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Bishops discuss changes to church structures, marriage canon

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40158
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 June
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 June
Volume
141
Issue
6
Page
12
Notes
"When the House of Bishops met in Niagara Falls, Ont., from April 13 to 17 [2015], they discussed some contentious issues, including possible amendments to the marriage canon and a call from the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) for significant changes to church structures. But Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said there was, nevertheless, 'a spirit of hopefulness' at the gathering". "The bishops discussed the document, 'Where We Are Today: Twenty Years after the Covenant, an Indigenous Call to Church Leadership', in terms of what they thought needed more clarification, what they found encouraging and what they found challenging." "Hiltz observed that what underlies much of these discussions is the question, 'What is everybody's understanding of self-determination ?' This is a conversation that needs to continue, he said. People are not sure what self-determination will mean in terms of concrete changes, said Hiltz". "Bishops also endorsed the #22days campaign calling Anglicans to commit to working toward healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. ... Hiltz noted that Bishop Robert Hardwick of the diocese of Qu'Appelle shared plans to ring church bells for murdered and missing women and girls, and other bishops decided that could be done in all of their dioceses".
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Meetings
Marriage (Canon law) - Anglican Church of Canada
Marriage - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Leadership - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Where We Are Today: Twenty Years after the Covenant, and Indigenous Call to Church Leadership
22 Days Campaign
Hardwick, Robert, 1956-
Church bells - Anglican Church of Canada
Native women - Crimes against - Canada
Missing persons - Canada
Murder - Investigation - Canada
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News briefs: Survey of attitudes to BAS published

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39172
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 February
Issue
2
Page
5
Notes
"The 100-page report, 'A survey conducted for the Book of Alternative Services Evaluation Commission', is available from the Anglican Book Centre for $8.99. The Commission had earlier published 'Thinking about The Book of Alternative Services: A Discussion Primer' (also available from ABC at $8.99). Its focus is a theological evaluation of the BAS. 'This survey of the use and attitudes to the BAS by a variety of Anglicans is one of the ways in which the Evaluation Commission is fulfilling its mandate to consult with the Church', said John Webster, acting chair. 'The detailed results will be a significant factor in drawing up our report and recommendations to the 1995 General Synod'." [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Book of Alternative Services
Anglican Church of Canada - Prayer-books and devotions
Anglican Church of Canada - Surveys
A Survey conducted for The Book of Alternative Services Commission : Report
Thinking about the Book of Alternative Services : A Discussion Primer
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Walking together: A justice that is waiting

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38722
Author
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 December
Author
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 December
Volume
139
Issue
10
Page
5
Notes
The author considers "the over 600 missing and murdered indigenous women -- women who died because of their vulnerability to violence, women whose deaths seem neither to be mourned nor even noticed by the government of Canada and the majority of the Canadian public. There are close to one and a half million indigenous people in Canada, slightly more than the population of Ottawa. Imagine if 600 women from Ottawa were to disappear in a similar fashion. Would the government -- or anyone -- tolerate their disappearance ? Wouldn't we work urgently and tirelessly until every woman was accounted for, until all women were safe ?" "We are sadly, witnesses of such hideous evil -- certainly, in the growing worldwide poverty, which so disproportionately impacts women and children, but just as really and dramatically in the indigenous women whose tragic lives have been denied justice".
Author is "national indigenous bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada".
Subjects
Peter, Titus, 1920-2008
Indigenous women - Violence against - Canada
Native women - Crimes against - Canada
Indian women - Violence against - Canada
Native women - Violence against - Canada
Missing persons - Canada
Murder - Investigation - Canada
Marginality, Social - Canada
Indigenous women - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Justice - Canada
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