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18. Organization Committee Report - Committee Membership

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Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Graham
Seconder
Downey
Text
That the National Executive Council refer this matter to the Long Range Planning Committee for review and consideration. CARRIED
Notes
Request from the Doctrine and Worship Commitee re Committee Membership
Moved by Short, Seconded by Carter
That the National Executive Council give agreement in principle to this request and refer back to the Handbook for re-wording. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Committees - Membership
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
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23. Report of the Long Range Planning Committee - 24. Report of the Joint Task Force of the Organization and Long Range Planning Committees on General Synod, Provincial, Diocesan Relationships

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Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Light
Seconder
Asbil
Prologue
Canon W. Asbil informed the National Executive Council that four draft reports have been distributed. Approximately 300 people have received these reports and many answers were returned. A final draft has been written with the assistance of these replies and will be presented to General Synod.
Canon Asbil expressed appreciation to those who took the time to reply.
The Prolocutor thanked Canon Asbil for the report.
24. REPORT OF THE JOINT TASK FORCE OF THE ORGANIZATION AND LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEES ON GENERAL SYNOD, PROVINCIAL, DIOCESAN RELATIONSHIPS
Canon Asbil, the Rev. W.E. Lowe and the General Secretary presented this report.
The General Secretary spoke to the report, after which the Council considered the report by sections.
Text
That the report be received. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Organization Committee
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada - Ecclesiastical provinces
Anglican Church of Canada - Dioceses
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23. Report of the Long Range Planning Committee - 24. Report of the Joint Task Force of the Organization and Long Range Planning Committees on General Synod, Provincial, Diocesan Relationships

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Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Primate
Seconder
Graham
Prologue
Concern was expressed that there is no Provincial representation working with the Task Force.
Text
That the National Executive Council recommends that a further consultation of representatives from the Provinces, Organization Committee and Long Range Planning Committee be held to consider this report before the presentation to a General Synod. CARRIED
Notes
It should be stated to General Synod that all four Provincial Synods were in common agreement that there should be a three-year Synod.
There was considerable discussion and a number of questions were asked. The Primate reported that Lambeth '78 would be considering the whole role of synodical government out of which would probably come guidelines and directions for future consideration.
This report will now be distributed to the Provinces, Diocesan Bishops and future members of the Task Force, along with the action taken by the Council.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Organization Committee
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada - Ecclesiastical provinces
Anglican Church of Canada - Dioceses
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Frequency of meetings
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[26th General Synod Meeting in Regina]

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Date
1973 April 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1973 April 13
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada meets next month at a time, in the words of its leaders, when values and issues are changing rapidly and the "very possibility of `faith' as a credible stance of life has been questioned."
The comment of the long-range planning committee in its introductions to reports to the 26th synod, meeting in Regina May 3-11, is underlined by Archbishop Edward W. Scott, primate of the church.
In a report prepared for the assembly he says if Anglicans are to respond to the demanding issues before them and to give leadership in complex situations they will need, among other things, "a greater sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit" and to display "greater willingness to make hard decisions." He may expand upon this when he officially opens the assembly in St. Paul's Cathedral May 3.
About 290 members of synod, clerical and lay, from the 28 dioceses of the church will attend the sessions in Regina's Hotel Saskatchewan.
Four main topics or themes have been set out for discussion: quality of life and community, of faith, of ministry and of the church. The themes provide opportunity for debate and decision on a wide range of social problems disturbing the church and the country in the 1970s.
A preamble, prepared by Dean Herbert O'Driscoll, to a report of the long-range planning committee says:
"To some extent it could be said that the criteria of faith in previous decades were quantitative. The strength of the church tended to be judged by quantities (that is, activities, budget) and faith tended to be seen in terms of private piety and attendance at worship...
Such categories have been found, not so much to be discredited, but to be inadequate...Between us and the comparative innocence of the late '50s too much has been said, too many paperbacks written, too many tides of opinion have flowed for everything to remain as it was.
In the 1970s the many options of a plural society vary from actual alternatives to the Christian faith to a whole spectrum of attitude and styles within the Christian faith itself...
Faith is no longer a piece of familiar furniture placed securely in the living room of the mind."
The committee says further, in another report on the quality of life and community, that the rate of change in the world "continues to be a major factor in challenging individuals and institutions to be flexible."
The free-wheeling tone of the committee's observations may typify the free and frank discussion expected at this synod with members participating more fully than in the past.
Six sessions - totalling 13 hours - have been scheduled for group discussion. Each session will bear upon a particular issue. Resolutions formulated by these groups will be correlated and sent to plenary sessions for decision and policy direction. Committee reports and resolutions go directly to the plenary meetings.
The synod meets every two years. Its last meeting was in Niagara Falls, Ont., in February, 1971, when some of its sessions were held jointly with those of the general council of the United Church of Canada which also meets biennially.
It was the first time in the history of Canada's largest Protestant denominations that their highest courts had met together.
Negotiations for organic union of the churches have been under way for more than a quarter-century but no definitive move on union will be taken at this synod.
Members of synod are the 55 bishops from the four ecclesiastical provinces of Canada (Quebec and the Atlantic provinces), Ontario, Rupert's Land and British Columbia and clergy and laity chosen by the dioceses with a youth delegation of 15.
At least 25 women, seven of them from the youth delegation, are among the lay members along with eight observers from Anglican Church Women who participate in discussions but do not vote.
Among controversial topics before the synod will be that of abortion and here the views of the women are expected to be expressed freely.
A strong bloc of women commissioners forced the abortion issue to the floor of the general council of the United Church two years ago when that church went on record as accepting abortion in certain social, economic and therapeutic circumstances. The United Church is the only Christian church to take such a stand but it does not support abortion on demand.
The Anglican Church opposes abortion and one of the questions to be posed at this synod by one committee, the task force on human life, is: "What does it mean to be human if the foetus can be aborted?"
Other questions also are posed by the task force in its report on human life and community:
"Who am I if bodily organs can be transplanted?"
"What quality of life are people living in our cities?"
"Why should anyone go to the moon when there are vast needs and agonies on the earth?"
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Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (26th : 1973 : Regina, Sask.)
Anglican Church of Canada - 20th century
Christianity and culture - Anglican Church of Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Abortion - Religious aspects - United Church of Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and social problems - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
Religion - Canada - 20th century
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Administration and Finance Committee Report - Annual Statistical Reports

