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FAITH, WORSHIP AND MINISTRY #006-02-11-03 : Á Testimony of Grace

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Date
2011 March 31 - April 3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 20-03-11
Date
2011 March 31 - April 3
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 20-03-11
Prologue
It was proposed that:
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That the Council of General Synod send a letter to the members and staff of the Consultation of Bishops in Dialogue expressing the gratitude of the Anglican Church of Canada for the witness of A Testimony of Grace.
ADOPTED BY CONSENSUS #20-03-11
Subjects
Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue
A Testimony of Grace
Conversation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Conversation - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Public Social Responsibility : Acid Rain - Statement on Public Policy Guidelines

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Date
1984 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1984 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Very Rev. P.A. Carr
Seconder
Rt. Rev. C.J. Lawrence
Prologue
The following statement was presented for consideration:
In response to the critical problem of Acid Rain and in the light of Christian theology, we support public policies that are consistent with the following guidelines:
1. Vigorous national and international action including bilateral co-operation between the governments of the United States and Canada to control acid rain.
2. Cleanup of sufficient magnitude to reduce emissions of sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen to a level necessary to protect the health of our most sensitive environments and individuals.*
3. Industrial and pollution abatement/control strategies that:
a) are environmentally sound
b) preserve existing jobs and create new ones (note amendment below)
c) encourage energy conservation and renewable energy systems.
4. Adequate funding of cleanup that will:
a) achieve by 1990 the necessary education [sic] of emissions that cause acid rain
b) distribute costs fairly among corporations, governments and consumers
c) support research into environmentally sound technologies.
5. Increased citizen participation in the legislative, regulatory, judicial and corporate accountability processes pertaining to sources and reduction of acid rain. This requires more citizen access to, and review of information regarding government and corporate cleanup plans.
6. Rigorous enforcement of clean air laws and regulations consistent with the above objectives.
* Current evidence suggests that S)2 emissions must be reduced in the United States and Canada by 50% from 1980 levels, toward reducing wet sulphate deposition to less than 18 lbs./acre/year (20 kilograms/hectare/year) to protect moderately sensitive areas and 8 lbs./acre/year (9 Kilograms/hectare/year) to protect extremely sensitive areas.
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That this National Executive Council approve these Guidelines, and refer them to the Public Social Responsibility Unit for action.
Moved by: Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Seconded by: Rt. Rev. E.K. Lackey
That item 3(b) be amended to read, "seek to preserve existing jobs and create new ones. CARRIED
The motion as amended was put and CARRIED.
Subjects
Ecology - Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Acid rain - Canada
Acid rain - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Environmental policy - Canada
Energy policy - Canada
Energy policy - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Public Social Responsibility Unit
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