A018: Declaration of Principles — Membership of National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in General Synod (carried)
Carried by General Synod
Subject: Declaration of Principles — Membership of National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in General Synod
Moved by: The Venerable Sidney Black
Seconded by: Mrs. Freda Lepine
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
give second reading to the Resolution that section 3 b) of the Declaration of Principles be amended by adding a new clause vii) as follows:
vii) the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop.
Source: General Synod 2007
Submitted by: the Acting General Secretary
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:
Section 3 b) of the Declaration of Principles defines the membership of the Order of Bishops in the General Synod. As the position of National Indigenous Anglican Bishop is new, it is necessary to amend that section to make that bishop a member of General Synod. The amendment was given first reading by the General Synod in 2007 and was referred for consideration to all diocesan and provincial synods. If this resolution is passed, a companion amendment to the corresponding section of the Constitution will be proposed.
Members of Synod will note that Resolution GWG-1 will, if passed at two sessions, remove this provision from the Declaration of Principles. The companion provision will, however, remain in the Constitution.
PROCEDURE REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION:
The resolution must be passed by two-thirds majorities in each Order at this session of the General Synod.