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Date
1979 May 22-25
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1979 May 22-25
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Mr. D.R. Smith
Seconder
Rt. Rev. T.D.B. Ragg
Text
That the Long Range Planning Committee be asked to evaluate the annual General Synod Statistical Report with a view to formulating specific recommendations and/or observations for consideration by the National Executive Council and General Synod. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Statistics
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
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Amendments to the Constitution and Appendices - Standing Committees

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Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 17
Act 18
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 17
Act 18
Mover
Rev. J. Isbister
Seconder
Mr. C. Bellis
Prologue
Moved by Ven. J. Boyles, seconded by Ven. R. MacRae
1. That section 36 of the Constitution of the General Synod be amended by adding the following subsection after subsection e):
f) It shall be responsible for overall strategic planning and visioning within the mandate of the General Synod.
and by renumbering the remaining subsections accordingly.
2. That Appendix B of the Handbook of the General Synod be amended by:
a. adding to section 5, the following subsection after subsection e):
f) survey the organizational structure of the General Synod, and propose organizational modifications consistent with shifting priorities and functions.
b. adding to each of sections 1,2,4,5,6, and 7 as the penultimate subsection in each case the following words:
Be responsible for functional strategic planning and visioning within the committee's mandated areas.
c. deleting section 3, Long Range Planning, and by renumbering the subsequent sections accordingly.
3. That section 41 of the Constitution of the General Synod be repealed and replaced by the following section:
41. Standing Committees
a. There shall be the following Standing Committees of the General Synod:
i. Doctrine and Worship Committee
ii. Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations Committee
iii. Committee on Ministry
iv. Organization Committee
v. Program Committee
vi. Stewardship and Financial Development Committee
vii. Administration and Finance Committee (Canon VI)
viii. Pension Committee (Canon VIII)
ix. Anglican Book Centre Committee (Canon XI)
x. Board of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican
xi. Archives Committee (Canon V)
b. Unless otherwise provided by the Constitution or by Canon, each of the Standing Committees of the General Synod shall consist of 15 members:
i. 12 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod,
ii. 9 of the 12 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod,
iii. 2 of the 9 members shall be members of the National Executive Council,
iv. 3 of the members shall be appointed by the Primate.
c. The Program Committee shall consist of 18 members:
i. 15 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod,
ii. 12 of the 15 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod,
iii. 2 of the 12 members shall be members of the National Executive Council,
d. The Board of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican shall consist of 20 persons:
i. 8 of the trustees shall be elected by the General Synod from among its members,
ii. 2 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Bishops,
iii. 3 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Clergy,
iv. 3 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Laity,
v. 6 of the trustees shall be appointed by the Primate,
vi. The Primate, the Prolocutor, the General Secretary, the Treasurer of the General Synod, the Executive Director of Program and the Editor of the Anglican Magazine shall be ex-officio members.
e. In the nomination of persons to be elected or appointed to Standing Committees, geographical representation and the need for expertise shall be the principal criteria and consideration shall also be given to age, gender, order, minority ethno-cultural representation and continuity of membership.
f. Except in unusual circumstances, the length of service on a Standing Committee shall not exceed two terms of three years.
g. Unless the terms of reference of a Standing Committee of the General Synod are established by Canon, the terms of reference:
i. shall be established by resolution of the General Synod,
ii. shall be printed in the Appendices to the Handbook of the General Synod, and
iii. may be amended by resolution of the National Executive Council subject to the confirmation of such amendment by the General Synod at the regular session following the amendment.
h. At least thirty days prior to a regular session of the General Synod each standing committee shall submit to the General Synod Nominating Committee the names of up to six persons to be considered for nomination for membership to the committee for its next term.
i. The Standing Committees shall report to the General Synod and regularly to the National Executive Council.
