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Media Relationships

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2694
Date
1979 May 22-25
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1979 May 22-25
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rt. Rev. F.H.W. Crabb
Seconder
Rt. Rev. H.J.P. Allan
Prologue
The Rev. R. Berryman presented the Report and spoke of the Church/News Media Seminar which was held January, 1979.
Text
That the Program Division (Management Unit) implement, as far as possible (within budgetary limitations), the recommendations of the Officers of General Synod to
a) contract for the Canadian Press clipping service;
b) provide for adequate secretarial assistance for the Media Officer;
c) explore the possibilities of (1) audio tapes and cassettes related to media relations, (2) provision of a monthly broadsheet, (3) closer relations with diocesan editors. CARRIED
Subjects
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Mass media in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
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Media Relationships

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2695
Date
1979 May 22-25
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1979 May 22-25
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. D.R. Smith
Seconder
Very Rev. T.E. Downey
Text
That the National Executive Council authorizes the formation of a Media Advisory Committee and requests the Primate and the Officers of General Synod to implement this directive and report back. CARRIED
Notes
Mr. Berryman was commended for the able work he has done since taking on this position.
Subjects
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Mass media in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Media Advisory Committee
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
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Media Relations - Public Statements

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official6910
Date
1982 February 8-12
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 14-2-82
Date
1982 February 8-12
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 14-2-82
Mover
Bishop Short
Seconder
Bishop Goodman
Prologue
Bishop A. Brown commented upon the memorandum which he and the Rev. R. Berryman prepared and circulated to all the Bishops. The memorandum contained a review of the current procedure as agreed upon by the House at its meeting in October, 1980 as follows:
1. A check would be made with the Bishops about actions which are considered newsworthy;
2. The time schedule of releases;
3. An agreement on who speaks for the House of Bishops on particular issues.
The distinction was made between (a) making public statements, eg. the statement sent to the Government regarding the Economy from the House of Bishops and, (b) making statements public as agreed upon in October 1980.
It was agreed that, in future, the Rev. R. Berryman should attend all sessions of the meetings of the House of Bishops. Following a meeting of the House, Mr. Berryman shall act as a liaison between the House of Bishops and the media.
The Bishops were encouraged to hold public forums to address pertinent matters, and to alert the media in various parts of the country when this is to be done. It was noted that a list of people from across Canada to whom press releases will go is being developed.
Text
That the Proposal re making public statements and making statements public be accepted and that Bishop A. Brown and the Rev. R. Berryman be asked to continue work, particularly on Section (a)(i) to (iv). CARRIED 14-2-82 (See Appendix A)
Notes
Appendix A
DISCUSSION PAPER PREPARED BY BISHOP A. BROWN AND THE REVEREND RICHARD BERRYMAN
A. MAKING PUBLIC STATEMENTS
By this we mean a statement which evolves from a report, discussion, motion, etc. of House in session.
The least troublesome are prepared reports, position papers, etc. which are presented as agenda to the House. Much work and thought has usually gone into these, in advance.
When passed, the procedures in (b), are in place for their responsible publication.
The problem is a statement which just "happens" during a session, is usually composed over a meal break by one or more bishops, editing takes place during the debate - it is referred to another editorial group and comes back to the House, late in the session - and is passed. We all agree that this is not the best process possible.
Sometimes this is unavoidable ! When it is, perhaps there are some suggestions that would make the process a bit more responsible.
(i) When it is known in advance of a meeting of the House that a statement on a particular subject is likely to be required, members of the National staff OR of Standing Committees of General Synod who have expert knowledge of the subject, should be asked to be present and to assist in the drafting of the report/statement.
(ii) If (i) is not possible because of spontaneity or geography, the statement should be vetted by telephone to several such people
(a) for their opinion and advice
(b) out of courtesy, as they will undoubtedly face questions about it if it is in their area of responsibility
(iii) This is a "judgement" call but - if the statement is one which appears will have considerable interest to the media and the general public, or is of a sensitive or controversial nature - when the House has fully aired its opinions the task of writing the statement should be given to two or three bishops who will have power to co-opt expert assistance and produce a statement within two weeks of the House session. This would then be sent special delivery to each Bishop THEN released to the public.
(iv) The Media Officer of General Synod should be a part of the group preparing such statements during House sessions and an auditor of all the discussions leading to them. His knowledge of the impact of certain phrasing, and insight into what the media are likely to pick up and how it will be treated would be most helpful during the formative state of the statement. He performs this function in many instances at National Headquarters for statements on Public Social Responsibility, World Mission, by the Primate, etc.
B. MAKING STATEMENTS PUBLIC
Procedures Now in Place
At the end of each meeting of the House, the General Synod Media Officer, after consultation with the General Secretary and the Primate, declares which actions of the House seem to require publication within the Church constituency; which actions and/or statements should be released generally to the media; the time frame for such releases (to enable Dioceses to prepare their clergy and people by whichever means seem appropriate).
Wherever possible, notice is sent to Dioceses as soon and as quickly as possible, of potential controversial items which have been or are about to be published between sessions of the House. It would be of great help if all Dioceses would arrange for a telex number (11 have), from a co-operative business firm. I can speak about this if necessary.
February 1982
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Anglican Church of Canada. Media Officer
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Public relations - Churches
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
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News in brief: Berryman dies at 82

