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Date
1988 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution #65-05-88
Date
1988 May
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution #65-05-88
Mover
Ven D.J. Woeller
Seconder
Dean B. Stavert
Prologue
In response to a request from the House of Bishops (February 1988), the Primate reported he had invited Mrs. P. Creighton, Mrs. D. Marshall and Dr. J. Reed to form a Task Force to prepare a contemporary statement regarding abortion.
It was agreed that we, as Christians, must work towards the creation of a society in which every human being is welcome and recognized that we must both work for change of legislation which affects social programming.
Chancellor David Wright stated that difficulties outside the Criminal Code fall within the jurisdiction of the provinces and the federal government can enter the field only through the Criminal Code, but can control processes through funding.
Text
That this National Executive Council:
1. express its heartfelt thanks to the members of the Task Force on Abortion;
2. endorses the report of the Task Force;
3. refers the report to the Primate for appropriate action. CARRIED #65-05-88
Notes
It was agreed that the Primate should send the report to appropriate people in the life of the church and the country.
The Primate, on behalf of the NEC, expressed thanks to Mrs. Creighton, Mrs. Marshall and Dr. Reed for their report.
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1972 November 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1972 November 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto hospitals are performing abortions "without restriction," according to a prominent official of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Rev. Arthur Brown, rector of a large Toronto parish and a member of the National Executive Council of General Synod made the charge in connection with deliberations on a forthcoming report by a Task Force on Human Life.
The report is not expected to be completed until the end of 1973 and Father Brown said he and other pastors are impatiently awaiting it for guidance on new and complex moral situations.
He told bishops and other delegates from across Canada to the executive council that "all kinds of girls are going through our hospitals in metropolitan Toronto being aborted of pregnancies." His information, he said, comes from nurses and other hospital staff.
Father Brown claimed that staffs in some Toronto hospitals are aborting without restriction "under the guise of it being good for the total health of the mother."
Five years ago, he said, one Toronto hospital listed 28 abortions. Last year, the number was over 300, "ten times as many, or more."
He said "doctors are compromised by the destruction of human life" in this abortion situation. On becoming doctors, he said, they swear an oath to preserve life but due to the present situation "they are placed in a major compromised situation."
Father Brown said nursing staffs are upset over having to clean up after induced miscarriages and they come to him for guidance.
Archbishop E.W. Scott, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada expressed deep sympathy towards the position described by Father Brown but said the task force's report will take another year due to the complexities of the issues involved.
"It's becoming obvious that people are feeling a need for help in making decisions in these areas," Archbishop Scott said.
"Each case has to be evaluated in terms of the health of the mother and the possible health of the child, and not only on the question of the sanctity of life but also in the area of the quality of life."
Archbishop Scott emphasized that hospital boards deciding abortion cases should include persons representing moral issues as well as medical issues.
Besides abortion, the task force is studying the whole concept of when life begins and ends in relation to euthanasia, transplants, biological engineering and the vast implications of discoveries in biochemistry. Archbishop Scott said the study has become increasingly complex as it delves into the legal, medical, moral and social aspects of life. The task force is composed of lawyers, doctors, research scientists, housewives, social workers, theologians and others. It is also consulting with similarly concerned groups in the United States, Britain and other parts of the world.
A progress report will be presented to the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada at its biennial meeting next May in Regina.
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For further information, contact:
Michael O'Meara
Director, Communications Division
924-9192 (Business)
742-8327 (Residence)
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Task Force on Human Life
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Medical ethics - Canada
Chaplains, Hospital - Anglican Church of Canada
Brown, Arthur D. (Arthur Durrant), 1926-2011
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Administration and Finance Committee - MSCC Promotion Program

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official4543
Date
1972 November 8-10
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 November 8-10
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Goodman
Seconder
Gartrell
Prologue
A proposal was presented for a program of promotion of the Missionary Society as a vehicle for the receipt of legacies for the support of the missionary work of the Church.
Moved by Smith, seconded by Burch,
That the NEC authorize a program of promotion of the Missionary Society as a vehicle for the receipt of bequests for the missionary work of the Church.
The value was questioned of advertising the name of MSCC since it is now more or less a holding company and its work has been absorbed by a Division of the National Church. However, it was maintained that the Society is well known and accepted throughout the legal fraternity and by many elderly people.
Text
That the question now be put. CARRIED
The motion was then put and CARRIED.
Subjects
Missionary Society of the Anglican Church of Canada (M.S.C.C.)
Advertising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Church Seeks Third Option in Abortion Debate: Neither Woman nor Foetus Should be Victim, Report Says

