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Across Canada: Church responds to suicide pandemic

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38117
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
5
Notes
"Suicide is 'not an easy tea and cookie conversation', Cynthia Patterson told a gathering of about 200 indigenous Anglicans at the Seventh Sacred Circle. However, she added, the pandemic among aboriginal people can no longer be ignored. In Nunavut, the suicide rate is 15 times the national average -- which is 15 per 100,000 people. In the Arctic, it is 11 times the national average. Families need to talk about suicide instead of sweeping it under the rug, said Patterson. 'We have kids, aunts and uncles who die and the pain is so great .. We don't talk about them .. It's as if they've disappeared'. For its part, the Anglican church has moved oversight of the suicide-prevention program to the indigenous ministry department, noted Patterson. The aim is to 'extend its reach into every nook and cranny', said National Indigenous Anglican Bishops Mark MacDonald. Suicide prevention will now be part of training for clergy, catechists and other church workers, he told the Journal". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Suicide - Prevention
Suicide - Canada - Statistics
Suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Suicidal behavior
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Anglican Church of Canada. Indigenous Ministries
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Anglicans respond to Hurricane Dorian devastation

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article42310
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2019 November
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2019 November
Volume
145
Issue
9
Page
10
Notes
"When Archdeacon Keith Cartwright, archdeacon of the southern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, visited Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, he thought he would never see anything close to that level of devastation again. But recently, surveying the damage in his own diocese in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, he sees that catastrophe mirrored. 'Everything has been decimated', he says". "Classified as a Category 5 hurricane when it struck the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco on Sept. 1 [2019], Dorian was the one of the most powerful Caribbean storms on record". "St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour [Abaco] has 'two big holes in the roof', and was flooded with 10 feet (3 metres) of water, he adds; the parish hall was flooded after its rood was ripped off". "The storm was classified as a Category 2 storm when it struck Atlantic Canada, making landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday, Sept. 7 [2019]". "In Dartmouth, N.S., the 'City of Trees' ... the Rev. Kyle Wagner, rector at Christ Church, Dartmouth. Three massive trees fell on church property, one into the parish hall and another onto the building that houses the church's boiler and propane source". "The Rev. Cynthia Patterson, incumbent in the parish of the Magdalen Islands, which includes the parishes of Holy Trinity on Grosse-Ile and All Saints Memorial on Entry Island, says winds were so strong that Holy Trinity's bolted steel doors were blown open, and one blown off its hinges". "On Entry Island, the storm felled another church landmark: a huge lit cross that stood in front of All Saints Memorial. The cross was erected in 1988 in memory of five people who had drowned the previous year".
Subjects
Hurricane Dorian, 2019
Church in the Province of the West Indies. Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands
Cartwright, Keith
Disasters - Bahamas
Anglican Church of St. John the Baptist (Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas)
Christ Church Anglican (Dartmouth, N.S.)
Wagner, Kyle
Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Grosse-Ile, Québec)
All Saints Memorial Church (Entry Island, Québec)
Magdalen Islands
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
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Changing our tune

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40941
Author
Swift, Diana
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 October
Author
Swift, Diana
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 October
Volume
137
Issue
8
Page
1, 8
Notes
"The Anglican Church of Canada is making progress toward overcoming a longstanding negative stereotype and becoming an effective partner in preventing suicide. 'It's a challenge because the church has not traditionally been a welcoming place for the families of suicide victims', explains Cynthia Patterson, coordinator of suicide prevention since 2009 for the Council of the North, Anglican Church of Canada. 'Suicide was considered a mortal sin and the deceased could not be buried in consecrated ground'. According to Patterson, 'We have a lot of teaching to do to explain that his is not our attitude now. We are working away, one partner at a time, and we are gaining more acceptance'. In another groundbreaking move last winter, the Anglican Church of Canada became the first national church to join the Winnipeg-based Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP)" (p. 1, 8).
Subjects
Suicide - Canada
Suicide - Canada - Prevention
Suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
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Church carefully weighs divestment issue

