The Primate introduced the resolution. He spoke of General Synod's strong ongoing partnership with Jerusalem and reminded Council of the General Synod 2010 resolution calling on the Anglican Church of Canada to strengthen relationships for peace that included “supporting the formation of national network of Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.”
That the Council of General Synod approve the Terms of Reference for the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
Mr. Scott Potter, CoGS representative on the Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee, presented motions from the committee’s report.
Be it resolved:
That the Council of General Synod approve the following revisions to the text of the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Terms of Reference:
Under Responsibilities, b), to read: To establish and promote Jerusalem Sunday, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, in the Anglican Cycle of Prayer as day of particular concern, awareness, prayer and action for the Diocese of Jerusalem, and to encourage a portion of the Sunday offering to be directed through this body to specific ministries identified in and by the Diocese of Jerusalem.
Under Administrative Practices, Advisory Council, to read: The activity of the Canadian Companions of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem shall be overseen by an Advisory Council normally comprised of nine members appointed by the Council of General Synod. The Primate shall be an ex officio member.
ADOPTED #CoGS 003-03-20