That General Synod expresses its deep and sustained concern at the Soviet Government’s continuing persecution of Christian and other dissidents in contravention of the Helsinki Agreement on Human Rights; it calls on all Anglican Christians to support by prayer and publicity those sentenced to and suffering in labour camps; it asks that the Primate communicate this resolution to the Soviet Ambassador in Canberra, the Patriarch Pimen in Moscow and the World Council of Churches.

(Bishop J.A. Grant, 26.8.81)