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Church leaders from around the world to speak at Canadian General Synod

Church leaders from around the world to speak at Canadian General Synod

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.


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prof christopher seitz

+Josiah is teaching at Wycliffe College so this makes things easy.

He has been an assistant professor for several years now and has done a superb job teaching Islam and Christianity and mission in the GS. We are very fortunate to have him!

He is a man with enormous experience and a big heart.

Prayers for the UK referendum.

Rod Gillis

The Canadian General Synod will not be voting on the Anglican Covenant. Here is the text of the resolution going before General Synod next month.

Be it resolved that this General Synod: acknowledge that the Anglican Covenant process has had the positive effect of leading many to think
deeply about the nature of Anglican ecclesiology and the nature of inter-Anglican relationships, and directs the Council of General Synod to continue to monitor developments related to the Anglican
commit the Anglican Church of Canada to full participation in the Instruments of Communion, the
Continuing Indaba, the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue and the strengthening of
relationships through initiatives such as the establishment and nurturing of Companion Diocese

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