Members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) gathered together November 5th to 7th, 2021.
Some attended in person at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ont. and others attended online via Zoom.
Highlights of the the three days events can be found on the Anglican Church of Canada website here
Archbishop Lynne McNaughton, Metropolitan for the Ecclesiastical Diocese of British Columbia and Yukon, Bishop for the Diocese of Kootenay, and presiding Bishop for the Territory of the People Anglican Church, attended in person as a member of CoGS and recommends to you the attached CoGS report which will be included in the reports to the Territory Coordinating Council meeting November 20th via Zoom.
Archbishop Lynne commends the following video for all: “Reclaiming Our Spiritual Wholeness – Our Journey to Self-Determination” - It is a succinct history of the journey towards self-determination for Indigenous Anglicans, a history all should know. Click here for the video.
Also at the CoGS meeting a motion was passed brought forward by Anglican Council of Indigenous People's (ACIP) to affirm our commitment to the repeal of Act 43 of the Criminal Code in line with our commitment to the Call to Action #6 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (and all of the Calls to Action).
The Rev. Murray Still, co-chair of ACIP shared a statement from faith leaders and a fact sheet shared with the House of Bishops, (located below and can be downloaded), may be helpful background documents regarding the decision made at General Synod.
We continue in our ongoing work to fulfill the Calls to Action.