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
"Published by the Provincial Office of the Church of the Province of Kenya, P.O. Box 40504, Nairobi, Kenya".
"The Pre-Lambeth Conference for Anglican Bishops and Archbishops in Africa met in Limuru, Kenya, from July 8th-16th 1987. The Conference was intended as a preparation for the 1988 Lambeth Conference of all Bishops in the Anglican Communion which will be held next July in Canterbury. Hosted by the Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Rev. Manasses Kuria, and organized by the Provincial Secretary, the Ven. John Kago, assisted by a small Provincial Committee chaired by the Rt. Rev. David Gitari, the Conference brought together 57 Bishops from nine out of the ten Anglican Provinces in Africa, eight of them Archbishops: approximately half of the entire number of Anglican Bishops on the continent of Africa. It was the first time a large number of Archbishops and Bishops from Africa had assembled on African soil to discuss things of common concern". -- Intro.
Contents: Welcome dated 8th July 1987 / Manasses Kuria -- Introduction -- Keynote Address / Samuel Van Culin -- Summaries of Discussions and Resolutions -- The Debate on Polygamy -- Resolutions Passed concerning Polygamy -- Resolutions Passed concerning AIDS -- Conference Papers -- Church, Community and State / J.H. Okullu -- The Critical Issues / A.K. Kiriro -- AIDS / W. Koinange -- The Ground on Which We Stand: The Theological Basis for our Action in Advocacy / Kwasi A. Thornell -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: 1978 Lambeth Conference: Resolutions 20, 21 and 22 on the Ordination of Women -- Conference List.
OTCH Note. The Most Rev. Michael Peers, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, was a guest at the Conference and appears in a photograph on p. 3.
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