That the members of this House participate in the procession in Halifax when the Cross is moved from the Cathedral to St. Paul's Church during the October meeting of the House in Halifax. CARRIED
It was suggested that the period of time immediately before the state banquet which is to be held Saturday evening be free, and that the Sunday free time be spent with families in the parishes. The families will be responsible for transporting the bishops to the Metro Centre for the Service at 4:00 pm. Bishops are to vest in rochet and chimere for the service.
Moved by: Archbishop Bothwell
Seconded by: Bishop Wood
That this House agrees with these suggestions. CARRIED
Bishop Hollis expressed concern about the article in the Canadian Churchman regarding the election of a Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese of Toronto. He said that the Churchman should be an educational tool and should teach that election is people coming together to seek God's will and not "seek election".
Bishop Read said that the article was discussed at the recent meeting of the Churchman Board. He said that the Board recognized that the nomination of a women was newsworthy, and that this had received wide publicity in the secular press.
That the House request the Primate to have an informal conversation with the Editor of the Churchman to share the feelings of the House. CARRIED #3-11-86
It was agreed that the Primate should raise the concern of the House with the National Executive Council at the time of the Churchman report to the National Executive Council.
Several areas of concern were identified. It was felt that release of the document, as it now stands, would create difficulties.
That the resolution be prefaced with the statement `that this House of Bishops found difficulty for various reasons with the statement of the Human Rights Principles for the Anglican Church of Canada and does not commend it to the National Executive Council.' CARRIED
The Motion, as amended, was put and carried as follows:
That this House of Bishops, while grateful for the work and the modifications which the Human Rights Unit has taken, found difficulty with the statement, for various reasons, of the Human Rights Principles for the Anglican Church of Canada and does not commend it to the National Executive Council; and
That this House of Bishops establish its own task force to examine the document entitled "Human Rights Principles for the Anglican Church of Canada" and bring recommendations to the next meeting of this House of Bishops; and
That National Executive Council be asked to withhold this item from its agenda until the House of Bishops has had time to deal with its task force report. CARRIED
Mrs. Mavis Gillies announced that the Anglican Church of Canada's petition to the Federal Government regarding the Amax Corporation contained 9,500 names, and that west coast churches have cooperated ecumenically in this environmental concern. Representatives of the Canadian Churches will attend the Amax Shareholders' Meeting in New York, May 6, and will put forth a Resolution calling for a halt to the dumping of tailings until a public enquiry has been held. Prayerful support was pledged by members of the House.
That the House of Bishops support the Motion to be presented at the Amax Shareholders' Meeting in New York by the Public Social Responsibility Unit. CARRIED
It was agreed that a statement of support should be conveyed from this House to the Federal Minister of Fisheries and the Prime Minister.
That according to the process outlined in the September 1985 Minutes of the House (Section 6. Appendix A), and upon receipt of a submission of three names from the Church Army, the Primate be authorized to make the appointment of an Episcopal Visitor in name of the House. CARRIED