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A Contribution to the Anglican Church of Canada’s Commission on the Marriage Canon

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Dated: 25 June 2015

ARC-Canada (Agreed Statements)

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ARC-Canada ~ 25 June 2015

The Anglican Church of Canada and the wider Anglican Communion have been grappling with questions of human sexuality for at least a generation. In 2013, the Canadian church’s General Synod proposed an amendment to its canon law that would change the definition of marriage to include couples of the same sex. A process demonstrating “broad consultation” was mandated, and this included seeking the counsel of the Anglican Church of Canada’s ecumenical partners, of which the Roman Catholic Church is one of its longest standing. The General Synod’s Commission on the Marriage Canon therefore invited the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada to provide input on a matter that has clear ecumenical implications.

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