The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting July 5 through 12, will have at least 6 leaders from the Anglican Communion and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Changes to the marriage canon to permit same sex couples to marry in church is one of several issues to be debated during the Synod. To follow news of the General Synod click here.
From the Anglican Journal of the Anglican Church of Canada:
Representatives from at least six church organizations—including Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church (TEC), and Archbishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion—are expected to speak at General Synod when it meets in Richmond Hill, Ont. next month, event organizers say.
According to an event agenda made public earlier this month, Curry is slated to speak to General Synod on Friday, July 8 at 1:30 p.m.; Idowu-Fearon is expected to address the gathering Saturday, July 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Other confirmed speaking guests include: Bishop Susan Johnson, national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio, diocesan bishop of the Episcopal Church of Cuba (Iglesia Episcopal de Cuba, or IEC); Jose Bringas, director of the IEC’s office of development and mission; and Archbishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, says Andrea Mann, the Anglican Church of Canada’s director of global relations.