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[Anglican Church Campaign to Increase Adoptions in Nova Scotia]

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Date
1967 June 19
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1967 June 19
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Officials of the Department of Public Welfare have expressed thanks to the Anglican Church of Canada for its cooperation in a recent campaign to increase adoptions throughout the province.
There were 46 inquiries from married couples to the provincial coordinator for adoption services following the month-long campaign, according to a statement received by the church's social service department.
It is the first example of co-operation between the Anglican Church and provincial authorities in the adoption field. Church organized officials say they hope such a campaign might also be organized in other provinces.
Anglican clergy were asked by Rt. Rev. W.W. Davis, Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia, to preach on adoption, or conduct a discussion in their churches and to circulate an adoption brochure produced by several denominations.
At present, 21 of the couples that made inquiries have completed or are in the process of completing their adoption.
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Subjects
Adoption - Law and legislation - Nova Scotia
Adoption - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Communication with the Government of Canada Re Mr. Maher Arar and Mr. Abdullah Almalki #044-14-03-11

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Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 30-11-03
Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 30-11-03
Mover
Chancellor Ronald Stevenson
Seconder
Mr. Matthew Kett
Prologue
Moved by: Mr. David Watts
Seconded by: Rev. Canon Dr. Bill Prentice
That this meeting of the Council of General Synod ask that the General Secretary:
1. communicate to the federal government and the Department of External Affairs, and Minister (Wm.) Graham, its displeasure at the government's decision not to conduct a public inquiry into the case of Maher Arar, the Canadian citizen who was detained in the U.S. by American immigration officials and deported to Syria where he was allegedly tortured and held in prison with no charges laid.
and
2. communicate to the ambassador of Syria in Canada its displeasure of the treatment of a Canadian citizen held in Syrian custody,
3. request the government to establish such a public inquiry into the case of Maher Arar,
4. urge the government to make every immediate effort to obtain the release of Canadian citizen Abdullah Almalki, currently being held in Syrian custody without charge, and reportedly being subjected to torture
Friendly amendment
The mover and seconder agreed to change the word "displeasure" with "grave concern," and in item 2 to change "grave concern of ..." to "grave concern at ..."
Amendment
Text
That the motion be amended by deleting item 2 and substituting:
1) communicate to the ambassadors of the United States of America and of Syria its grave concern at their countries' treatment of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen,
Vote on the amendment CARRIED
Vote on the amended motion which now reads:
That this meeting of the Council of General Synod ask that the General Secretary:
1. communicate to the federal government and the Department of External Affairs, and Minister (Wm.) Graham, its grave concern at the government's decision not to conduct a public inquiry into the case of Maher Arar, the Canadian citizen who was detained in the U.S. by American immigration officials and deported to Syria where he was allegedly tortured and held in prison with no charges laid,
and
2) communicate to the ambassadors of the United States of America and of Syria its grave concern at their countries' treatment of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen,
3) request the government to establish such a public inquiry into the case of Maher Arar,
4) urge the government to make every immediate effort to obtain the release of Canadian citizen Abdullah Almalki, currently being held in Syrian custody without charge, and reportedly being subjected to torture. CARRIED #30-11-03
Subjects
Arar, Maher
Almalki, Abdullah
Canada. Dept. of External Affairs
Canada - Foreign relations - Syria
Canada - Foreign relations - United States
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