That this General Synod refer the Acts of the 32nd Session of the General Synod to the Prolocutor, Deputy Prolocutor and staff Officers (General Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director of Program) for appropriate action. CARRIED BY APPLAUSE Act 161
The session concluded at 10:50 a.m. with the Celebration of the Eucharist at which Archbishop Hambidge delivered the homily.
Archbishop Hambidge declared the 32nd Session of the General Synod prorogued.
The Officers of the General Synod, prior to this meeting, had reviewed the Acts directed to the National Executive Council. Suggestions as to appropriate action are shown on Document #027-02-89-10.
The Acts were discussed by the National Executive Council, as follows:
Act 140 - Program Purpose and Goals for 1989-1995
No action was required.
Act 154 - Relations Between General Synod and Independent Mission Societies
Action to be taken by Partners-In-Mission and Program Committee and to be brought back to a future meeting of the National Executive Council
Act 37 - Confidentiality
Action to be taken by the House of Bishops and the Doctrine and Worship Committee. This will be discussed at the December 1989 meeting of Chancellors and Metropolitans
Act 38 - Compensation Policies and Practices
The Stipend Committee will be asked to gather responses, for placing before the National Executive Council
Act 88 - Funding Theological Education
Action to be taken by the Program, Ministry, and Stewardship and Financial Development Committees; then to be brought back to the National Executive Council
See also motion #47-10-89 (page 37).
Act 158 - Multiculturalism
See motion #46-10-89 (on page 37).
Act 97 - The Book of Alternative Services
See motion #37-10-89 (page 31).
Act 156 - Planning the Development of a New Hymn Book
The Doctrine and Worship Committee will be requested to regularly include, in its report to the National Executive Council, information on how it is dealing with this resolution
Act 112 - Surrogate Parenting
It was agreed that this resolution should be conveyed to the federal government now; and reiterated when it becomes a public issue
Act 139 - Anglican Journal Review
See Report #030-01-89-10 to the National Executive Council.
That this National Executive Council approve the referrals proposed by the Officers and the action, as discussed at this meeting, regarding the disposition of the acts of the General Synod referred to this Council. CARRIED #32-10-89
That this National Executive Council direct the Officers of the General Synod as soon as possible to make definite plans for the celebration of the centenary of the formation of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, to be observed at the 1992 General Synod. CARRIED #29-11-88
That Regulation 1. Assessments of Canon XII be changed to read:
a) The assessments to sustain the Fund shall be $300 per year (normally at the rate of $75 a year from each registered member and $225 a year from each salary-paying source).
That the changes to the above regulation be effective January 1, 1987 except that dioceses or other salary sources who wish to increase the assessment sooner, may, on notification to the C.E.P. Administration Unit, begin such payments January 1, 1986. CARRIED
That this National Executive Council concurs in the C.E.P. Administration Unit's proposal to add to the Salary Source Account from the Reserve Account the amount of $20/active member as of January 1, 1986. CARRIED
That this National Executive Council refer the raising of the membership of the C.E.P. Administration Unit from 6 to 7 members to the Organization Committee for preparation of an amendment to Canon XII 4(b). CARRIED #35-10-89
Mr. Raymond advised that this additional member would not have any budget implications.