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Taskforce on the Study of Marriage issues a new report

Taskforce on the Study of Marriage issues a new report

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?’”


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Rod Gillis

The Primate’s Commission on Marriage is sifting through over 100 submissions to date, from individuals, parishes, dioceses, and institutions as part of its mandate to prepare draft legislation revising the Canadian Canon XXI on Marriage in order to allow same sex couples to be married in church. The terms of reference and the submissions are available on the website of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Susan Schroeder

“Nolo episcopum?”

tobias haller

Also, the Task Force did not “hold” the KC meeting. IIRC three members of the Task Force were there in our various capacities as members of the SCLM or reps from our dioceses.

tobias haller

Brian is our estimable chair, but I think he’d be surprised to discover he’s a bishop…

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