06 Jun GS 1983 art 149
GS 1983 ARTICLE 149 – Request Reformatorische Politieke Federatie re Seal Hunt.
Committee Ill presents:
Agenda K,3 Letter Reformatorische Politieke Federatie
- 1. The letter of the Reformatorische Politieke Federatie is a circular letter of which a copy has also been sent to the General Synod via the convening Church.
- 2. The Reformatorische Politieke Federatie urges Synod to support the resolution of the European Parliament prohibiting the import of the pelt of slaughtered newborn seals, especially since the Canadian government has pronounced its “disappointment and concern” over the European resolution. The RPF appeals to Synod to do “everything in your might to make government and citizens of Canada change their minds.”
According to Article 30 of the Church Order ecclesiastical assemblies shall deal only with ecclesiastical matters. Since the request of the RPF presents a humanitarian and political matter, it is not in the province of Synod to deal with it.
Synod decide to declare the request of the Reformatorische Politieke Federatie inadmissable.
The Recommendation is