Recognizing the Agricultural and Rural Development Act (ARDA) Program as one of the most creative and imaginative programs yet developed for the improvement of rural life in Canada and that the basis for ARDA projects is firmly rooted in local participation and involvement:
This General Synod Commends the ARDA program to all rural clergy and parishes and urges them to involve themselves creatively in such local programs as a fitting channel for the exercise of Christian Service. CARRIED in both Houses.
"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.