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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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