"Each issue of 'The Churches Speak' begins with an introductory essay which provides an overview of the topic itself and traces its recent historical manifestations. This essay also summarize, compares, and contrasts the opinions found in the individual statements, allowing the user to place each one in the appropriate context. Each essay concludes with bibliographic citations to sources for further reading on the topic. The statements presented in each monograph are arranged into four main sections based on broad religious families or traditions: The Roman Catholic Church (which represents the single largest religious body in the United States); Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches; Jewish Groups; and Other Religious Bodies. Within the Roman Catholic Church section, statements are arranged chronologically by issuing date. The remaining sections are subarranged alphabetically by individual churches, religious bodies, or ecumenical organizations; the statements issued by each organization are presented chronologically within that organization. Each of the four religious family sections is preceded by a note which provides background information of the family and analysis of its perspective on the issue in question." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / J. Gordon Melton -- Introductory Essay: The Contemporary Debate in the Churches on the AIDS Crisis -- Statements -- Index to Organizations, Statements, and Subjects.
Statements sub-divided into sections: Roman Catholic Church -- Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches -- Jewish Groups -- Other Religious Bodies.
OTCH Note: Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches section contains four Canadian and/or Anglican statements as follows: A Bi-National (Canada/United States) Consultation Statement on AIDS (1987) -- AIDS: Some Guidelines for Pastoral Care (1986) / Church of England -- Resolution on AIDS (1988), Report of the Commission on Human Affairs and Health (1988) / Episcopal Church -- Statement on AIDS (1986), Statement on AIDS (1987), AIDS in Canada (1988) / United Church of Canada.
"Those who suffer from Aids deserve both compassion and help. The Church, with its message of divine love and its requirement of neighbourly love, should assist in promoting their pastoral care. These guidelines are written to help those in dire need. ..... This booklet, prepared by the Social Policy Committee, deals with pastoral rather than moral aspects of Aids. When people are ill they need help and support. Our prime concern has been this: how can pastoral care best be given to those who suffer from this tragic and as yet incurable illness ?" -- Foreword.
Includes bibliographical references, p.13-14.
Contents: Foreword / Hugh Birmingham i.e. Hugh Montefiore [Bishop of Birmingham], Chairman, Board for Social Responsibility -- Aids: Some Guidelines for Pastoral Care -- The needs of people affected by Aids -- Feelings likely to be experienced by the Aids sufferer -- Difficulties faced by families and friends -- When a person has Aids -- The care of people with Aids -- Conclusion -- Resource List -- Appendix.
"First published in Great Britain 1990. ... Fourth impression 1995". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
The author, a Church of England hospital chaplain, "has edited this controversial and hard-hitting collection of essays, which calls for a clearer understanding of the ethical issues, a deeper appreciation of the implication for modern theology, and a more sensitive response to all who suffer from the disease [of HIV/AIDS]. [This book] is intended as a helpful theological and pastoral resource for all who are affected by HIV/AIDS, whether as carers or sufferers. With that in mind, the ten main essays are interspersed with short reflections by men and women who have been diagnosed HIV positive, and who have been invited to speak for themselves about their personal struggle to live fully and creatively in the face of chaos and the prospect of death." -- back cover.
Contents: Contributors -- Foreword dated October 1989 / Richard Oxon i.e. Richard Harries, Anglican Bishop of Oxford -- Acknowledgements dated Oxford, January 1990 / James Woodward -- Introduction / James Woodward -- 1. To the Churches with Love from the Lighthouse / Stephen Pattison -- Nigel Sheldrick -- 2. AIDS, Shame and Suffering / Grace Jantzen -- Lloyd -- 3. Members One of Another / Andrew Henderson -- John Shine -- 4. New Showings: God Revealed in Friendship / Mark Pryce -- Adrian -- 5. 'The Carnality of Grace': Sexuality, Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry / Kenneth Leech -- David Randall -- 6. Order and Chaos: The Church and Sexuality / Jeanette Renouf -- Sebastian -- 7. AIDS and the Will of God / Edward Norman -- Victoria -- 8. Is Health a Gospel Imperative ? / Sara Maitland -- Anna -- 9. In a Biblical Perspective / Leslie Houlden -- What sort of world ? What sort of God ? / Peter Baelz -- 'And who is my neighbour ?' / Mark Pryce.
