Be it resolved that this Council of General Synod receive the Faith, Worship and Ministry Call for Nominations for Delegate(s) to the Tenth Assembly of the World Council Of Churches for use in its appointment process.
Dr. Zimmer noted that the Report on the General Synod Resolution (Act 36): Solemnization of Matrimony was a synthesis of the information gathered from experts, and that it did not address all aspects of the issue.
That this Council of General Synod receive the Faith, Worship and Ministry Report on the General Synod Resolution (Act 36): Solemnization of Matrimony for approval.
The mover and seconder agreed to remove the words “for approval.”
The motion which now reads:
That this Council of General Synod receive the Faith, Worship and Ministry Report on the General Synod Resolution (Act 36): Solemnization of Matrimony.
The Primate was in the chair. Members agreed to adjourn the meeting of the Council of General Synod and to convene as the member of the Anglican Journal Board.
Bishop George Elliott, Chair of the Anglican Journal Board, presented an update on the Anglican Journal. It is facing financial challenges. The Board is engaged in preparing a five-year business plan, developing a media strategy and strategies to increase revenue. He reported that the results of a readership survey conducted at General Synod were positive.
Bishop Elliott reported that the Anglican Journal Board was reviewing its status as a separately incorporated body and would present a report to the spring meeting of COGS.
Ms. Michèle George reviewed the Anglican Journal 2009 Financial Statements
(Doc. 17-12-10-11) and responded to questions.
That the Council of General Synod, in its capacity as the Member of the Anglican Journal Board, receive the Anglican Journal Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2009.
ADOPTED BY CONSENSUS #05-11-10
Members agreed to adjourn the meeting of the member of the Anglican Journal Board and to reconvene as the Council of General Synod
[*The Minutes of the November 2010 Council of General Synod meeting will not be OFFICIAL until they have been adopted at the Spring 2011 meeting.]
That this Council of General Synod ask the General Secretary to write to the Prime Minister requesting that the Government of Canada, in the spirit and principle of restorative justice, give the omnibus Crime Bill significantly more study and debate, by the Canadian Parliament.