Resolution Number: A170
Moved By: Kim Murray from
the Diocese of British Columbia
Seconded By: Stephen Andrews from the Diocese of Algoma
Note: The mover and the seconder must be members of the General Synod and be present in the House when the resolution is before the synod for debate.
BE IT RESOLVED:
That this General Synod:
EXPLANATORY NOTE/BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The ARCIC agreed statement The Gift of Authority has been in circulation in the Anglican Church of Canada for 5 years. To date there has been negligible or negative response to the document, which would indicate that, unlike earlier agreed statements of ARCIC, The Gift of Authority has not found reception among many Canadian Anglicans. This fact is to be regretted. IARCCUM, a body called for by the Anglican Roman Catholic Leaders Meeting of May, 2000 in Mississauga is preparing a Joint Declaration, and the resolution encourages this as a better route forward.
The Canadian Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue has prepared a thoughtful and critical response to The Gift of Authority, now available in both French and English. This document has been sent to the Anglican Communion Office and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity from the Canadian dialogue.
|Source:||Faith Worship and Ministry Committee|
|(name of committee, diocese, etc.)|
|Submitted by:||Stephen Andrews, Chair|