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2003 Budget Adjustment #007-13-02-11

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Date
2002 November 8-10
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 30-11-02
Date
2002 November 8-10
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 30-11-02
Mover
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Seconder
Ms. Sally Tuckey
Prologue
Moved by: Dean Peter Elliott
Seconded by: Archdeacon James Cowan
Be it resolved that should there need to be adjustment of the budget within 2003, the Officers appoint 4 members of this Council to meet with the Management Team, chaired by the Prolocutor, to propose changes to the Council's May 2003 meeting.
Friendly Amendment
The mover and seconder agreed to add the words "and one member of Financial Management and Development Committee" after..."of this Council".
Motion to Refer
Text
That this Council of General Synod refer this motion to the Resolutions Committee. CARRIED #30-11-02
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod. Resolutions Committee
Budget - Anglican Church of Canada
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Blessing of a Civil Marriage

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Date
2003 May 8-11
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 13-05-03
Date
2003 May 8-11
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 13-05-03
Mover
Bishop Victoria Matthews
Seconder
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Prologue
Moved by: Bishop Fred Hiltz
Seconded by: Archdeacon Helena-Rose Houldcroft
That the Council of General Synod recommend that the General Synod approve for distribution and use where authorized by the Bishop the form for "The Blessing of A Civil Marriage" as modified from the Book of Occasional Celebrations, p. 58 ff. (see attached).
A correction was noted to page 10 of the document - under "The Great Thanksgiving", delete the word "either" from the second sentence.
Motion to Table
Text
That the motion be tabled and brought back to Council at the next meeting, after the issue of life-long union has been addressed. CARRIED #13-05-03
Notes
Withdrawal of a motion
The mover and seconder withdrew the motion listed as #1.5 in the FWM report, regarding authorization of "Renewal of Marriage Vows or On the Anniversary of a Marriage".
[See "Blessing of a Civil Marriage #006-10-03-5b, Resolution 33-05-03 on p. 26 of these minutes.]
Subjects
Marriage - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy - Texts
Civil marriage
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Committee of the Whole

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Date
2003 May 8-11
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-05-03
Resolution 08-05-03
Date
2003 May 8-11
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 07-05-03
Resolution 08-05-03
Mover
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Seconder
Rev. Alan Perry
Prologue
The meeting moved into a committee of the whole to discuss the FMDC motion.
Discussion:
- A question around "vision" .... We have a vision statement (Mission Statement) that has no life and a strategic plan that does. How does a vision come to life ?
- FMD was complimented on bringing forth good ideas, which should, perhaps, be directed to PAT for its consideration.
- This can only be helpful input to COGS at this time. Need to wait to hear what emerges from the consultations. It is premature to make a commitment to the visioning process, timeframe, etc. at this point.
- Perceives the planning process since 1992 as far too complex and not doing the job it's supposed to. This motion calls for a simpler, less complex plan and we should look at it.
- The strategic plan has not had an opportunity to work because alterations have had to be made to it over the years.
- Sees in the strategic plan an inability to respond to the grass roots issues.
- If the need is for simplicity and clarity, it is needed in this motion.
Moved by: Bishop Don Harvey
Seconded by: Dean Peter Elliott
That the meeting rise from the committee of the whole. CARRIED #07-05-03
Amendment to the motion
Text
That the motion be amended to read:
That the Council of General Synod request the Planning and Agenda Team to provide an opportunity for representatives of the Financial Management and Development Committee to meet with the Planning and Agenda Team in the fall of 2003 in order to express their concerns related to the strategic planning process.
Amendment to the amendment
Moved by: Mr. James Sweeny
Seconded by: Rev. Canon Bill Prentice
That the words "representatives of the Financial Management and Development Committee" be replaced with "representatives of Standing Committees". DEFEATED
Vote on amendment to the motion.
Vote on main motion as amended, which reads:
That the Council of General Synod request the Planning and Agenda Team to provide an opportunity for representatives of the Financial Management and Development Committee to meet with the Planning and Agenda Team in the fall of 2003 in order to express their concerns related to the strategic planning process. CARRIED #08-05-03
Subjects
Strategic planning - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Financial Management and Development Committee
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod. Planning and Agenda Team
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Communication With The Government of Canada Re Immigration Policies #044-16-03-11

