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Report of the Council for Social Service - Department of Christianity and Industrial Life

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Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. G.C. Coppley
Seconder
Archbishop of Nova Scotia
Text
Resolved, Resolution V.
Recognizing the many evils consequent upon unemployment, the General Synod, while appreciating the attention which the government has given to the matter of unemployment, respectfully urges upon the Federal and Provincial Governments, our Municipal Councils, Boards of Trade, great Industrial Corporations and Labour Unions the continued study of the problem of preventing unemployment and the need of developing such a programme as shall insure to all who are physically and mentally fit the needed opportunity of work.
Subjects
Unemployment - Canada
Unemployment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and labor - Canada
Church and labor - Anglican Church of Canada
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(xv) Church Union

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Date
1972 May 7-8
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 May 7-8
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop of Nova Scotia
Seconder
Bishop of Kootenay
Prologue
The Primate introduced Dr. D. R. G. Owen, Provost of Trinity College, Toronto, who presented a Statement on Christian Unity. After a brief introduction, the House broke into four groups to discuss the paper which is Appendix C in these Minutes. An additional paper by the Bishop of Saskatchewan (Appendix D) was included in the material for discussion.
The reports of the Groups were followed by general discussion in which it was evident that the House was concerned that its previous statement on union, made in Edmonton, 1971, had not followed the course agreed upon. This was that the Primate should show the statement to the leaders of the United Church and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) before releasing it to the Press. The House expressed its dissatisfaction that the statement had been through the channels of the Inter-Church Relations Committee and the N.E.C., from which it had emerged in a changed form. The general opinion was that to continue with the decision of the General Commission to present a final Plan in 1973 was unwise and that efforts should be made to change the course of action. The discussion ended in the following motions: -
Text
"That we set up a Committee to review the guide lines re inter-communion issued by the House of Bishops following the General Synod in Sudbury in 1969 and prepare recommendations for wider inter-communion; these recommendations to be circulated to members of the House prior to our meeting in December in order that some decision regarding inter-communion may be reached at our December meeting." CARRIED
Notes
APPENDIX D
SUGGESTIONS CONCERNING THE RESOLUTION OF THE
GENERAL COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO THE
RECOGNITION OF MINISTRIES AND INTER-COMMUNION
1. The kind of resolution which should be presented to General Synod should state that we recognize the United Church of Canada and the Church of Christ (Disciples) ministries as real ministries blessed by God, provided that in such a resolution it is stated that the Church's commitment to the "Historic Episcopate" as the only ministry acceptable in any union scheme in which we are involved is in no sense compromised.
2. A resolution concerning inter-communion should state that free access of communicant members of the three participating Churches to each other's communion services should be granted; but such a resolution should not imply that con-celebrations of the Eucharist are permitted, and does not compromise the 'Conscience Clause' written into the Minutes of the 1969 General Synod respecting the rights of any Anglican to dissociate himself from non-Anglican celebrations of the Eucharist.
3. It should be resolved that efforts be made to develop a formula for the integration of the ministries of the three participating Churches. Such a formula might seek to establish a principle requiring at all ordinations to the Presbyterate in the United Church and in the Church of Christ (Disciples) the presence of an Anglican Bishop and Anglican presbyters to assist in the laying on of hands; and that United Church presbyters and Church of Christ (Disciples) presbyters should assist in the laying on of hands in the ordination of Anglicans to the priesthood. United Church presbyters and Church of Christ (Disciples) presbyters should also, of course, assist in the ordination of their respective presbyters.
4. In view of the fact that the Apostolic ministry of bishops, priests and deacons will be the ministry of the new manifestation of the Church, the United Church of Canada and the Church of Christ (Disciples) should be urged to give further serious consideration to the possibility of incorporating the historic episcopate into their present ministries, so that prior to organic union there may be no question as the identity of the ministries of the three participating Churches.
December, 1971
+Vicars: Bishop of Saskatchewan
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
United Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Canada
Intercommunion
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Ministry and Christian union
Episcopacy and Christian union
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