That this General Synod affirm Resolution Nos. 31 and 58 of the 1988 Lambeth Conference, as listed below, and refer them to the Program Committee for appropriate action.
conscious of the work in many dioceses with deprived minorities in developed, affluent countries, such as native Americans and Canadians, Australian aborigines and Islanders, ethnic Koreans in Japan, and black urban communities in Britain, asks the relevant Anglican provinces to support work among such minorities who have difficulty in making their plight known in national and world forums.
supports all efforts being made for the procuring of land and civic rights for native indigenous people of the Americas specially in the light of the forthcoming celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus in the New World in 1992. CARRIED Act 60
"A Briefing Paper from the Office of the Anglican Observer at the United Nations, The Right Reverend Sir Paul Reeves".
"[By] Jeffrey Mark Golliher, Ph.D."
Includes bibliographical references.
"On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly of the United Nations passed resolution 45/164, proclaiming 1993 as the 'International Year for the World's Indigenous People'. .... Subsequent deliberations in the United Nations produced a thematic goal for the Year which affirmed their expressed conviction: 'Indigenous People -- A New Partnership'. The term 'new partnership' is both ambiguous and crucial. It is ambiguous in its false implication that a previous 'partnership' has actually existed. The term is crucial insofar as it suggests a new relationship can be formed between indigenous peoples and member States. Believing that it would be good for the international community as a whole, the Anglican Observer to the United Nations works actively to make that new partnership happen. Indeed, one purpose of this paper is to discuss the moral and theological significance of such efforts. .... The paper is written for people, primarily Anglicans, who are interested in ways of living which are more ethical and environmentally sound than the ones currently shaping global affairs. ... Emphasis will be placed on specific problem areas pertaining to sovereignty, religion, environment, and development." -- pp. 1-2.
Contents: 1993: International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples -- Opportunities for a New Partnership in 1992 and 1993 -- Churches Respond to the Columbus Quincentenary -- Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights -- Indigenous Sovereignty, Human Rights, and Modern States -- Sacred Lands and the Right of Religious Freedom -- Development, Deforestation, and the Survival of Indigenous Peoples -- Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights -- The Churches, Anglicanism, and Indigenous Peoples -- Acknowledgements.