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1843
Date
1988 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1988 May 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
For immediate release
Mississauga, May 13, 1988 -- The Anglican Church will today [EDITOR: Friday] attempt to define a third choice in the debate on therapeutic abortion.
A task force report to be delivered to the church's national executive council meeting here this afternoon, says: "Too often the abortion debate is couched in terms of a woman's right over her own body as against a foetus's right to life." It suggests the issue may be addressed from a new perspective in which neither the mother nor the foetus is required to serve as "victim."
"Christians hold a spectrum of personal views about the morality of abortion, from utter rejection of it to conviction that it is a personal ethical matter for a woman."
Either approach, the report suggests, is one-sided: either it ignores the cry of the unborn while trying to raise the status of women; or it remains indifferent to the plight of women while trying to protect the unborn.
The task force was convened in March to consider the Anglican Church's stance on abortion in light of the Supreme Court's decision in the Morgentaler case. That decision declared the provisions of the Criminal Code dealing with abortions to be unconstitutional. The church had previously expressed its support for the law.
The 15-page report recommends that the church continue to oppose unregulated access to abortion. The church, it says, sees abortion as "always a tragedy fraught with moral ambiguity...To resort to abortion lightly or casually is to degrade our humanity, to deny the responsibility and responsiveness of human nature."
SEEKING "TRUE" CHOICE
The report spends its greatest energy addressing the circumstances in which women "choose" abortion. In many cases, it says, the choice is hollow: When women choose to abort, it is frequently in coercive, lonely and grief-stricken circumstances where they feel completely unable to bear their child. Often the biggest problem facing the woman is her lack of a real social and economic support system. Many women who choose not to bear their children, then, make their decision out of alienation and hopelessness.
"For us as Christians, such despair cannot be left as the motive force...True choice must involve alternatives to despair."
The report says new legislation to regulate abortion should "establish procedures to make abortion available equitably across the country as a therapeutic measure for women whose pregnancies endanger their life or their physical or mental health." It says counselling should be required.
The report rejects the concept of legislating easy access to early abortion and more restricted access later in the term (after 12 weeks for example): "Abortion is always the taking of a human life and, in our view, should never be done except for serious therapeutic reasons. Any such line is arbitrary and seems to argue that the value of the foetus and the seriousness of abortion in the early stages will be discounted."
ABORTION OR POVERTY TOO OFTEN ONLY CHOICE
Noting that many women have a choice of aborting a foetus or bearing a child to live in poverty, the report urges an extensive program of social action to reduce conditions which make the choice of abortion more likely. It stresses the need for:
* more affordable housing;
* pay equity for women;
* a guaranteed annual income, and other financial measures "to secure the dignity -- indeed the survival -- of mothers and children;"
* universally accessible, publicly funded child care;
* an intensified national program to collect child support payments from delinquent fathers;
* better educational programs about sexuality, including contraception, in the schools;
* and other measures.
The council, which has been meeting since Wednesday, concludes late this afternoon.
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For further information contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications, Anglican Church of Canada, (416) 924-9192 ext 286, (416) 335-8349 residence
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual ethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Women - Canada
Birth control - Canada
Birth control - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Contraception - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poor women - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canadian Churchman

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1281
Date
1983 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1983 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rt. Rev. R. Hollis
Seconder
Mrs. J. McFadden
Text
That the Canadian Churchman continue to accept inserts with a maximum of two in any one issue. CARRIED
Subjects
Canadian Churchman
Advertising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canadian Churchman

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1282
Date
1983 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1983 November
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rt. Rev. R. Hollis
Seconder
Mrs. J. McFadden
Text
That this National Executive Council endorse the advertising policy adopted by the Board of Trustees on November 8, 1983.
Notes
Advertising Policy
Advertisers with a product or service to sell, or an opinion to express, may purchase space to carry their messages. There are certain qualifications under guidelines established by the Board of Trustees. We accept no advertising for tobacco, small loans or lotteries. All advertising in Canadian Churchman must meet the standard of good taste.
When a proposed advertisement, appeal or insert, appears to be in conflict with a definite position of the General Synod, there will be consultation with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees before the advertisement is accepted.
Subjects
Canadian Churchman
Advertising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Tobacco industry - Religious Aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Lotteries - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Gambling - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Canadian Churchman

