Now on to A183 (full text follows below under “read more”–KSH). Report of the Windsor Report Response Group. Talking about the report. Talking about process now”¦.unity is the key”¦how do we deal with questions that are disuniting? Windsor report is about unity and communion in Christ”¦purpose furtherance of Gods mission to the world”¦..response came from committee 2005 to coordinate reponse”¦long process of consultation”¦..this report through CoGS Mar 2007. Three major sections of report”¦.ecclesiaology, listening, diversity”¦identify further work and consultation”¦what does reception mean, how to we understand authority of scriture, what is the meaning of is (sorry, editorial addition). Need to look at pp33-34 conclusion”¦need to look at this (forever?)”¦.part of a process and pilgramage….
Meaning of passed A183 – ACC passes a watered down acceptance of the WR – i.e. we will accept what we want to accept, in the way we want to accept it.
Resolution Number: A183
Subject: Report of the Windsor Report Response Group
Moved by: The Rt. Rev. Colin Johnson, Diocese of Toronto
Seconded By: The Ven. Peter Fenty, Diocese of Toronto
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 endorse the report of the Windsor Report Response Group, as adopted by the Council of General Synod (March 2007), and that the following be forwarded, along with the report, to the Anglican Communion Office and the Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
The Anglican Church of Canada:
1. reaffirms its commitment to full membership and participation in the life, witness and structures of the Anglican Communion;
2. reaffirms its commitment to the Lambeth Quadrilateral, as received by our church in 1893;
3. expresses its desire and readiness to continue our participation in the ongoing life of the Communion through partnerships and visits, theological and biblical study, in order to foster Communion relationships, including the listening process and the development and possible adoption of an Anglican covenant;
4. reaffirms its mutual responsibility and interdependence with our Anglican sisters and brothers in furthering the mission of the church;
5. notes that, in response to the Windsor Report, the Diocese of New Westminster expressed regret, and the House of Bishops effected a moratorium on the blessing of same-sex unions;
6. calls upon those archbishops and other bishops who believe that it is their conscientious duty to intervene in Provinces, dioceses and parishes other than their own to implement paragraph 155 of the Windsor Report and to seek an accommodation with the bishops of the dioceses whose parishes they have taken into their own care; and
7. commits itself to participation in the Listening Process and to share with member churches of the Communion the study of human sexuality which continues to take place, in the light of Scripture, tradition and reason.