Ms. Mardi Tindal, Moderator of the United Church of Canada (UCC)
Ms. Tindal brought greetings from the United Church of Canada. She thanked Synod for its prayers for the United Church of Canada during its 85th anniversary year. She spoke of the financial challenges facing both churches and the need, in the appearance of scarcity, to turn to the reality of God's abundance.
That this General Synod:
a) congratulate the United Church of Canada on its 85th anniversary, and
b) welcome the renewal of dialogue with the United Church of Canada and authorize the Council of General Synod to continue the dialogue for a period of three years, focused on an examination of the doctrinal identities of the two churches and the implications of this for the lives of the churches, including understandings of sacraments and orders of ministry.
1. recognizes that 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of ARCIC and gives thanks for this dialogue and for the progress it has made in strengthening the relationship between our two Churches;
2. requests that copies of this resolution be sent to the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the co-chairs of Anglican Roman Catholic dialogue-Canada and the co-chairs of the Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission.