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Anglican General Synod delays final decision on same-sex blessings

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Date
2004 June 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2004 June 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
ST. CATHARINES, ONT. (June 2, 2004)
The Anglican Church of Canada has deferred a decision on the blessing of same-sex unions for another three years to allow a review by the Primate's Theological Commission.
General Synod, the church's highest governing body, voted Wednesday evening to ask the commission to determine whether the blessing of same-sex unions is a matter of doctrine and to report to the Council of General Synod by its spring 2006 meeting. It also called on the council to distribute its report to each province, diocese and the House of Bishops for consideration.
The matter would then return to the next meeting of the General Synod in 2007.
The Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on the blessing of same-sex unions is also expected to issue its report later this year.
At the start of Wednesday's evening's session, General Synod's more than 300 delegates faced a five-part resolution dealing with the blessings. In moving the resolution, Rev. Alan Perry of the Diocese of Montreal, said the Council of General Synod had worked on it for many hours. The subject had also been "discussed and debated in every corner of the country and every corner of the world".
Four of the parts dealing with dialogue and the study of human sexuality were quickly approved. It was part two, affirming the authority and jurisdiction of any diocesan synod, with the concurrence of its bishop, to authorize the blessing of committed same-sex unions that was most controversial. Synod members voted to deal with this separately and eventually agreed to send it to the Theological Commission.
Bishop Fred Hiltz of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, said the motion provides an opportunity for the questions to be determined and allows further discussion in dioceses "with the hope that it will be decided".
Archdeacon Pat Johnston of the Diocese of the Ottawa asked: "What are we afraid of at this time and how long will we have to wait ?"
In a debate that remained civil and respectful, some delegates wanted a "decision now" while others, especially native members, wanted more time for study.
There were still 16 people at the microphones waiting to speak when the vote was called. The motion to send the issue to the Theological Commission passed with 142 clergy and lay votes for and 118 against; 22 bishops voted for an 12 against.
Debate on another motion by the Rev. Canon Garth Bulmer of the Diocese of Ottawa who wanted the addition of "Affirm the integrity and sanctity of committed adult same-sex relationships" to the resolution was adjourned until today to allow more time for discussion.
Canon Bulmer, whose congregation includes a number of gays and lesbians, said he did not wish to return to his parish without "something for them"
The motion approved Wednesday affirmed:
- That despite deeply-held convictions on both sides of the same-sex blessings issue, "we commit ourselves to strive for that communion into which Christ continually calls us";
- The value of continued dialogue;
- The principle of respect for the way in which dialogue takes place in "indigenous and various other communities within our church";
- The principle that the Anglican Church includes all baptized people and the importance of maintaining fellowship and unity "including provision of adequate episcopal oversight and pastoral care for all".
The Anglican General Synod is the church's highest governing and legislative body. It is made up of lay people, deacons, priests and bishops elected from each of the church's 30 dioceses, and meets every three years. It has been meeting in the Southern Ontario city since May 28.
The synod will end tomorrow with the installation of a new Primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison of Montreal.
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For more information, please contact: Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, OR Brian Sarjeant, Media Relations, at the General Synod Media Room: 905-984-4868. Mr. Carriere's cell phone is 416-540-3653; Mr. Sarjeant's cell phone is 613-558-5023
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (37th : 2004 : St. Catharines, Ont.)
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican Journal Board #17-01-07-11 Revised : Open Meeting Policy

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Date
2007 November 16-18
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 18-11-07
Date
2007 November 16-18
Source
Council of General Synod Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 18-11-07
Prologue
Council considered the Open Meeting Policy presented by the Anglican Journal Board in its report #014-01-07-11 Revised. Council came to consensus on a number of changes to the policy as presented and proposed:
Text
That the Council of General Synod adopt the Open Meeting Policy for use in the Anglican Church of Canada.
APPROVED BY CONSENSUS #18-11-07
Notes
It was noted that this policy applies only to meetings of national organizations, not to diocesan or parish organizations. The Chancellor suggested and Council agreed that the Open Meeting Policy be included in the Handbook of General Synod as a new appendix.
The policy as approved by Council is attached as Appendix C.
