That this NEC thank the Women's Unit for its proposals in support of the Ecumenical Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women and asks it to expand on possible courses of action around the aims of the Decade which could be undertaken by the House of Bishops, the Committees, Councils and Boards of the National Church. CARRIED #76-11-91
That the NEC urge Bishops, as they take action on Act 49 of General Synod 1989, to endorse the use of this replacement prayer as a resource in Good Friday worship. CARRIED #48-11-90
[The replacement prayer is attached to these minutes as Appendix G.]
The Committee noted the decision of the General Synod (Act 49) to request the House of Bishops to repeat the injunction against the use of the Third Collect for Good Friday in existing copies of the Book of Common Prayer, and resolved to submit the following collect for approval as a replacement.
O God of unchangeable power and eternal light,
look favourably on thy whole Church,
that wonderful and sacred mystery.
By the effectual working of thy providence,
carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation.
Let the whole world see and know
that things which were cast down are being raised up,
and things which had grown old are being made new,
and that all things are being brought to their perfection
That this NEC review the document "Human Rights Principles for the Anglican Church of Canada" and present it, after prior consultation with the dioceses, for consideration at General Synod 1992.
That the wording following "Anglican Church of Canada" be deleted and replaced with "in light of the amendments, revisions and historical documentation, including the original General Synod motion (1980) and the Prolocutor's presentation to NEC, and, after consultation with the dioceses, report to General Synod in 1992." CARRIED #34-11-90
The amended motion was put as follows:
That this NEC review the document "Human Rights Principles for the Anglican Church of Canada" in light of the amendments, revisions and historical documentation, including the original General Synod motion (1980) and the Prolocutor's presentation to NEC, and, after consultation with the dioceses, report to General Synod in 1992. CARRIED #35-11-90
[The Prolocutor's paper is attached to these minutes as Appendix F.]
[N.B. Text of 4-page Appendex F is NOT included in the Electronic database.]
[N.B. Text of this motion was corrected in small details by Resolution 01-05-91 entitled "Minutes - November 1990 - Revisions" at May 1991 NEC.]
The motion and amendment tabled earlier were withdrawn and the following motion was presented:
Moved by: Very Rev. H. Munn
Seconded by: Rev. B. Clay
That this NEC request the Officers to appoint a task force, including members of NEC, to design and conduct a process for consulting with dioceses in the review of Human Rights materials in order to anticipate and assist the Church in coping with probable anxieties and controversy within the Church and society generally; and to report regularly to NEC and to the General Synod in 1995.
Moved by: Mrs. A. Newell
Seconded: Mr. E. Reid
That the motion and the amendment be referred to the Expenditures Committee for consultaiton with the mover and seconder. CARRIED #55-11-90
[See motion #57-11-90.]
Motion #55-11-90, which was referred (see page 31), was raised and returned:
That this NEC request the Program Committee to design a process that will enable the NEC in May 1991 to review the Human Rights materials and develop a strategy for working with dioceses in order to deal responsibly and effectively with these issues. CARRIED #57-11-90
That this NEC recommends the use of a single travel agency and, primarily a single airline for use by all members of General Synod, the National Execeutive Council, all Standing Committees and subsidiary bodies and National Office staff, beginning September 1, 1992.
That this NEC refer the above motion (and comments) back to the General Secretary and Treasurer for further consideration and report to NEC in November 1992. CARRIED #03-03-92
Moved by Ven. J. Boyles, seconded by Mr. D. Reeves,
That the NEC support the proposed amendment to Section 41 of the Constitution and forward it to the General Synod for action.
41. Standing Committees
a) There shall be the following Standing Committees of the General Synod:
i) Doctrine and Worship Committee
ii) Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations Committee
iii) Committee on Ministry
iv) Organization Committee
v) Program Committee
vi) Stewardship and Financial Development Committee
vii) Administration and Finance Committee
viii) Pension Committee
ix) Anglican Book Centre Committee
x) Board of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican
xi) Archives Committee
b) Unless otherwise provided by the Constitution or by Canon, each of the Standing Committees of the General Synod shall consist of 15 members:
i) 12 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod
ii) 9 of the 12 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod
iii) 2 of the 9 members shall be members of the National Executive Council
iv) 3 of the members shall be appointed by the Primate.
c) The Program Committee shall consist of 18 members:
i) 15 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod
ii) 12 of the 15 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod
iii) 2 of the 12 General Synod members shall be members of the National Executive Council
d) The Board of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican shall consist of 14 members:
i) 10 of the Trustees shall be elected by the General Synod from amongst its members
ii) 2 of the 10 elected Trustees shall be members of the Order of Bishops
iii) 4 of the 10 elected Trustees shall be members of the Order of Clergy
iv) 4 of the 10 elected Trustees shall be members of the Order of Laity
v) 4 of the Trustees shall be appointed by the Primate.
e) In the nomination of persons to be elected or appointed to Standing Committees, primary consideration shall be given to geographical representation and the expertise requirements of the specific committee. Consideration shall also be given to gender parity and minority ethno-cultural representation.
f) Except in unusual circumstances, the length of service on a Standing Committee shall not exceed two terms of three years.
g) Unless the terms of reference of a Standing Committee of the General Synod are established by Canon, the terms of reference:
i) shall be established by resolution of the General Synod
ii) shall be printed in the Appendices to the Handbook of the General Synod; and
iii) may be amended by resolution of the National Executive Council subject to the confirmation of such amendment by the General Synod at the regular session following the amendment.
h) At least thirty days prior to a regular session of the General Synod, each Standing Committee shall submit to the General Synod Nominating Committee the names of up to six persons to be considered for nomination for membership to the committee for its next term.
i) The Standing Committees shall report to the General Synod and regularly to the National Executive Council.
That section e) be replaced by the existing criteria presently appearing in the Handbook, and
that the term "Native Peoples" be replaced by the phrase "minority ethno-cultural representation". CARRIED #32-03-92
The Organization Committee was requested to edit this motion (regarding the criteria and numbers) before submission to the General Synod.
The original motion was then put and CARRIED #33-03-92.
The revised paragraph e) now reads:
e) In the nomination of persons to be elected or appointed to Standing Committees, consideration will also be given to age, gender, order, minority ethno-cultural representation and continuity of membership.