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21. The Church and Public Social Responsibility

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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
Berry
Seconder
Garnsworthy
Text
That the National Executive Council recognizes the widespread concern of the Church about social and economic problems in Canada and abroad, requests the Primate to convene a three-day seminar to include such members as the corporate and business community, members of the Unit of Public Social Responsibility, Native people, Labour leaders, Third World representatives and members of the National Executive Council and requests that costs be shared by participating groups. CARRIED
Subjects
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Social justice - Anglican Church of Canada
Social justice - Canada
Corporate social responsibility - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and social problems - Canada
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22. Pension Committee

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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
McPherrin
Seconder
Huggill
Text
That the National Executive Council approve in principle the following statement and refer it to the Resolutions Committee of General Synod for inclusion into the discussion of the report of the Task Force "For the Elimination of Poverty and Social Injustice":
- 'Any program to support income levels in Canada should specifically differentiate between those Canadians who are a part of the work force and those who are retired. In particular such a program should:
- 1) ensure that the retirement income of those who contributed to a private pension plan or any similar retirement program normally would exceed the income of those who did not.
- 2) ensure that there are clear financial incentives to all those who prepare for their financial security in retirement by participating in any pension or other retirement program.' CARRIED
Notes
The Primate expressed gratitude to the Pension Committee for its excellent and competent work.
Archdeacon Hobson took this opportunity to thank the members of the Pension staff and stated that much credit should go to them for their work.
Subjects
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
Pensions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Poverty - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Guaranteed annual income - Canada
Guaranteed annual income - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Agricultural Crisis

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Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 73
Date
1986 June 14-22
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 73
Mover
Ven. F. Stewart
Seconder
Mr. M. Archambault
Text
That this General Synod:
1. recognizing the agricultural crisis as a major social problem; expresses its concern at the stress and suffering of farming families caught in the economic crisis in Canada's agricultural sector;
2. directs the Program Committee to take steps to explore the roots of the agricultural crisis, and to recommend practical ways for the Church, at parish, diocesan and national levels, to minister to those under stress, and to advocate helpful changes in national policies. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 73
Subjects
Agriculture - Canada
Agriculture - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and agriculture - Anglican Church of Canada
Farm life - Canada
Farmers - Canada
Farmers - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic justice - Canada
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Anglican Bishops Express Concern Over Economy

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Date
1981 November 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1981 November 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Toronto, Nov. 10, 1981 -- For immediate release
"The very real suffering being endured by large numbers of Canadians" has moved the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada to "call for justice and a sharing of our resources."
In a statement sent today to the Prime Minister, Mr. Clark and Mr. Broadbent the Bishops expressed concern not only about inflation and high interest rates, but also about "Government restraints imposed on schools and universities."
The Bishops represent thirty dioceses of the Church in Canada, from coast to coast. They were meeting last week in Pierrefonds, Quebec.
The full text of their statement is enclosed.
- 30 -
R.J. Berryman
600 Jarvis St.
Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2J6
(416) 924-9192
Notes
The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada feels a deep concern for the welfare of Canadians at this period in our history.
We commend Federal and Provincial leaders for the new initiative to strengthen our unity as a people. However, we are increasingly disturbed by the very real suffering being endured by large numbers of Canadians who are losing their homes because of high mortgage rates. The daily struggle with inflation and high interest rates affects those least able to cope - our senior citizens and families on low income. We share a deep concern over high unemployment especially of young Canadians who are our future. Coupled with this, Government restraints imposed on schools and universities mean that fewer young people will receive the benefits of educational opportunity to prepare them for a complex society in which they will need more education, not less.
The bishops do not pretend to have answers which Parliamentarians and economists have not discovered but we do claim that the Christian gospel has insights for such a time as this; our faith predicates that Christians have the obligation to be involved in society and the Church has the duty to call for justice and a sharing of our resources in order that the greatest good for the greatest number may be secured.
We believe that we live in a fortunate land and that Christians should be foremost in supporting the unity of Canada and in sensitivity to our differences which can offer us strength and a rich mosaic of life.
We hold that every Canadian has the right to be employed and to be decently housed and that Christian people have the duty to press government to that necessary goal.
We hold the thesis that our young people are one of our greatest assets and that all of us must share the struggle to ensure the best future possible for them.
We realise the cost involved but would commend the Christian imperative to share for the general good of all.
Subjects
Canada - Economic conditions - 1971-
Economics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Unemployment - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
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Anglican Church urges members to support solidarity fast with poor