APPENDIX C
1. Open Meetings and the Anglican Church of Canada
1.1 Background
Concern is sometimes expressed by members of the Anglican Church of Canada and media about decisions being made by church committees behind closed doors. They feel that the church should be more public in its discussions of important issues and open in its decision-making processes. Other members argue that they feel constrained by the presence of the public and media from being able to express themselves fully.
At present, there is no written policy in the Anglican Church of Canada governing when meetings should be open or closed. The intent of the draft policy that follows is to fill this gap. It is based on the following assumptions:
- That the Anglican Church of Canada seeks to be as open as possible in discussing issues and making decisions;
- That all meetings should be open by default unless they are closed for a specific reason;
- That there are limitations on what can be discussed and decided on in public; and
- That creating a policy that helps members of church committees decide when it is appropriate to close an open meeting and how to do it will provide clarity to the church, the public and the media.
2. Policy on open meetings in the Anglican Church of Canada
2.1 Purpose
The purpose of the policy on open meetings in the Anglican Church of Canada is to enshrine the concept that the exercise of the ministry of the church in meetings is conducted openly and inclusively except under clearly defined circumstances as explained in section three.
2.2 Open meeting definition
An open meeting is any regularly scheduled or special meeting of a group that has been elected or appointed by the General Synod or the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada that may be attended by people who are not members of the group holding the meeting.
2.3 Groups affected by this policy
Any group that has been elected or appointed by the General Synod or the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.
2.4 Conduct of business
The proceedings of open meetings are recorded and become part of the public record of the church, available for news reporting and historical reference.
2.5 Agendas
Agendas and background material are distributed in advance to all members of the group present for the meeting. In addition, agendas and background materials may be distributed to staff, people who are invited to speak at the meeting, and members of the media.
2.6 Participation
Only members of the group and those invited by the group to speak, may participate in the meeting.
2.7 Voting
Only members of the group may vote.
3. Policy on closed meetings in the Anglican Church of Canada
3.1 Purpose
The purpose of the policy on closed meetings in the Anglican Church of Canada is to define the circumstances under which the ministry of the church is exercised in a closed session and to provide a mechanism for moving from an open to a closed meeting and back again.
3.2 Closed meeting definition
A closed meeting is any regularly scheduled or special meeting, or a part of that meeting, of a group that has been elected or appointed by the General Synod or the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada which may be attended only by people who are members of the group holding the meeting and by those invited to attend by the members of that group.
3.3 Reasons for closing a meeting
A closed meeting may be held to discuss personnel issues, contract proposals, financial matters, litigation, and/or at the request of a member (subject to section 3.3)
3.4 Moving from open to closed session
A majority of voting members is required on a motion to close an open meeting. The motion must include the reason for closing the meeting and is part of the public record.
3.5 Conduct of business
The proceedings of closed meetings are recorded. Where appropriate, decisions made and reasons for them become part of the public record of the church, available for news reporting and historical reference.
3.6 Moving from closed to open session
When all issues to be dealt with in a closed session are completed, a motion to come out of a closed session shall be called for by the Chair.
3.7 Reporting after a closed session
If the closed session is part of an open session, the chair shall where appropriate, relate the messages agreed to by the members, to those excluded from the meeting.
Approved by CoGS November 2007.
Subjects
Meetings - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
In camera meetings
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church and the press - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod - Rules and practice
Handbook of the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada
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Anglican synod "affirms" integrity of same-sex relationships

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Date
2004 June 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2004 June 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
ST. CATHARINES, ONT. (June 3, 2004)
After several hours of debate, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has approved an addition to a resolution approved Wednesday that specifically tells same-sex partners that they are welcome in the church and that their relationships are affirmed.
The amendment was introduced by the Rev. Canon Garth Bulmer of the Diocese of Ottawa and affirms "the integrity and sanctity of committed adult same-sex relationships".
The debate on same-sex issues resumed Thursday morning with youth delegates being given first say. Most of the 10 young people were in favour of the motion although two moved an amendment that would have removed the words "integrity and sanctity" and replaced them with "and love those who are in committed adult same-sex relationships". The motion was defeated.
The first young speaker said he was discouraged by General Synod's inability to make a decision on same-sex blessings. "We have been talking about it for three generations", he said, adding that he started out as a "conservative" and was now a "liberal".
