The Anglican Church of Canada through its Primate's World Relief Fund has sent $2,500 to alleviate distress and for restoration work in Aberfan, South Wales, arising from the coal-slag avalanche which took the lives of some 150 persons, mostly children.
In making the money available to Rt. Rev. W.G.H. Simon, Bishop of Llandaff, Canon Maurice Wilkinson, secretary of the relief fund, cabled that the heart-felt prayers of all Canadian Anglicans were being offered for the people of Aberfan.
1. the standing committees presently funding ecumenical coalitions to take the above priorities into account in developing grants to coalitions in 1997;
2. those standing committees whose coalition work is funded by the apportionment budget to allow some loosening of the "coalition baskets" in order to permit movement of unallocated funds outside the "baskets" to coalitions that have successfully remandated;
3. the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples to consider becoming a funding partner of The Aboriginal Rights Coalition in 1997. CARRIED #35-03-96