"Author and Designer: The Rev'd Brian Dench. Editorial assistance: Edith Shore and John Bird". -- p. 8.
"June 1992". -- p. 8.
"This brief introduction to the role of scripture in the debate on homosexuality names some of the issues, identifies points of view, and poses related questions. The article serves neither as a position paper nor as an in-depth research paper, but rather as an informal resource offered by the Human Rights Unit, designed to encourage conversation amongst the faithful on an issue of important pastoral, ethical, theological and spiritual concern to the contemporary church". -- p. .
Contents divided into sections: Interpreting the Bible: our changing view of scriptural teaching -- The Clarity of Scriptural Teaching: questions about definitive conclusions from biblical passages -- The Biblical Framework: Law vs. Love, recent changes in interpretation -- Tradition: the experience of the community informs and changes biblical interpretations -- Reason and New Knowledge: recent scholarly research informs and changes biblical interpretations -- The Liturgy: the scriptural focus of worship texts invites examination of the issue -- Social Justice Issues: The Bible challenges injustice -- The Gospel of Love: There is no greater commandment.
"Prepared and published by the Human Rights Unit of the Anglican Church of Canada." -- p. 15.
"Evaluation by The Rev. Susan Moxley, Illustrations by Kelley Aitken". -- p. 15.
Includes bibliographical references.
"In 1980, the General Synod established a Task Force on Human Rights that has been working and reporting over the last 11 years. Its mandate is broad and includes the evaluation of our own practices and structures in order to allow 'full participation from all segments of the church at all levels'. With that in mind, the committee has focused its energy on preparing the Human Rights Principles related particularly to our own institutional structure. They are enclosed in this study guide. .... As we try to discern what it means to act justly in our broken world, we must face the issue of human rights in our own life within the church. I commend this study of human rights to all of you and ask that members of the General Synod, in particular, familiarize themselves with the material so that our debate in June 1992 will be well-informed and constructive. We must represent our tradition faithfully as well as face the future with courage". -- A Letter, p. 1.
Contents divided into four main sections: Using the Study Guide -- The Principles -- Responses to the Human Rights Principles -- Background.
Contents: A Letter from the Primate dated October 1991 / Michael G. Peers -- How to Use This Study Guide -- A Sample Session -- Bible Passages -- Case Studies -- Human Rights Principles Proposed for the Anglican Church of Canada -- Responses to the Human Rights Principles / Robert T. Pynn, Russell Hatton, John C. Bothwell, A. Maylanne Whittall, Marsha Hewitt -- Development of Human Rights Principles for the Anglican Church of Canada: A History -- A Theological Definition of Human Rights [February 1983] / Miguez Bonino -- Statement of Human Rights / General Synod 1983, Fredericton, N.B. -- Theological Reflection on Human Rights: Excerpt from ... Anglican Consultative Council 1979 -- Resources for Further Study -- Evaluation Form.