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Date
1996 March 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1996 March 6
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO - The Anglican Church of Canada's national council has approved a motion asking church members to join in a fast in solidarity with people affected by the Canadian Health Service Transfer (CHST).
The date of the fast is April 1, Holy Week Monday, and the day of implementation of the CHST. The decision to commend the fast to Canadian Anglicans was made this week by the Council of General Synod, the church's governing body in between meetings of General Synod which are held every three years.
The CHST is federal legislation which combines funding for health, post-secondary education and social assistance into one block fund. The Bill of which it is a part cuts $7-billion from the total federal transfers for these three areas.
The motion before the Council of General Synod came from the church's Ecojustice Committee which commended the idea of the fast and of an Alternative Federal Budget drafted by the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice and released last month. The Anglican Church is a member of the Ecumenical Coalition.
The committee also asked Council members, who come from across the country, to take information on the fast and the Alternative Budget back to their home constituencies and to encourage as much local participation as possible.
In a report to the Council, the Ecojustice Committee said it strongly believes that there are numerous alternatives to the budget cuts proposed by the federal government which affect disadvantaged people.
Contact Doug Tindal, Director of Communication 416-924-9199 ext. 286; 905-335-8349 (residence) or Sam Carriere, Media Relations, 416-924-9199, ext. 256
Subjects
Canadian Health Service Transfer (CHST)
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Budget - Canada
Budget - Canada - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice (ECEJ)
Economic justice - Canada
Public welfare - Canada
Poverty - Canada
Poverty - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Fasts and feasts - Anglican Church of Canada
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Behind the mitre : the moral leadership crisis in the Canadian Catholic Church

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Author
Clarke, Tony, 1944-
Publication Date
c1995
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 1421.2 C53 1995
Author
Clarke, Tony, 1944-
Edition
1st ed.
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publication Date
c1995
Physical_Description
xxii, 216 p. ; 20.5 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Tony Clarke".
"A Phyllis Bruce book"/
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"'Behind the Mitre' is a disturbing, never-before-told story of religion tainted by politics and business, of divided loyalties. Tony Clarke recounts the fate of a controversial policy paper, 'Ethical Reflections on the Economic Crisis', issued in the early 1980s as a challenge to the government's social priorities. The church's internal fight over this radical manifesto makes for a troubling and fascinating story of palace intrigues, political deals and the uncomfortable overlap between church and state in Canada". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Prologue -- Dangerous Memory -- Corporate Agenda -- Ethical Challenge -- Social Realignment -- Political Compromise -- Ecclesial Crackdown -- Moral Abdication -- Prophetic Revival -- Appendix -- Chapter Notes -- Index.
Subjects
Catholic Church - Canada - History - 20th century
Church and social problems - Canada - Catholic Church
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Social justice - Canada
Social justice - Catholic Church
Ethical reflections on the economic crisis
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Catholic Church
Leadership - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
ISBN
0-00-638056-5
Call Number
BX 1421.2 C53 1995
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Behind the mitre : the moral leadership crisis in the Canadian Catholic Church