He said he was concerned about young gays and lesbians who, because of feelings of rejection, think of suicide or cut themselves.
The word "sanctity" caused difficulty for a number of speakers. Some wondered if it was making the motion into a "doctrinal" statement.
The Rev. Dennis Drainville of the Diocese of Montreal [sic i.e. Quebec], who seconded the original motion, said the word "sanctity" was used because "God is in the midst of that relationship between two committed partners".
After Canon Bulmer's motion was approved, Archbishop David Crawley, the Acting Primate, praised the young people for their contribution. "I hope and wish and pray that you will be back in the future -- perhaps as clergy delegates", he told them. He also commended all delegates for conducting themselves in a "civil and dignified manner".
At the opening of the eight-day meeting, Archbishop Crawley pleaded with delegates to conduct the same-sex debate in a civil way. "You have done as I asked", he said Thursday. "You have conducted yourselves in a dignified and civil manner. Some times synod rises above itself and you have done that."
The approved motion now becomes part of an earlier resolution, approved Wednesday, which affirmed:
- That despite deeply held convictions on both side of the same-sex blessings issue, "we commit ourselves to strive for that communion into which Christ continually calls us";
- The value of continued dialogues;
- The principle of respect for the way in which dialogue takes place in "indigenous and various other communities within our church";
- The principle that the Anglican Church includes all baptized people and the importance of maintaining fellowship and unity "including provision of adequate Episcopal oversight and pastoral care for all".
General Synod is the church's highest governing and legislative body, made up of lay people, deacons, priests and bishops elected from each of the church's 30 dioceses.
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For more information, please contact: Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, OR Brian Sarjeant, OR Lorie Chortyk, Media Relations, at the General Synod Media Room: 905-984-4868. Mr. Carriere's cell phone is 416-540-3653; Mr. Sarjeant's cell phone is 613-558-5023
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (37th : 2004 : St. Catharines, Ont.)
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Archbishop appeals for 'civil' debate as Anglicans prepare to consider same-sex blessings

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Date
2004 May 28
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2004 May 28
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
ST. CATHARINES, ONT. -- May 28, 2004
In an opening address to more than 300 Anglican members of the church's highest governing body, Archbishop David Crawley, the Acting Primate, urged them to move away from the "harsh, vituperative and unacceptable" language that has often been used on both sides of the debate over the blessing of same-sex unions.
"We all feel deeply about this issue", Archbishop Crawley said, "but that is no excuse to descend into the depths. The judgmentalism and the profoundly personal nature of some comments, both private and public, could never reflect the nature of the Realm of God, no matter what you understand it to be".
Archbishop Crawley, who has been Acting Primate since Archbishop Michael Peers retired in February, was speaking at the opening session of the 37th General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod is the church's highest governing and legislative body. It is made up of lay people, deacons, priests and bishops elected from each of the church's 30 dioceses, and meets every three years. The synod has gathered in this Southern Ontario city to conduct the church's business for the next nine days.
Among the tasks that General Synod members have before them is the election of a new Primate, or leader, on Monday, May 31 [2004].
They will be dealing with the issue of the blessing of same-sex unions on May 29, June 1 and June 2.
During that debate, Archbishop Crawley said, "it is imperative that we maintain a high degree of civility. He reminded members that applause after speeches is not allowed, and suggested that a few moments of silence be observed after each speaker to "help give the debate a measured dignity".
He also stressed the importance of this gathering making a decision on the issue, regardless of what the decision is. The church, he said, cannot afford a three-year continuation of the debate and controversy.
Archbishop Crawley highlighted other matters that will be before General Synod members:
- The relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous church members in light of an agreement signed with the federal government over native residential schools litigation;
- A presentation on HIV/AIDS, including a speech by Stephen Lewis, Special Envoy to the UN secretary general on HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Archbishop Crawley urged General Synod members to accept the fact that although they are all members of one church, they will never be, nor should they be, members of a homogeneous church. "True community can only be built on diversity," he said. "Diversity strengthens; homogeneity weakens".
He noted that the church faces "momentous decisions, difficult times and hard work", but told General Synod members that although they may forget God some times, God never forgets nor forsakes them.
