Andrew Lloyd

I would like to share the following excerpts from a letter received from the Bishop to all Clergy within our diocese. Gail.  

From the Bishop

I want to first thank those of you who joined me today in our walk of solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and their supporters. Over the lunch hour approximately 50 of us walked from the steps of Christ Church Cathedral to the grounds of the legislature. At both the beginning and the end we prayed, shared scripture (Romans 12:1-8) and spoke about why were gathered there. I, personally, saw this as another step along the Sacred Journey that we’ve been on together.  

We are standing in peaceful solidarity and respect for Wet’suwet’en people and their law---a law that has existed for millennia. We are calling on all levels of government to live into the commitments made in Bill 41 (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) and to embody the values and principles of reconciliation the government purports to uphold.  

We are not protesting pipelines.                                                                                                                             

In our efforts to share as much information as possible with Anglicans on these islands and inlets about this issue, please refer to the following links:  

https://www.anglican.ca/news/statement-on-conflict-on-wetsuweten-unceded-territory/30025668/

http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020/

https://theconversation.com/corporations-dont-seem-to-understand-indigenous-jurisdiction-109608

https://www.anglican.ca/news/statement-on-conflict-on-wetsuweten-unceded-territory/30025668/

https://bc.anglican.ca/news/bishop-calls-on-premier-to-return-to-table-with-wetsuweten-hereditary-chiefs--418

https://bc.anglican.ca/news/bishop-calls-on-diocese-to-walk-in-solidarity-with-wetsuweten-hereditary-chiefs  

I hope these resources prove helpful.  

Peace,

+Logan