Primate clarifies church’s position on investments in Israel

Reports that the Anglican Church of Canada has or is considering disinvestment in Israel are unfounded, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, the Canadian Primate, says.

The Church of England has resolved to deliberate on the issue, but made no decision yet. “No proposal for disinvestment has come before us in Canada, nor is such a proposal on the agenda for consideration,” Archbishop Hutchison said.

Archbishop Hutchison explained the churches’ positions during an address at a neighborhood interfaith dinner at Beth Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto on April 5.

In his address, the Canadian primate gave a detailed history of his relationship with the Jewish community while he was Bishop of Montreal prior to his election as primate in 2004.

The full text of his address can be found here.

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