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.
Resource Category: Human Sexuality
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pastoral Educational Resources for Supporting Transgender Christians in the Anglican Church of Canada
In November 2021, the Council of General Synod approved Pastoral Liturgies for Journeys of Gender Transition and Affirmation for trial use and evaluation. This Resource is an educational companion to that liturgical work and contains theological and pastoral reflections on transgender experiences, on gender and theology, and an extensive annotated bibliography.
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.
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.
Report of the Primate’s Theological Commission of the Anglican Church of Canada on the Blessing of Same-Sex Unions
Full report from the Commission on the Marriage Canon in advance of General Synod 2016.
Information and resources relating to discussions of the blessing of same-sex unions, listed in the order in which they were received.
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.