The Taskforce on the Study of Marriage, convened by action of General Convention 2012, has issued a new report on their progress this morning.
The Taskforce held an in-person consultation in June, in Kansas City, MO. The meeting was sponsored by the Standing Committee for Liturgy, and Music, and was focused around marriage in general, and pastoral issues surrounding same-sex marriage in particular.
The Rev. Brian Taylor, of the Diocese of the Rio Grande, and chair of the committee, remarked on the meeting:
“Part of our charge is to consider the challenges and opportunities of the changing societal norms around marriage. So it was helpful to our task to come together for deep listening, as we continue to consider the primary question that shapes our work: ‘What might our church want to say to the world today about what it is that makes a marriage holy and particularly Christian?’”