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 the Primate appoint a committee to make a comprehensive analysis of the needs of the whole Church, in consultation with the Diocesans, and recommend ways and means of meeting them, and report to the Executive Committee of the Executive Council. CARRIED in both Houses.
A motion by the Rev. T.L. Leadbeater and the Ven. A. Hendy regarding Anglican Young People serving through educational exchanges was referred to the Agenda Committee.
That the address of Bishop Bayne delivered at the meeting of General Synod in 1962 be printed in the Synod Journal and that reprints of the same be made available for circulation. CARRIED Message L-38.
That this General Synod commends most heartily the moral courage and vigour of Dr. G.E. Hall, President of Western University, in bringing to light the modern exploitation of juveniles through the medium of juvenile and junior hockey leagues and that this General Synod condemns this modern form of exploitation of our Canadian schoolboys and supports the educational leaders in their protests. ADOPTED in both Houses.
That the corporate body of the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada accept the challenge of totalitarianism in any form for the soul of man, and state categorically that the Gospel of Christ is a spirit penetrating all aspects of our daily life in economics and politics, rural and urban, and that it is our duty and intention to declare our Christian aims on these matters. CARRIED in both Houses.
Moved by the Bishop of Niagara, seconded by Mr. Moody,
That the allocation of the Peter Larkin Foundation be made as follows: $177,601.30 to the Primacy Fund (making a total capital fund of $300,000); $170,000 to the Anglican Foundation of Canada; the balance (approximately $40,000 to $50,000) to the Department of Missions for new work overseas.
That the motion on the disposal of the Peter Larkin Foundation be left over until the Executive Council has received the statement "Mutual Responsibility". CARRIED
That this General Synod is of the opinion that a cost of living bonus should be added to the present salaries for married and unmarried priests, in Missionary Dioceses, and requests that the Budget Committee endeavour to find ways and means of carrying out the spirit of this motion. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod endorses the principle of free collective bargaining and expresses the approval of the findings of Mr. Justice Rand of the Supreme Court of Canada in connection with the strike of the United Automobile Workers (C.I.O.) at the Ford Plant in Windsor, Ontario, this year, as being in agreement with democratic practise, giving security to the workers and helping to bring the employers and employees into a closer relationship. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod having in mind the words of the Lambeth Committee on "The Christian Doctrine of Man," which state that "The underprivileged races of the earth are developing self-consciousness, and are claiming rights that they are justified in claiming, our Christian profession should lead us to support such claims. We must never resist them from consideration for our self interest in the defence of a privileged position for ourselves"; and recognizing and deploring the injustices of racial discrimination, as it exists in different forms and in varying degrees in Canada, in the United States and in other parts of the world;
Hereby commends the action of the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations regarding the position of the Indians in South Africa [sic] and rejoices in the Christian leadership which had been manifested by the Bishops of that Province and others in the interest of human justice and the rights of all men, without distinction of race or colour, as children of the One God and Father of us all. CARRIED in both Houses.