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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Guide for conversations about human sexuality that includes introduction and basic session templates for images of human sexuality in Scripture, human sexuality in Creation stories, human sexuality and current science and the church’s teaching and practice.
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.
Collation of resolutions from General Synod outlining the movement over 15 years in the discussion about human sexuality, particularly homosexuality.
News releases, official resolutions and statements from the Anglican Church related to homosexuality, encompassing the period from 1978 to 2007.
Resources related to human sexuality for study and discussion.
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.
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.
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.
Information and resources relating to discussions of the blessing of same-sex unions, listed in the order in which they were received.