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
Bishop Hollis expressed concern about the article in the Canadian Churchman regarding the election of a Suffragan Bishop in the Diocese of Toronto. He said that the Churchman should be an educational tool and should teach that election is people coming together to seek God's will and not "seek election".
Bishop Read said that the article was discussed at the recent meeting of the Churchman Board. He said that the Board recognized that the nomination of a women was newsworthy, and that this had received wide publicity in the secular press.
That the House request the Primate to have an informal conversation with the Editor of the Churchman to share the feelings of the House. CARRIED #3-11-86
It was agreed that the Primate should raise the concern of the House with the National Executive Council at the time of the Churchman report to the National Executive Council.