis' address and later displayed on the wall at Christ Church Cathedral in Hamilton, Ont., at the installation of the new Primate, Andrew Hutchison. The new PWRDF video "For a Generation without AIDS", the story of PWRDF partnership in Uganda was also shown at synod. Another highlight of the AIDS session at General Synod was the presentation of a cheque for $33,000 from Christ Church, Cherry Valley, P.E.I., for the AIDS work of the Primate's Fund.
Subjects
Lewis, Stephen (Stephen Henry), 1937-
AIDS (Disease) - Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Stephen Lewis briefs General Synod on HIV/AIDS "death spiral"

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8436
Date
2004 June 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2004 June 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
ST. CATHARINES, ONT. (June 2, 2004)
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is the planet's greatest threat, Stephen Lewis, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, told the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada meeting here.
In a passionate speech, he told the more than 300 delegates from 30 dioceses across the country that the numbers of infected people are `terrifying' with the death spiral continuing to increase.
With only limited treatment more than two million people die each year. And in sub-Saharan Africa, it's the women who comprise most of the victims.
Mr. Lewis was speaking at a special General Synod session on HIV/AIDS planned as part of the nine-day meeting.
Mr. Lewis noted that there are 26.6 million people between the ages of 15 and 49 living with HIV/AIDS in Africa and 15 million (58 per cent) are women. Of the 8.6 million people between the ages of 15 and 24 living with HIV/AIDS, 67 per cent are women and girls.
One devastating result is that there are now 14 million orphans in this part of Africa, leading to great numbers of `child-headed' families.
But the pandemic is not confined to Africa. He cited a growing number of cases in China, India, where there are three to five million victims, and now Russia is seeing a rapid increase in the incidence in the disease, which has spread to Ukraine and Belarus. Other areas of concern are Haiti, Jamaica and Brazil.
Mr. Lewis said he was hoping to enlist the churches and mosques in Africa to help in educating their people on prevention.
Asked how much money was needed to fight the pandemic, he said $10 billion would help this year, rising to $15 billion by 2007 and probably requiring $15 to $17 billion a year after that. That money could prolong lives, halt the proliferation of orphans, keep people in work and help improve nutrition, sanitation, and health care.
Churches could help by expressing their solidarity with churches in Africa, establish the twinning of dioceses and parishes to provide resources, and by the exchange of clerics and lay people who might respond to the call. The churches could also support non-government organizations that work in Africa.
Following the speech, a video and panel explained the work of the Primate's World Development and Relief Fund in assisting in the fight against against HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The morning session ended with General Synod unanimously passing resolutions calling on the federal government to lead the international community in increasing access to affordable medicines for the world's poorest and to triple Canada's contribution to the Global Fund to fight AIDS tuberculosis and malaria. A second resolution called on members of the church to help eradicate the stigma and discrimination in our church and society against people living with HIV/AIDS.
General Synod is the church's highest governing and legislative body, and meets every three years.
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For more information, please contact: Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, OR Brian Sarjeant OR Lorie Chortyk, Media Relations, at the General Synod Media Room: 905-984-4868. Mr. Carriere's cell phone is 416-540-3653; Mr. Sarjeant's cell phone is 613-558-5023
Subjects
Lewis, Stephen (Stephen Henry), 1937-
AIDS (Disease) - Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
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Toonies for HIV/AIDS

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31100
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 January
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2004 January
Volume
130
Issue
1
Page
6
Notes
Dr. Stephen Hart is encouraging Anglicans to contribute to the PWRDF campaign on AIDS. From New Brunswick Anglican.
Subjects
Hart, Stephen
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Lewis, Stephen (Stephen Henry), 1937-
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Fredericton
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UN Special Envoy Stephen Lewis to address General Synod on HIV/AIDS

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8430
Date
2004 May 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2004 May 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO (May 6, 2004)
Stephen Lewis, Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa for the Secretary-General of the United Nations will address more than 300 members of the Anglican Church of Canada's chief governing and legislative body when they meet later this month in St. Catharines, Ont.
His presentation on AIDS, scheduled for the morning of June 2, will highlight a half-day session on the global pandemic.
Mr. Lewis has traveled throughout Africa in his capacity as special envoy on HIV/AIDS and has worked closely with African leaders, a United Nations team and local coordinators.
He has also set up a charitable foundation -- The Stephen Lewis Foundation -- to help local African agencies cope with the devastation caused by AIDS. (http://stephenlewisfoundation.org)
Before assuming his present duties, Mr. Lewis served as Canadian ambassador to the United Nations and later as deputy executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). He was also a member of a panel of eminent persons that investigated the 1994 genocide in Rwanda for the Organization for African Unity.
Mr. Lewis, a former New Democratic Party Leader of the Opposition in Ontario, is one of several dignitaries who will be attending part of the Anglican General Synod.
Among Anglican Church of Canada partners who will also attend some or all of General Synod are Richard Schneider of the Canadian Council of Churches, Bishop Raymond Schultz, the Rev. Sonja Free and the Rev. Paul Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Rev. Bob Mills of the United Church of Canada, the Rev. Canon Stephen Lane of the Episcopal Church U.S.A., Archdeacon Taimalelagi Fagamalama Tuatagaloa-Matalavea of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and Anglican Communion Observer at the United Nations, and Bishop Duleep de Chickera and his wife Geetha of the Church of Ceylon, Diocese of Colombo.
The Anglican General Synod, which convenes at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., later this month (may 28 - June 5), is the church's chief legislative and governing body. It is made up of more than 300 members, including lay people, deacons, priests and bishops elected from each of the church's 30 dioceses. General Synod meets every three years.
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This is one of a series of official news releases that will be made before the Anglican Church of Canada's 37th General Synod. Between now and the end of May, releases will be issued about once a week.
For more information, you may also consult the following Web sites:
- A draft agenda is available at: http://gs2004.anglican.ca/delegate/agenda.html
Canon on the primacy http://generalsynod.anglican.ca/handbook/pdf203_canon_III.pdf
Because of limited space for media at General Synod, journalists who wish to cover the event are encouraged to register in advance. You may register at: http://gs2004.anglican.ca/media/registration
or contact Josie DeLucia, assistant to the Director of Communications, at 416-924-9199, ext. 294, jdelucia@national.anglican.ca
For more information, please contact: Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, 416-924-9199 ext. 306; 416-540-3653 (Cell); scarriere@national.anglican.ca
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (37th : 2004 : St. Catharines, Ont.)
Lewis, Stephen (Stephen Henry), 1937-
AIDS (Disease) - Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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