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For more information, please contact: Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, OR Brian Sarjeant, media relations, at the General Synod Media Room: 905-984-4868. Mr. Carriere's cell phone is 416-540-3853; Mr. Sarjeant's cell phone is 613-558-5023.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (37th : 2004 : St. Catharines, Ont.)
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Meetings - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Authority in the Anglican Communion

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Date
1988 February 8-12
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 7-2-88
Date
1988 February 8-12
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 7-2-88
Mover
Bishop Bothwell
Seconder
Archbishop Hambidge
Prologue
In response to the request of the Anglican Consultative Council that each Province in the Anglican Communion examine authority in the Anglican Communion, a task force was established in Canada. The members are: Bishop John Baycroft representing the House of Bishops; The Reverend Michael Ingham representing the National Executive Council; and Mrs. Patricia Bays who is a member of the Anglican Consultative Council. The report of the Canadian Church is to go to the Anglican Consultative Council before the end of March.
Mrs. Bays, Bishop Baycroft and Mr. Ingham each addressed the House.
Appendix A [Appendix A consisting of 7 pages of text is NOT included in the electronic database.]
Mrs. Bays distributed a summary of the Bishops' discussions of the previous day. Questions and discussion followed on what should be done with the document.
These centred on the following issues:
1. Economic considerations - if the structures are increased, then increased costs will ensue. What then, can be subtracted from the structures and still maintain the work that has to be done ?
2. Some discomfort was felt about the possibility of "drifting into Primacy".
3. Should we increase the complexity of our structures ? Could areas use their own moderator ?
4. Where does this document go ?
It was pointed out that National Executive Council asked the House of Bishops to look at this issue, and the Anglican Consultative Council asked the same of Synods and Standing Committees.
Text
That we receive the document "Authority in the Anglican Communion" developed through discussion and consideration, and offered as an expression of the opinion of the House of Bishops on this subject;
That it be forwarded to the National Executive Council and, if appropriate, to Lambeth as a contribution to the continuing dialogue on the whole subject of authority. CARRIED
Notes
APPENDIX B
AUTHORITY IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH
A. The issue of authority in the Church impinges on us as bishops in several ways. We are called upon to exercise authority in the ordering of ministry, in ordaining and licensing clergy, in the sacraments of Christian Initiation, in shaping the liturgical life of our dioceses, and in preaching and teaching the Gospel. The Church's authority has its source in God who calls us into unity with each other under the lordship of Christ. Episcopal authority is grounded in, and expressed through, the Koinonia of the Church.
B. If the true purpose of authority is to unify, in practice the exercise of it becomes the occasion for diverse reaction. The recent activity of some bishops within the Communion acting outside their diocesan jurisdiction has raised questions about episcopal collegiality. Liturgical renewal has generated hostility and fear of change in some quarters, resulting in a challenge to episcopal authority itself. Theological development which has evolved new images of the nature of God has produced new models of authority which challenge our present structures. Political and economic changes in society have generated individualistic concepts of authority which seem to be in conflict with the Church's understanding of Koinonia.
C. Within this context, we are compelled to ask about our identity as members of the Anglican Communion. The issue of authority raises the question of identity. Our tradition has been that of a family of autonomous Churches united by our common desire to belong to one another. We affirm that tradition precisely because it is conciliar rather than legislative. We would like to see the instruments of unity strengthened in the Communion, but in such a way that their authority remains consultative and persuasive. We have no desire to see an Anglican "Curia". The following are ways in which the centre of authority in the Communion might be developed.
D. We affirm the special role of the Archbishop of Canterbury as a personal symbol of unity with the Communion. Some of us wish to affirm the role as it presently is. But the office is developing into a more international role, with the Archbishop visiting other provinces and asked for comments on their situations. Some therefore would prefer to see the role enhanced in order to allow the effective functioning of the office. There is value in the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury as diocesan bishop, in rooting this office in the particulars of a place. A primacy of honour might be exercised by the Archbishop of Canterbury himself, but another person might serve as moderator of a conference or president of the Anglican Consultative Council.
E. The Lambeth Conference brings to the whole Communion a sense of unity and common purpose. We recognize that the Lambeth Conference is becoming unwieldy in size and cost, and we suggest that other structures, processes, and alternative venues be explored. We cannot describe at this time what these structures might be. Regional meetings, to include both affluent and less affluent provinces, would build better communication and mutual understanding.