Contents: Introduction / Rowan Williams -- Notes on the Contributors -- Anti-gay and anti-lesbian politics : some recent political history / Janet Batsleer -- Beyond gin and lace : homosexuality and the Anglo-Catholic subculture/ Kenneth Leech -- The General Synod debate on sexual morality : November 1987 / Martin Peirce -- Bearing false witness : one woman's response to the recent debate on homosexuality / Clare Sealy -- Many mansions : a personal witness on the challenge of AIDS / David Randall -- On raising the level of moral debate / Nicholas Holtam -- Voices in the air.
"First published 1987. Second edition 1990". -- verso of t.-p.
Forewords by Alan Harrison and Norry McCurry.
"This book of reflections and prayers has been shaped by two concerns. In religious circles, the word `healing' us often given too narrow a meaning, that of a miraculous moment of physical cure. .... The second concern is to challenge the view that physical heath is of little importance in the perspective of eternity .... AIDS demonstrates that disease cannot be separated from the social, political, and moral dimensions of the life of a community, nor from the deep-seated irrational ways in which we can all at times react to such illnesses." -- Preface, pp. vii, viii.
Contents: Preface dated Sheffield, March 1990 / Jim Cotter -- Forewords / Alan Harrison [and] Norry McCurry -- More than Cure -- A Symbol of Something More -- Powers Yet to be Shaped -- Bearing -- Bearing More -- Praying for Healing: Locating the Prayer -- Praying for Healing: Entering the Prayer -- Appendix A: Praying Through Some Psalms -- Appendix B: Praying with Those Who Have Been Violently Assaulted or Sexually Abused -- Appendix C: What Price Healing in a Time of Epidemic.
"Appendix B is based on a ritual devised by Bernice Broggio and Teresa Parker". -- Preface, p. ix.
"When the House of Bishops met in Niagara Falls, Ont., from April 13 to 17 , 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".
"Anglicans across Canada are being called to demonstrate -- in the 22 days following the closing event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission -- that this ending is only the beginning of healing and reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous people. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald have issued a call to the whole church today to participate in #22days, a campaign that will stretch from the start of the closing of TRC event in Ottawa on May 31  to National Aboriginal Day on June 21 . 22days was first conceived of by a group of cathedral deans from cities in which a national TRC event was held and was 'heartily endorsed' by the House of Bishops" (p. 10). "The General Synod communications team has created a web page -- 22days.ca -- that will offer resources, including 22 videos featuring former residential school students and staff describing their experiences in the schools. The videos are not the typical 30-second sound bytes people are used to viewing on television, they are about 15 to 20 minutes each, in order to tell the stories in a more whole and sensitive way, said Anglican Video senior producer Lisa Barry. One video will be added daily to the website during the 22-day period and each will be accompanied by a prayer, written by various people in the church" (p. 11).
"The Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod has requested bishops and deans to focus, for 22 days, from May 31 to June 21 , on renewing the church's commitment to support the work of the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation through prayers, participation in awareness-raising campaigns and donations. Early this year , Council of General Synod (CoGS) agreed to dedicate the undesignated proceeds of Giving with Grace, General Synod's annual fundraising campaign, to replenish the fund. For the next five years, the fund -- created in 1992 as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement -- will focus on language recovery". General Secretary, Archdeacon Michael Thompson, "stressed that while the Anglican Church of Canada has met its legal obligations under the settlement agreement, 'we're far from finished with our spiritual and moral obligation to continue to support the healing work that is underway among those survivors and in those communities'."