4. That Appendix C of the Handbook of the General Synod be amended by removing sections 9 and 10 thereof.
Text
That the words "First Nations" be added to section 3.41.e. following the word "order" on the fourth line. CARRIED Act 17
The following revisions were agreed to by the mover and seconder:
1. That paragraph 2.a. be deleted.
2. That, in section 3.41.d. on the second line, the number 20 be changed to the number 19.
3. That, in section 3.41.d.vi. on the third line, the words "and the Editor of the Anglican Magazine" be deleted and the word "and" moved to the second line between the words "General Synod" and "Executive Director of Program."
4. That in 3.41.b.ii. the words "at least" be inserted before "9".
5. That in 3.41.b.iii. the words "at least" be inserted before "2".
The amended motion reads:
1. That section 36 of the Constitution of the General Synod be amended by adding the following subsection after subsection e):
f) It shall be responsible for overall strategic planning and visioning within the mandate of the General Synod.
and by renumbering the remaining subsections accordingly.
2. That Appendix B of the Handbook of the General Synod be amended by:
a. adding to each of sections 1,2,4,5,6 and 7 as the penultimate subsection in each case the following words:
Be responsible for functional strategic planning and visioning within the committee's mandated areas.
b. deleting section 3, Long Range Planning, and by renumbering the subsequent sections accordingly.
3. That section 41 of the Constitution of the General Synod be repealed and replaced by the following section:
41. Standing Committees
a. There shall be the following Standing Committees of the General Synod:
i. Doctrine and Worship Committee
ii. Inter-Church and Inter-Faith Relations Committee
iii. Committee on Ministry
iv. Organization Committee
v. Program Committee
vi. Stewardship and Financial Development Committee
vii. Administration and Finance Committee (Canon VI)
viii. Pension Committee (Canon VIII)
ix. Anglican Book Centre Committee (Canon XI)
x. Boards of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican
xi. Archives Committee (Canon V)
b. Unless otherwise provided by the Constitution or by Canon, each of the Standing Committees of the General Synod shall consist of 15 members:
i. 12 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod;
ii. at least 9 of the 12 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod;
iii. at least 2 of the 9 members shall be members of the National Executive Council;
iv. 3 of the members shall be appointed by the Primate.
c. The Program Committee shall consist of 18 members:
i. 15 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod;
ii. 12 of the 15 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod;
iii. 2 of the 12 members shall be members of the National Executive Council;
d. The Board of Trustees of the Anglican Journal/Journal Anglican shall consist of 19 persons:
i. 8 of the trustees shall be elected by the General Synod from among its members;
ii. 2 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Bishops;
iii. 3 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Clergy;
iv. 3 of the 8 elected trustees shall be members of the Order of Laity;
v. 6 of the trustees shall be appointed by the Primate;
vi. The Primate, the Prolocutor, the General Secretary, the Treasurer of the General Synod and the Executive Director of Program shall be ex-officio members.
e. In the nomination of persons to be elected or appointed to Standing Committees, geographical representation and the need for expertise shall be the principal criteria and consideration shall also be given to age, gender, order, First Nations, minority ethno-cultural representation and continuity of membership.
f. Except in unusual circumstances, the length of service on a Standing Committee shall not exceed two terms of three years.
g. Unless the terms of reference of a Standing Committee of the General Synod are established by Canon, the terms of reference:
i. shall be established by resolution of the General Synod;
ii. shall be printed in the Appendices to the Handbook of the General Synod; and
iii. may be amended by resolution of the National Executive Council subject to the confirmation of such amendment by the General Synod at the regular session following the amendment.
h. At least thirty days prior to a regular session of the General Synod each Standing Committee shall submit to the General Synod Nominating Committee the names of up to six persons to be considered for nomination for membership to the committee for its next term.
i. The Standing Committees shall report to the General Synod and regularly to the National Executive Council.
4. That Appendix C of the Handbook of the General Synod be amended by removing sections 9 and 10 thereof. CARRIED in all Orders Act 18
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees - Membership
Representation on committees - Anglican Church of Canada
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
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Baptismal Ministry

