1. Communicate to our partners in the Sudan (the Episcopal Church of the Sudan, the Sudan Council of Churches, and the New Sudan Council of Churches) our ongoing compassion and solidarity in their suffering;
2. Condemn Human Rights abuses by all parties to the conflict in Sudan, but particularly by the Government of Sudan, in view of overwhelming evidence of indiscriminate violence against civilians (particularly the aerial bombardment of civilians in southern and northeastern Sudan and in the Nuba Mountains), the denial of humanitarian assistance to civilian populations, incidents of chattel slavery, and the oppression of women.
3. Request the General Secretary to call upon the Canadian government and the United Nations to support actively efforts that will bring a just peace for all peoples of the Sudan.
The mover and seconder agreed to include in item #1 the wording "including the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the Sudan".
The amended resolution was then put and - CARRIED AS AMENDED. Act 40
Abstentions were noted from Chancellor David Wright, Captain Baxter Park, Captain Todd Meaker, Mr. Bryan Campbell and Canon Andrew Gates.
Item #1 above now reads:
1. Communicate to our partners in the Sudan (the Episcopal Church of the Sudan, the Sudan Council of Churches and the New Sudan Council of Churches, including the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the Sudan), our ongoing compassion and solidarity in their suffering;
That this General Synod direct the Council of the General Synod to consider changing the membership of the Council of the General Synod so that it will include one youth member from each Ecclesiastical Province; these members to be nominated by Provincial Caucuses, and that the Council report on the matter to the 36th General Synod. CARRIED Act 87