In depth: Indigenous self-determination measures pass in nearly unanimous vote

In an historic vote, General Synod decided almost unanimously July 12 to approve changes to Canon XXII that enable a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada, and to bestow the title of Archbishop upon National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, a position which now ranks among the metropolitans.

Egan, Moses elected new prolocutor and deputy prolocutor

The Rev. Karen Egan, who has served as director of pastoral studies at Montreal Diocesan Theological College since 2013, was elected prolocutor of General Synod Friday, July 12. Judith Moses, who has extensive experience in the Canadian public service as well as numerous bodies of the Anglican Church of Canada, was elected deputy prolocutor.

General Synod practices respectful talking, listening ahead of same-sex marriage vote

In an exercise intended to produce more compassionate discussions than those that sometimes prevailed during marriage canon discussion in 2016, members of the 2019 General Synod spent almost the entire afternoon of the gathering’s first official day of business hearing about and practicing ways of speaking and listening respectfully to one another.

Primate reflects on achievements, ‘serious questions’ about future

In a wide-ranging address to General Synod Thursday, July 11, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, outgoing primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, spoke of what he saw as some of the church’s most important recent accomplishments and priorities, as well as the challenges likely to face his successor, who will be elected Saturday, July 13.