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0.7% Development Goal

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8948
Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 28
Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 28
Mover
Archdeacon Dennis Drainville
Seconder
Bishop Jim Njegovan
Text
That this General Synod
1. Affirm the Development Goal of the United Nations for each developed country to contribute 0.7% of its gross national product to Official Development Assistance (ODA) in developing countries.
2. Request the General Secretary to write to the Government of Canada by June 30, 2004, urging it to act on the 0.7% Development Goal, using the proposal of the Canadian Council of International Cooperation for reaching this goal by 2015:
- To increase foreign aid by 12% annually between 2009 -- an additional $750 million over the next three years to increases already planned
- To increase foreign aid by 15% between 2009-2015.
3. Affirm the challenge of the 1998 Lambeth Conference to dioceses and provinces of the Anglican Communion to provide 0.7% of their own resources to fight global poverty.
4. Request the Primate
- to encourage Anglicans to give their generous support to the PWRDF and Anglican Appeal, which together with the Partnerships budget of General Synod, represent the Anglican Church of Canada's financial commitment to supporting international development programs, fighting poverty, and strengthening international and intra-Anglican partnerships.
- to report to the Anglican Communion by August 31, 2004, through the Task Team on Poverty and Trade, on the Anglican Church of Canada's contributions to development and poverty work to help give a complete picture of the Anglican Communion's efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 28
Subjects
Economic assistance - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic assistance - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Economic assistance, Canadian
Church and development - Anglican Church of Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Millennium Development Goals
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22. Pension Committee

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2878
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
McPherrin
Seconder
Huggill
Text
That the National Executive Council approve in principle the following statement and refer it to the Resolutions Committee of General Synod for inclusion into the discussion of the report of the Task Force "For the Elimination of Poverty and Social Injustice":
- 'Any program to support income levels in Canada should specifically differentiate between those Canadians who are a part of the work force and those who are retired. In particular such a program should:
- 1) ensure that the retirement income of those who contributed to a private pension plan or any similar retirement program normally would exceed the income of those who did not.
- 2) ensure that there are clear financial incentives to all those who prepare for their financial security in retirement by participating in any pension or other retirement program.' CARRIED
Notes
The Primate expressed gratitude to the Pension Committee for its excellent and competent work.
Archdeacon Hobson took this opportunity to thank the members of the Pension staff and stated that much credit should go to them for their work.
Subjects
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
Pensions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poverty - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Guaranteed annual income - Canada
Guaranteed annual income - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Church affirms its position on abortion

