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
"One of our advertisers is World Vision Canada, and every fall, it places a glossy insert into two consecutive issues of your national newspaper. Like all our advertisers, World Vision pays for the privilege of coming to you. Still, we continue to hear complaints about this advertising. Some say it competes with the Gift Guide of the Anglican Church of Canada and takes away from fund-raising efforts such as the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund or the Anglican Appeal. Whether you write a cheque for one or the other or several, you have choices. The decision is yours. ... I ask that the next time that World Vision insert falls out of the Journal, instead of feeling irritated, you feel grateful that this advertiser -- whose CEO is Anglican, by the way -- is stepping up to help support the ministries of your national and regional newspapers. We certainly do". "A few words about the national readership survey. .... It shows that we have lots of loyal readers 55 years of age and older. However, we seem to have few readers younger than this. .... As I see it, our job [as the Journal] is to connect you to the broad spectrum of voices in the church and to open the door to the Anglican church of the future. .... Anglican youth may not read the Journal, but they too have a voice inside its pages. Listen to what they have to say. I know you will feel as inspired as we do".
"I was somewhat surprised and then perturbed when I opened the Jan. 2013 'Anglican Journal' and was confronted by an insert urging 'Saint Brother Andre, pray for us'. "[T]he inclusion of this misleading, sentimental advertisement is an insult to our collective intelligence and an affront to our doctrinal integrity. It is absolutely contrary to what we profess to believe. I was taught, 'There is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus' (1 Tim. 2:5). I have never found it necessary or even desirable to employ a middleman, and to even think that Anglicans would buy into this tawdry stuff is questionable. For how many pieces of silver did we sell our doctrinal integrity ?"
"I was disappointed today as I opened the package with the 'Anglican Journal' [Sept. 2013] and my diocesan newspaper: bundled inside with the other advertisements was a World Vision gift brochure. ... I know the importance of advertising funds to the continuing operations of the Journal and the diocesan newspapers across the Anglican Church of Canada. I understand a small portion of what editorial independence means in the reviewing of advertising policies. The problem I have is that such advertising negatively impacts my ability to help the parish I serve to engage with existing efforts of the Anglican Church of Canada. The church's 'Gifts for Mission' guide is still in its infancy, and is struggling to find support. While PWRDF is well known, a glossy World Vision brochure is going to get more attention when parishioners consider making a Christmas gift".