Full report from the Commission on the Marriage Canon, which includes: background and terms of reference; input from the broad consultation; details on whether a proposed motion blessing same-sex marriage would contravene the Solemn Declaration of 1893, as well as the question of a conscience clause; biblical and theological rational for a change in teaching on … Continued
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Invitation to Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples’ seventh national Sacred Circle 2012.
Text of the Charter for Racial Justice, which commits the church to the elimination of racism, and education and awareness of related issues. Document includes history and context, as well as appendix with working definitions.
Text of the Covenant written by Indigenous members of the Anglican Church of Canada meeting in Winnipeg from April 23-26, 1994, which details the need for Indigenous self-determination within the Church.
Full text of resource guide for discussions on human sexuality, which includes suggestions for establishing discussion guidelines, a gathered list of resources (including study guides, bibliography, and videos from materials gathered by dioceses, the national church and other churches), and terminology definitions for clarification.
Unofficial notes from meetings of the Council of General Synod (CoGS), the church’s governing body between national meetings of General Synod. Includes highlights from spring and fall CoGS meetings each year starting in 2003.
Preface describes establishment and mandate of Primate’s Commission on Theological Education and Formation for Presbyteral Ministry, purpose of document, overall competencies for ordination to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada and lists members, consultants and staff in Commission.
Description of involvement by Anglican Church of Canada in multilateral ecumenical relationships through councils of churches, including the Canadian Council of Churches and World Council of Churches. Information and links are provided for both the CCC and WCC.
List of educational institutions affiliated with church along with leaders and contact information. Institutions are classified as universities, colleges, theological colleges, residences, distance education and/or indigenous education.
Obligations of parishes, dioceses and institutions of the Anglican Church of Canada to comply with Canada Revenue Agency standards and Canadian charity law in sending tax-protected dollars abroad to mission partners. Contact information for Global Relations is provided to offer further information on agency agreements to parishes, dioceses and institutions.
Collation of resolutions from General Synod outlining the movement over 15 years in the discussion about human sexuality, particularly homosexuality.
Guidelines for inter-faith dialogue prepared in October 1988 for Canadian Anglicans by the Ecumenical Office of the Anglican Church of Canada. As explained in detail here, the church’s approach consists of two separate but inter-related aspects, dialogue and common action.
Current Constitution, Rules of Order, Canons of General Synod, with Appendices. Current edition: 18th, Published 2016.
News releases, official resolutions and statements from the Anglican Church related to homosexuality, encompassing the period from 1978 to 2007.
Introduction to apologia for Hymn Book Supplement Task Force, describing its mandate and approach. Lists members of task force.