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Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 28-11-03
Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 28-11-03
Mover
Canon Grant Hyslop
Seconder
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Text
That this Council, through the General Secretary, write to the Minister of Immigration:
a) communicating our deep regret at the denial of visas to elected delegates of the LWF [Lutheran World Federation] Assembly;
b) asking that the Government of Canada reconsider the policies which led to these denials;
c) stressing our concern that these policies led to a discriminatory outcome, where women and youth, and representatives of particular countries, were denied access to a meeting of their global church;
d) indicating that, in the light of these events, we believe that Canada's reputation as a safe place for global discourse has suffered;
e) and that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the ELCIC [Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada]. CARRIED #28-11-03
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Lutheran World Federation. Assembly (10th : 2003 : Winnipeg, Man.)
Racism - Canada
Racism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Congratulations to the Evangelical Lutheran Church In Canada

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Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 29-11-03
Date
2003 November 7-9
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 29-11-03
Mover
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Seconder
Canon Grant Hyslop
Text
That this Council, through the General Secretary, express our congratulations to the ELCIC on their hosting of the 2003 Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Assembly in Winnipeg. CARRIED #29-11-03
Subjects
Lutheran World Federation. Assembly (10th : 2003 : Winnipeg, Man.)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
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Ecojustice Committee #005-04-02-11 : Gambling

