That the balance in the Johnston Bequest be drawn into income in the 1994 budget in order to address the accumulated deficit.
That this resolution be reworded as follows:
That the accumulated deficits as of December 31, 1993, be retired by drawing into income the amount necessary from the Isabel Johnston Bequest; and that the balance remaining in the Isabel Johnston Bequest be brought into income in 1994. CARRIED
The amended motion was then put and CARRIED #34-11-93.
[In response to an enquiry, it was noted that NEC Motion #57-03-92, regarding the Anglican Annual Appeal, made clear that donors to this Appeal may make specific designations.]
That NEC approve the 1993 Revised Apportionment Budget of $11,504,179; and
that the Administration and Finance Committee review the 1993 Spending Ceiling when the results of the 1992 Anglican Appeal are final, and make any changes which the Committee feels are called for in the light of revised income projections. CARRIED #46-11-92
That up to $10,000 be provided from the Henry James Bancroft bequest for one more meeting of the BAS Evaluation Commission and Steering Committee to prepare a report to NEC in November 1991 which would provide a plan for its work with a timeline and budget attached. CARRIED #44-05-91
That National Executive Council send the following message to Archbishop Manasses Kuria, His Excellency Daniel arap Moi, and the Right Honourable Joe Clark, Minister of External Affairs:
The National Executive Council of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada wishes to express its deep shock and sadness at the tragic death of Bishop Alexander Kipsang Muge, the Bishop of Eldoret, to Archbishop Manasses Kuria and the Church of the Province of Kenya, in circumstances which have inevitably heightened the tensions between Church and State in Kenya. The death of a Christian leader who speaks openly about issues of freedom of political choice and expression is always a sad event. The death of the same leader under circumstances which demand an impartial enquiry is a much more serious matter which commands international attention.
The National Executive Council affirms its understanding of the role of the Church within the nation as a crucial voice of conscience in regard to the ordering of human society in truth, freedom and justice. At the same time it affirms that those who bear political responsibility for the government of the nation are called upon to exercise that responsibility as servants of God. The Council holds this to be true in Canada and in Kenya.
In light of Bishop Muge's death, and recent actions which have threatened the lives of Bishops of the Church of the Province of Kenya, this National Executive Council expresses its heightened concern for the personal safety of the leaders of the Church of the Province of Kenya who are important and respected partners known personally to many Canadians. It asks the Government of Canada to make official representations to the Government of Kenya that it demonstrate a heightened concern for their personal safety and recognize the importance of the Church's contribution to the building of the nation in integrity, freedom and justice. CARRIED #14-11-90
That the letter from the Diocese of British Columbia (motion #02-11-90) be referred, for information, to the Doctrine and Worship Committee and the Evaluation Commission for the Book of Alternative Services. CARRIED #41-11-90
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From page 2:
CORRESPONDENCE - 2. Diocese of British Columbia
From the lay secretary, commending the following motion to the national church from the June Synod:
That this Synod call upon the national Church to produce a unified revision of the Book of Common Prayer that is in continuity with the evolving Anglican tradition from the Prayer Book of 1549 to the Canadian revision of 1959 and which incorporates mature reflection on the provisions of the Book of Alternative Services and the best insights of modern liturgical studies.
Moved by: Dr. D. Maybee
Seconded by: Mrs. A. Newell
That the letter from the Diocese of British Columbia be received. CARRIED #02-11-90
That National Executive Council receive the Proposed Clergy Stipend Ranges and refer them to the dioceses for study and reflection, in the context of the Compensation Study and in relation to 1991 stipend ranges already set by the dioceses; and that the 1992 minimum stipend base for the Ranges be the 1991 minimum stipend plus the change in the Consumer Price Index from May 1990 to May 1991, and that the Ranges be adjusted accordingly. CARRIED #61-11-90