"The subject of immigration into Canada is a very difficult one; not simple, but extremely complex. It involves not only the problem of assimilating large numbers of aliens who do not speak English, and whose ways, ideals and outlook on life are radically, and in the case of the older ones at least, ineradicably different from our own, but also it involves another great problem, the effect of this influx of cheap, unskilled labour in to the industrial markets, and that is, perhaps, an even more difficult question that the other. Happily we have the experience of the United States to learn from. .... With the general, political and economic subject of immigration, in so far as it does not involve any moral or religious question, the Council for Social Services and the Church of England in Canada are not concerned; with certain aspects of it they are deeply interested, and it is with these that the present Bulletin deals, namely with Asiatic immigration (p. 3)."
Contents divided into sub-sections: The Limitation of Immigration -- East Indian Immigration into Canada -- The Question of Cheap Labour -- Report of the Sub-Committee -- Chinese Immigration -- Admittance of East Indians -- The Controversy Over East Indian Immigration -- Alleged Exclusion of Wives and Children -- South Africa -- Summary -- Bibliography.
"Conservative Immigration Minister Jason Kenny was 'insulting' in the way he refused to allow 11 priests from the Anglican Church of the Province of Myanmar to visit the diocese of British Columbia last fall , Bishop James Cowan told delegatesto the 93rd synod March 6 to 7 . The B.C. diocese has had a companion diocese link with Anglicans in Myanmar for more than 10 years. Fifteen members of the Myanmar Church were invited, but only four were granted visas. 'They were rudely treated, and denied an interpreter', said Bishop Cowan." [Text of entire article.]
"The purpose of the Bulletin is to present to its readers various, and sometimes differing, view-points on social subjects. Its object is, therefore, information and not propaganda. The Editorial Board does not necessarily endorse all, or any, of the opinions expressed in its publications". -- p. 3.
Contents: [List of] Publications of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada Available for Distribution -- Bolshevism : A Lecture Delivered Before the Deanery of Lincoln and Welland at Welland, January 20th, 1921 / John W. Hamilton -- Social Service Notes and News.
"The time has come when we must educate, not the Socialist with a view to converting him, but the masses of the people, whose minds are open to conviction. They do not come to the churches. Then let the churches go to them. Let us organize. Let men study the conditions; let them go to the factory and the street corners; let us with all zeal and sympathy win the masses by a mutual understanding. The classes are strangers, if not enemies, and will continue to be until we make efforts to reach them, and they understand, the broader, the happier possibilities of, not a nominal, but a real Christian Society. .... Bolshevism is a danger in any country, only in so far as the Spirit of Christian fellowship has failed to permeate that country". -- pp. 17, 18.
Section on Social Service Notes and News divided into sub-sections: The Annual Meeting of the Council -- Immigration to Canada for Year 1920-1921 -- Interesting Visitors at the Office of the Council -- Reducing the Importation of Narcotics -- The Archbishop of York in the British Coal Settlement.
"Canada needs more population in addition to that supplied through the natural increase, and therefore she needs a more generous policy on immigration. There is a need for a more rapid, steady immigration movement in order to help the population to catch up to the need for the development of our resources, and the need of greater production -- a production which will be beneficial not only to Canada, but to the Commonwealth as an entity in world affairs, and to the world at large. .... Our second proposition is that Canada needs, and we in the Church want, an increased British immigration. We want a more generous policy than the Government has thus far adopted. Why British ? Not for any narrow or self-righteous reasons but sheerly because politically and culturally the British can fit into our Canadian scene easily and can make the kind of contribution to which our destiny has called us -- a democratic, and to some degree, a Christian society: also because the British peoples fit into the industrial, agrarian and climatic set up which we have inherited or created. This is not to the prejudice of other immigration movements. .... Likewise the Church has fought the battles of minority groups -- of the Chinese residents here in Canada, denied the entry of their wives and families, of the Jews and their suffering people in Europe, of the East Indians, and of Negro students and other individuals. There has been no racial discrimination in the Church's approach to the problem of immigration". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / W.W. Judd -- Part 2 : In the British House of Commons [Note: The following debate occurred in the British House of Commons, probably in Committee, in the afternoon of June 13, 1950.]
"Canada's involvement in the International Scene has come sharply into focus in recent months. Therefore, one of our present tasks is to define in specific terms the responsibility which Canada has, as a greatly privileged nation, towards other nations and peoples. In this task the Church must share. This Bulletin, which is in some respects a sequel to Bulletin No. 166, `The Church in the International Scene', indicates some of the areas of obligation and a few of the many opportunities for service which face our nation." "Immigration is a significant aspect of Canada's international obligations". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Leonard F. Hatfield -- Canada in the World of Today / John Morgan -- Christian Responsibility and the Refugee / E.S. Reed -- Immigration and Integration / C.A. Westcutt -- Canada's Post-War Financial Assistance Abroad, 1945-57 -- Recent Additions to the Library.