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Date
2002 November 8-10
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-11-02
Resolution 06-11-02
Date
2002 November 8-10
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-11-02
Resolution 06-11-02
Mover
Mr. James Sweeny
Seconder
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Prologue
Moved by: Mr. Matthew Kett
Seconded by: Rev. Canon Dr. Bill Prentice
That this Council of General Synod:
1. Commit General Synod not to receive any funds that are raised from lotteries, casinos, or other activities in the gambling industry.
2. a) Affirm the "Statement on Gambling" of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (Appendix A)
b) Continue to work with the ACIP on monitoring gambling activities and their social and economic impact on Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
3. Request the EcoJustice Committee of General Synod
- to provide dioceses with educational materials about all forms of gambling
- to maintain a "watching brief" on government sponsored gambling activities, with input from the dioceses
- to collaborate with other denominations in monitoring and responding to gambling expansion in Canada.
4. Call upon the federal government of Canada:
- to conduct a public and independent review of legal and illegal gambling in Canada and of its social, economic, and legal impacts
- to make recommendations for public policy and for effective oversight of the gambling industry within the requirements of the Criminal Code, especially regarding electronic gambling
- to establish national standards for assessing gambling proposals, including economic, legal, and social-impact assessments
- to establish a single format for provinces to provide information on gambling and gambling-generated revenues to the Government of Canada and the Canadian public, and require full annual disclosure of such information
- to establish an independent review of provincial gambling commissions and issue a public report on the findings, with particular attention to public decision-making about allocation of gambling-generated funds, public accountability, and standards of governance that serve the public interest.
Text
That this motion be presented in four separate motions. CARRIED #05-11-02
Notes
1. Receipt of Money from the Gambling Sources
Moved by: Mr. Matthew Kett
Seconded by: Rev. Canon Dr. Bill Prentice
That this Council of General Synod commit General Synod not to receive any funds that are raised from lotteries, casinos, or other activities in the gambling industry. DEFEATED #06-11-02
2. ACIP Statement on Gambling
Seconded by: Rev. Canon Dr. Bill Prentice
That this Council of General Synod:
a) Affirm the "Statement on Gambling" of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (Appendix A)
b) Continue to work with the ACIP on monitoring gambling activities and their social and economic impact on Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
Amendment
Moved by: Bishop Donald Harvey
Seconded by: Chancellor Robert Falby
That the word"affirm" be replaced with the word "receive". CARRIED
Moved by: Archdeacon James Cowan
Seconded by: Mr. James Sweeny
That this Council of General Synod request the EcoJustice Committee to continue to work with the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples on developing a joint statement on gambling for the Anglican Church of Canada.
The motion was referred to the Resolutions Committee for rewording. (See Statement on Gambling #005-04A-02-11)
APPENDIX A
(COGS Doc. #005-04-02-11 Appendix A)
Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Statement on Gambling
July 2002
As members of the Anglican Council of Indigenous People, we find the issue of gambling to be a challenging one. As we look at our communities who engage in organized gambling, we see both positive and negative outcomes.
Gambling has been a means of building up our communities that have suffered from lands taken and resources lost. Revenues from gambling allow some of our badly under-funded reserves to restore and rebuild social networks and programs, including education and training infrastructures; it has granted them the monetary resources to re-discover lost community ties and gathering places; it has provided job; and it has helped them on the journey to self-sufficiency and freedom from government dependency.
At the same time, gambling has torn down our communities, and created divisions between our communities,as reserves compete with one another over gambling contracts. Gambling has also created divisions within our communities, as casinos bring more destructive influences when people choose the social isolation -- and sometimes addiction -- of slot machines or bingo halls over social gatherings or church activities. We also see those same video lottery terminals slowly taking over the spaces in our arenas and community centres.
The paradoxes and the tensions continue. We recognize that institutional gambling is a much-needed source of employment for our people, yet we know that Indigenous workers in the gaming industry still receive unfair treatment, lower wages, and experience racism in their workplace. We see that gambling is sometimes our only means of raising funds for sports and recreation programs for young people, and yet we worry that institutional gambling will also displace and alienate these same young people, drawing them into an unhealthy lifestyle with possible ties to criminal elements.
For many of our people, gambling has been a respected part of our traditional way of life. It has been integrated into our cultures and connected to our basic values -- that life is to be enjoyed, wealth is to be shared, and that no one should go hungry.
Gambling has deep cultural significance for us. At wakes, for example, it provides a way for people to come together at a difficult time, to grieve and to celebrate. At the same time, we recognize and mourn the fact that over the years, some of the traditions that support healthy perspectives on gambling have been lost -- traditions that include the need to reclaim our ability to care for one another.
For those among us who have developed addictions in response to grief and loss, gambling presents a powerful temptation. As indigenous peoples, we are deeply pained when we see members of our communities -- sometimes members of our own families -- losing their possessions, their self-reliance and self-esteem, their families and friends, and sometimes even their own lives, to gambling addictions. Most of all, we think of the children in our communities who are neglected, who go hungry, and who search in vain for their parents outside of bingo halls and casinos. We know that it is the most vulnerable amongst us who are the most likely to bear these costs.
We see all of those conflicts swirling around us and we ask ourselves: How do we respond to the complex realities of gambling in our communities ?
Outright condemnation or expulsion of gambling is futile. Where would we draw the line ? Is it gambling to give money to the bank for our RRSP contribution, betting that we will increase our profit ? Is buying stocks simply a more formal, legalized approach to gambling, and one that we are actively encouraged to pursue ?
If, as a community, we choose to refuse funds that have been raised through gambling, how do we decide which funds to accept and which to turn down ? How do we know the true origins of the money placed in the offering plate ? Is any source of funding "pure" -- even the funding that comes to our church communities from the General Synod ?
We believe that gambling is here to stay. In response to its consequences we must address questions of responsibility, healing, and pastoral care through our ministry:
- Why do people gamble in the first place ? How might the church provide people with opportunities for more meaningful interaction ?
- How should we take responsibility for the impact of gambling in our communities -- through rules and regulations, community decision-making processes, and/or structures of accountability ? How can our communities balance the benefits of gambling with the social upheaval gambling so often produces ?
- How do we provide education, counseling and support in this context, particularly for young people ?
- How do we include a focus on returning to a traditional healthy perspective on gambling issues, particularly in raising our children ?
- What avenues and opportunities for healing are available to those who seek recovery from gambling addictions ?
- How do we respond through our ministry to the negative impact that gambling has on our people ?
As we walk with God our Creator into this challenging territory, we tread lightly, waiting for the Spirit to guide us so that we may respond in ways that show respect for our shared traditions, that recognize our differing perspectives and experiences, and that address our varied needs.
Subjects
Gambling - Canada
Gambling - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples - Canada
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Indigenous Representation #044-04-01-11

