The Primate’s Commission on the Doctrine of Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice has spent time “in thoughtful, political and theological reflection” on the nature of the doctrine of discovery and is currently working on developing a theological reflection on the doctrine that can be shared with the rest of the church.
Council of General Synod (CoGS) members on May 1 took part in a workshop on the subject of anti-racism and, more specifically, white privilege.
“I think we’re on track, we’re on schedule and we’re on budget,” Dean Peter Wall, chair of the General Synod planning committee, told the Council of General Synod (CoGS), describing preparations for the next meeting of General Synod, to be held in Richmond Hill, Ont., from July 7 to 13, 2016.
A working group is studying the Church of England’s recent decision to divest from thermal coal and tar sands to see how it can be instructive to the Anglican Church of Canada’s own investment policies.
Asked for his thoughts on how the structures of the Anglican Church of Canada might change in order to respond to the needs and goals for Indigenous ministry outlined by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), David Jones, chair of the governance working group, acknowledged that huge challenges are involved.
At the assembly of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) on Saturday, May 2, APCI Bishop Barbara Andrews invited Anglicans from across the Central Interior to join the ongoing First Nations-lead protests against biosolid dumping in the Nicola Valley.
Council of General Synod (CoGS) will convene a special session to receive the report of the commission on the marriage canon, which has been mandated to carry out a broad consultation about changing the marriage canon (church law) to allow same-sex marriage.
The Anglican Council of Indigenous People (ACIP) presented proposed steps for creating self-determining Indigenous ministries within the Anglican Church of Canada, such as creating a fifth ecclesiastical province, to the Council of General Synod (CoGS) at its May 1 to 3 meeting.
At its May 1 Assembly, the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) unanimously passed a historic resolution asking the synod of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and the Yukon to recognize APCI as a territory with rights to elect a bishop through its own nomination and electoral processes.
The Anglican Journal received 25 awards, including eight awards of excellence, at the joint convention of the Canadian Church Press (CCP) and Associated Church Press (ACP) held April 27 to May 1 in Toronto.