"The more than 3.3 million people who have fled the violence in Syria represent overwhelming human need, but the response from Canada has been underwhelming, according to groups working to bring refugees into the country. In July 2013, Jason Kenney, then minister of Citizenship and Immigration (CIC), announced a program that made Syrian refugees a ministerial priority and aimed to bring 1,300 people to Canada by the end of 2014 -- 200 as government assisted refugees and 1,100 as privately sponsored refugees. But figures released by the government in mid-November  showed that only 457 had arrived in Canada, 194 as government assisted and 163 through private sponsorship". "Don Smith, chair of the refugee working group for the diocese of Ottawa, said the numbers released in November don't make sense to him. Of the privately sponsored refugees, 163 have arrived, and the Sponsorship Agreement Holders Association counted some 400 applications that had been submitted". "Ian McBride, executive director of the Anglican United Refugee Alliance (AURA), said that one of the biggest obstacles to privates sponsorships may be the fear of not being able to raise enough money to cover the sponsorship liability, about $27,000 for a family of four. (AURA represents the Anglican diocese of Toronto and the Toronto conference of the United Church of Canada as a sponsorship agreement holder.)"
That this National Executive Council commend the Canadian Government through its Minister of Immigration and Minister of External Affairs for its prompt and positive action to help the "boat people." CARRIED
"Report of the Task Force on Ethnic Ministries, Anglican Church of Canada".
Includes bibliography: p. 33.
"In May of 1970, the Program Committee of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada established a Task Force to undertake a study of the Ethnic Groups in Canada, and the opportunities for the Church to minister to them. In a series of meetings, statistics were gathered and analysed, a picture gradually emerged of the present situation, and some strategies were identified as ways for the Church to carry out its work more effectively in this area. This report is a result of the work of the Task Force. .... The Task Force produced ten recommendations for the Church to consider in relation to future work in this area. These are included in this report for consideration by appropriate committees and persons in both diocese and parish". -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents: Introduction / Philip Jefferson -- Government Policy -- Some Cultural Dimensions to Immigration -- The Situation Past and Present -- Why Should Anglicans Care ? -- Opportunity for Ministry : Recommendations from the Task Force -- Appendix.
Contents of Appendix: 1961 Census of Religious Denominations -- Religious Affiliations and Ethnic Origin -- Ethnic Origin Statistics -- Where do Immigrants Come From ? -- Graph of Immigration -- Where do Immigrants Go ? -- Provincial Immigration Trends 1963-1969 -- Postscript from Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism Book IV -- Adequate Ministry to a Japanese family at the time of bereavement -- Ethnic Publications and Distribution -- Anglicans now living in Canada who have worked overseas -- Bibliography -- Members of the Task Force on Ethnic Ministry.
Contents: Christian Principles and Their Social Application -- Office of the Council for Social Service of the Church of England in Canada.
"In accordance with its plan to acquaint Canadian readers with the deeply significant findings of the Archbishops' Fifth Committee of Inquiry, on Christianity and Industrial Problems, the Editorial Board here presents an abridgement of the second chapter. Another section, entitled Christian Thought on Social Relationships has already appeared, as Bulletin 29 of this series. The entire report may be purchased from the Upper Canada Tract Society, Richmond Street E., Toronto, for 35 cents, post paid." -- [Foreword], p. 2.
"In view of the general character of Christian teaching and of past experience of its influence, there are, we submit, four main conditions with which the witness of the Church `to those who are seeking to resolve the problems of industrial life' must comply. First, it must be a witness to principles which touch something larger and deeper than social or industrial needs. Life is more than livelihood, and human beings are men before they are workers or employees. Second, it must be a witness to principles by which all social conditions are to be judged. Christians cannot allow that there is any department of human activity which falls outside the sphere of Christian teaching. .... Third, it must be a witness to principles which are always pressing, by the forces that is in them, for fuller embodiment and application. Thus the principle of human value must work toward more complete equality, both of opportunity and consideration: `each counts for one and not more than one'. .... Fourth, it must be a witness to principles which make any social arrangement, while it lasts, works humanely, and as fairly and respectfully to each human being concerned as its limitations allow" (pp. 2-3). "Once more, therefore, the Church may commend its witness by asking the comrades with whom it joins in asserting the fundamental principles of social welfare, and progress to recognise the real springs and securities of those principles. The sacredness of each human life, the rightfulness of claims for liberty of development and for equality of opportunity and consideration, the duty of mutual help and corporate service -- these are the indispensable and sovereign things. They depend to a degree which is easily overlooked, upon the fundamental human faiths which Jesus Christ finally made the property of the race, that God is, that God and man are akin, that His Love gives value to every least human life, that He has taken action for Man's redemption in Jesus Christ and established His Church to be the home of human brotherhood, that the power which really works to carry human development onward to its goal is the power of God Himself working through Christ in the consciences and efforts and characters of men" (p. 17).
Christian Principles and Their Social Application divided into sub-sections: The Nature of the Church's Witness -- The Social Teaching of the Church an Essential Part of Its Witness -- Christian Ethics Binding Upon Social Relations as Well as Upon Individual Conduct -- The Teaching of the New Testament with Regard to Material Wealth -- The Teaching of the New Testament with Regard to the Sanctity of Personality -- The Teaching of the New Testament with Regard to the Duty of Service -- The Teaching of the New Testament with Regard to the Corporate Responsibility -- The Social Teaching of the Church Only One Part of Its Witness -- The Importance of Character.
Office of the Council for Social Service section divided into sub-sections: The S.P.C.K. Port Chaplaincy Work To Be Under the Direction of the Council for Social Service -- The Council for Social Service to Establish a Lending Library -- The Council for Social Service and the Work of the Girls' Friendly Society.