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[Challenge to Canadian Labour Movement]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official5152
Date
1973 September 17
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1973 September 17
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
The Canadian labour movement was challenged to be "true to its own story and not to lose its soul" by the Most Rev. E.W. Scott, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, speaking at the opening of the convention of the Brotherhood of Railway and General Workers in Toronto, today.
"Is the labour movement concerned about groups who are powerless, or is its primary interest to increase its own power?" Archbishop Scott asked. Since unions grew from experiences of injustice and a sense of powerlessness, Archbishop Scott wondered what part they were now playing in the struggle of the "powerless peoples" to share in the economic benefits and decision making of an increasingly inter-locking world economy. He said he has already asked the same question of representatives of Canadian business, federal and provincial governments and within the church.
"How many Indians and Eskimo people have been welcomed into organized labour and how hard does labour work to equalize the benefits within its own ranks?" he asked. Archbishop Scott said "many people rightly criticize the church as it so often fails to be true to its own principles, the same may well be true of the labour movement."
"One of the things that people who have been oppressed learn all too well is how to oppress when they gain power," said Archbishop Scott. He appealed to the convention to "rise above that very real temptation and be true to your own story."
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Subjects
Church and labor - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and labor - Canada
Labor unions and Christianity - Anglican Church of Canada
Power (Social sciences)
Power (Christian theology) - Anglican Church of Canada
Scott, Edward W. (Edward Walter), 1919-2004
Racism - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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Power, principle and pastoral leadership in the Anglican Church

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog1896
Author
Anthony, Tom (Thomas Murray), 1935-
Publication Date
1992]
Material Type
Document
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
BT 738.25 A57 1992
Author
Anthony, Tom (Thomas Murray), 1935-
Place
[Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Church of Canada, Human Rights Unit
Publication Date
1992]
Physical_Description
4 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm.
Material Type
Document
Notes
"The Rev. Tom Anthony, the author of the paper, is the chair of the Human Rights Unit, and former director of the Division of World Mission. He lives in the Diocese of New Westminster". -- p. 4.
"An informal statement related to the Human Rights Principles designed to encourage conversation amongst the faithful".
Includes "A brief bibliography", p. 4.
Prepared for, and distributed at June 1992 General Synod.
Added Entry
Anglican Church of Canada. Human Rights Unit
Human rights principles for the Anglican Church of Canada
Subjects
Power (Christian theology) - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Discipline
Human rights - Canada
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
Call Number
BT 738.25 A57 1992
Location
General Synod Archives
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