Halifax, Nova Scotia - Officials of the Department of Public Welfare have expressed thanks to the Anglican Church of Canada for its cooperation in a recent campaign to increase adoptions throughout the province.
There were 46 inquiries from married couples to the provincial coordinator for adoption services following the month-long campaign, according to a statement received by the church's social service department.
It is the first example of co-operation between the Anglican Church and provincial authorities in the adoption field. Church organized officials say they hope such a campaign might also be organized in other provinces.
Anglican clergy were asked by Rt. Rev. W.W. Davis, Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia, to preach on adoption, or conduct a discussion in their churches and to circulate an adoption brochure produced by several denominations.
At present, 21 of the couples that made inquiries have completed or are in the process of completing their adoption.
"Canon H.M. Waddams who has kindly prepared this very timely Bulletin is a valued member of the C.S.S. Committee on International Affairs. .... We are grateful to him for his compilation and commentary" -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword -- Central Africa : 1960 : Introductory Note / H.M. Waddams -- Africa 1960 : A Survey for the Africa Bureau, London -- Review in Central Africa : Extracts from a pamphlet / The Rev. S. Alan Keighley, Secretary of the International Department of the British Council of Churches -- Multi-Racias Society Can Survive in Central Africa, Monckton Commission of Federation -- Part II : Church Statements -- [Listing of] The Anglican Dioceses of the Anglican Communion in Africa.
Church Statements include: Lambeth Conference 1958 : Extract from the Report of the Committee on the Reconciling of Conflicts between and within Nations. p.2.132 -- The Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches (Evanston) 1954. Resolutions on Intergroup Relations Adopted by the Assembly -- The Council for Social Service [resolution of 31 August 1960 by which] the Lambeth Resolution 110 was fully endorsed".