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
"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.
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