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
"This pamphlet is for anyone who may be experiencing domestic violence in the intimacy of their own home." -- p. 2.
Contents: There are a few things you need to know about domestic violence -- Where can you turn for help ? What can you do to help yourself ? -- What about my marriage vows "to love and to cherish, till death do us part" ?
Later edition FM 1899 c2007 entitled "Eleven little lies about domestic abuse".
Author is an Episcopal priest who "has served on the board of a women's shelter in Frederick [Maryland]". -- p. .
"Prepared for Ecumenical Family Ministries" -- verso of t.-p.
"This training package is an attempt on the part of an inter-church group, Ecumenical Family Ministries, to address some realities that volunteer and professional care workers face when the fact of family violence is recognized" -- Intro. p. 7.
Includes bibliographical references.
Annotated bibliography: p. 75-77.
Donna Hunter of Anglican Diocese of Toronto is acknowledged as one of the individuals who supported the author in its writing on p. 8 of the Introduction.
"The majority of women in the United States were raised in Christian homes, or as adults have affiliated themselves with a Christian church. This is a sociological reality. Therefore, when a woman is battered by a member of her family, she will likely bring to that experience her background and values as a Christian woman. Also likely is that her experience of violence in her family will be not only a physical and emotional crisis but also a spiritual crisis" -- Preface, p. 2.
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