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30 diocesan consultations later: Church seeks new vision

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39204
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Issue
3
Page
15
Notes
"'Preparing the Way', the strategic planning process that will make recommendations to the next General Synod. consulted with all Canadian dioceses in the first half of this year [1994]. A remarkable degree of consensus around a number of key points emerged: We will be smaller and must focus our resources. - The way we understand leadership is changing ....". "The 'Beginners', the task group that oversees 'Preparing the Way', developed four options to place before the National Executive Council in May [1995]. They were not intended to represent proposals for action, but to outline some clear choices for NEC's discussion. Option 1: Continue to work at the same priorities but with reduced funding ... Option 2: Build on national strengths: world partnerships, social justice, information and financial development services ... Option 3: Address fundamental issues facing the church in Canada, in partnership with dioceses ... Option 4: Reduce to bare essentials ...". "NEC rejected Option 1 as 'status quo' and asked for further development on the other three. Options 2 and 3 present a clear by unpalatable choice between focusing on international mission or domestic mission -- each at the expense of the other. Members tried in various ways to combine the two, but realized this would put us back to the status quo -- as someone observed: 'two plus three equals one'. Option 4 received little enthusiasm, but members felt it should not be eliminated at this point. Dioceses and national committee members are now being asked for further comments. NEC is expected to select a single option (for recommendation to General Synod) when it meets in November [1994]".
Subjects
Preparing the Way
The Beginners
Anglican Church of Canada - Strategic planning
Anglican Church of Canada - Dioceses
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
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30. Report of the Joint Task Force on Election Procedures to NEC