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41085
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2014 March
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2014 March
Volume
140
Issue
3
Page
8
Notes
"Archdeacon Richard Berryman, 82, a priest, journalist and author, died on Jan. 27 [2014], after a prolonged battle with kidney disease. A priest more than 55 years, he served several parishes in the dioceses of Niagara and Huron. He was also the communications/media officer for the national office of the Anglican Church of Canada for several years". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
Communication - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1986 November 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 9-11-86
Date
1986 November 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 9-11-86
Mover
Archbishop Nutter
Seconder
Bishop Payne
Prologue
Canon Berryman spoke regarding contacts with the members of the press at this meeting of the House, recommending that the sessions be open to the media, except for the two sessions during which confidential matters would be discussed.
Text
That the sessions on Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. and the sessions on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. be In Camera. CARRIED #9-11-86
Notes
It was agreed that there will not be a statement issued at the conclusion of this meeting of the House.
Subjects
In camera meetings
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
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Re Brief to C.R.T.C.

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7383
Date
1978 November 5 - 8
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 November 5 - 8
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop J. Frame
Seconder
Bishop J. Conlin
Prologue
Bishop Garnsworthy expressed concern about the second last paragraph on page eight of the Brief. Concern was also expressed about the name of the Anglican Church of Canada appearing on the front page and in the final paragraph of the Brief. After discussion, it was moved.
Text
"That the complaint be issued in the name of the Communications Division of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, that paragraphs four and five on page eight be omitted and that the final paragraph of the Brief be amended to conform to the new title." CARRIED
Notes
Moved by: Bishop F. Berry
Seconded by: Bishop D. Hambidge
"That the complaint, as amended by the House, be supported by the House of Bishops.
Moved by: Bishop M. Goodman
Seconded by: Bishop J. Bothwell
"That the above motion be tabled." CARRIED
Moved by: Bishop F.R. Gartrell
Seconded by: Bishop H.V.R. Short
"That our Press Officer, the Rev. R. Berryman, be requested to issue a press release dealing with our meeting." CARRIED
Subjects
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
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Report of the Task Force on Human Sexuality

