That the National Executive Council request the Executive Director of Program together with appropriate staff and other local resources:
1. To catalogue the Church's present response to AIDS especially in relation to:
- a) educational material which builds awareness and equips clergy and laity in ministering to the victims and families with AIDS;
- b) ethical material which addresses human sexuality and suggests responsible behaviour for those of high risk and those who may not be of high risk;
- c) practical guidance to Canadians visiting overseas with available safeguards; to equip our PIM representatives with messages of support to assist the overseas churches facing a heightened crisis, such as the provision of sterilized medical supplies.
2. To indicate to our partner churches who are concerned that we wish to stand with them in facing this common crisis.
3. To enquire of appropriate committees and groups including and not restricted to:
- Medical/Doctrinal Sub-Committee of the Doctrine and Worship Committee of the Doctrine and Worship Committee
- Human Rights Unit
- House of Bishops
- Youth Unit
- Marriage and Related Matters
- Committee on Ministry
- Partners in World Mission Committee
- Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
as to what further initiatives they plan to undertake. CARRIED #42-10-87
That Mr. Justice David H. Wright take up the duties of chancellor as of the end of this meeting of the National Executive Council. CARRIED #69-11-86
As the new Chancellor is now a member of the National Executive Council, Ex-Officio, the Prolocutor will appoint another member to the Council in consultation with the Bishop of the diocese of Saskatoon. -- Correction to Minute as per NEC May 1987, 2. #01-05-87
Bishop Fraser Berry presented the report with the assistance of Dean Duncan Wallace, the Rev. Paul Gibson and Dean Gordon Light.
Bishop Berry referred to Dr. Gould's paper on "AIDS and the Common Cup" and stated that the Doctrine and Worship Committee endorses the paper.
That this National Executive Committee recommends to the thirty-second session of the General Synod that consideration of changes to The Book of Alternative Service be postponed until the thirty-third session of the General Synod, and that authority for the use of the book remain unchanged until that time. CARRIED #39-05-87
That the National Executive Council requests the Administration and Finance Committee to consider a proposed budget for the Doctrine and Worship Committee to undertake a full collation and accounting of responses to The Book of Alternative Services. CARRIED #40-05-87
It was stated that the Anglican Book Centre would take into serious consideration the matter of giving financial assistance to this project.
That the National Executive Council receive with enthusiasm the outline version proposed by the Task Force on Funding National Goals and request the Task Force to prepare a major presentation of its vision with possible proposals for achieving it to General Synod 1980 for action. CARRIED
1) That the Joint Task Force on the Mutual Recognition of Ordained Ministers be requested to continue;
2) if some Anglican members wish to be replaced, the Primate, in consultation with the Ecumenical Officer, designate such replacements keeping in mind the need to involve people from other parts of the country;
3) the Task Force, in the light of recent developments, consider again its objectives, membership and procedures, and report to the November meeting of the National Executive Council. CARRIED
That provision be made in the 1981 General Synod budget for a full time liturgical officer and that an appropriate sum be incorporated in the 1981 General Synod budget to support the educational program of such a liturgical officer. CARRIED ACT 83
The Rev. Jim Reed was present at the meeting to assist in answering enquiries about the Task Force and its work.
Bishops Hill, Hatfield and Parke-Taylor have been appointed to a task force to prepare a study guide using the report from the Task Force on Human Sexuality as a basis.
That the National Executive Council authorize the preparation of a study guide (with special reference to homosexuality) to be prepared and referred to the House of Bishops and the National Executive Council for use within the Church, and that the Primate be asked to appoint qualified persons to work with the three bishops appointed by the House of Bishops. CARRIED