F. We believe the meetings of Primates should be held in conjunction with those of another group -- either the Lambeth conference or the Anglican Consultative Council -- again in order to foster communication and interdependence.
G. The Anglican Consultative Council is an important vehicle of unity since it expresses the synodical model of the Church by its inclusion of priests and lay people as well as bishops. We are agreed that it is important to develop the representation of the laity on the Council, particularly in the area of women and youth. Regional meetings and the more frequent convening of an Anglican Congress could promote this greater involvement. It is important to provide adequate staff and financial support to the work of the Council. We are undecided, however, as to what authority the statements of the Council should have. There is an optimum size for Council and staff and it ought not to grow too large. There is a danger in building up structures. The demands on time and money are great, and the purpose of the structures needs to be remembered.
H. We recognize that our history and geography in Canada have helped us to understand the concept of unity in diversity. We affirm the necessity for interdependence in this large country. All dioceses have gifts to share, and needs which can be met by the gifts of others. In our Canadian experience a number of models have developed which illustrate this unity in diversity. The Council of the North is a good example of the concept of partnership expressed through transparency and mutual accountability. The ecumenical coalitions provide a model of effective planning for social concerns. Decision making by consensus in the House of Bishops requires a high level of trust. We have learned a great deal about regional consultation through our experience in ACNAC [Anglican Council of North America and the Caribbean].
I. We recognize the importance of giving assent to structures of authority. We choose to remain in communion with each other. As issues arise in the Communion on which we have differing views, it will be important for provinces to commit themselves to work together to seek ways of expressing our unity in diversity. We need to listen to each other prayerfully and with sensitivity, recognizing that there must be in the Anglican Communion a tolerance for diversity and a reluctance to define every issue too closely. Our involvement in international structures needs to be communicated clearly to the local congregations, so that they can be aware of the importance of maintaining these links within the Communion.
Subjects
Authority (Religion) - Anglican Church of Canada
Authority (Religion) - Anglican Communion
Authority in the Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Government
Church of England. Archbishop of Canterbury
Anglican Consultative Council
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Bishops - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Bishops
Lambeth Conference
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting
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Committee on Union and Joint Mission

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Date
1973 November 7-9
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1973 November 7-9
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Smith
Seconder
Steeves
Text
That the National Executive Council adopt the following procedures in order that Anglican reactions to the Plan may be expressed and recognized:
1. Comments and suggestions from individuals, and those arising from Parish and Deanery studies will be sent to their Diocese for coordination and forwarding to the National Church.
2. All diocesan submissions will be considered by the Inter-Church Relations Committee, which will make reports and recommendations to the National Executive Council for forwarding to the Joint Commission on Union and Mission. CARRIED
Subjects
Plan of Union
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Consensus Decision-Making

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9463
Date
2007 November 16-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-11-07
Date
2007 November 16-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 05-11-07
Mover
Archbishop Caleb Lawrence
Seconder
Ms. Lela Zimmer
Text
That the Council of General Synod test this triennium (2007-2010) the increased use of a consensus decision-making model for matters requiring considerable reflection and discernment. CARRIED #05-11-07
Subjects
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod - Rules and practice
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Delegation of Decision-Making Authority

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7721
Date
2001 March 15-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-03-01
Date
2001 March 15-18
Source
Council of General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-03-01
Mover
Dean Peter Elliott
Seconder
Canon Helena-Rose Houldcroft
Text
That the Council of General Synod authorize the Officers of General Synod to make any necessary decisions that are time driven relating to the residential schools litigation issues and to negotiations with the federal government that arise prior to the November 2001 meeting of the Council, and
That between its March and November meetings, CoGS delegate decision-making authority with respect to financial viability to the Officers of General Synod in consultation with the Treasurer and the Chairs of the
a. Audit Committee
b. Financial Management and Development Committee
c. Residential Schools Steering Committee, and
That actions be communicated to members of CoGS.
After discussion, the mover and seconder agreed to the following changes.
