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Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

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Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 82
Date
1998 May 21-29
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 82
Mover
Mrs. P. Creighton
Seconder
Dr. G. Egerton
Text
That this General Synod, in light of the appeal made by the Primate and other church leaders in February 1998 to the government to bring new commitment to "the challenge to rid the world of the plans and the means to nuclear annihilation", support their leaders' call to the Canadian government to:
-affirm abolition as the central goal of Canadian nuclear weapons policy;
-urge all states to begin immediately and conclude by the year 2000, a Convention for eliminating nuclear weapons within a time-bound framework;
-urge all nuclear weapons states to take their nuclear forces off alert status and commit themselves to no-first-use of nuclear weapons;
-renounce any role for nuclear weapons in Canadian defense policy, and call on other countries, including Russia and Canada's NATO allies, to do likewise;
-review the legality of Canada's nuclear weapons-related activities in light of the 1996 International Court of Justice ruling, and then move quickly to end all activities determined to be of questionable legality; and
-embrace publicly, the conclusions of the 1996 Canberra Commission report, including its recommendations that the nuclear weapons states commit themselves unequivocally to the elimination of nuclear weapons and agree to work immediately on the practical steps and negotiations for its achievement, and that the non-nuclear states join in cooperative international action to implement this commitment;
-and that this General Synod commend the church leaders' statement to dioceses and parishes, and urge Anglicans to engage themselves in the mounting public efforts to achieve these steps toward the abolition of nuclear weapons and, in particular, the initiatives of Project Ploughshares. CARRIED Act 82
Notes
Abstentions were noted from Chancellor David Wright, Captain Baxter Park, Captain Todd Meaker, Mr. Bryan Campbell and Canon Andrew Gates.
Subjects
Nuclear weapons - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear warfare - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Project Ploughshares
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Anglicans Deepen Involvement in Disarmament Concerns

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Date
1982 June 1
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1982 June 1
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto, Jun. 01, 1982 -- For immediate release
"The disarmament/peace issue has been moving rather quickly from the periphery of our attention to the centre." This declaration was made by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop E.W. Scott in a recent letter to the Prime Minister.
The letter expressed the Primate's "deep sense of urgency" and his "dismay at the news about the Cruise Missile coming to Canada."
The Primate is certainly not alone in his dismay. There is mounting evidence that he is correct in his feeling that disarmament is moving to the top of the Church's agenda. The National Executive Council (NEC) the most authoritative national body in the Anglican Church between General Synods, recently passed a similar motion expressing to the Federal Government its "strong opposition to the proposed testing of the Cruise Missile."
The Council also moved to include the Anglican Church of Canada as one of the sponsors of "Project Ploughshares." This is an ecumenical coalition which has gained major prominence and respect for its research and publications on disarmament and peace issues. The Anglican Church joins several other major denominations and the Canadian Council of Churches in sponsorship of Project Ploughshares. The coalition is based in Conrad Grebel College of the University of Waterloo, is associated with the United Nations' Department of Public Information, and is represented on the Bureau of the Non-Government Committee on Disarmament at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.
Members of the NEC of the Anglican Church also heard of plans now underway for a major national conference on disarmament to be held next November in Vancouver. It will bring together representatives from the Anglican Church, industry, unions, universities, the Department of Defence and from overseas in the Third World. Its purpose is "to assist the Anglican Church of Canada to develop a policy on the subject of disarmament."
Disarmament has been, or planned to be, a subject on the agenda of several of the Synods of the Anglican Church's thirty Dioceses this spring and fall. Already a request has come from the Diocese of Ottawa that it be a topic of major discussion and policy making at the Church's General Synod to be held in Fredericton in June of 1983.
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Subjects
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear weapons - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Cruise missiles - Testing - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Project Ploughshares
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Armaments and War

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Date
1934 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1934 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Canon W.H. Davison
Seconder
Magistrate Jones
Prologue
Resolved, That the Upper House concurring, this General Synod of the Church of England in Canada heartily concurs in the principle enunciated by the Lambeth Conference of 1930, that "war as a method of settling international disputes is incompatible with the teaching and example of our Lord Jesus Christ."
The Synod calls upon the Church, through the leadership of its Clergy and the personal influence of all its members, to help in the creation of a public opinion which will organize peace, and effectually outlaw war, as being contrary to the mind of Christ and, especially under modern conditions, inhuman and devilish. It commends to the prayers and active support of all men of goodwill the League of Nations as being, in spite of its limitations, the best human instrument for preserving international peace as an ideal and a goal, and for fostering that mutual understanding and co-operative spirit among the nations, which are the primary safeguards of peace.
The Synod deplores the increase of armaments among the different nations, in violation of the solemn declaration regarding general reduction contained in the Peace Treaty. It declares the traffic in munitions of war to be a moral offence of the first magnitude; and it appeals for the hastening, by every possible means, of complete and universal disarmament. Message JJ.
Text
That the Upper House concurs in Message JJ of the Lower House with the following amendment:
Insert the words "private and uncontrolled" in the third paragraph to read:
"It declares the private and uncontrolled traffic in munitions, etc." Message JJ-1.
That the Lower House concurs in Message JJ-1 of the Upper House. Message JJ-1-A.
Subjects
War - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Peace - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Armaments - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
League of Nations
International cooperation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Lambeth Conference, 1930
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Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 34
Date
1983 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 34
Mover
Rev. M.C. Ingham
Seconder
Dr. G. Egerton
Text
"That this Synod address the Parliament of Canada and urge it to pass Bill C-678, given first reading in the House of Commons on March 28th, 1983."
After considerable discussion the question was called for and it was CARRIED Act 34
Notes
Bill C-678 is an act to declare Canada a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone.
It was noted that this motion would include the territorial coastal waters, inland bodies of water and airspace.
Subjects
Nuclear weapons - Canada
Nuclear weapons - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Disarmament - Memorial to General Synod from the Diocese of Ottawa