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Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 139
Date
1989 June 15-23
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 139
Mover
Rt. Rev. D.D. Jones
Seconder
Ven. R.D. MacRae
Text
That the General Secretary ask each Diocese to encourage its parishes to give an intentional emphasis on a renewed understanding of Baptismal Ministry and undertake at least one project each year that relates the implications of Baptismal Ministry to issues raised in the Long Range Planning report (such as multiculturalism, day care, leadership, and environmental concerns), or one of the many other areas of ministry that Baptismal Ministry can entail, and
That the Program Committee and the Doctrine and Worship Committee be directed to prepare and make available educational and liturgical materials that will support imaginative ways for the expression of Baptismal Ministries in the lives of individuals, groups, parishes and dioceses. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 139
Subjects
Baptism - Anglican Church of Canada
Social justice - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
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Business Arising From the Twenty-Third Session of General Synod : 2. Act No. 156: Approved amended resolution of Joint-Interdepartmental Committee on Indian-Eskimo Affairs regarding Indian projects

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Date
1967 November 15-16
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1967 November 15-16
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
General Secretary
Seconder
Archbishop of Algoma
Text
That the following resolution be referred to the Program Committee, with the request that the Program Committee does not duplicate the work already being done in this area:
"Whereas the 1965 General Synod expressed its intention to undertake one or more pilot projects in an attempt to discover more effective ways of working with Indian and partly Indian communities within the context of Community Development philosophy, and,
Whereas the Report of the Inter-departmental Committee on Indian-Eskimo Affairs to the 1967 General Synod states that there is need for research and planning to form a consistent policy of the Anglican Church of Canada to Indian work;
Be It Therefore Resolved (1) that this General Synod requests the Long Range Planning Committee, or the appropriate arm of General Synod, to give its full support to and become actively involved in projects enabling Indians to discuss their own proposals for self-determination and which provide discussion between Indians and other Canadians;
And Further (2) that the Long Range Planning Committee, or the appropriate arm of General Synod prepare a Report to be presented to the next General Synod of the needs, concerns and recommendations expressed in such projects;
And Further (3) that the National Executive Council be asked to provide $20,000 for each of the two years 1969 and 1970 (that is a total of $40,000) in the budgets of those years to implement the recommendations of the Report." CARRIED
Subjects
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Joint Interdepartmental Committee on Indian/Eskimo Affairs
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
Community development - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Committee on Indian and Eskimo Affairs
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Community development - Canada
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Business Arising from the Twenty-Third Session of General Synod : A. Act No. 19: Requested the National Executive Council to complete the report of Price Waterhouse & Co., by consultation with the Dioceses.

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Date
1967 August 31
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1967 August 31
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor R.H. Soward
Seconder
Bishop of Ottawa
Prologue
[Requested that the National Executive Council complete the report of Price Waterhouse & Co., by consultation with the Dioceses.]
Text
That this be referred to the Long Range Planning Committee for report and action. CARRIED
Subjects
Price Waterhouse Report
Netten Report
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
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Commission on Youth (see page 115)

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Date
1967 August 22-31
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1967 August 22-31
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Newfoundland
Seconder
Rev. E.S. Bull
Text
That this General Synod commends the National Executive Council for the efforts which it has taken in attempting to establish the Youth Commission proposed at the last Session of Synod, but regrets that nothing has resulted to date, and therefore remits to the Long Range Planning Division this project suggesting that an ecumenical approach to the Youth Commission be now considered. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Youth Commission
Church work with youth - Anglican Church of Canada
Youth - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Interdenominational cooperation
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
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