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
"Prepared for the AIDS Working Group by General Synod Communications, Anglican Church of Canada".
Contents: The Working Group on AIDS -- What Am I ? -- A Mother's Story -- AIDS brings us face to face with the stranger, sexuality and death / Stephen Manning -- Biblical, Theological and Ethical Issues Surrounding Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome / Geoffrey Parke-Taylor -- AIDS and the Church as a Healing Community -- More information on AIDS -- Intercessory Prayer.
"'Church and Society', together with the other sub-units 'Faith and Order', 'Dialogue with People of Living Faiths' and the 'Commission on World Mission and Evangelism' constitute Unit I (Faith and Witness) of the WCC. .... This present report is a compilation of the papers and proceedings of the third meeting of the Working Committee at Glion, Switzerland, in September 1987". -- The Context of This Report, p. 7, 9.
Contents divided into three main sections: [Introductory Material] -- Reports of Core Groups -- Background Papers and Reports.
Contents: Agenda for Church and Society Working Committee Sessions -- Participants -- Introduction: The Context of This Report -- Director's Report to Working Committee on Church and Society -- Minutes -- Members of Core Groups -- Reports of Core Groups: a) Towards a Theology of Nature and a Theocentric Ethic -- b) Report of Social Ethics Group -- c) Report of the group on Society, Technology and Environment -- d) Report of the Nuclear Energy Group -- Background Papers and Reports: A. Resumes of Published Papers and Reports : Re-Integrating God's Creation / B. Schulze -- Nature: Its Status in Theological Ethics / J.M. Gustafson -- God, Humanity and Nature in Relation to Justice and Peace / J.N.K. Mugambi -- The Integrity of Creation / Heino Falcke -- Papers presented to the Working Committee: a) Theology of Nature and a Theocentric Ethic : Chance and Purpose in Evolution / Charles Birch -- Salvation for Elephants / Charles Birch -- God and Pelicans / Jay McDaniel -- Life-Centred Ethics in Christian Perspective / Jay McDaniel -- A Christian Alternative to "Domination of Nature" / Freda Rajotte -- Faith on Earth: Christian Witness and the Struggle for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation / David Trickett -- The Human Being as an Integral Biological Whole in the Transition from Biosphere from Noosphere / Antony Houbancev -- b) Social Ethics : An Analysis of Church and Society Social Ethics Writings / James M. Gustafson -- The Silence of the Churches on the Environmental Crisis / Freda Rajotte -- c) Society, Technology and Environment, Case Studies : Draft Manual for Church Action on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation / Mady L. Thung -- The Case of Church Responses to Unemployment in some West European Countries / Mady L. Thung -- Two Italian Challenging Engagements: Riesi and Cinisello Sergio Brofferio -- Marshall Islands: Suicide Epidemic and Community Response / Darlene Keju-Johnson -- d) Nuclear Energy: Nuclear Power and Energy Needs of the Third World Economies / Kosta Tsipis -- Members of Church and Society Working Committee -- Appendix 1: Proposal to Central Committee on the Environment -- Appendix 2: Aids and the Church as a Healing Community.
"Produced by a group of ecumenical Christians including, Alan Buckley, Gwen Blandford, Stuart Burgess, Peter Clark, Donald Eadie, Grev Ferry, Diego Frisch, Nigel Groom, Henrietta Janes, Sandra Howes, Julia Hulme, Sandra Jenkinson, Diarmuid MacCulloch, John McNaughton, Keith and Margaret, Elaine Pyrke, Steve Raw, Sue Spence, Rosemary Wakelin, Paul Walker, Alison Webster, and Neil Whitehouse". -- p. [iii].
"Copyright GIG Publications 1989. Prpared by Armorel Productions". -- p. [iii].
Includes bibliography ( p. 73-75).
"'Dear God I'm gay' is offered in love to the Church and with hope. The book contains a series of letters between people, as well as meditations and prayers. It provides glimpses into their struggle for identity and integrity. The theology and spirituality expressed emerges through people wanting to be faithful to God, to each other and to themselves. This book is not an official document to be presented for agreement through the Synod of the Methodist Church. It is the work of an informal ecumenical group seeking openness in the Church." -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Donald Eadie, Chairman of the Birmingham District of the Methodist Church -- Becoming myself: seeking integrity -- Becoming myself: made in the image of God -- Coming out: at home -- Coming out: in the church -- Aids -- Meditations and Prayers -- Bibliography amd address list.
"Has also been published as Journal of health care chaplaincy, volume 1, number 2 Spring/Summer 1988"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: About the Editor -- Introduction / Laurel Arthur Burton -- The Chaplain as Hospital Ethicist in the Cost Containment Struggle / Larry VandeCreek -- Issues in Long Term Care / Daniel G. Kratz -- Caring for Those Who Wait: The Chaplain's Role as a Member of a Multidisciplinary Surgical Team / Robert D. Craig -- Decision-Making in the Seriously Ill: Facing Possibility and Limitation / Richard J. Gerber -- AIDS and Pastoral Care / Charles W. Kessler -- Strokes: Its Mechanics and Dynamics in Ministry to Patients / Cecilia Baranowski -- The Use of Volunteer Community Clergy as Hospital Pastoral Care Staff / Dale E. Guckenberger.
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