An open letter from Canon Paul Jennings, one of the authors of the St. Michael's Report, addressed to editor Chris Ambidge, in which he corrects the "widely-held misapprehension that the Report implies that same-sex blessings must be treated as a matter of canon (and thus would require a two-thirds vote by orders at two consecutive General Synods). This is an interpretation that I consider disastrous for the Church, and I am disappointed to see it further disseminated in `Integrator'." "As your article mentions, General Synod has in the past dealt with significant doctrinal matters by resolution rather than by canon: the approval of the Book of Alternative Services, the ordination of women, and, one might add, the admission of children to Holy Communion. In the event, it will be General Synod (should it accept the St. Michael Report's finding) that must determine, by a simple majority vote, whether to require a canonical change on this issue."
Author is a priest in the Church of England, He is a founder of, and is now director of, 'Changing Attitude UK'. He reports on his experience of the meeting as a gay man. He describes two different meetings/conversations with Bishop R.N.C. Nwosu of Nigeria.
See also report by Suzanne Lawson, Anglican Church of Canada, in the same issue on the ACC Meeting in Kingston, Jamaica..
A description of how the book came to be written by one of the co-editors. "The guide addresses the issues that surround the question of relationships and how we comprehend them. .... The guide also addresses the issue of language that frequently becomes a crux in discussion of same-sex relationships. The position of homosexuals within the tradition of the Anglican Church and the way in which that might change and move forwards towards recognition are also treated in this guide. There is also a short bibliography to suggest further material for study".
"Bishop Michael Bird of the Diocese of Niagara announced early in July  that he had approved a new rite of blessing for couples who have been civilly married, regardless of the gender of the couple. For same-sex couples, clergy can seek the authorization of the Bishop, on a case-by-case basis, effective 1 September 2009". "The rite developed in Niagara is innovative, drawing on resources from the dioceses of New Westminster, Los Angeles, and the Church of New Zealand, among others. The committee which drafted the rite has also offered five theological reflections explaining the rationale for the diocese's actions."
The sermon given on the occasion of the second joint celebration of the Holy Eucharist among members of Integrity and Fidelity at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Toronto, on 16 September 1998. In his sermon, Canon Feheley comments on the 1998 General Synod in Montreal, the 1998 Lambeth Conference and the publication of the document "Emerging Common Ground".
Claiming the Blessing Canada is a "cross-Canada group urging General Synod to permit same-sex blessings". "On Sunday, March 28th , Claiming the Blessing is asking all supporters to join in a day of prayer". Claiming the Blessings Canada's web site is at: www.geocities.com/claimblesscanada
Author is the lay representative of the Anglican Church of Canada to the Anglican Consultative Council. A significant article divided into sections: The Beginning -- The Big Decisions -- Other Important Decisions and Actions -- Implications for the Anglican Church of Canada -- Implications for Integrity Members -- Conclusion.
"Interestingly enough, we did not focus on the topic of homosexuality at all. But the topic was in the corridors, and often around the edges of conversations in the Discernment Groups. My take is that we knew we were not going to 'solve' our disagreements on how to respond to homosexual partnerships in the church, or even on the presence of homosexuals. That has been tried over several meetings and ended in what another called 'the disaster that was Nottingham'. Instead, I would say that the focus of ACC-14 was twofold:  What is out shared mission as an Anglican Communion; and  how can we be in relationship when we disagree over matters of importance". "Nothing done at ACC-14 is binding on our Church, but much of it is compelling. The way forward will be a challenge, but, as partners in the Anglican Communion, we are called to listen to others, to be faithful to Christ, and to find ways of holding Christ's loving and reconciling mission at the centre of our faith. We in Canada need to make our future decisions for ourselves, discern what God is calling us to do, and also somehow be mindful of the international body to whom we belong, aware that there may be 'relational consequences' to our actions if they are too different from what the Instruments of Communion believe to be aligned with the Covenant."
See also report by the Rev. Colin Coward of 'Changing Attitude UK' in the same issue.