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Author
Clarke, Tony
Publication Date
c1995
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 1421.2 C53 1995
Author
Clarke, Tony
Edition
1st ed.
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publication Date
c1995
Physical_Description
xxii, 216 p. ; 20.5 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Tony Clarke".
"A Phyllis Bruce book"/
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"'Behind the Mitre' is a disturbing, never-before-told story of religion tainted by politics and business, of divided loyalties. Tony Clarke recounts the fate of a controversial policy paper, 'Ethical Reflections on the Economic Crisis', issued in the early 1980s as a challenge to the government's social priorities. The church's internal fight over this radical manifesto makes for a troubling and fascinating story of palace intrigues, political deals and the uncomfortable overlap between church and state in Canada". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Prologue -- Dangerous Memory -- Corporate Agenda -- Ethical Challenge -- Social Realignment -- Political Compromise -- Ecclesial Crackdown -- Moral Abdication -- Prophetic Revival -- Appendix -- Chapter Notes -- Index.
Subjects
Catholic Church - Canada - History - 20th century
Church and social problems - Canada - Catholic Church
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Social justice - Canada
Social justice - Catholic Church
Ethical reflections on the economic crisis
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Catholic Church
Leadership - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
ISBN
0-00-638056-5
Call Number
BX 1421.2 C53 1995
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Behind the mitre : the moral leadership crisis in the Canadian Catholic Church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8844
Author
Clarke, Tony, 1944-
Publication Date
c1995
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 1421.2 C53 1995
Author
Clarke, Tony, 1944-
Edition
1st ed.
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publication Date
c1995
Physical_Description
xxii, 216 p. ; 20.5 x 13.5 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Tony Clarke".
"A Phyllis Bruce book"/
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"'Behind the Mitre' is a disturbing, never-before-told story of religion tainted by politics and business, of divided loyalties. Tony Clarke recounts the fate of a controversial policy paper, 'Ethical Reflections on the Economic Crisis', issued in the early 1980s as a challenge to the government's social priorities. The church's internal fight over this radical manifesto makes for a troubling and fascinating story of palace intrigues, political deals and the uncomfortable overlap between church and state in Canada". -- back cover.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Prologue -- Dangerous Memory -- Corporate Agenda -- Ethical Challenge -- Social Realignment -- Political Compromise -- Ecclesial Crackdown -- Moral Abdication -- Prophetic Revival -- Appendix -- Chapter Notes -- Index.
Subjects
Catholic Church - Canada - History - 20th century
Church and social problems - Canada - Catholic Church
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Social justice - Canada
Social justice - Catholic Church
Ethical reflections on the economic crisis
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Catholic Church
Leadership - Religious aspects - Catholic Church
ISBN
0-00-638056-5
Call Number
BX 1421.2 C53 1995
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Bishops Oppose Goods and Services Tax, Call for Progressive Tax Policy

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Date
1990 February 9
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1990 February 9
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Mississauga -- The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada makes the following statement concerning the Goods and Services Tax (GST) based on the scriptural principle: "Much is required from the person to whom much is given; much more is required from the person to whom much more is given." (Luke 12:48)
The bishops reaffirm their statement of October 1989 on taxation policy:
That this House of Bishops, out of concern for the more vulnerable members of society, affirm the principle of progressive taxation, whereby those with greater wealth pay a higher proportionate amount of taxes than those with lesser means, and oppose the principle of regressive taxation, whereby those of lesser means are required to pay the same percentage tax as the wealthiest income earners...
Consequently the bishops oppose the proposed GST legislation because we believe the poor will pay a disproportionately large amount of their income; and the reverse will be true for affluent people.
We ask the Government of Canada to consider alternatives that, in our view, are more just, such as:
1. making personal income tax more progressive;
2. instituting a corporate income tax based on ability to pay;
3. considering an annual tax on net wealth such as is used in most European countries;
4. reconsidering its position on inheritance tax.
Notes
For further information, contact: Doug Tindal, Director of Communications, (416) 924-9192 (bus.), (416) 335-8349 (res.)
Subjects
Goods and services tax - Canada
Taxation - Canada
Taxation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada reviews
Economic justice - Canada
Economic justice - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
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