That the document `Joint Heirs of the Grace of Life' be referred to staff for the design and implementation of a study throughout the Church which will invite a response that can be shared with the Doctrine and Worship Committee and other appropriate committees in any further consideration of the equality of men and women in the Church. CARRIED
"Change and controversy are no strangers in the history of St. James', Dundas. This book is not that history. Instead, to celebrate our sesquicentennial we are offering to the Anglican Church of Canada a collection of essays and viewpoints in the hope and expectation that it will inform and help us all as we wrestle with change now and into the future. The intent has not been to provide pat answers, but to raise probing questions". -- Preface.
Includes bibliographical references but NO index.
Contents: Preface / St. James Editorial Committee: K. Mark Haslett, Chair; John M. Hull, Chair, Sesquicentennial Committee; Derek C. Pringle, Rector, St. James' Anglican Church, Dundas, Ontario -- On the Wings of Sophia / Elizabeth Kilbourn -- Beyond the B.A.S.: Liturgical Renewal from the Inside / Joachim Fricker -- Australian Anglicans : Their Constitution and the Ordination of Women / John Davis -- The Seven Last Words of the Church : "We never did it that way before": An Interview with Dorothy Gregson -- Sacrifice and the Sanctity of Life / Sheila and George Grant -- On Teaching the Cats to Talk / Philip Jefferson --Onward Christian Caterpillars / John Bothwell.
1) The General Synod reaffirms the 1980 General Synod Acts 21 and 22 as continuing policy;
2) dioceses be asked to report to the National Executive Council at its Spring meetings in 1984 and 1986 on the changes in the numbers of women and men on the diocesan staff and diocesan committees.
"That paragraph 2 be deleted from the original motion." CARRIED
The motion as amended reads:
"That the General Synod reaffirm the 1980 General Synod Acts 21 and 22 as continuing policy." The motion as amended was put and CARRIED Act 29
Act 21 - 1980 General Synod: "That this Synod commend to the dioceses that they develop and implement policies and strategies for the fuller participation of women in the leadership and councils of the Church."
Act 22 - 1980 General Synod: "That this Synod encourage affirmative action to ensure more rapid progress toward sexual equality of opportunity in filling senior positions at the national and diocesan levels of the Church."
"The Committee on Human Sexuality, The National Executive Council of The Anglican Church of Canada, November 1985".
"James Reed, Editor".
Includes bibliographic references, p. 157-159.
"At its meeting in November 1985, the National Executive Council authorized the publication of the resource papers contained in this volume after very careful, sensitive, and frank discussion. It was not a unanimous decision. It is clear that people, all with deep integrity, hold different positions. There was agreement that sexuality should be studied in greater depth from a Christian point of view. The disagreement was about the type of materials that should be made available. There are valid reasons for deep concern about the type of papers to publish. The area of concern is one of great sensitivity, and people have different life experiences and hold different views about the role the Church should play in making material available for study. There is also deep concern about how the media will interpret materials that are published even as resources for study." -- Foreword.
Contents: The Committee on Human Sexuality of the National Executive Council of The Anglican Church of Canada -- Statement from the House of Bishops -- Foreword / The Most Reverend Edward W. Scott, Primate -- An Introduction: Approaches to Sexuality and Theology / James Reed -- Anglican Statements about Human Sexuality: 1. A Statement by the Anglican Bishops of Canada, 1978 -- 2. Preface: On Marriage in the Church: Canon XXI, 1967 -- 3. Women's Concerns: Our Story -- 4. A Message to the Members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the People of Our Country, from the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada -- The Bible, Christian Tradition, and Sexuality / Geoffrey Parke-Taylor -- Theology, Ethics, and Sexuality / James Reed -- The Study of Sexuality in the Context of Recent Lambeth Conferences -- Learning to be Sexual: Perspectives from Biology, Psychology, and Sociology / James Reed -- Sexuality and the Status of Women / Nissa Basbaum -- Issues of Social Justice: Homosexuality and Gay People / Phyllis Creighton -- Homosexual Identity and Act: A Continuing Search for Understanding / James Reed -- Recommended for Further Reading on Homosexuality -- Case Studies / James Reed, editor -- Resources for Further Study / Tom Kingston, compiler.
"I make no pretence that a short book can be an exhaustive theological study of what is a most complex and multifaceted issue. My less ambitious goal is to explain as clearly and simply as possible my own stance, which is to affirm the biblical view that the Apostolic Ministry is male. I want to say 'yes' to what I believe is the biblical and reasonable Tradition of the Church". -- Intro. p. 9.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Preface dated Holy Cross House, Portuguese Cove, 26th August 1997 / G. Richmond Bridge -- Introduction -- Holy Scripture -- Tradition -- Sacramental Theology -- Christian Unity -- Social and Political Issues -- Epilogue.
Author is a priest in the Anglican Church of Canada.