Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishops Pledge to Implement Healing and Reconciliation Calls to Action

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishops Pledge to Implement Healing and Reconciliation Calls to Action

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Anglican Church of Canada bishops will be meeting in the near future to discuss implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action, National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald said following a House of Bishops meeting in October.

The Calls to Action, released with the final report of the commission last June, is a list of concrete measures that commissioners hope will serve as a "roadmap" toward reconciliation and renewal after the suffering caused by the Indian residential school system.

At the end of their fall meeting, the bishops released a statement saying they "embraced" the calls, and acknowledged "the efforts of the staff of the General Synod to put in place a plan for how the Church will respond." The statement did not include details on the church's response.

"It's important as we go forward...that the bishops are now on public record as saying 'we are supporting these Calls to Action.' We will speak about them in our dioceses; we will do what we can to be agents and ambassadors for [these] calls," said Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

MacDonald said the bishops agreed to reconvene "sooner rather than later" to talk about the concrete measures they would take to respond to these calls. …

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