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22 days of action for justice, healing

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40154
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
10-11
Notes
"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 [2015] to National Aboriginal Day on June 21 [2015]. 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).
Subjects
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
22 Days Campaign
Deans, Cathedral and collegiate - Anglican Church of Canada
Parker, Shane A.D. (Shane Alexander Donaldson), 1958-
Elliott, Peter G. (Peter Gordon), 1954-
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
MacDonald, Mark L. (Mark Lawrence), 1954-
Barry, Lisa
Web sites - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Confusion over Syrian refugee sponsorships

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39495
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 March
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 March
Volume
141
Issue
3
Page
11
Notes
"Early in January [2015], the Canadian government pledged to welcome an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next three years. .... In December [2014], Canada had committed to resettle only 1,300 people. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said that he expected that about 60 per cent of the 10,000 would be sponsored privately by sponsorship agreement holder organizations, which include many church groups; the remaining 40 per cent would be government-assisted refugees". "The comment caused a stir among sponsorship agreement holder groups, who told the 'Anglican Journal' that they were not consulted before the minister suggested that they should be responsible for sponsoring an additional 6,000 refugees over the next three years". Alexandra Kotyk, a member of the Sponsorship Agreement Holder Council and sponsorship director of the Toronto-based Anglican United Refugee Alliance said "To have us be part of the [government's] pledge is pretty unprecedented". "The CCR [Canadian Council for Refugees] also urged the government not to restrict its commitment to Syrian refugees to religious minorities, which it said would 'mean discrimination against Muslim refugees in need of resettlement'".
Subjects
Refugees - Syria
Refugees - Canada
Refugees - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Canada - Emigration and immigration
Alexander, Chris (Christopher A.), 1968-
Kotyk, Alexandra
Anglican United Refugee Alliance AURA)
Canadian Council for Refugees
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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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