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
"At the heart of Anglicanism and the way in which it perceives the world is the doctrine of the incarnation: the belief that God has identified God's self with humankind in the person and mission of Jesus. This affirmation, says the author, involves three subordinate themes of immediate relevance to our topic; namely, those of suffering, human nature and community." -- inside front cover.
Contents: Foreword / Martin E. Marty -- Preface -- Anglicanism -- Sharing -- Mortality -- Decisions about Death -- Sexuality and New Life -- Notes.
Sexuality and New Life section divided into sub-sections: Biology and Marriage -- Counseling -- Curtailing Reproduction -- New Technologies for Reproduction -- Nascent Life -- Abortion.
Author is "director of the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions and professor of religious studies at Indiana University". -- dust jacket.
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