Canadian Anglicans reduce role at council

Limited participation in Anglican Consultative Council
Like their Episcopal colleagues in the U.S., Canada’s Anglican church representatives will “attend but not participate fully” in the June meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Nottingham, England.

The decision was made May 8 at the conclusion of a meeting in Toronto of the Council of General Synod, the church’s governing body between triennial meetings of the General Synod.

The move means that Canadian Anglican churches will give up their voting and speaking rights at the meeting of the global church to appease conservatives angered by their support of same-sex unions. The Canadians will also take part in a parallel hearing to explain their stance on the blessing of same-sex unions.


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