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.
Resource Category: Church Governance
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.
Report offers background on origins of Task Force on Theological Education and lists different groups consulted. Summary of the discussion includes roles, skills and knowledge and qualities that those consulted felt individuals ordained to the priesthood should have. An evaluation of the process, comments and recommendations of the Task Force to FWM follow, along with … Continued
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
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.
Information about the 41st General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.
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: 19th, Published 2019.
News releases, official resolutions and statements from the Anglican Church related to homosexuality, encompassing the period from 1978 to 2007.
Implementing the Safe Church Charter in the Anglican Church of Canada: A guide for review of policy and practice
The Anglican Church of Canada is committed to the protection of all vulnerable persons. “Safe Church” policies are developed by dioceses for use within the parishes of those jurisdictional areas, and the General Synod has provided guidance for dioceses in the development of those policies and educational resources for safe church initiatives.
Final report of the General Synod Task Force on Jurisdiction to the Council of General Synod and the Canadian House of Bishops, dated February 2002. Discusses origins of ‘jurisdiction’ as a feature of life in the church, communion and authority, authority as jurisdiction, doctrine and discipline, tradition ethics and morality. Includes responses to questions posed in terms of reference and an appendix on jurisdictional canons in review.