The Anglican Church of Canada has launched “A Changing Church”, a new strategic planning initiative that will explore the theme “A Changing Church, A Searching World and a Faithful God” and come up with concrete initiatives that will help to unify Canadian Anglicans in embracing the future with confidence and in faith.
Resource Tag: COGS
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.
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.
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.
Text of the Mississauga Declaration, written on Sept. 17, 2011. Offers an assessment of the state of Indigenous ministry 17 years after the Covenant and a vision for renewal and restoration.
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.
Current sexual harrassment and assualt policy/procedure for the Anglican Church of Canada, applicable to national staff members and national volunteers, as revised and adopted by the Council of General Synod 2005.
Full report from the Commission on the Marriage Canon in advance of General Synod 2016.