The House received information that Archbishop Appleton will be able to be present at our January-February, 1978, meeting.
"That we request the Primate to write Archbishop Appleton to be present at our January-February 1978 meeting so that he might share his experience with us and possibly contribute to the devotional aspect of the meeting." CARRIED
Moved by: Archbishop Watton
Seconded by: Bishop Goodman
"That the Primate invite members of the Dialogue Group as guests during Archbishop Appleton's presentation on Dialogue with Other Faiths". CARRIED
A request was presented from the Social Action Cluster at the National Office that the House appoint a small group from its membership to study capital punishment.
That a Primate's Task Force be appointed composed of people with specialized skills in this matter, including moral theology, to report back to the House and the National Executive Council. CARRIED #15-11-81
A letter was received from the Rev. W.J.D. Down, Central Secretary of the Missions to Seamen requesting the appointment of a "link" person for the Missions to Seamen in Canada and the central office in London, England. The Metropolitans recommend to the House that Bishop Tonks be appointed as liaison Bishop for limited time (approximately three years), with terms of reference to be drawn up by Archbishop Hambidge and Bishop Hatfield. This appointment should not be seen as a national appointment.
That this House agrees in principle to the appointment of a liaison Bishop to the Missions to Seamen;
That this appointment be seen as a link between the Missions to Seamen office in London, England;
That the appointment be for three years, from General Synod to General Synod;
That the Bishop appointed be Bishop Tonks. CARRIED #13-11-81
"We recommend to the National Executive Council that it request the Unit on Public Social Responsibility to give high priority to a study on the whole area of unemployment and its implications for the Canadian population." CARRIED