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32008
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 January
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 January
Volume
131
Issue
1
Page
9
Notes
Some denominations are reviewing their investment policies with companies that do business with Israel. Cynthia Patterson clarified that the Anglican Peace and Justice Network had not called for divestment.
Subjects
Middle East - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disinvestment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Israel - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Hutchison, Andrew S. (Andrew Sandford), 1938-
Anglican Peace and Justice Network
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
Disinvestment - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
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Co-ordinator named for suicide prevention

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35967
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 November
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 November
Volume
135
Issue
9
Page
3
Notes
"The Council of the North has appointed veteran activist and community organizer Cynthia Patterson as the co-ordinator of new suicide prevention programs." Contains background information on Ms. Patterson. "Her task now will be to link communities to the best health and suicide prevention resources". Inset article "Anglican Angels hard at work" accompanies this story with the information that: "It is the generosity of Anglicans across Canada that is making it possible for the Council of the North to establish suicide prevention programs to improve the lives of people in small, isolated communities. Funding was raised vis-a-vis the Amazing Grace project. Anglican parishes and groups across Canada gave a total of $97,000."
Subjects
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
Suicide - Prevention
Suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of the North
Amazing Grace Project
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'My little residenital school suitcase'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38407
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 Summer
2013 July
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 Summer
2013 July
Volume
139
Issue
6
Page
1, 6
Notes
Marcel Petiquay attended two Roman Catholic residential schools in Quebec (Amos Indian Residential School and Pointe Bleue Residential School) for 12 years starting when he was six years old in 1958. "Petiquay arrived with a small brown suitcase that his mother, Marie, had lovingly packed for him". "His reflections on [former students'] stories and his own life led to 'Ma Petite Valise du Pensionnat' ('My Little Residential School Suitcase'), a poem about loss and redemption resulting from his 12-year voyage at residential schools". "On April 25 [2013], Petiquay offered a copy of 'Ma Petite Valise' as a gesture of healing and reconciliation at the Quebec national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). With him when he spoke was the Rev. Cynthia Patterson, a priest from the diocese of Quebec. Petiquay carried a suitcase on whose outer cover he literally written his poem. Patterson carried another suitcase, in which Petiquay's poem, as well as other gestures of reconciliation from the Anglican Church of Canada and the diocese of Quebec, would be presented to the TRC commissioners". "Patterson, who co-ordinates the Anglican church's suicide prevention program for the Council of the North, was so deeply moved by Petiquay's poem that she sought him out for a possible project on reconciliation". "Petiquay's story os one of 'courage and the spiritual journey to continue and to share his journey' said Patterson. 'I could see it in use around suicide prevention work. I could see it in almost any setting. I could see it in our own spiritual healing. There's the education and awareness [component] that we have the legal and moral obligation as church to do'." "And so it was that at the Grand Salon of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Petiquay and Patterson presented the powerful story of 'Ma Petite Valise' and other offerings. Patterson, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and Quebec Bishop Dennis Drainville presented copies of native language translations of former primate Michael Peers's 1993 apology to aboriginal people, a brochure about the church's suicide prevention program and, from the church's archives, a photograph of small native children carrying small suitcases that, like Petiquay's, their parents had packed for them when they went to residential schools".
Subjects
Petiquay, Marcel, 1952-
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Residential schools
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Indian residential schools - Canada - Catholic Church
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
Suicide - Prevention
Suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Reconciliation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Healing - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Quebec
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
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No plans for divestment from Israel

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32108
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 March
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 March
Volume
131
Issue
3
Page
10
Notes
The Primate has written a letter to the Canadian Jewish Congress assuring them that the Anglican Church of Canada has no plans to review its investment policies with regards to Israel.
Subjects
Israel - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disinvestment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Canadian Jewish Congress
Anglican Peace and Justice Network
Patterson, Cynthia, 1955-
Hutchison, Andrew S. (Andrew Sandford), 1938-
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