That the Council of General Synod send a letter to the members and staff of the Consultation of Bishops in Dialogue expressing the gratitude of the Anglican Church of Canada for the witness of A Testimony of Grace.
That the Council of General Synod recommend that General Synod adopt the following resolution:
- Be it resolved that this General Synod:
- 1. receive with appreciation the document The Church: Towards a Common Vision (Faith and Order Commission, World Council of Churches) and commend it for study to the Anglican Church of Canada;
-2. extend its appreciation to John Gibaut, Alyson Barnett-Cowan, Natasha Klukach, Eileen Scully, Bruce Myers and Anne Privett, members of our church who contributed to the development of the document;
- 3. direct the General Secretary to circulate the text to bishops, diocesan ecumenical officers and theological faculties for wider circulation, study and response; and
- 4. direct the Council of General Synod to cause a draft official response to be prepared by June 30, 2015.
The Ven. Bruce Myers, Ecumenical and Interfaith Coordinator, presented two resolutions related to initiatives of the joint declaration on the doctrine of discovery and The Church: Towards a Common Vision:
A motion regarding extension of the date of our Response to the World Council of Churches The Church: Toward a Common Vision
It be resolved that:
The Council of General Synod direct the Coordinator for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations to prepare a draft official response of our church to The Church: Towards a Common Vision for consideration by the Council at its fall 2016 meeting; and further submit the final version approved by the Council to the Faith and Order Secretariat of the World Council of Churches no later than December 31, 2016.