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official4384
Date
1974 February 6-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1974 February 6-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Smith
Seconder
Queen
Prologue
During further discussion it was also recommended that the Task Force examine the relationship of the Board of Trustees of the Pension Committee to the National Executive Council and General Synod.
Text
That this National Executive Council request the Trustees of the Pension Fund to report at our next meeting their decisions, relating to investment management policy and procedures. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Pension Fund. Trustees
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod
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Aboriginal Anglicans begin steps toward a self-governing church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39202
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Mailer
Date
1994 August
Issue
3
Page
14
Notes
A consultation of 20 Aboriginal Anglican leaders met in Winnipeg, Man., from 23-26 April 1994. "The group, which included members of the church's Council for Native Ministries and Aboriginal members of other national committees, presented a statement to the church's national executive council in May [1994]. The statement invites the Anglican Church 'to covenant with us, the indigenous Anglicans of Canada, in our vision of a new and enriched journey'. 'We were elated by how clearly we all felt led to this unanimous vision', said Donna Bomberry, chair of the Council for Native Ministries. .... 'We feel like new missionaries', said the Rev. Arthur Anderson, an Aboriginal member of the national executive council. 'We are bringing a proposal to our church for a new spiritual relationship between ourselves and non-native Anglicans'". "Aboriginal people are estimated to make up about 4 percent of Canadian Anglicans. There are approximately 210 Aboriginal congregations, 70 Aboriginal clergy, and two suffragan bishops".
The text of "A New Covenant": "We representatives of the indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 April, 1994, pledge ourselves to this covenant for the sake of our people and in trust of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ: Under the guidance of God's spirit we agree to do all we can to call our people into unity in a new, self-determining community with the Anglican Church of Canada. To this end, we extend the hand of partnership to all those who will help us build a truly Anglican Indigenous Church of Canada. May God bless this new vision and give us grace to accomplish it. Amen".
Subjects
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada. Council for Native Ministries
Bomberry, Donna
Anderson, Arthur (Arthur Merrill), 1937-
A New Covenant
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Aboriginal Anglicans move toward self-governing church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2106
Date
1994 May 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1994 May 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
Winnipeg, May 6, 1994 -- The trend toward native self-government has taken another step forward, this time in the church. A group of Aboriginal Anglicans has agreed to work toward the creation of "a new, self-determining community within the Anglican Church of Canada."
The decision arises from a consultation of 20 Aboriginal Anglican leaders which was called to advise the church on priorities. The group, which included members of the Church's Council for Native Ministries and Aboriginal members of other national committees, presented a statement to the church's national executive council, meeting in Winnipeg this week.
The statement invites the Anglican Church "to covenant with us, the indigenous Anglicans of Canada, in our vision of a new and enriched journey."
"We were elated by how clearly we all felt led to this unanimous vision," said Donna Bomberry, chair of the Council for Native Ministries. "We felt the presence of the Holy Spirit all through the gathering. Every day we shared traditional [aboriginal religious] teachings, scripture readings, the eucharist and biblical reflection."
"We feel like new missionaries," said the Rev. Arthur Anderson, an Aboriginal member of the national executive council. "We are bringing a proposal to our church for a new spiritual relationship between ourselves and non-native Anglicans."
Archbishop Michael Peers, the church's Primate, notes that the church began a fundamental reviews of its relationship with native people 25 years ago, after a national report called its practices into question. "Since that time, we've worked at ways to increase our sensitivity to the needs and hopes of Aboriginal people. The dialogue that will be created by this initiative is a further step along that road.
This is a sign of increased self-confidence, and a perception within the Aboriginal community that the rest of the church is ready and willing for this dialogue," he said. "Much of that dialogue will take place in local congregations and in dioceses."
The initiative comes at time when the church is examining all of its structures and priorities. The National Executive Council has welcomed the Aboriginal initiative and pledged its "prayerful support and dialogue" throughout the process of developing a new relationship.
Aboriginal people are estimated to make up about four percent of Canadian Anglicans. There are approximately 210 Aboriginal congregations, 70 Aboriginal clergy, and two "suffragan" (assistant) bishops.
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Contact: John Bird, media relations (416) 924-9199, ext. 256
Other participants in the native consultation are available for comment in other parts of the country: Donna Bomberry -- (905) 563-8510 (Niagara Peninsula), The Rev. Margaret Waterchief -- (403) 651-3246 (Southern Alberta), The Rev. Martin Wolfleg -- (604) 224-2597 (Vancouver), Esther Wesley -- (705) 267-7911 (Timmins, Ontario), Olive Elm -- (519) 652-2714 (h) (Southwestern Ontario), Morris Fiddler -- (807) 471-2520 (Northwestern Ontario), The Rev. Joshua Arreak -- (819) 979-3542 (Iqaluit, Nunavut), The Rev. James Isbister -- c/o (306) 763-8781 (Prince Albert, Sask.), The Rev. Murray Still -- (306) 734-2332 (Southern Saskatchewan), Audrey McKay -- (604) 621-3278 (w) or 3324 (h) (Nass Valley, BC), Vi Samaha -- (604) 458-2330 (central British Columbia), The Rev. Lily Bell -- (604) 626-3559 (Haida Gwaii)
Notes
[Text of Covenant reads as follows:]
A Covenant
We, representatives of the indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 of April, 1994, pledge ourselves to this covenant for the sake of our people and in trust of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ:
Under the guidance of God's Spirit, we agree to do all we can to call our people into unity in a new, self-determining community within the Anglican Church of Canada.
To this end, we extend the hand of partnership to all those who will help us build a truly Anglican Indigenous Church in Canada.
May God bless this new vision and give us grace to accomplish it. Amen.
[21 signatures]
Background to Covenant:
Our Journey of Spiritual Renewal
We, the indigenous partners in Canada of the Anglican Communion respectfully affirm our place in God's Creation and in God's Love, manifest through the Grace of Jesus Christ. In specific, we address the Anglican Canadians with whom we are in direct Communion.
We have shared a journey of close to three centuries in which we have been:
- denied our place in God's Creation
- denied our right as Children of God
- treated as less than equal; and
- subjected to abuse, culturally, physically, emotionally, sexually and spiritually.
The result, in our communities, homes and daily lives, has been and continues to be:
- broken homes and lives;
- sexual and family violence;
- high recidivism and incarceration rates;
- high chemical abuse;
- loss of spiritual fulfillment;
- loss of cultures, languages and traditions; and
- poor stewardship of Mother Earth.
Because the National Church's canons, structure and policies have not always responded to our needs nor heard our voice; we now claim our place and responsibility as equal partners in a new shared journey of healing moving towards wholeness and justice.
We acknowledge that God is calling us to a prayerful dialogue towards self-determination for us, the Indigenous People, within the Anglican Communion in Canada. Through this new relationship we can better respond to the challenges facing us in a relevant and meaningful way.
As faithful people of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, we invite you, the Anglican Communion of Canada, to covenant with us, the Indigenous Anglicans of Canada, in our vision of a new and enriched journey.
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council for Native Ministries
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous Covenant
Covenants - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Accepting corporate blame

