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22-day campaign to focus on Healing Fund

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40756
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 June
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 June
Volume
143
Issue
6
Page
15
Notes
"The Anglican Church of Canada's General Synod has requested bishops and deans to focus, for 22 days, from May 31 to June 21 [2017], 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 [2017], 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'."
Subjects
Giving with Grace
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Fund raising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)
Settlement Agreement
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Native peoples - Canada - Languages
22 Days Campaign
Thompson, Michael (Michael James), 1956-
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News: Prayers for healing

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38675
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 November
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2013 November
Volume
139
Issue
9
Page
10
Notes
"On behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archdeacon Michael Thompson expressed sympathy and solidarity with those who are suffering as a result of the recent violent attacks in both Pakistan and Kenya. In Peshawar, Pakistan, one of two bombings targeted Christians leaving a Sunday service on Sept. 22 [2013] at All Saints' Church, a parish of the Church of Pakistan. At least 85 people died and more than 100 were injured. At least 67 people were killed when militants stormed a Nairobi shopping mall on Sept. 21 [2013], but in the aftermath, officials were uncertain how many more bodies were yet to be recovered from the destroyed parts of the mall. 'Whether such attacks target Christians, as the bombing outside a Peshawar church did, or shoppers, as in Nairobi, it is the business of the disciples of Jesus to bear witness to the ultimate futility of violence, even as we express compassion and practical concern for its victims', Thompson wrote".
Subjects
All Saints Church (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Bombings - Pakistan
Christianity and other religions - Islam - Church of Pakistan
Terrorism - Kenya
Terrorism - Pakistan
Terrorism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Thompson, Michael (Michael James), 1956-
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