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Date
1982 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1982 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Lackey
Seconder
Archbishop Peers
Prologue
Bishop Lackey read the following Memorial from the Synod of the Diocese of Ottawa to General Synod:
"Whereas the peace of the world and the welfare of future generations are threatened by the growing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; and whereas the means of widespread and non-selective destruction of human life and our natural environment are becoming available to nations who are not party to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty or other existing or proposed agreements on disarmament; this Synod requests the General Synod to place the subject of disarmament and arms control on the agenda of its 1983 meeting, with the purpose, after thorough and prayerful consideration, of making a public declaration of the Anglican Church's deep concern on this subject; and that the Canadian House of Bishops be asked to make an early public pronouncement supporting the intention to seek a General Synod resolution on this subject."
It was recognized that this will be a major issue at General Synod, 1983, and the Primate requested that it be discussed at Diocesan Synods.
Text
That the House of Bishops supports the intention of this Memorial of the Diocese of Ottawa that the issue of disarmament be a major issue at General Synod, 1983. CARRIED 3-10-82
Subjects
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Ottawa
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Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

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Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 88
Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 88
Mover
Dr. George Egerton
Seconder
Miss B. Baskin
Text
That the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada petition the Government of Canada to declare as an objective in the conduct of its foreign policy the elimination of nuclear weapons from the world by the year 2000; and that members of the General Synod through contacts with other churches encourage similar petitions to their respective governments. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 88
Subjects
Nuclear disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear weapons - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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International Affairs - Resolution 1

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Date
1962 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1962 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Ottawa
Seconder
Rev. Canon E.W. Scott
Prologue
Moved by Bishop of New Westminster, seconded by Mr. Andrew Brewin,
Believing that the moral influence of those nations which refuse to have nuclear weapons can become a determining factor in the course of world affairs,
But conscious also of the grave dilemma confronting the governments which endeavour to reach such a decision,
This General Synod Affirms Its Support of policies which have for their objective the eventual state of total disarmament.
Moved in amendment by the Rev. T.L. Leadbeater, seconded by the Bishop of Moosonee,
That the words "excepting those policies advocating unilateral disarmament" be added to the last clause of Resolution 1.
Text
That following the first paragraph of Resolution 1, there be introduced the following: "and while conscious of the grave dilemma confronting the governments which endeavour to reach such a decision, yet this General Synod records its conviction that the only sane course open to humanity is never to use nuclear weapons; and urges its members to press continuously as a matter of utmost urgency for the abolition, by international agreement, of nuclear bombs, and of other weapons of similar destructive force, the use of which is repugnant to the Christian conscience." CARRIED in both Houses. The resolution as amended was CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear weapons - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
War - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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(ix) Correspondence

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Date
1963 October 4-6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1963 October 4-6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Saskatoon
Seconder
Bishop of New Westminster
Text
"That the Council for Social Service be requested to consider publishing in popular form a statement summarizing the views of the Church as endorsed by General Synod, concerning warfare, the limitation of armaments, and the responsibilities of Christian people in promoting an out look and actions in conformity with the Gospel."
Subjects
War - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Peace - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear warfare - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council for Social Service - Publishing
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Just war ? Just Peace ! : an educational resource on peace and nonviolence

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Publication Date
2001
Material Type
Book
Call Number
BT 736.2 J87 2001
Corporate Author
Anglican Church of Canada. Eco-Justice Committee. Just War Working Group
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Church of Canada. Eco-Justice Committee. Just War Working Group
Publication Date
2001
Physical_Description
v. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
3-holed punch material for binder.
Preface signed by Maylanne Maybee and dated 20 September 2001.
Contents include: Workshops -- Handouts -- Resources for Personal Reflection -- Stories of Peacemaking -- Backgound Papers -- Worship Resources -- Sermon Notes -- Enclosures.
Stories of Peacemaking include: Landmines : A Canadian Chaplain's Perspective / Baxter Park -- Sword and Cross : The Project and the Trial.
Background papers include: Peace in our Time : Christian Reflections on Peace and Conflict / Eric Beresford -- Nuclear Weapons : The Ultimate Evil and Challenge / Phyllis Creighton.
Worship resources include: A Suggested Order for Remembrance Day -- A Litany for World Peace.
Kit also include copies of: The Hague Agenda for Peace and Justice for the 21st century -- [Brochure on] 2001-2010 Decade to Overcome Violence -- The hidden hand of the market will never work without the hidden fist. -- [Poster from] Project Ploughshares Armed Conflicts Report 2000.
Added Entry
Beresford, Eric B. (Eric Brian), 1957-
Creighton, Phyllis (Phyllis Joyce Manning)
Adamson, Lyn
Melanson, Dave C.
Park, Baxter D., 1962-
Subjects
War - Religious aspects - Christianity
War - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Just war doctrine
Just war doctrine - Anglican Church of Canada
Nonviolence - Religious aspects - Christianity
Nonviolence - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Peace - Religious aspects - Christianity
Peace - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Nuclear weapons - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Disarmament - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Land mines - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Remembrance Day - Canada
Sword and Cross Project
Call Number
BT 736.2 J87 2001
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