That the reports of the Joint Anglican/Roman Catholic Study Commissions on Ministry and The Eucharist be circulated, for information and study, to the United Church and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and to members of the Committee on Union and Joint Mission. CARRIED
That this National Executive Council commends the two statements (Eucharist, Ministry) of the Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission to the diocesan synods for study and discussion before General Synod '75. CARRIED
Section II - The Anglican Consultative Council commends to the Churches of the Anglican Communion two questions:
1. Whether the Agreed Statements on Eucharistic Doctrine, Ministry and Ordination, and Authority in the Church (I and II), together with the Elucidations, are consonant in substance with the faith of Anglicans?
2. Whether the final Report offers a sufficient basis for taking the next concrete step towards the reconciliation of our churches grounded in agreement in faith?
That the National Executive Council send the two questions related to the reception of the ARCIC Final Report to diocesan and provincial synods for discussion and expression of opinion, and that time be given on the agenda of General Synod 1983 for discussion and appropriate action. CARRIED
Archbishop Scott amplified Mrs. Bays' report as he explained how the questions were formed, but felt the written material was needed before it should be discussed further.
The Provincial Synod having considered the Plan of Union, is dissatisfied with the statement of Faith and the Doctrine of the Ministry as an adequate expression of the "Faith and Order of the Church" as the Anglican Church of Canada has received them. The Doctrine as outlined in the Plan of Union, moreover, is not compatible with the doctrine contained in the statements on the Eucharist and the Ministry issued by the Anglican/Roman Catholic International Commission.
Therefore this Synod requests the National Executive Council, the Inter-Church Relations Committee, and the Committee on Union and Joint Mission to continue study of the Faith and Order of the Church.
That the above Memorial calling for continued study of the Faith and Order of the Church be commended to the Doctrine and Worship Committee, Inter-Church Relations Committee, and Committee on Union and Joint Mission. 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
That NEC promote wide study of the Agreed Statement on Eucharistic Doctrine produced by the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Committee at its meeting at Windsor in September 1971, that study aids be provided and that Diocesan Synods be encouraged to report their reactions to the General Secretary. CARRIED