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
Resource Category: Church Governance
Invitation to Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples’ seventh national Sacred Circle 2012.
Description of the 2015 Sacred Circle featuring highlights and daily reports. News articles from anglican.ca and the Anglican Journal provide a day-by-day account of the meeting from Aug. 16-22 in Port Elgin, Ont., while selected documents provide vital background on the discussion.
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.
Text of the church’s policy governing the provision of services to persons with disabilities. Discusses communication, assistive devices, the use of service animals and support persons, notice of service disruptions, staff training and offering feedback.
Revised text of the Waterloo Declaration and official commentary, as approved by the Joint Working Group on Nov. 13, 2000
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.
Submissions by individuals to the Commission on the Marriage Canon, part of a broad consultation mandated by General Synod in 2013. Each submission includes the views of the respondent on allowing the marriage of same-sex couples.
A listing of Canadian dioceses, bishops with addresses, web sites, and phone numbers
Papers produced at “Faith Seeking Understanding,” a conference hosted in January 2007 by Huron College to offer responses to the Windsor and St. Michael reports and address current challenges.
Information about the 41st General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. Reports and resolutions from the meeting will be posted as soon as they are available.
Collation of resolutions from General Synod outlining the movement over 15 years in the discussion about human sexuality, particularly homosexuality.
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.