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
"The world today faces a whole series of environmental crises. My country, Canada, experiences the effects of many of these. To save this planet, humanity must learn more about the problems and find solutions. I have written this book to help us understand what is happening to our environment and what we can do about it. This book is also about the role that Christians can play. I believe that we can make a positive contribution to the ecological crises facing our planet. Our faith requires it of us". -- Preface, p. 7.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- Our Faith: And the survival of creation -- Acid Rain: Poison from the sky -- Toxic Wastes: Chemical killers -- Garbage: Problems piling up on us -- Nuclear power: Unforgiving technology -- Ozone Layer: Killing the heavens -- Greenhouse Effect: An overheated world -- Third World: How Canada helps destroy the global environment -- The Future: Changing our theology, lifestyle and economics.
Author is "the national staff person with responsibility for Environmental Issues, on The United Church of Canada's Division of Mission in Canada". -- back cover.
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