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Date
1989 November 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1989 November 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
NEWS RELEASE
Friday November 3, 1989
12:00 noon [Toronto, Ont.]
In the light of the Government's announcement of a new Abortion Bill, the Anglican Church reaffirms its position that both the rights and needs of women, and the rights and needs of the unborn, require protection.
The Church welcomes a non-gestational approach. This accords with the Church's opposition to any arbitrary division which would make early abortion available on demand. The Church's fundamental position is that "abortion is always the taking of human life and, in our view, should never be done except for serious therapeutic reasons". However, the Church's Abortion report affirms that:
-an upper limit should be established at which "there is no reasonable prospect of viability"
- there should be a waiting period during which time counselling to women should be made available
- other alternatives to abortion explored including "social and financial supports to meet the needs of the woman, in housing accommodation, child care, employment, retraining, welfare benefits, and income support, as well as consideration of adoption of the baby expected."
The Church further affirms that there should be a conscience clause, so that "the conscientious right of health care personnel to refrain from participating in abortion procedures be guaranteed."
The Church also is "opposed in principle" to "anticipated genetic defect in the foetus as automatic grounds for abortion", because as Christians we are "called to be the voice of the voiceless and powerless (and) must speak out when those different from or less able than the norm are to be denied the full rights accorded their fellow humans".
The Church's Abortion Report also recommends legislation to "ban commercial transactions in human genetic material"; or any possibility of deliberate abortion for purposes of "foetal cell farming" for human transplants, and welcomes the recent announcement of a Royal Commission on reproductive techniques "as a vehicle to examine these concerns and develop legislative measures".
The Anglican Church sees abortion as a public justice issue, challenging Canadians to build a society that affirms human life, which values children and welcomes a new generation, and which provides legal and social protection for women caught in the trauma of problem pregnancies. Such extensive social legislation, to reduce conditions which make the choice of abortion more likely, would include:
- programs and education to combat violence against women
- more affordable housing
- pay equity for women
- a guaranteed annual income, and other financial measures
- universally accessible, publicly funded day care
- an intensified national program to collect child support payments from delinquent fathers
- better educational programs about sexuality and contraception in schools
The Church does not see abortion as simply a "woman's issue" but rather a community issue, which takes place on the battleground of women's bodies. Concerned that women are frequently forced to choose between marginalization and poverty or abortion, the Church believes that in many circumstances women are not "free" to choose to bear their children and so, because society fails to provide supportive structures, "abortion has become a means of `restructuring the woman' by emptying the womb". Many Canadian women who choose not to bear their child make their decision out of alienation and hopelessness. "True choice must involve alternatives to despair" the Report concludes.
Abortion In a New Perspective: Report of the Task Force on Abortion, is available from: The Anglican Book Centre, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2J6
For further information contact: The Reverend Michael Ingham, Principal Secretary to the Primate, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario, (416) 924-9192; Mrs. Diane Marshall (Family therapist, Report co-author) (416) 487-3613; Mrs. Phyllis Creighton (Research historian, Report co-author) (416) 978-2245
Subjects
Abortion - Law and legislation - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disabled - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual ethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Reproductive technology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Human embryo - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Human reproductive technology - Law and legislation - Canada
Human reproductive technology - Moral and ethical aspects
Medical ethics - Canada
Women's rights - Canada
Birth control - Canada
Birth control - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Contraception - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poor women - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Church responds to abortion legislation

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Date
1989 November 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1989 November 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
NEWS RELEASE
Friday November 10, 1989
1:00 pm [Toronto, Ont.]
The Anglican Church of Canada welcomes -- with some reservations -- the federal government's initiative in bringing forward legislation to regulate abortion in Canada. While there are important areas of concern which the Bill does not address, we would give cautious support to its provisions, as far as they go, and we express the hope that it will be open to amendment in the parliamentary process.
The Anglican Church is pleased the Bill is not based on a gestational approach, which devalues the unborn in the early stages of development. A non-gestational approach accords with the Church's opposition to any arbitrary division which would make early abortion available on demand. The Church's fundamental position is that "abortion is always the taking of a human life and, in our view, should never be done except for serious therapeutic reasons".
We think it right to try to establish a balance between the legitimate rights of women and the state's interest in the foetus.
We think it right to distinguish between contraception and abortion.
However, we question a number of matters in the legislation itself, and would raise some issues that are not included in the Bill; namely:
- we are dismayed that it includes criminal sanctions against women
- we question whether the measure will actually protect the foetus. The Bill allows its life to be taken if one physician agrees that a woman's physical, mental, or psychological health would be likely to be threatened if the pregnancy continues. The Anglican Church, in its resolutions, accepts abortion as a therapeutic measure where pregnancy endangers a woman's life or physical or mental health. But the language of "threat" provides not clear standard. Will a serious threat be required -- a balancing of rights -- or will a minor one do ? Neither the woman's rights not the foetal rights are clear.
- we would prefer the legislation to require a second and independent medical opinion
- we would prefer to see a mandatory waiting period during which counselling to women should be made available ensuring that alternatives to abortion can be explored, including social and financial supports to meet the needs of the woman, in housing accommodation, child care, employment, retraining, welfare benefits, and income support, as well as consideration of adoption of the baby expected.
- we regret there appears to be no provision for recording the reasons for which abortion is undertaken. How will legislators learn what needs to be done to remedy the conditions leading to abortion ?
- we regret there is no conscience clause protecting health care workers who do not wish to participate in abortion procedures
- we would prefer to see provisions in this, or some accompanying legislation, which would guarantee equitable access across the country to both abortion and counselling services
- we do not believe the legislation addresses the root causes of the number of abortions in Canada
Too often, women face the choice between abortion and poverty. If this is to be changed, and the number of abortions diminished, women need to be given realistic alternatives.
"True" choice will only be possible when there exists:
- adequate social and economic support structures to enable women to have their children
- programs and education to combat violence against women
- more affordable housing
- pay equity for women
- a guaranteed annual income, and other financial measures
- universally accessible, publicly funded day care
- an intensified national program to collect child support payments from delinquent fathers
- better educational programs about sexuality and contraception in schools
The Anglican Church wants to see the social context and the need for support for women to be taken seriously. This legislation puts all the responsibility on the woman herself, and on her physician. It does nothing to address the responsibility of the wider community towards children.
We urge that the Government bring in accompanying measures -- including budget commitments -- to provide the counselling, education, and preventative programs, and the social and economic supports -- such as housing assistance, day care, improved welfare benefits, and income supports -- that would ensure women have alternatives to abortion.
For these reasons we hope the legislation will be opened for amendment in the parliamentary process.
- END -
The policy of the Anglican Church of Canada on abortion is stated in:
"Abortion In a New Perspective": Report of the Task Force on Abortion and is available from: The Anglican Book Centre, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2J6
For further information contact: The Reverend Michael Ingham, Principal Secretary to the Primate, 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario, (416) 924-9192; Mrs. Diane Marshall (Family therapist, Report co-author) (416) 487-3613; Mrs. Phyllis Creighton (Research historian, Report co-author) (416) 978-2245
Subjects
Abortion - Law and legislation - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual ethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Human embryo - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Medical ethics - Canada
Women's rights - Canada
Birth control - Canada
Birth control - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Contraception - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poor women - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Church Seeks Third Option in Abortion Debate: Neither Woman nor Foetus Should be Victim, Report Says

