That the second gift of $25,000 from the Anglican Book Centre to the work of the General Synod be used for purchases and shipping in the Anglican Book Centre for visitors from overseas, and orders to overseas as directed by the World Mission staff. CARRIED
It was agreed that the resolution of the 1981 Synod of the Diocese of Toronto be received and referred to the National Committee of Anglicans in Mission. The motion reads:
That the Synod of the Diocese of Toronto, recognizing the grave crisis in Urban Ministry, strongly urges the National Executive Council to make a firm and definite commitment that a portion of the funds to be raised by Anglicans in Mission be devoted to this need before embarking upon such a fund-raising campaign.
That the division of the national goal of $20,000,000 be as follows:
Canadian North...........$9,000,000 or 45%
Overseas..................6,000,000 or 30%
Pension Supplement........5,000,000 or 25% CARRIED
That the recommendations on pages 61 to 79, excluding page 67, of the Feasibility Study be approved, as to national case, national/diocesan organization, year of mission study (educational plan), financial goals, and fundraising phases (including major gifts). CARRIED
During the course of the ensuing debate, members expressed arguments in support of and against ongoing support of the Canadian Interfaith Network. At the conclusion of the debate and in light of what was said the Mover and Seconder of the original motion re-worded their motion, and therefore it was
That this National Executive Council approves the expenditure of $120,000 as its membership fee from September 1, 1985 to August 31, 1986, and recommends that this issue be presented for major consideration at the General Synod, 1986. CARRIED
It was agreed that the Primate should gather representatives of the Administration and Finance Committee, the Program Committee and the Senior Staff to consider possible sources of funding.
A notice of motion for General Synod 1986 was developed at the Native Ministries Conference.
WHEREAS Native people recognize and acknowledge the common aboriginal ancestry of Inuit, Metis, Status and Non-Status people; Treaty and non-Treaty people; and
WHEREAS this National Native Ministries Conference recognizes the need of a vehicle to bring Native concerns to the attention of national church leaders;
This Native Ministries Conference recommends that the Primate urgently call a National Native Convocation of elected lay representatives on a per capita basis from every Native congregation, all Native clergy and Native bishops within two years; and
That this National Native Ministries Conference meet on an annual basis until said National Native Convocation occurs.
In the interim period more information will be gathered.
It was noted that this motion does not take into consideration those Native people living in Urban communities, and also those non-Native clergy serving Native communities.
That this National Executive Council, in keeping with the position of General Synod that new development should not proceed where land claims of Indian people have not been settled or where such development has not been agreed to by them;
express its support to the Council of Haida Nations with regard to their opposition to logging on Lyell Island; and
its deep concern to the Governments of British Columbia and of Canada
that logging should not take place without the consent of the Council of Haida Nations. CARRIED
That a representative of the Council on Native Affairs be invited to attend meetings of the National Executive Council as an official observer, and that the official observer be given the courtesies of the House at all meetings of the National Executive Council.
And further, that the Organization Committee be asked to examine ways and means of giving full membership to a member of the Council on Native Affairs on the National Executive Council. CARRIED
That the document `Joint Heirs of the Grace of Life' be referred to staff for the design and implementation of a study throughout the Church which will invite a response that can be shared with the Doctrine and Worship Committee and other appropriate committees in any further consideration of the equality of men and women in the Church. CARRIED