That this Executive Council expresses its appreciation of the work of our Chaplains in the Armed Services and sends its greetings to them, and its best wishes for God's continued blessing upon them in their important ministry, and would further couple with this resolution a warm tribute to the Rt. Rev. I.A. Norris, Bishop of Brandon, on the devoted and able leadership he provides to this area of the Church's mission as our Bishop Ordinary to the forces. CARRIED
That section 3 (Canadian Council of Churches) as revised, be adopted. CARRIED
3. Canadian Council of Churches
Your Committee shares with all members of the Council its deep regret at the death in April of the Rev. W.J. Gallagher, who from the inception of the Council has been its able and hard-working General Secretary. Dr. Gallagher was succeeded in May by the Rev. Wilfrid F. Butcher, formerly Minister of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Quebec.
The Biennial Meeting of the Council is being called for November 16th to 19th, 1964 and your Committee submits the following names in nomination as delegates:
The Most Rev. H.H. Clark, D.D., Primate of All Canada
The Most Rev. W.L. Wright, Archbishop of Algoma
The Right Rev. F.H. Wilkinson, Bishop of Toronto
The Right Rev. W.R. Coleman, Bishop of Kootenay
The Right Rev. S.C. Steer, Bishop of Saskatoon
The Right Rev. G.P. Gower, Bishop of New Westminster
The Right Rev. G.N. Luxton, Bishop of Huron
The Right Rev. I.A. Norris, Bishop of Brandon
The Right Rev. H.R. Hunt, Suffragan Bishop of Toronto
The Right Rev. R.L. Seaborn, Assistant Bishop of Newfoundland
The Very Rev. E.B.N. Cochran
The Very Rev. H.L. Nutter
The Ven. D.P. Watney
The Rev. Canon Leslie Hunt
The Rev. Dr. E.R. Fairweather
The Rev. Dr. H.H. Walsh
The Rev. Dr. J.C. Kirby
The Rev. Canon R.R. Latimer
The Rev. Canon A.H. Davis
The Rev. Canon K.H.M. Creal
The Rev. Canon W.E. Hobbs
The Rev. M.P. Wilkinson
Mr. J.R. Ligertwood
Mr. Eric Freeman
Lt.-Col. M.L. Douglas
Mr. J.O. Elton
Judge J.E. Hudson
Dr. A.B. Lucas
Mr. B.G. Robinson
Mrs. J. Robertson
Mrs. R.H. Soward
A Committee has given much time to a consideration of a revision of the Constitution, bringing into focus the aims, work and procedures of the Council.
The Anglican Church was fully represented at the Annual Consultation on International Affairs, held in Ottaws in February 1964.
Delegates were nominated by the M.S.C.C. and C.S.S. to the Consultation on China, June 25th to 27th, 1964.
The grant to the Canadian Council of $6.678 was the full amount requested, in addition to which your Committee contributed $2,184 to the Canadian School of Missions and Ecumenical Institute. The annual grant of $670.00 was made to the Protestant-Roman Catholic Committee.
The House of Bishops has learned with deep dismay that the South African Government two weeks ago further outlawed virtually all expression of dissent from its apartheid policy by banning eighteen organizations and two black newspapers and by arresting and banning numerous individuals. By this act, the South Afican Government has demonstrated yet again its total defiance of Christian convictions within and outside the country. Legislation now before the South African Parliament will also drastically curtail and control the provision of welfare and support to those in need.
Our Church of the Province of South Africa has long made clear its detestation of apartheid and the repressive laws which go with it. The stand taken during the past nearly thirty years by leaders like De Blank, Reeves, Crowther, Huddleston, Winter and Good is clear witness to it. The House of Bishops is appalled at this increase of rule by decree, and at the further denial of human rights for the great majority of the people of South Africa, by a Government which has made a total travesty of its claim to be ruling in the name of Christian civilization. In our view, opposition can only be effective by the isolation of that government at all levels. The House of Bishops calls on the Canadian Government, which with other western nations continues to sustain the apartheid system through extensive economic, diplomatic (and in some cases military) links, to sever all connection with the South African Government until apartheid is eradicated.