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Date
1988 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1988 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
For immediate release
Mississauga, May 13, 1988 -- The Anglican Church will today [EDITOR: Friday] attempt to define a third choice in the debate on therapeutic abortion.
A task force report to be delivered to the church's national executive council meeting here this afternoon, says: "Too often the abortion debate is couched in terms of a woman's right over her own body as against a foetus's right to life." It suggests the issue may be addressed from a new perspective in which neither the mother nor the foetus is required to serve as "victim."
"Christians hold a spectrum of personal views about the morality of abortion, from utter rejection of it to conviction that it is a personal ethical matter for a woman."
Either approach, the report suggests, is one-sided: either it ignores the cry of the unborn while trying to raise the status of women; or it remains indifferent to the plight of women while trying to protect the unborn.
The task force was convened in March to consider the Anglican Church's stance on abortion in light of the Supreme Court's decision in the Morgentaler case. That decision declared the provisions of the Criminal Code dealing with abortions to be unconstitutional. The church had previously expressed its support for the law.
The 15-page report recommends that the church continue to oppose unregulated access to abortion. The church, it says, sees abortion as "always a tragedy fraught with moral ambiguity...To resort to abortion lightly or casually is to degrade our humanity, to deny the responsibility and responsiveness of human nature."
SEEKING "TRUE" CHOICE
The report spends its greatest energy addressing the circumstances in which women "choose" abortion. In many cases, it says, the choice is hollow: When women choose to abort, it is frequently in coercive, lonely and grief-stricken circumstances where they feel completely unable to bear their child. Often the biggest problem facing the woman is her lack of a real social and economic support system. Many women who choose not to bear their children, then, make their decision out of alienation and hopelessness.
"For us as Christians, such despair cannot be left as the motive force...True choice must involve alternatives to despair."
The report says new legislation to regulate abortion should "establish procedures to make abortion available equitably across the country as a therapeutic measure for women whose pregnancies endanger their life or their physical or mental health." It says counselling should be required.
The report rejects the concept of legislating easy access to early abortion and more restricted access later in the term (after 12 weeks for example): "Abortion is always the taking of a human life and, in our view, should never be done except for serious therapeutic reasons. Any such line is arbitrary and seems to argue that the value of the foetus and the seriousness of abortion in the early stages will be discounted."
ABORTION OR POVERTY TOO OFTEN ONLY CHOICE
Noting that many women have a choice of aborting a foetus or bearing a child to live in poverty, the report urges an extensive program of social action to reduce conditions which make the choice of abortion more likely. It stresses the need for:
* more affordable housing;
* pay equity for women;
* a guaranteed annual income, and other financial measures "to secure the dignity -- indeed the survival -- of mothers and children;"
* universally accessible, publicly funded child care;
* an intensified national program to collect child support payments from delinquent fathers;
* better educational programs about sexuality, including contraception, in the schools;
* and other measures.
The council, which has been meeting since Wednesday, concludes late this afternoon.
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For further information contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications, Anglican Church of Canada, (416) 924-9192 ext 286, (416) 335-8349 residence
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual ethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Women - Canada
Birth control - Canada
Birth control - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Contraception - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poor women - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Church urges members to support solidarity fast with poor

