1. Affirm the Development Goal of the United Nations for each developed country to contribute 0.7% of its gross national product to Official Development Assistance (ODA) in developing countries.
2. Request the General Secretary to write to the Government of Canada by June 30, 2004, urging it to act on the 0.7% Development Goal, using the proposal of the Canadian Council of International Cooperation for reaching this goal by 2015:
- To increase foreign aid by 12% annually between 2009 -- an additional $750 million over the next three years to increases already planned
- To increase foreign aid by 15% between 2009-2015.
3. Affirm the challenge of the 1998 Lambeth Conference to dioceses and provinces of the Anglican Communion to provide 0.7% of their own resources to fight global poverty.
4. Request the Primate
- to encourage Anglicans to give their generous support to the PWRDF and Anglican Appeal, which together with the Partnerships budget of General Synod, represent the Anglican Church of Canada's financial commitment to supporting international development programs, fighting poverty, and strengthening international and intra-Anglican partnerships.
- to report to the Anglican Communion by August 31, 2004, through the Task Team on Poverty and Trade, on the Anglican Church of Canada's contributions to development and poverty work to help give a complete picture of the Anglican Communion's efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 28
That the Council of General Synod waive the annual audit of the Anglican Journal for the year ending December 31, 2005, based on the fact that the Anglican Journal's figures are reported as part of the consolidated statements of General Synod. CARRIED #31-05-05
That this Council of General Synod approve for trial use and evaluation the French text of the ‘Ordination of Bishops, Priests and Deacons” prepared by CLEF (le comité liturgique épiscopale francophone). CARRIED #14-11-06
That this Council of General Synod consider and take action on the following; and further that the Chancellor of General Synod be requested to review these resolutions, and determine the jurisdiction of ecclesiastical provinces on the matter.
i) Any resolution or recommendation of any Communion body requiring a formal process of reception shall not be considered received until it has:
- a) been recommended for reception to all dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada by a majority vote, by orders, of General Synod, and;
- b) been approved by 2/3 of dioceses in each ecclesiastical province in the Anglican Church of Canada by a majority vote in all orders; and
c) been approved by a majority vote in all orders by an ensuing General Synod.
ii) Any report of an external body to the Anglican Church of Canada (communion or ecumenical) requiring a formal process of reception shall be considered received after:
- a) it has been circulated for response to all dioceses and provinces in the Anglican Church of Canada, and to all Standing Committees and the House of Bishops; and
- b) a summary of responses has been reported by the appropriate Standing Committee with a motion to the Council of General Synod to receive or not to receive; and
- c) The motion to receive or not to receive has been passed by a 2/3 majority of General Synod.
That the motion be referred to the Handbook Concerns Group and that it be brought back to the November meeting. CARRIED #22-05-06