Bishop Morgan drew attention to the document "The New Covenant" stating that appeals have been received from native people that the Sunday before the First Minister's Conference be designated a Day of Prayer.
That this House of Bishops respond to the request of Native leaders for the Churches to name a Day of Prayer to precede the final First Ministers' Conference to be held on March 26-27, by designating Sunday, March 22, as a Day of Prayer for Aboriginal Peoples:
And that we commend the document entitled "A New Covenant" prepared as a Pastoral Statement by leaders of the Christian Churches to be used as a focus for this Day of Prayer. CARRIED
"Eighty percent of AIDS patients are working-age adults between twenty and forty-nine years of age, yet more than seven years into the worst epidemic this country has ever faced, fewer than ten percent of American businesses have developed policies to deal with the presence of AIDS in the workplace. .... This book offers a comprehensive approach to managing AIDS in the workplace -- its impact on health benefits, insurance coverage, employee assistance, and public relations. Throughout Puckett and Emery stress two key points: define the needs of the organization in advance of an AIDS crisis on the job, and treat AIDS like any other life-threatening condition". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Preface dated San Francisco, March 1988 / Sam Puckett and Alan Emery -- Introduction / Robert Haas -- The AIDS Epidemic and the Workplace -- Understanding AIDS: The Epidemic, the Virus and the Disease -- Managing the Fear of AIDS in the Workplace -- Step-by-Step Management of AIDS in the Workplace -- Designing and Implementing AIDS Education Programs -- A Primer on Prevention: Safe Sex, the Search for a Vaccine and Antibody Testing -- The Future of Corporate Responsibility and Employee Health -- Appendix -- Index.
Since the termination of Project North in 1987, further evaluation and consultation between the churches in Canada has led to a new coalition on aboriginal justice concerns. This is the result of discussion between the churches, network groups, and native organizations. It shifts the focus of the former Project North to include justice issues for native people all over Canada and is based upon the church leaders' recent statement: "A New Covenant".
That this National Executive Council support and participate fully in the new coalition: Project North - Ecumenical Coalition for Aboriginal Justice; and request the Program Committee to appoint two representatives from the Anglican Church of Canada to its Steering Committee. CARRIED #54-11-88