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Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Crabb
Seconder
Bishop Frame
Prologue
The Primate indicated that he will write to Roy Bonisteel of the "Man Alive" program, expressing concern regarding some of the emphases of the program "The Gay Christian."
Text
"That we receive the report." CARRIED
Notes
"A Statement by the Anglican Bishops of Canada" was circulated by Bishop Garnsworthy, and the Rev. Richard Berryman presented a proposed press release. The House agreed to function as a Committee of the whole for purposes of discussion.
A suggestion was made by Bishop Clarke and Archbishop Somerville that the statement conclude with the words "heterosexual marriages" at the end of the last paragraph.
Bishop Hollis and Bishop Snowden proposed this addition to the final paragraph: "and we cannot authorize our clergy to bless homosexual unions". This met with the approval of the House.
Bishop Hollis and Bishop Snowden suggested a further addition to the final paragraph as follows: "nor can we permit our church buildings to be used for that purpose". The House did not concur. The amended document is as follows:
"Questions of human sexuality are a matter of great concern to the Church of our day. Prominent amongst these concerns is the attitude of the Church towards homosexual persons. While homosexuality is a very complex and involved issue, nevertheless, in response to specific questions directed to the Anglican Church of Canada, we have decided that a statement is needed at this time.
We believe as Christians that homosexual persons as children of God, have a full and equal claim, with all other persons, upon the love, acceptance, concern and pastoral care of the Church. The gospel of Jesus Christ compels Christians to guard against all forms of human injustice and to affirm that all persons are brothers and sisters for whom Christ died. We affirm that homosexual persons are entitled to equal protection under the law with all other Canadian citizens.
It is clear from Holy Scripture that only the sexual union of male and female can find expression within the covenant of Holy Matrimony. In the heart of biblical teaching about creation we discover insights into the nature and purpose of sexuality. Rooted in God's creative purpose is the fulfillment and completion of male and female in each other, together with the procreative function of sexuality. Thus the Church confines its nuptial blessing to heterosexual marriages, and we cannot authorize our Clergy to bless homosexual unions. We are aware that some homosexuals develop for themselves relationships of mutual support, help and comfort, about which the Church must show an appropriate concern. Such relationships, though, must not be confused with Holy Matrimony, and the Church must do nothing which appears to support any such suggestion."
An announcement was made that the Rev. Richard Berryman, in revising a statement which he had prepared, will indicate that there will be on-going study of this subject by the Bishops.
Discussion then centred around two matters:
1. The preparation of a Study Document for general use throughout the Church;
2. Provision for continuing study of this matter on the part of the House of Bishops.
It was agreed that the Agenda Committee be instructed to provide for further consideration of the subject at a future meeting.
Archbishop Somerville and Archbishop Watton proposed that we recommend to the National Executive Council that a Study Guide be prepared. The House concurred.
A proposal was made that Bishops Hatfield, Parke-Taylor and Hill be a Committee of the House to provide both background material and co-operative assistance to the National Executive Council in this matter.
It was agreed to have included in the press release the fact that plans are being made for the preparation of study material.
Press Release - The Primate's Commission on Human Sexuality (Incorporating "A Statement by the Anglican Bishops of Canada") [pp. 44-48]
The Press Release was placed before the House. The release was carefully scrutinized and some minor changes in wording were made. The following addition was proposed by Bishops Valentine and Goodings:
"We are aware that some homosexuals develop for themselves relationships of mutual support, help and comfort about which the church must show and appropriate concern. Such relationships, though, must not be confused with Holy Matrimony and the Church must do nothing which appears to support any such suggestion."
In its original form it contained the words "need and" between "homosexuals" and "develop" in the first line. With this change, the addition received the approval of the House, and the statement as amended was approved. It is as follows:
"Open discussion and debate, often highly emotional, on the life and rights of homosexual persons in society, have become commonplace and divisive in recent years.
The members of the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, as chief pastors of the Church are obligated to exercise faithful witness to that office, and at the same time, to wrestle with the human and pastoral problems which homosexuality presents to the Church at all levels as it attempts to minister to all people. Realizing the complexity of this area of human relationships and the wide divergence of both popular and informed opinion, the Bishops, in the summer of 1976, asked for help and advice in facing the problems raised by homosexuality in contemporary society. They commissioned a Task Force of eleven persons, from a variety of backgrounds, to present an advisory report to them to assist in their deliberations.
The Task Force presented the first draft of its report in 1977 and was asked to do further work in some areas and report back to the meeting of the Bishops early in 1978. The House of Bishops has been meeting this past week in Mississauga and has received the second draft of the report. The lengthy draft is still considered confidential as it was prepared as an advisory paper to the Bishops, not a position paper for the whole Church. The Bishops have committed themselves to continuing study of this vital issue and specifically of the report's 15 recommendations. They will continue their deliberations at future meetings of the House. They have asked that a study paper be prepared in the near future for study and discussion at all levels of the Church, and by other interested groups. In the meantime, the Bishops have issued the following specific statement:
Questions of human sexuality are a matter of great concern to the Church of our day. Prominent amongst these concerns is the attitude of the Church towards homosexual persons. While homosexuality is a very complex and involved issue, nevertheless, in response to specific questions directed to the Anglican Church of Canada, we have decided that a statement is needed at this time.
It is clear from Holy Scripture that only the sexual union of male and female can find expression within the covenant of Holy Matrimony.
In the heart of biblical teaching about creation we discover insights into the nature and purpose of sexuality. Rooted in God's creative purpose is the fulfillment and completion of male and female in each other, together with the procreative function of sexuality. Thus the Church confines its nuptial blessing to heterosexual marriages, and we cannot authorize our Clergy to bless homosexual unions. We are aware that some homosexuals develop for themselves relationships of mutual support, help and comfort, about which the Church must show an appropriate concern. Such relationships, though, must not be confused with Holy Matrimony, and the Church must do nothing which appears to support any such suggestion."
On the suggestion of Archbishop Davis and Bishop Short, it was agreed that the Rev. Richard Berryman should be the contact person for press purposes.
Subjects
Television broadcasting - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Man Alive (Television program)
Bonisteel, Roy, 1930-2013
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Christianity
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sex - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Marriage - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Human Sexuality
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
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["Thirteen for '67" Radio Programs]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official5322
Date
1967 February 16
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1967 February 16
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Three religious denominations are co-operating in radio programming for the first time in the production of a Centennial Year series of in-depth conversations with 13 prominent Canadians.
"Thirteen for '67," sponsored by the Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Churches, features 30-minute conversations with people who have "helped make Canada tick" in a variety of fields. It probes their successes, concerns and problem areas they see in life as Canadians celebrate their country's 100th birthday.
Included in the series are Paul Hellyer, national defence minister; Gordon Sinclair, writer, author and broadcaster; Russ Jackson, Ottawa Roughriders quarterback; Adrienne Clarkson, lecturer and television personality; Claude Ryan, publisher-editor of Montreal's Le Devoir and Dr. Stuart E. Rosenberg, rabbi of Toronto's Beth Tzedec Synagogue, largest Jewish congregation in North America.
"The series is aimed at the country's 65 FM radio stations, but wider distribution to AM stations is being considered," said Rev. Richard Berryman, assistant supervisor of broadcasting for the Anglican Church of Canada, and producer of the series.
"Thirteen for '67" is the result of several consultations by the broadcasting committees of the respective churches.
Gratien Gelinas, director general of Comedie-Canadienne; Dr. Jean Vanier, director of a centre for retarded adults; Dr. Healey Willan, "Dean of Canadian Composers" and Alan Clarke, executive director of The Company of Young Canadians, are among others to appear in the series.
Subjects
Radio in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Radio in religion - Canada
Canada - Centennial celebrations, etc. - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Berryman, Richard (Richard James), 1932-2014
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