The Secretary then read a letter received from the Secretary of the Heads of College Conference in which appreciation was expressed for the joint meeting held in Scarborough and making certain comments on matters discussed during that meeting.
That the letter submitted by the Heads of Colleges following the meeting of the House of Bishops at Scarborough 1961, be placed as an Appendix to the Minutes of the House of Bishops, September 1961.
[Letter included in electronic database with following resolution.]
(2) Simultaneous Meetings of General Synod and General Council (see November minutes, p.6)
The Bishop of Ottawa presented the following report of the special committee appointed by the National Executive Council in November 1967 to consider this matter:
"On the assumption that the Twenty-Fourth Session of the General Synod will meet in 1969 at Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, the Committee appointed to consider the simultaneous meetings of General Synod and General Council recommends:
1. That a Joint Sitting of the National Executive Council of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Executive Committee of the General Council of the United Church of Canada be held in February 1969 to discuss the possibility of the General Synod and the General Council meeting in the same city at approximately the same time in 1971 or 1972.
2. That, to this end, the Committee on Agenda of the General Synod be asked to confer with a similar committee, to be appointed by the United Church and bring their recommendations to their respective Executives in November 1968.
3. That these recommendations be now transmitted to the Executive Committee of the General Council of the United Church of Canada for consideration.
That the National Executive Council and the Executive Committee of the General Council of the United Church should plan to have a joint meeting in February 1969 so that they can together discuss the question of a joint meeting of our parent bodies;
That, to this end, the Committee on Agenda of the General Synod be asked to confer with a similar committee, to be appointed by the United Church of Canada, and bring their recommendations to their respective Executives in November 1968;
That these recommendations be now transmitted to the Executive Committee of the General Council of the United Church of Canada for consideration." CARRIED
On it being reported that the Rt. Rev. H.R. Hunt had been approached by the Primate to accept this appointment, the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal had approved the following motions:
(A) That this Committee concurs in the action reported by the Primate concerning the appointment of a Co-Director for the Anglican-United General Commission on Church Union;
(B) That we request the National Executive Council to authorize the Committee associated with the Primate to make an appointment;
(C) That we consider a person in episcopal Orders should be appointed, if possible.
That the National Executive Council gives authority to the Executive Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal, in consultation with the Primate, to make the appointment of the Co-Director for the Anglican-United General Commission on Church Union. CARRIED
Although it is hoped that this appointment will be made prior to the next meeting of the General Commission in December, 1967, it is realized that the appointee must be allowed sufficient time to relinquish his present responsibilities.
That the following resolution be referred to the Program Committee, with the request that the Program Committee does not duplicate the work already being done in this area:
"Whereas the 1965 General Synod expressed its intention to undertake one or more pilot projects in an attempt to discover more effective ways of working with Indian and partly Indian communities within the context of Community Development philosophy, and,
Whereas the Report of the Inter-departmental Committee on Indian-Eskimo Affairs to the 1967 General Synod states that there is need for research and planning to form a consistent policy of the Anglican Church of Canada to Indian work;
Be It Therefore Resolved (1) that this General Synod requests the Long Range Planning Committee, or the appropriate arm of General Synod, to give its full support to and become actively involved in projects enabling Indians to discuss their own proposals for self-determination and which provide discussion between Indians and other Canadians;
And Further (2) that the Long Range Planning Committee, or the appropriate arm of General Synod prepare a Report to be presented to the next General Synod of the needs, concerns and recommendations expressed in such projects;
And Further (3) that the National Executive Council be asked to provide $20,000 for each of the two years 1969 and 1970 (that is a total of $40,000) in the budgets of those years to implement the recommendations of the Report." CARRIED
Amended Resolution 1 from GBRE on General Policy of Church's Educational Ministry
That the following resolution be referred to the Committee on Theological Education for study and report:
"Therefore Be It Resolved that this General Synod affirm the following standards of education for the renewal of the Church in its mission and ministry:
1. We must seek as much as possible to train and educate both lay and clerical members of the Church together.
2. On-the-job training provides the opportunity for testing the success or failure of training. Education should be geared as closely as possible to local ministry and the mission of the Church.
3. We can learn far more from our experience than we do. Research, planning, experimenting and evaluation all need to be elements of designs for education.
4. The Church must be encouraged to use the full resources of the community, including the experience of the laity and the non-Christian.
5. At every opportunity education should be inter-church and ecumenical.
6. There must be as much integration as possible between colleges, dioceses and national departments.
And that this General Synod requests the National Executive Council to direct such funds as shall become available for the purpose of (a) bursaries (b) partial support of pilot projects and experimental work with dioceses which meet the above standards, such funds to be administered by the appropriate body of the National Office;
And instruct the Program Planning and Research Committee (or its successor) and the Committee on Theological Education to accept the invitation of the United Church to participate with other Churches in any planning for a national consultation on ecumenical structures for theological education, and the sharing in the cost of such a consultation!" CARRIED
Authorized the National Executive Council, in consultation with the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal, to appoint the Anglican members of the five Special Commissions.
The Bishop of New Westminster presented for consideration the following list of Anglican members nominated to each of the Special Commissions by the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal:
The Bishop of Toronto Toronto
Prof. L.B. Jaques Saskatoon
Rev. Prof. E. Jay Montreal
Rev. Prof. E.R. Fairweather Toronto
Rev. Prof. R.F. Stackhouse Toronto
Rev. Prof. R.E. Reeve Nova Scotia
Rev. Prof. G.H. Parke-Taylor Huron
Rev. Prof. W.R.K. Crockett New Westminster
Miss Patricia Earle Rupert's Land
Rev. C.J. de Catanzaro Toronto
That the personnel on the Doctrinal Commission be approved. CARRIED