That the National Executive Council expresses to the members of the Primate's Council on the North the Church's deep appreciation for its effective initiatory work in focusing the Church's attention on and support for its membership who live in the North and in other supported dioceses. CARRIED
That the following be sent by night letter to Mr. Justice Berger, Hon. Judd Buchanan and all Diocesan Bishops:
The National Executive Council of the Anglican Church of Canada at its meeting May 7, 1975 approved the following:
1. The National Executive Council commends the principle, style and integrity of the Berger Commission Hearings on the MacKenzie [i.e. Mackenzie] Valley Pipeline.
2. The National Executive Council recommends to the Federal Government the continued application of this principle for citizen participation in future proposals of profound regional and national impact.
3. In view of the importance of the full understanding an appreciation of the issues by all Canadians, the National Executive Council recommends the active participation by our Church in the Southern Berger Hearings by supporting the need for a moratorium on the MacKenzie [i.e. Mackenzie] Valley Pipeline Development. CARRIED
[Rewords resolution "Native Rights and Northern Development" tabled and referred for rewording and presentation on pp. 10-11 of these minutes".
The report of the Partners in Mission was presented by Mrs. Kay Childs.
Partners in Mission concept was ennunciated at the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Dublin in 1973. The National Executive Council meeting in November 1974 included a Partners in Mission consultation. A number of Canadian Anglicans have attended other Partners in Mission meetings in various parts of the world.
At a meeting held November 4 to reflect on the impact of Partners in Mission in the life of the Canadian Church those attending were able to identify many areas where Partners in Mission is a reality; ie. General Synod and many areas in dioceses and some parishes. A number of questions were raised for reflection:
- How do we tie in the personal experience of members of consultations into our Church life?
- How is this concept being implemented as part of Theology '76?
- Once Partners have been established - how do we sustain relationships?
- What difference has the Partners in Mission made to you? to your parish? to your diocese? to the committees on which you serve?
- What are you personally doing about Partners in Mission?
- What do we want to get out of a Partnership?
- What are we willing to give to a Partnership?
- Are partners only overseas? What about Diocese to Diocese? Parish to Parish?
- How do we choose partners?
That this report on Partners in Mission be received. CARRIED
Moved by Carter, seconded by Brown,
That we have a complete report at the next meeting of the National Executive Council from all the delegates who have attended Partners in Mission events. CARRIED
Mr. Pullen reviewed the Report, and thanked Mr. MacRae for its preparation.
Mr. Pullen spoke regarding CIDA and described some of the problems encountered when administering "tied" funds.
That the National Executive Council go on record in support of an inter-church brief to the Government of Canada to request an increased allocation during the 1977/78 FY to the Special Development Assistance program of the Canadian International Development Agency. CARRIED
That the National Executive Council recommends that the Appeal become a mission development vehicle for new national program elements which would be integrated into regular budgets over a five year period. (Refer page 32)
which was referred back to the Mover and Seconder for rewording was presented once again.
That this motion be referred to the Program Committee for consideration and report to the November 1976 meeting of the Council. CARRIED