"University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, June 3 to 5, 1941".
"Published for the Conference Committee".
Includes bibliographical references.
"While the North American Ecumenical Conference was not a meeting of any particular organization and stood 'on its own feet', nevertheless it was planned and organized by the leaders of the ecumenical movement in North America and must be seen in this setting to be understood. For the past four decades interest in the unity of the non Roman churches of the world has risen notably. .... The responsibility for the develoment of the [World] Council -- and more broadly of the movement which it most completely symbolizes -- rested in America with the North American Provisional Committee of the World Council of Churches (in formation), That Committee, under the chairmanship jointly of Principal [Richard] Davidson of Toronto and Dr. William Adams Brown of New York, at its meeting in Rochester, New York, in the fall of 1940 was moved to suggest that since no world assembly could meet because of the war, a Continental ecumenical fellowship conference be held in North America. This was, as already hinted, not to be a meeting of any organization but an informal gathering of representatives of such churches as would cooperate in Mexico, Canada and the United States, together with invited representatives from South American churches". -- Background of the Conference, p. 5-6.
Contents: Executive of the Conference and Leades of Discussion Groups -- Background of the Conference / Henry Smith Leiper -- The Ecumenical Outlook in the United States / Samuel McCrea Cavert -- The Ecumenical Movement in Canada / C.E. Silcox -- The Discussion Groups -- An Impressionistic Survey of the Discussion Groups / Frank W. Beare -- The Adequacy of the Church Today: a) Address / John A. Mackay -- b) Address / George Frederick Kingston -- c) Questions for the Discussion Groups -- d) Material from Discussion Groups -- The Ecumenical Message of the Church Today: a) Address / Ivan Lee Holt -- b) Questions for the Discussion Groups -- c) Material from Discussion Groups -- The Ecumenical Mission of the Church Today: a) Address / John Foster Dulles -- b) Address / Gordon A. Sisco -- c) Questions for the Discussion Groups -- d) Material from Discussion Groups -- e) The Christian's Duty in War: i) A Pacifist Ecumenical Witness / Georgia Harkness -- ii) An Interventionist to the Isolationists -- Brief of Address / Charles P. Taft -- The Price We Must Pay for the Ecumenical Ideal / John R. Mott -- The Worship of the Conference / Katherine Pierce and Elizabeth Stebbins -- The Conference Sermon / G. Ashton Oldham -- List of Delegates.
Photo consists of Miss Hasell and Miss Sayle with the Rt. Rev. G.F. Kingston standing outside beside a van marked Sunday School Mission - Anglican Church - Nova Scotia Diocese and a large group of children and a few adults.
"The occasion of this Bulletin is the Sixtieth Anniversary of the establishment by the Christian forces of Canada of the Lord's Day Alliance: its object us to hold afresh before our Christian people their responsibility for the protection of the sacred rights of the Lord's Day and to recall to the `pleasant pagans' of our land the great danger they are bringing to our national life by their careless disregard of it. This object will be furthered by other literature published by the Alliance and by other Communications, and, above all, by the co-operation of all clergy and ministers in Canada. The Lord's Day Alliance came into being on April the Twentieth, in the Year of our Lord 1888. It is hoped that all ministers will, if possible, make the week of Sunday, April 18 to Sunday, April 25 a time of special thought and challenge to our Christian people, to recall the inestimable gift of the Lord's Day to us, and the responsibility of Christian example for both the protection and the proper use of it." "We thank our contributors, and the Reverend T.F. Summerhayes who collected some `Items'." -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / W.W. Judd -- In the Spirit of the Lord's Day : A Message from the Primate ... George F. Kingston -- [A Message] From the Metropolitan of Ontario ... / Charles Seager -- [A Message] From the Metropolitan of Rupert's Land ... / L. Ralph Sherman -- Lovest Thou Me ? : A Sermon preached on Quinquagesima, 1948, at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, British Columbia, by the Dean / Spencer H. Elliott -- Part 2. The Protection of the Lord's Day : A Day of Rest and a Day for Worship: Protecting Freedom in Worship / R.L. Taylor -- Items -- Part 3. The Church of England in Canada -- Recent Books in the Council's Library.