A final report from the International Anglican Conversations on Human Sexuality

Report from conversation of international Anglican bishops called together in 1999 by the Archbishop of Canterbury to meet over a three-year period. Includes points of agreement, disagreement, reflections upon the fruits of the conversation and the conditions that enabled them, topics for further exploration and recommendations from the meeting.

A Resource Guide for Discussions on Human Sexuality

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.

A Response to the Windsor Report

Response to the Windsor Report, prepared in March 2007 by the Windsor Report Response Group for the Council of General Synod. In its conclusions, the response affirms the importance of having a relationship of trust within the Anglican Communion and that the Windsor Report is part of a process leading towards healing and reconciliation.

Commission on the Marriage Canon: Submissions

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.

Human Sexuality: A Statement by the Anglican Bishops of Canada – 1997

Statement approved in 1997 by Canada’s Anglican bishops updating thier 1979 guidelines for dealing with the ordination of homosexual individuals and pastoral relationship with the gay community. Includes discussion of gay and lesbian people in society and the church, blessing of covenanted relationships and the ordination of gay and lesbian people.

Reflections on the Theological and Ecclesiological Implications of the Adoption or Non- Adoption of the Anglican Communion Covenant

November 2012 report by Faith, Worship and Ministry to Council of General Synod offering ‘reflections on the theological and ecclesiological implications of the adoption or non-adoption of the Anglican Communion Covenant.’ Report includes theological vocabulary, context, implications of adopting or not adopting the Covenant and its likely fate. Concluding resolution by FWM Committee carried on October 28, 2012 requests that CoGS receive its report and encourage it to circulate appropriate preparatory materials to General Synod members in advance of General Synod 2013.

Scripture and Homosexuality

Short collation of essays written for Canadian Anglican discussions or recommended by Canadian dioceses representing variety of perspectives on homosexuality, including the role of scripture.

The Galilee Report

The Primate’s Theological Commission to consult with the dioceses and parishes and report in advance of General Synod 2010 on the theological question of whether the blessing of same-sex unions is a faithful, Spirit-led development of Christian doctrine; and Scripture’s witness to the integrity of every human person and the question of the sanctity of human relationships.

The St. Michael Report

Report of the Primate’s Theological Commission of the Anglican Church of Canada on the Blessing of Same-Sex Unions

The Whole Message Conference

List of electronic copies of papers produced at the Ottawa conference that took place from April 13-14, 2007, including the pre-conference address, keynote speeches and final plenary and General Synod recommendations.