New work of a Unit on Communications would be to have oversight of the communications policy of General Synod, to co-ordinate work in specific areas such as television, computers, media and new technologies, to advise staff on appropriate program activities, and to support opportunities for consultation with the dioceses on communications and resources. Budget implications are estimated at $85,000.
That the proposal for a new Unit on Communications be approved. CARRIED #26-11-86
A financial statement from the Canadian Interfaith Network should be made available to members of the National Executive Council.
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