"The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) has proposed a national summit to discuss the issue of non-stipendiary, or unpaid, aboriginal clergy, most of whom are serving in large native communities across Canada. 'Nobody wants the problem put on their laps, not because they're not concerned, but because there are no resources,' said Mark MacDonald, the national Anglican indigenous bishop. 'What we're suggesting is a cross-church consultation, a summit where a whole group of people (can discuss) what can only be described as a moral issue for all of us. There's no entity to solve it effectively'," Archbishop Caleb Lawrence said "that the house of bishops had been 'trying to address' the need but that it was having difficulty coming to an agreement with ACIP. He noted that talks between the two sides have bogged down".