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Report of Council for Social Service - Section IV - Problem of Race and Human Rights

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Date
1949 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1949 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Calgary
Seconder
Archdeacon E.S. Reed
Text
That recognizing the vital need for preservation and promotion of good relations among the members of all groups in Canada, General Synod urges the clergy to give leadership in bringing to public attention and in resolving any instances of racial discrimination which may arise in our midst, and
In particular the Synod would re-emphasize the obligation of all citizens to stand for fairness and equality toward the members of all racial groups in the matter of employment in industry, in neighbourhood and social relations, and in trade and professional life;
The Synod further calls upon the Government in our country to do everything possible to give form and substance to the spirit of the Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations and to incorporate its principles in the law of the land where still necessary and possible and,
The Synod prays even more urgently that our own people will promote by friendly personal and family contacts, goodwill among all groups and in the spirit of the Gospel seek to avoid all discriminatory feelings and actions in relation to them. ADOPTED in both Houses.
Subjects
Human rights
Human rights - Canada
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
United Nations. General Assembly. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Racism - Canada
Racism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the Committee on Statistics and State of the Church

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Date
1946 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1946 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. R.H. Soward
Seconder
Archdeacon Catchpole
Prologue
This report was presented by the Archbishop of Kootenay. Considerable discussion arose out of the report which was, on motion of the Archbishop of Kootenay, seconded by Mr. R.W. Allin, carried in both Houses.
Your Committee regrets that it cannot submit any report either on the "state" of the Church or on statistical returns. The information supplied is insufficient in both cases. Only nine bishops have replied to a request for a Church report of conditions in their areas; for the year 1944 statistical returns were not received until this year, and the figures of two important dioceses are still unavailable; less than half the returns for 1945 have been received.
Your Committee requests that it be relieved of its duties unless fuller cooperation is forthcoming and needful information supplied. It would however stress the great loss which the Church would suffer, if information as to the ebb and flow of Church life in various parts of the Dominion is not available. It may point out that the proportion of active to missing Anglicans would never have been known if statistics had not been collected and synthesized.
Text
That this Synod requests the Committee on Statistics and State of the Church to continue its labours and calls upon all Dioceses to extend to the Committee the fullest co-operation so that all needful information may be supplied. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Church of England in Canada. Committee on Statistics and State of the Church
Anglican Church of Canada - Statistics
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