That this Synod go on record as commending the action of the Universities in Canada for the stand they have taken in relation to amateur inter-collegiate athletics, as being in the interest of athletics as a means to an end rather than as an end in itself and for the development of the whole personality of students involved; that copies of this resolution be forwarded to all the University Presidents. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this Synod approve the recommendation of the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs that the quota of $35,400, proposed as the contribution of the Anglican Church of Canada towards the cost of the Headquarters' Building of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, be accepted and that this sum be included in the Budget apportionments in an amount of $6000 per annum, commencing in 1961 and continued until the objective is met in full. CARRIED in both Houses.
That the Report of the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs be received with the additional words in Section 3, paragraph c, following the words, "Anglican participation in World Refugee Year," "is endorsed by the M.S.C.C. and is". CARRIED in both Houses.
[Paragraph now reads: "Anglican participation in World Refugee year is endorsed by the M.S.C.C. and is jointly sponsored by the Council for Social Service and the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs. In response to an invitation from these bodies, Dr. Leslie Cooke, Associate General Secretary of the W.C.C., and Secretary of the Division of Inter-Church Aid and Service to Refugees, has arranged to attend General Synod and to present the subject of World Refugee Year within the report of the C.S.S."]
That this Synod approve the recommendation of the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs that the quota of $35,400, proposed as the contribution of The Anglican Church of Canada towards the cost of the Headquarters' Building of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, be accepted and that this sum be included in the Budget apportionments in an amount of $6000 per annum, commencing in 1961 and continued until the objective is met in full. CARRIED in both Houses.
That whereas this General Synod has been confronted with many and great needs at home and abroad through reports of several of its committees and departments; We recognize that this is basically a problem of the Christian Stewardship of our wealth; Further that we recommend to every Diocese and parish the use of the Every member Visitation and Canvass annually; And that we urge upon every Parish Priest the creative and imaginative development and use of a year-round programme of Christian Stewardship. CARRIED in both Houses.
The General Secretary reminded National Executive Council members that as a result of the resolution from the General Commission requesting that a joint committee be set up to consider possible guidelines and procedures for congregational co-operation, the Primate and the Prolocutor had been requested at the August 1969 meeting of NEC to study the matter. It had been agreed that this was a matter of concern to the Bishops and the House of Bishops had requested the Primate to appoint a small committee for the purpose of setting up guidelines.
That a small committee of Bishops, Clergy and Laity be set up to consider areas of co-operation between congregations of the Anglican Church of Canada, the United Church of Canada and the Disciples of Christ and that from this committee members of the Joint Committee be chosen and to report to the February meeting of the National Executive Council. CARRIED
Moved by the Bishop of Qu'Appelle, seconded by the Bishop of Saskatachewan,
That the following be appointed to the Committee.
Rt. Rev. R.L. Seaborn
*Rt. Rev. S.C. Steer
Rt. Rev. E.W. Scott
Rt. Rev. G.B. Snell
Ven. T.J. Matthews
*Ven. D.P. Watney
Very Rev. H.R. Bagnall
Dr. C.E. Challice
Dr. J.E. Merriman
*Dr. D.J. Broadwell
*Miss Betty Graham
* Suggested members of Joint ACC/UCC Committee. CARRIED
The hope was expressed that the Committee would make itself available through correspondence to the Church at large. The suggestion was made that the joint committee might meet before the next National Executive Council meeting, but make no commitment until approved by NEC.
The Primate opened the next session with prayer at 2 o'clock and the Bishop of Fredericton spoke on that part of the Brief dealing with the finances of the Theological Colleges. Discussion then moved to a consideration of the principles underlying Theological Education and Training for the Sacred Ministry resulting in a resolution of policy, this resolution to go no further than the House of bishops at the moment.
That this House considers the responsibility for Theological Education and Training for the Sacred Ministry to be the responsibility of the whole Church as regards finances, standards, future planning and the selection of candidates, and asks that a comprehensive plan be devised, somewhat after the plan of C.A.C.T.M. [Central Advisory Council for the Ministry] for Canadian application. CARRIED.
That this House of Bishops desires to record its deep sense of loss in the death on September 9th, 1960 of the Right Reverend Philip Rodger Beattie, Bishop of Kootenay from May 1st, 1955. The members of the House offer thanksgiving to Almighty God for the strengthening of the life and work of the church in the Diocese of Kootenay during the Bishop's episcopate and for the leadership and service which he gave to the Christian cause through the wider councils of the Church. His devotion, friendship and wide learning will long be an inspiration. To Miss Helen Beattie and the members of his family this House offers its prayerful sympathy. CARRIED.
That General Synod having approved the appointment of an officer and committee for program planning and research with responsibilities which include those of the Unit of Research, the $25,000 budget for the Unit of Research be reallocated for this purpose. CARRIED in both Houses.