Friends to Sponsor Biography of Former Primate Ted Scott

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A GROUP OF FRIENDS and colleagues of Archbishop Edward (Ted) Scott is sponsoring a biography of the former primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, an international figure in the fields of religion and social activism.

"During his term, 1971 to 1986, he was the pre-eminent church leader in Canada and recognized as such, and he was also one of the pre-eminent church persons in the world," said Hugh McCullum, a former editor of the Anglican Journal who will write the book.

"(Archbishop Scott's) role as moderator of the central committee of the World Council of Churches was grounded in deep respect for other traditions within Christianity and for other living faiths," wrote the current primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, in a brochure seeking financial help for the Ted Scott Biography Project.

Archbishop Peers also noted that Archbishop Scott was a member of the so-called Eminent Persons Group, a committee of distinguished individuals from the British Commonwealth that helped South Africa work toward a peaceful end to apartheid.

"During his time, he deeply influenced the church, the country and the world. In the Anglican Church of Canada, women were ordained, a new relationship with the First Nations began to take shape and ecumenical relationships flourished," Archbishop Peers wrote. …