General Synod 2007


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Resolution Number: A182 

Subject: Membership of the new Partners in Mission & Ecojustice Committee

Moved by: Bishop Sue Moxley, Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Seconded By: Mr. Bill Mous, Diocese of Niagara

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.


That this General Synod approve the following membership for the new Partners in Mission & Ecojustice Committee, effective at the beginning of the 2007 – 2010 Triennium.

The Committee shall have 21 members as follows: 


The proposed membership is 9 people fewer than the combined membership of the previous two committees. This will mean a savings of approximately $18,000 @ year in meeting costs. A membership of 21 people is proposed in order to be able to accomplish a reasonable amount of the work of the previous committees. The request for at least 2 Indigenous members highlights the strong focus the committee will continue to have on Indigenous justice issues. The request for at least 2 youth/young adult members highlights the strong intention to continue the highly successful Justice Camps. Requesting 2 in each category is to ensure a “critical mass” and to reduce isolation. The request for an ELCIC member acknowledges our Full Communion Agreement with the ELCIC, as well as the previous positive experiences of both committees. The request for a Canadian ecumenical partner and an overseas partner acknowledges the important perspectives that external members have contributed in the past.

The new committee will need to give careful attention to blending two distinct styles of working, in order to effectively and efficiently carry forward the work of the previous two committees. These two styles are described as follows:

Policy Style:

Management Style:

Source: PIM & ECJ Committees
(name of committee, diocese, etc.)

Submitted by: Council of General Synod

A) Does this motion contain within it any financial implications?

Yes ___X__ No ______

B) If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?

Yes ______ No ___X__

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