This committee’s role is to help Canadian Anglicans live out their Christian faith thoughtfully, prayerfully and with commitment through liturgical development and theological education, to foster inter-church and interfaith dialogues, to promote theological reflection and to provide resources on issues of doctrine, ethics, ecumenism, evangelism and mission.
Mandate / Terms of reference
The Committee shall:
- Articulate standards and develop resources for worship and liturgy.
- Foster and facilitate collaboration between Canadian theological colleges, and with the national church.
- Develop policy for, monitor, and engage in inter-church dialogues.
- Develop policy for, monitor, and engage in inter-faith dialogues.
- Promote theological reflection, and provide resources and education on issues of doctrine, ethics, ministry, ecumenism, leadership, evangelism and mission.
- Monitor work of the Anglican Communion in the areas of liturgy, doctrine, authority and identity.
- Monitor work of the World Council of Churches and the Canadian Council of Churches in areas of faith and order, ethics, theological education, and inter-faith relations.
- Convene gatherings and develop networks related to the work of the Committee.
- Work alongside the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples around aboriginal spirituality.
- Work with the House of Bishops to define doctrine where necessary.
- Use the Lund principle to work ecumenically wherever possible.
- Report to the Council of General Synod.
- Encourage theological reflection on stewardship and on the committee’s mandate.
- Within the Committee’s mandate, do functional strategic planning and visioning.
- Maintain liaison with the House of Bishops.
- When deemed appropriate, invite partners (international, ecumenical, or internal) to join the committee.
Ms. Sandra Bender
The Rev. David Giffen
The Ven. Douglas Fenton
Ms. Cynthia Haines Turner, Prolocutor (ex-officio)
LCdr the Rev. Beverly Kean-Newhook (COGS Rep)
The Rev. Dr. Jay Koyle (Chair)