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
"In the spring of 1980 the subgroup of the Task Force on Human Life responsible for this report was established at the request of the House of Bishops. .... The National Executive Council received and approved this report for publication in May 1982, commending it to the church as a pastoral resource for personal and congregational study. The Task Force on Human Life published `Abortion, an Issue for Conscience' in 1974, and `The Abortion Question' is a further examination of some aspects that have since assumed importance. Abortion remains a serious and complex issue which must be of vital concern to Christians, and I hope this report will assist you in your continuing reflections". -- Foreword.
Report of the Subgroup of the Task Force on Human Life.
Contents: Foreword / Edward W. Scott -- Members of the subgroup of the Task Force on Human Life -- Preface -- Section I : The Abortion Situation in Canada Today -- Section II : Recommendations -- Endnotes.
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