C009: Pastoral Generosity (withdrawn)
Subject Pastoral Generosity
Moved by Mr. Ryan Ramsden, Diocese of Toronto
Seconded by Mr. Grant Williamson, Diocese of British Columbia
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
Affirm that the most generous pastoral response possible be provided to people in committed same sex relationships; and that in dioceses, with the approval of the diocesan bishop, the most generous pastoral response in each individual context be determined.
Source Youth Members of Synod
Submitted by Mr. Daniel Draper, Diocese of Rupert’s Land
Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? Yes No X
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? Yes No
EXPLANATORY NOTE/BACKGROUND INFORMATION
In accordance with Christ’s command, “love one another as I have loved you”, we believe that our baptism, as expressed in the promises of the baptismal covenant, “to seek and serve Christ in all people and to respect the dignity of every human being,” compels us to such action. We are therefore submitting this motion in the hope that it will allow those people who feel comfortable with the idea of providing generous pastoral care to those in committed, monogamous, same-sex relationships to do so freely.