General Synod 2010

C008: Moratoria & Pastoral Generosity (withdrawn)

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Subject: Moratoria & Pastoral Generosity

Moved by: The Ven. Vicars Hodge, diocese of Fredericton

Seconded by: Ms. Debbie Rye, diocese of Saskatchewan

Be it resolved that this General Synod:

Affirm the Bishops’ Pastoral Statement to General Synod, May 1, 2007 and A Statement from the House of Bishops, October 31, 2008, that:

  1. There be a “continued commitment” at this time “to the greatest extent possible to the three moratoria – on the blessing of same sex unions, on the ordination to the episcopate of people in same sex relationships, and on cross-border interventions”; and
  2. There be a “continued commitment to exercise the greatest level of pastoral generosity within the current teaching of the Church” to gay and lesbian Anglicans in accord with the provisions approved by the House of Bishops in the spring of 2007.  

Source Member

Submitted by The Ven. Vicars Hodge

Does this motion contain within it any financial implications?    Yes           No   √

If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?   Yes    No



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