Motion:
That the Council of General Synod authorize the Officers of General synod to make any necessary decisions that are time driven relating to the residential schools litigation issues and to negotiations with the federal government that arise prior to the July 2001 meeting of Council, and
That between its March and July meetings, CoGS delegate decision-making authority with respect to financial viability to the Officers of General Synod in consultation with the Treasurer and the Chairs of the
That actions be communicated to members of CoGS and to Diocesan Bishops. CARRIED #03-03-01
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Government
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Officers
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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How should we die ? : decision making at the end of life

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Publication Date
1999
Material Type
Book
Location
General Synod Archives
Call Number
R 726 H8 H6 1999
Corporate Author
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Huron. Doctrine and Worship Committee
Place
London ON
Publisher
The Doctrine and Worship Committee for the Diocese of Huron
Publication Date
1999
Physical_Description
76 p. ; 28 x 21 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Second Edition, February 1999". First edition published January 1998. -- verso of t.-p.
"Editors: John H. Chapman, Mark Gladding, Marion Jenkins, Dalice Sim." -- p. 3.
"Contributors: Cate McBurney, John Grant Morden, Dalice Sim, Alistair Weir". -- p. 3.
Includes bibliographical references.
"At our May 1996 Diocesan Synod, a motion was passed requesting the Doctrine and Worship Committee to prepare study materials to guide parish discussions on the issue of assisted suicide. The members of the committee have developed these materials as a response to this request as well as materials related to other issues that often arise at the end of life". -- p. 6.
Contents: Preface dated 19 January 1998 / John H. Chapman, Chair of the Doctrine and Worship Committee, Diocese of Huron -- A Message from the Archbishop / Percy [O'Driscoll] -- Notes for Facilitators -- How Should We Die ?: An Introduction to the Issues -- Session 1: What Decisions Can We Make ? : The Importance of Advanced Directives -- Session 2: How Do We Make Decisions for Others ? : Surrogate Decision Making -- Session 3: How Long Must We Continue ? : Making Decisions for and about Children -- Session 4: When Decisions Have to Be Made Now : The Emergency Situation -- Session 5: When Someone Asks for Help to Die : Assisted Suicide -- Additional Reading -- References -- Liturgical Resources.
Additional Reading section contains: Excerpts from the Special Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide -- Euthanasia, Suicide and Assisted-Suicide in Church Tradition and in View of the Church's Traditional Teachings about Life-after-Death / John Grant Morden -- The New Testament Scriptures and Euthanasia / Alistair Weir -- What the World is Saying about Euthanasia : Excerpts from a paper presented to the Diocese of Huron, Doctrine and Worship Committee 1996 / Cate McBurney -- Conversation about Ethics with Tom Mabey.
Added Entry
Chapman, John H. (John Holland), 1954-
Gladding, Mark
Jenkins, Marion
Sim, Dalice A. (Dalice Audrey)
Mabey, Tom
McBurney, Cate
Morden, John Grant, 1925-2009
Weir, Alistair
Subjects
Death - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Euthanasia - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Terminal care - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with the terminally ill - Anglican Church of Canada
Assisted suicide - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Life support systems (Critical care) - Moral and ethical aspects
Christian ethics - Anglican Church of Canada
Decision-making - Moral and ethical aspects
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Call Number
R 726 H8 H6 1999
Location
General Synod Archives
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Inter-Church Relations Committee Report - Actions

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Date
1974 November 5-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1974 November 5-8
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Prologue
c) To House of Bishops
The Inter-Church Relations Committee is strongly committed to the principle that Plan of Union be referred by General Synod to referendum of the general membership of the Church in accordance with procedures outlined by General Synod in 1973, and strongly urges the House of Bishops to consider this position and go on record in support of this principle.
d)Task Force on Revisions
A Task Force is to be appointed by the Chairman of the Inter-Church Relations Committee to receive any Revisions forwarded to the Inter-Church Relations Committee in regard to the Plan of Union. This Task Force is given the authority to forward such proposed revisions to the Committee on Union and Joint Mission or to call a special meeting of the Inter-Church Relations Committee if, in their judgement, such revisions require the attention of the full Committee.
e) Reply to Long Range Planning Committee
The two Resolutions (a and c above) be forwarded to the Long Range Planning Committee along with a covering letter acknowledging reception of their memorandum to the Inter-Church Relations Committee re Plan of Union.
Text
That Items (c) (d) and (e) be received for information. CARRIED
Subjects
Plan of Union
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
United Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Canada
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Long Range Planning Committee
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