In view of the fact that Anglican representatives on the Church Council on Justice and Corrections, had tried to resolve problems with the Council, without success, it was felt that disengagement would be the best step.
That the National Executive Council support the principle of disengagement of the Anglican Church of Canada from the Church Council on Justice and Corrections. CARRIED #06-05-88
That this General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada:
1) affirms its solidarity with the Church of Korea in its struggle for human dignity, freedom and democracy;
2) requests the Canadian government to continue to urge the Government of the Republic of Korea immediately to cease human rights violations, especially torture, illegal detention, other restrictions of civil rights and censorship of the media;
3) requests the Canadian government to raise the issue of human rights violations in the Republic of Korea at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights;
4) requests the Canadian government to develop relationships with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in order to promote peace in northeast Asia in accordance with the desire of the Korean people for the union of Korea on the basis of justice and freedom; and
5) support the desire of the Canada Asia Working Group to enter into a relationship with Christian groups in the DPRK in cooperation with Christian partners in the Republic of Korea. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 87
That this National Executive Council authorize the Officers to undertake a feasibility study by engaging a development consultant to determine the highest and best use of the property of 600 Jarvis Street taking into consideration the V & A offer, the proposal for mutual development of "600" and St. Paul's property, and any other relevant considerations so that a report with recommendation may be made to the next National Executive Council (estimated cost - $20,000).
That the following be added to the conclusion of the motion: "Further, that this consultation process seriously examine ways of providing affordable housing (on site or elsewhere in downtown Toronto) as part of the potential development recommendation, and that options be included in the report". CARRIED #47-05-87
The motion now reads:
That this National Executive Council authorize the Officers to undertake a feasibility study by engaging a development consultant to determine the highest and best use of the property of 600 Jarvis Street taking into consideration the V & A offer, the proposal for mutual development of "600" and St. Paul's property, and any other relevant consideration so that a report with a recommendation may be made to the next National Executive Council (estimated cost - $20,000);
and further, that this consultation process seriously examine ways of providing affordable housing (on site or elsewhere in downtown Toronto) as part of the potential development recommendation, and that options be included in the report.
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED #48-05-87
Moved by: Dr. D.N. Maybee
Seconded by: Ven. R.T. Pynn
That the $20,000 costs of the feasibility study be the first charge against the Mary Maude Fry Bequest. CARRIED #49-05-87
THAT General Synod direct National Executive Council to give priority to the Development of a program to raise new money for the support of clergy working in the North, to assist them until long-term plans of salary increases come into effect, such money to be distributed as Discretionary Funds to the Bishops of the Dioceses concerned.
The motion was then put, and CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS. Act 80
The principles outlined in the Primate's letter of November 1987 on Free Trade were noted and the matter discussed.
That the National Executive Council affirm:
i. that trade issues should be assessed not only for the material advantages that may accrue to every Canadian, but also for the effects on intellectual, cultural and spiritual values;
ii. that the Primate be commended for placing the Canada/U.S. trade issues on the agenda of the Anglican Church of Canada and for the principles cited in his letter of November 1987, by which the issue may be tested;
iii. since the agreement does not appear to be congruent with these principles and appears to be seriously flawed, we call on the federal government to reassess Canada's commitment and to examine alternative proposals which consider the total needs of our entire society, rather than being shaped predominantly by market forces.
It was agreed that this motion should be `voted on' section-by-section.
Section i. CARRIED #10-05-88
Section ii. CARRIED #11-05-88
Section iii. CARRIED #12-05-88
Archdeacon Pynn, on behalf of the members of NEC, thanked Mr. David Pollock for his helpful contribution to the debate.
That on receiving the news of the forthcoming resignation of the General Secretary, the National Executive Council expresses its thankfulness and joy for the services of Archdeacon Harry Hilchey to the National Executive Council and the Church over these many years. CARRIED #74-11-86
That the World Mission Sub-Committee and the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund Committee conduct joint meetings annually until 1989 beginning in March 1987 and report with evaluation and recommendations at the end of that period. CARRIED #36-11-86
This document is the result of a WCC Consultation held in Spain in 1987. The Anglican Church of Canada was represented by Mrs. Caroline Brown of Calgary and the Reverend John Barton. It continues the impetus towards partnership between churches and moves us beyond donor-recipient models of mission.
That this National Executive Council endorse the Guidelines for Sharing from the World Council of Churches' Consultation on Resource Sharing in October 1987. CARRIED #30-11-88
[Text of Appendix F NOT included in electronic database.]