Resolution Number: A171
Moved By: Stephen Andrews from the Diocese of Algoma
Seconded By: Fred Hiltz
from the Diocese of Nova Scotia
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 Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee believes that development and adherence to codes of ethics can guide and support the integrity of our common life and our ministry to the world. Diocesan development or adaptation of a code can help clergy and laity to articulate together the particular expression of Christian values that characterize the mission of their diocese as a part of the wider church. Additionally, such codes, once adopted, protect laity, clergy and the church by clarifying appropriate and ethical behaviours and the procedures for dealing with irregularities. This, in turn, can promote the healing, reconciliation and pastoral care to which we are all committed. Accountability to codes of ethics may also contribute to clergy wellness by encouraging and assisting clergy to engage in self-care in order to provide consistent ethical, compassionate service and leadership to others.
It was noted that the work on Dignity, Inclusion and Fair Treatment, and Anti-Racism, should be considered in the process of developing the guide.
|Source:||Faith Worship and Ministry Committee|
|(name of committee, diocese, etc.)|
|Submitted by:||Stephen Andrews, Chair|