"The Board for Social Responsibility inaugurates, from time to time, serious studies of difficult social questions. The present study, on the medical termination of pregnancy, takes its place in a series which has included `Ought Suicide to be a Crime ?' (1959), `Artificial Insemination by Donor' (1960), `Sterilization : An Ethical Enquiry' (1962), and `Decisions about Life and Death' (1965). .... Like all the studies in this series, the Report carries with it no authority beyond that of the group which has created it. This authority is indeed weighty enough in itself, but it would become less so if it were presented as already carrying some ecclesiastical authority, when it is intended to help Christians and others to think rightly about an extremely difficult subject". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword dated 25 October 1965 / Ronald Leicester [i.e. Ronald Williams, Bishop of Leicester], Chairman, Church Assembly Board for Social Responsibility -- Members of the Committee [chaired by The Rev. Canon I.T. Ramsey] -- Acknowledgements -- Table of Contents -- Why the Question is now important -- Is Abortion a Proper Concern of the Law ? -- The Basis of a Relevant Law -- Particular Cases -- Looking beyond the Law -- Summary of the Report -- Appendix 1: A Hospital Broadsheet on Termination of Pregnancy on Psychiatric Grounds -- Appendix 2: A Specimen Bill with Commentary.
It is proposed to establish an ecumenical chapel at London Airport, Heath Row, England, to be known as St. George's Chapel. The British Government has provided the site, substantial gifts have been made to the building costs, and major sums have been received from the churches and airlines in Great Britain. The member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches have been approached to see if they would be prepared to recommend to Air Canada that it makes a donation to this project.
At its recent meeting, the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs approved the resolution, "That the matter be referred to the National Executive Council for its sympathetic consideration."
That the Anglican Church of Canada, through the National Executive Council, cooperate with other churches in Canada in soliciting from Air Canada a donation to this project. CARRIED