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Date
1996 March 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1996 March 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO - The Anglican Church of Canada's national council has approved a motion asking church members to join in a fast in solidarity with people affected by the Canadian Health Service Transfer (CHST).
The date of the fast is April 1, Holy Week Monday, and the day of implementation of the CHST. The decision to commend the fast to Canadian Anglicans was made this week by the Council of General Synod, the church's governing body in between meetings of General Synod which are held every three years.
The CHST is federal legislation which combines funding for health, post-secondary education and social assistance into one block fund. The Bill of which it is a part cuts $7-billion from the total federal transfers for these three areas.
The motion before the Council of General Synod came from the church's Ecojustice Committee which commended the idea of the fast and of an Alternative Federal Budget drafted by the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice and released last month. The Anglican Church is a member of the Ecumenical Coalition.
The committee also asked Council members, who come from across the country, to take information on the fast and the Alternative Budget back to their home constituencies and to encourage as much local participation as possible.
In a report to the Council, the Ecojustice Committee said it strongly believes that there are numerous alternatives to the budget cuts proposed by the federal government which affect disadvantaged people.
Contact 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
Canadian Health Service Transfer (CHST)
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Budget - Canada
Budget - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice (ECEJ)
Economic justice - Canada
Public welfare - Canada
Poverty - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Fasts and feasts - Anglican Church of Canada
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Announcing the 2015 RFP [Request for Proposal] Recipients of $10,000 Each, Theme: Interfaith Collaboration: Congregational Poverty Action Guide: Edmonton, AB: Diocese of Edmonton

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38942
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foundation Update [Anglican Foundation of Canada]
Date
2016 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Foundation Update [Anglican Foundation of Canada]
Date
2016 February
Issue
30
Page
[1]
Notes
"The Guide will be a resource booklet for faith communities in support of the End Poverty Edmonton initiative, which includes a strong implementation program. The current partner is Beth Shalom Synagogue, and the Guide will involve other faith groups along with municipal collaboration". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Anglican Foundation of Canada - Grants
End Poverty Edmonton
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Edmonton
Poverty - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Judaism
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Anti-poverty funds available

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article34934
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2007 November
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2007 November
Volume
133
Issue
9
Page
6
Notes
The Kairos Anti-Poverty Fund has money available for local advocacy and community projects that address the causes of poverty.
Subjects
Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Polanyi, Michael
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Briefs : Justice Camp

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35574
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 February
Volume
135
Issue
2
Page
6
Notes
"The diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is inviting Anglicans and other Christians age 18 and up to Justice Camp 2009, a weeklong immersion experience focused on a specific social justice issue, to be held Aug. 9 to 15 in Halifax and throughout the Maritimes. This year's theme will focus on poverty. .... An initiative of the Partners in Mission and the Eco-justice Committee of the Anglican Church of Canada, the camp is organized by a diocese and is organized by a local coalition of partners. For more information, please visit www.justice-camp.ca"
Subjects
Justice camps - Anglican Church of Canada
Camping - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
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Call to reduce poverty

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35175
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 February
Volume
134
Issue
2
Page
6
Notes
Leaders of member denominations of the Canadian Council of Churches wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on 26 November 2007 urging that Canada take steps to reduce poverty.
Subjects
Poverty - Religious aspects - Canadian Council of Churches
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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