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
"J. Gordon Melton, Gary L. Ward, Contributing Editor".
Contents: Preface / J. Gordon Melton -- Introductory Essay: The Historical Context of the Contemporary Abortion Debate -- Statements -- Index to Organizations, Names, and Subjects.
Statements section sub-divided into four main sections: Roman Catholic Church -- Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches -- Jewish Groups -- Other Religious Bodies.
Section on Protestant and Eastern Orthodox Churches includes: Episcopal Church: Resolution on Abortion (1967) and Resolution on Abortion (1988) -- National Organization of Episcopalians for Life: Privacy or Life: Which is More Sacred ? (1987) -- United Church of Canada: Resolution on Abortion (1980).
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