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32760
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1991 October
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1991 October
Volume
117
Issue
8
Page
7
Notes
Editorial: The National Executive Council has said that the church must accept responsibility for the painful legacy of the residential schools among native peoples.
Bishop John Hannen spoke at the first National Conference on Residential Schools held in Vancouver June 1991.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Hendry Report [Beyond Traplines: does the church really care ? 1979]
Hannen, John (John Edward), 1937-
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools - Employees
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Amendments to the Constitution

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official3297
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
The Prolocutor
Seconder
Bishop of Ontario
Text
That subsection 4 of Section 36 of the Constitution be repealed and the following substituted therefore:
"It shall appoint a General Secretary of General Synod, and on nomination of the Department of Administration and Finance, a General Treasurer of General Synod, on such terms as may from time to time be determined by the National Executive Council." CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
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Amendments to the Constitution

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official3298
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
The Prolocutor
Seconder
Bishop of Ontario
Text
That subsection 6 of Section 36 of the Constitution be repealed and the following substituted therefore:
"It shall co-ordinate the work of all the departments, standing committees and/or divisions of the Synod." CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
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Amendments to the Constitution

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official3300
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
The Prolocutor
Seconder
Bishop of Ontario
Text
That subsections 1 and 2 of Section 38 of the Constitution be repealed and the following substituted therefore:
"The General Secretary of the General Synod shall prepare a written report in summary form of all matters considered and dealt with by the National Executive Council since the last regular session of Synod, which shall be sent to each member of the General Synod not less than thirty days prior to each regular session of Synod and presented by him to the session of General Synod." CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. General Secretary
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Rules and practice
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Amendments to the Constitution and Canons

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official3612
Date
1965 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1965 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. J.W. Graham
Seconder
Archbishop of Fredericton
Text
That Section 36 (Handbook, p.50) be repealed, and the following substituted therefor:
"36. Powers and Duties
1. The Executive Council shall consider and report upon any matters referred to it by the Primate or the General Synod.
2. It may advise the Primate respecting any matter concerning the welfare of the Church.
3. It may appoint such committees as it may consider necessary.
4. It shall appoint a General Secretary of General Synod and, on nomination of the Board of Finance, a General Treasurer of General Synod, on such terms as may from time to time be determined by the Executive Council.
5. On the nomination of the Executive Committee of the Board, Council or Department concerned, it shall appoint the General Secretary, Secretary or Director, the Treasurer, and any other full-time officers, of such Board, Council or Department.
6. It shall co-ordinate the work of all of the departments of the Synod.
7. It shall represent the General Synod, and carry on its work between sessions." CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendments to the Constitution, Canons and Rules of Order and Procedure

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official132
Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 29
Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 29
Mover
The Hon. R. Stevenson
Seconder
Archdeacon J. Boyles
Prologue
The Hon. R. Stevenson, Chair of the Handbook Task Force, introduced the following resolution and requested a vote by orders, which was agreed to by six members of Synod.
Text
a) That the words National Executive Council be deleted wherever they appear in the Constitution of the General Synod and that the words Council of the General Synod be substituted in each instance.
b) That the words National Executive Council be deleted wherever they appear in the Canons of the General Synod and that the words Council of the General Synod be substituted in each instance.
c) That the words National Executive Council be deleted wherever they appear in the Rules of Order and Procedure of the General Synod and that the words Council of the General Synod be substituted in each instance. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 29
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
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