Marriage canon amendment fails to pass at General Synod

By MATT GARDNER July 13, 2019 Primate Fred Hiltz and officers of General Synod share a tense moment of silence before results are revealed. Photo: Matthew Townsend   The Anglican Church of Canada will maintain its traditional definition of marriage after a vote to amend the marriage canon failed to pass at General Synod 2019. … Continue reading “Marriage canon amendment fails to pass at General Synod”

God’s Gonna Cut You Down — Reflections from General Synod 2019

One of the worship services at General Synod 2019, Christ Church Cathedral (Photo via General Synod) God’s Gonna Cut You Down — Reflections from General Synod 2019 By Martha Tatarnic July 23, 2019 As we wrapped up General Synod 2019 — the Anglican Church’s triennial national meeting — I had a song in my head. … Continue reading “God’s Gonna Cut You Down — Reflections from General Synod 2019”

On the marriage canon

By Mark MacDonald June 17, 2019 When non-Indigenous people hear that there is a widespread ambivalence and reluctance among Indigenous Anglicans to change the marriage canon to allow same-sex marriage, they assume that this is a conservative remnant of the work of the missionaries. Non-Indigenous peoples often hold a hidden and unexamined assumption that Indigenous … Continue reading “On the marriage canon”

Glimpses of wisdom and grace while serving at the national church level

  By Susan Little via The Niagara Anglican The Council of General Synod (CoGS) began with the conclusion of General Synod 2016 in Toronto and ends in Vancouver this summer.  CoGS carries on the work between General Synods.  I was privileged to serve throughout this three-year span (2016-2019), called “The Triennium”. Listening and discerning God’s … Continue reading “Glimpses of wisdom and grace while serving at the national church level”

Primate calls for church to show ‘humble humanity,’ practice ‘good disagreement’ in marriage canon discussions

By Joelle Kidd November 23, 2018 Mississauga, Ont. The church should embrace a “humble humanity” and a “way of living together that is more respectful of our dignity as children of God,” Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said Friday in a report to Council of General Synod (CoGS). The primate, … Continue reading “Primate calls for church to show ‘humble humanity,’ practice ‘good disagreement’ in marriage canon discussions”