That this Council of General Synod affirm and support the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples as it works towards the implementation of the Pinawa Declaration of August 2005, and prepares to nominate a bishop for appointment by the Primate as the first National Indigenous Bishop.
Motion to table
Moved by: Canon Marilyn Dean
Seconded by: Canon Robert Falby
That the motion be tabled until the May 2006 meeting of the Council of General Synod. DEFEATED
Vote on the motion which reads.
Council discussed the resolution. The Primate commented that he envisions a process for the first bishop whereby the ACIP would nominate to the Primate their selection of a person already a bishop.
"Edited by Christopher Hill and E.J. Yarnold, SJ".
At head of cover title: The ARCIC documents and their reception.
"Collection of documents about the work of the first Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) (1969-1981)". -- p. 3.
Includes bibliographical references, pp. 343-344.
"The scope of this books is thus to bring together with the text of the Final Report [of ARCIC I} a significant range of official evaluation, comment and explanation. Official comment is carefully distinguished from commendation by members of ARCIC, and outside 'expert opinion' is a third distinct category." -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents divided into sections: Introduction -- Official Comments -- Comments by Members of ARCIC -- Expert Opinion -- Conclusion -- Sources.
Contents of Introduction section: 1. The Scope of this Book / Christopher Hill -- 2. The History of ARCIC I / Edward Yarnold -- 3. The 'Common Declaration' by Pope Paul VI and the Archbishop of Canterbury (Michael Ramsey) (1966) -- 4. ARCIC I : The Final Report (1982).
Contents of Official Comments section: 5. The Observations of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Final Report of ARCIC I (1982) -- 6. Letter by Cardinal J. Ratzinger (Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) to Bishop Alan Clark (Roman Catholic Co-Chairman of ARCIC I) (1982) -- 7. Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I by the Roman Catholic Bishops; Conference of England and Wales (1985) -- 8. Church of England Faith and Order Advisory Group on the Final Report of ARCIC I (1985) -- 9. The 1988 Lambeth Conference : Resolution 8 and Explanatory Note regarding ARCIC I -- 10. The Official Roman Catholic Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I (1991) -- 11. Roman Catholic Bishops' Response of England and Wales : Statement on the Roman Catholic Official Response (1991) -- 12. Comments of the Archbishop of Canterbury (George Carey) on the Official Roman Catholic Response (1991) -- 13. An Extract from Pope John Paul II's Address to a Group of English Roman Catholic Bishops (1992) -- 14. French Roman Catholic Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity : Concerning the Holy See's Response to the Final Report of ARCIC I (1992) -- 15. An Extract from an Account of a Meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury (George Carey) (1992) -- 16. Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States : Agreed Statement on the Lambeth and Vatican Responses to ARCIC I (1992) -- 17. ARCIC II : Requested Clarifications on Eucharist and Ministry (1993) -- 18. Letter by Cardinal E. Cassidy (President of the Pontifical Council for the Unity of Christians) to the Co-Chairmen of ARCIC II (1994).
Contents of Comments by Members of ARCIC section: Unfinished Business (1992) / Henry Chadwick -- The Fundamental Question of Ecumenical Method (1992) / Christopher Hill -- Roman Catholic Responses to ARCIC I and ARCIC II (1993) / Edward Yarnold.
Contents of Expert Opinion section: Anglican-Catholic Dialogue : its Problems and Hopes (1983) / Cardinal Josef Ratzinger -- An Extract from an Open Letter to the Anglican Communion (1988) / Executive Committee of the Evangelical Fellowship of the Anglican Communion (1988) -- The Vatican Response to ARCIC I (1992) / Francis Sullivan -- Ordained Ministry in the Catholic Response to ARCIC (1992) / Jos Vercruysse -- Marginal Notes on the Response to ARCIC I (1992) / John McHugh.
Contents of Conclusion section: Summary / Christopher Hill -- Conclusion : What Next ? / Edward Yarnold.
That this Council of General Synod direct its Standing Committees, Councils and Boards to reassess their priorities and reduce their workload in accordance with reduced financial and staffing resources, and to be attentive to how their work links with that of other groups. CARRIED #16-11-05
A third MCG [Mission Coordination Group] resolution dealing with socially responsible investment was withdrawn.
Ms. Barbara Burrows and Archdeacon Peter Zimmer presented the report. Due to budget reductions for 2006, there will be no further meetings of this committee; however, the coordination of work needs to continue. It was noted that the Terms of Reference for the Mission Coordination Group and the Planning and Agenda Team overlap in significant ways and that continuation of the work would be possible through the Planning and Agenda Team. The committee has sent a message to Dr. Ellie Johnson, asking that minutes of committees, councils and boards be circulated electronically to all chairs and all principal staff.
Motion to Refer
Moved by: Mr. Peter Irish
Seconded by: Mr. Peter Zimmer
That the motion be referred to the Governance Working Group. DEFEATED
Vote on the Motion.
That this Council of General Synod direct the Planning and Agenda Team to take up the work that has hitherto been done by the Mission Coordination Group, namely coordination of the work of its Standing Committees, Councils and Boards, and identification and action on gaps and overlaps in this work. CARRIED #15-11-05
Dean Peter Wall presented the report and spoke to the proposed theme for General Synod. He said that the committee had received replies on the proposed theme from the Standing Committees, Councils and Boards. As a result the original theme "Draw the Circle Wide" has been expanded to "Draw the Circle Wide ... Draw it Wider Still". Dean Wall said that the Planning Committee believes that the theme speaks of the inclusivity of our church -- inclusive of all people and all perspective and points of view. The open circle, envisioned in graphics, supports the idea that all is not yet revealed; that all are not yet part of our circle; and that we are opening and welcoming.
General Synod will meet from June 19-25, 2007 in Winnipeg, MB. The committee is in final negotiations with two downtown hotels, as the University of Manitoba, could no longer guarantee the required number of bedrooms.
That the Council of General Synod approve 'Draw the Circle Wide ... Draw It Wider Still' as the theme for General Synod 2007. CARRIED #19-11-05