A proposal was presented for a program of promotion of the Missionary Society as a vehicle for the receipt of legacies for the support of the missionary work of the Church.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Burch,
That the NEC authorize a program of promotion of the Missionary Society as a vehicle for the receipt of bequests for the missionary work of the Church.
The value was questioned of advertising the name of MSCC since it is now more or less a holding company and its work has been absorbed by a Division of the National Church. However, it was maintained that the Society is well known and accepted throughout the legal fraternity and by many elderly people.
That this National Executive Council endorse the advertising policy adopted by the Board of Trustees on November 8, 1983.
Advertisers with a product or service to sell, or an opinion to express, may purchase space to carry their messages. There are certain qualifications under guidelines established by the Board of Trustees. We accept no advertising for tobacco, small loans or lotteries. All advertising in Canadian Churchman must meet the standard of good taste.
When a proposed advertisement, appeal or insert, appears to be in conflict with a definite position of the General Synod, there will be consultation with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees before the advertisement is accepted.
a) In connection with the article "The Most Misunderstood Disease" (Alcoholism) in the January 1973 issue of the Canadian Churchman, Mr. Gault complimented the staff of the paper and, in particular, Miss Carolyn Purden for her factual and accurate account of this problem. Because of the excellence of this article and the valuable information it contains, the paper was in great demand in his area of the country.
b) Concern was expressed at the apparent contradiction between the stand of the Canadian Churchman on the Third World, poverty and racism and its acceptance of advertisements of expensive tours.
That this NEC request the Board of Trustees of Canadian Churchman to prepare a report for the next meeting of this Council on its policy concerning, and the operations of, Canadian Churchman tours. CARRIED
The Primate welcomed members of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Churchman. Archdeacon Williams presented the report of behalf of the Chairman, Dean Lundy.
The feasibility of inserts being mailed with the Canadian Churchman was discussed. Mr. Hames stated that it is the policy of the Canadian Churchman to carefully check the background and financial statements of any organization requesting that this service be provided.
It was agreed that the Churchman look at the kinds of material it will enclose and report back.
That the National Executive Council sends Greetings to Mr. Bruce Rathbone assuring him of its prayers and thanks. CARRIED
That the Prolocutor and the General Secretary be requested to prepare and present to the next meeting of the NEC a procedure for the advertising of, and selection of candidates for senior staff, the filling of which is the responsibility of the NEC. CARRIED
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