Comments: Papers for July General Synod

Good news that Synod is to tackle race and disability issues.

Paraphrasing the paper on institutional racism, Synod might also be encouraged to include one on homophobia in a future session:

‘That this Synod, rejoicing in the enrichment that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people bring to our society and the Church of England, and reaffirming the grave sinfulness of all forms of homophobia, including institutional homophobia...'

The proposed Covenant sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the otherwise positive commitments to diversity and equality the Synod are asked to consider.

Posted by Hugh of Lincoln at Monday, 18 June 2007 at 5:33pm BST

Annex 4 seems to be missing from GS 1661 on the Anglican Covenant proposal. I assume, since it from the MCU, that this is the Annex setting out the case against the covenant.

Posted by badman at Monday, 18 June 2007 at 5:45pm BST

See later TA item for solution to this omission.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Monday, 18 June 2007 at 8:18pm BST

Is 1662 missing in the way that some people won't number their house as 13?

Posted by Pluralist at Wednesday, 20 June 2007 at 3:20pm BST

After the dystopian novelty of 1661, 1662 is cue for something a little more traditionally Anglican - Evensong in the Minster, perhaps, or an opportunity to meet a representative of grass-roots Anglicanism - lay, gay Nigerian Davis Mac-Iyalla.

Posted by Hugh of Lincoln at Wednesday, 20 June 2007 at 11:31pm BST
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