"One of the topics on the Agenda for the ninth Lambeth Conference being held in 1958 is `The Family in Modern Society'. The Church of England Moral Welfare Council was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury to prepare a report on this topic for the use of the Lambeth Conference. The Moral Welfare Council, in turn, contacted all of the Ecclesiastical Provinces in the Anglican Communion asking to be kept informed of any studies made concerning this subject. It was emphasized that two special concerns were Overpopulation and the Impact of Industrialization upon Family Life. At the request of the Primate, the General Secretary prepared a summary of factual information concerning the Canadian family for the consideration of the Canadian Bishops. This paper was read at the meeting of the House of Bishops in 1957 and at the request of the C.S.S. Executive and with the consent of the Primate is published in this Bulletin. The S.P.C.K. has published the Report of the special committee convened by the Moral Welfare Council, together with the Reports received from overseas, in `The Family in Contemporary Society'. The Canadian material is included in the publication and is reproduced in this issue of The Bulletin with the permission of the S.P.C.K." -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / Leonard F. Hatfield -- The Canadian Family, 1957 -- Bibliography -- An Extract from the Encyclical Letter, Lambeth 1958 -- Some Books in the C.S.S. Library on the Family.
"The latter years may be a time of loneliness, withdrawal and fears or alternatively a serene flowering of much that has been growing throughout a long life. A skilled and loving ministry to the aging can be an important factor in dispelling the former and supporting the latter and is increasing a challenge and incentive to clergy and people. In meeting this challenge a parish can be greatly enriched through the faith, wisdom and experience of its older members." -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Maurice P. Wilkinson -- The Problems of Aging and Old Age / J.R.D. Bayne -- Ministering to the Older Person in the Urban Parish / Paul E.F. Brillinger -- Gaiety and Action / Muriel Hooper -- Bibliography -- A Meditation onAge for use in groups or by individuals -- Addendum -- For Thought and Action.
"Most Church people will rejoice because of the provisions recently made by Federal and Provincial authorities. These fall into two classes: first, Assistance for those who have need and can prove it, sixty-five to sixty-nine years of age; and secondly, Pensions without any means test for those over seventy years of age. The basic amount in each case is $40.00 a month. That these provisions will ease many a dire case of want, cannot be doubted. We rejoice in this programme of partial security." "The Church's first task is to minister to the inmates of these [old age] institutions .... Every parish priest should visit the institutions or homes, little or large, where the aged are, and seek to know them and serve them." "In some place and circumstances the Church may be able to go further than that. Some deaneries or dioceses may be able to provide and manage a Home, and this is a most desirable solution to the problem. Whether it can be done by the local Church alone is questionable, but it is possible and probable that local state authorities will be glad to co-operate, and the Old Age Assistances and Pensions can make financing more easy". -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / W.W. Judd -- Age Shall Not Weary Them / Leonard F. Hatfield -- Pertinent Books in the Council's Library -- Recent Additions to the Library.