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official4506
Date
1973 February 6-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1973 February 6-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Brown
Seconder
Owen
Prologue
a) In connection with the article "The Most Misunderstood Disease" (Alcoholism) in the January 1973 issue of the Canadian Churchman, Mr. Gault complimented the staff of the paper and, in particular, Miss Carolyn Purden for her factual and accurate account of this problem. Because of the excellence of this article and the valuable information it contains, the paper was in great demand in his area of the country.
b) Concern was expressed at the apparent contradiction between the stand of the Canadian Churchman on the Third World, poverty and racism and its acceptance of advertisements of expensive tours.
Text
That this NEC request the Board of Trustees of Canadian Churchman to prepare a report for the next meeting of this Council on its policy concerning, and the operations of, Canadian Churchman tours. CARRIED
Subjects
Canadian Churchman Tours
Advertising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Advertising - Tourist trade
Canadian Churchman
Canadian Churchman - Finance
Purden, Carolyn
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Canadian Churchman - Board of Trustees Report

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2745
Date
1978 November 1-3
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1978 November 1-3
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rev. Canon W.E. Askew
Seconder
Rev. Canon W.G. Asbil
Prologue
The Primate welcomed members of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Churchman. Archdeacon Williams presented the report of behalf of the Chairman, Dean Lundy.
The feasibility of inserts being mailed with the Canadian Churchman was discussed. Mr. Hames stated that it is the policy of the Canadian Churchman to carefully check the background and financial statements of any organization requesting that this service be provided.
It was agreed that the Churchman look at the kinds of material it will enclose and report back.
Text
That the National Executive Council sends Greetings to Mr. Bruce Rathbone assuring him of its prayers and thanks. CARRIED
Subjects
Canadian Churchman
Rathbone, Bruce Harry, 1932-2009
Advertising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Long Range Planning Committee Report [Abortion]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official1124
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 89
Date
1980 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 89
Mover
Miss W. Ainsworth
Seconder
Mrs. E. Rankin
Text
That this General Synod encourage each diocese to be responsible for sending copies of resolutions passed at General Synod regarding abortion and programs of education on this topic once they are developed, to the various secular agencies involved in counselling of families and young women facing issues of abortion. CARRIED ACT 89
Subjects
Abortion - Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Date
1972 April 24
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1972 April 24
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Prostitutes, drug addicts, alcoholics and parolees are among persons who were interviewed in a new religious series of one-minute radio announcements entitled, "LOVE AT WORK" to be broadcast daily on Toronto radio station CKFH.
The spot announcements were produced by the Communications Division of the Anglican Church of Canada for the Toronto diocese.
"It's part of our effort to develop new formats and models for religious broadcasting," said Al Bestall, supervisor of media planning for the Church.
"The series highlights the work of Anglicans in the community with actuality interviews with people who have been helped by someone who cared," Bestall explained.
"We consider the series a pilot or model which we expect other dioceses throughout Canada will adopt to tell the story of their involvement with people in their particular communities," he added.
The "LOVE AT WORK" series will be heard daily at 9:50 am on CKFH beginning May 1. Latest BBM Bureau of Measurement figures indicates the spots will reach 75,000 persons each week.
Each seven-day series of spots will deal with one of the more than 80 Anglican-supported services and institutions in the Toronto area, including the Street Haven Drop-In Centre, Yorklea Children's Home, Beverley Lodge, the Seamen's Mission, prison chaplaincies and Jewish-Christian dialogue.
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For additional information, please contact:
Michael O'Meara
Director of Communications
Anglican Church of Canada
600 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario
924-9192
or
Al Bestall
Communications Consultant
"LOVE AT WORK" - RADIO SPOTS
Some of the comments to be heard during the broadcasts:
"If there wasn't a Street Haven, the first place I'd head for is the hotel. Just drown my trouble in beer." - Street Haven
"On drugs, there's no such thing as you can't go any further. You keep going until you're dead or you find an agency where you can get help." - Street Haven
"The 85 and 95-year olds seem to be an age-group that nobody sort of wants to be bothered with and they need us very, very much." - Anglican Church Home for the Aged
"Some families are glad to push their older people into homes. But if they push them into a home like this they're lucky." - Anglican Church Home for the Aged
"In 1971, over 300 suicide deaths were recorded. That's the number they've recorded. I would anticipate it's much more than 300." - Distress Centre
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Toronto
Mass media in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Radio in religion - Anglican Church of Canada
Religious broadcasting - Anglican Church of Canada
Advertising - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and social problems - Canada
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