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Date
2001 November 14-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 36-11-01
Date
2001 November 14-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 36-11-01
Mover
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Seconder
Archbishop David Crawley
Text
That this Council direct the Officers to name a small task group, regionally based, with indigenous and non-indigenous participants, with the following task;
-To do preliminary study on possible constitutional arrangements for direct indigenous representation in national church governance
-To report to the next meeting of Council. CARRIED #36-11-01
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees - Membership
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
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Letter to the Government of Canada #044-06-01-11

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Date
2001 November 14-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 37-11-01
Date
2001 November 14-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 37-11-01
Mover
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Seconder
Mr. Robert Falby
Prologue
It was noted that a similar motion to the one below was passed by the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund.
Moved by: Mr. David Watts
Seconded by: Ms. Cynthia Haines Turner
That the Council of General Synod direct the Primate to convey to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada, that while abhorring the terrorist attacks of September 11, we express our deep concern about military actions in response to those attacks, abhorrence of violence of all sorts and our deep concern for the innocent and vulnerable in situations of such violence.
Text
That the word "abhorrence of violence of all sorts and deep concern" be removed form the motion. CARRIED
Vote on the amended main motion.
The motion now reads:
That the Council of General Synod direct the Primate to convey to the Prime Minister ad the Government of Canada, that while abhorring the terrorist attacks of September 11, we express our deep concern about the military actions in response to those attacks, and for the innocent and vulnerable in situations of such violence. CARRIED #37-11-01
Subjects
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Violence - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Report of the House of Bishops #21-03-02-05 : Sexual Misconduct Guidelines

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Date
2002 May 3-5
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 32-05-02
Resolution 33-05-02
Date
2002 May 3-5
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 32-05-02
Resolution 33-05-02
Mover
Rev. Dr. Iain Luke
Seconder
Chancellor Robert Falby
Prologue
The Primate presented the report of the House of Bishops.
Moved by Archdeacon James Cowan
Seconded by Ms. Sally Tuckey
That the Council of General Synod investigate canonical ramifications of some of the present diocesan sexual misconduct policies as a preliminary step to the development of a national policy or national guidelines for the Anglican Church of Canada.
Friendly amendment
The mover and seconder agreed to add the words "and ask the Handbook monitoring group to work with the Human Resources Consultant in consultation with the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee."
Text
That the words "a national policy or" be removed from the motion. CARRIED #32-05-02
Notes
Vote on main motion as amended.
The motion now reads:
That the Council of General Synod investigate canonical ramifications of some of the present diocesan sexual misconduct policies as a preliminary step to the development of national guidelines for the Anglican Church of Canada and ask the Handbook monitoring group to work with the Human Resources Consultant in consultation with the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee. CARRIED #33-05-02
Archbishop Crawley noted that the Diocese of Toronto Sexual Misconduct Guidelines state that an appeal can be made to the Primate or Metropolitan. He commented that this cannot be done canonically. Neither the Primate nor the Metropolitan can overrule the decision of a bishop.
Subjects
Sexual abuse - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Sexual misconduct by clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Human Resources Consultant
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod. Handbook Concerns Committee
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