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Friday
May062016

Inuktitut Bible being revised

The original Inuit Bible translation team in 2001: Jonas Allooloo, Ben Arreak, 

Andrew Atagotaaluk and Joshua Arreak. Allooloo and Atagotaaluk will lead the 

team working on the revision and concordance. 

(Photo: Sue Careless)

SOME 30,000 Inuit living in the Eastern Arctic and Northern Quebec speak Inuktitut. For the past three years they have had access to an Inuktitut translation of the Bible, the fruit of a 25-year collaboration between the Anglican Church of Canada (Diocese of the Arctic) and the Canadian Bible Society.

The Inuktitut Bible marked the first time

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Friday
May062016

Aboriginal MP to vote against Bill C-14

Robert-Falcon Ouellette

(Supplied Photo)


ROBERT-FALCON Ouellette, the Indigenous Liberal MP representing Winnipeg Centre, told Jorge Barrera of APTN News that he will be voting against Bill C-14, the bill that will legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide.

According to the APTN report, Ouellette said the federal government should work around the deadline and delay legalizing assisted death for at least five to ten years until it’s absolutely clear what sort of impact it would have in all corners of Canadian society.

“I think we need to take more time, especially in light of Attawapiskat.”

Attawapiskat is a Cree community in the James Bay region that is experiencing a suicide crisis. Ouellette stated

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Friday
May062016

Doctors let suicidal patients die

By Graeme Hamilton

QUEBEC’S COLLEGE of Physicians has issued an ethics bulletin to its members after learning that some doctors were allowing suicide victims to die when life-saving treatment was available.

The bulletin says the College learned last fall that “in some Quebec hospitals, some people who had attempted to end their lives through poisoning

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Tuesday
Mar222016

Bishops say change to church marriage law not likely to pass

By Sue Careless

THE HOUSE OF BISHOPS of the Anglican Church of Canada said it cannot muster the numbers needed to allow for same-sex marriage.

The bishops issued a statement Feb. 29th saying that because of “deep differences” over the theology of marriage “…it became clear to us that the draft resolution to change the Marriage Canon to accommodate the marriage of same-sex partners is not likely to pass in the Order of Bishops by the canonical requirement of a 2/3rds majority…”  

The approval of the House of Bishops is essential

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Tuesday
Mar222016

Anglican training school to reopen in Nunavut

The newly opened school will be run from the diocese’s cathedral in Iqaluit.

(Photo: The Diocese of the Arctic)
By Meagan Gillmore

THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE of the Arctic plans to reopen the Arthur Turner Training School (ATTS) in September, returning an opportunity for higher theological education to Canada’s North.

The school originally opened in 1970 in Pangnirtung, a community in southeastern Baffin Island in Nunavut, and then closed in 2007

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