Subject: Appointment of Jubilee Commission
Moved By: The Rt. Rev. Riscylla Shaw
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
Affirm the creation of the Jubilee Commission by Council of General Synod, as adopted by the Council at its June 2018 meeting.
Source: Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice
Submitted By: Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice
Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? Yes No
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? Yes No
PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTION (G)
In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the members of General Synod present and voting together. Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass.
If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may immediately before the next item of business require a vote to be taken by dioceses. A motion passes if a majority (or a tie) of dioceses vote in favour.
Source: Sections 4 and 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure.
PRIMATE’S COMMISSION ON DISCOVERY, RECONCILIATION, AND JUSTICE RESOLUTION
APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL OF GENERAL SYNOD DURING THE TRIENNIUM (2016 – 2019)
Resolution – Appointment of a Jubilee Commission
Moved by: The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald
Seconded by: The Rev. Dr. Lynne McNaughton
That Council of General Synod appoint a Jubilee Commission to propose a just, sustainable and equitable funding base for the self-determining Indigenous Anglican church.
The Commission would:
- Have a three-year term, potentially renewable.
- Consist of 6 members
- Report to the Council of General Synod
- Including significant representation from the current Primate’s Commission on the Doctrine of Discovery Reconciliation and Justice.
The Commission would be charged with examining historic and current funds made available for Indigenous ministry at various levels of the church’s structure, assessing current funds designated to Indigenous programming, and assessing broader property questions. Topics for consideration might include current salary levels of Indigenous clergy and strategies to move towards parity, possible redistribution of portions of property sales on a principled basis, and increasing alignment between funds for Indigenous ministry and Indigenous oversight of these funds.
ADOPTED #CoGS 007-18-06
Resolution – Ratification of Jubilee Commission’s Membership
A memorandum was circulated to Council, seeking ratification of the Jubilee Commission’s membership. The names included:
- The Rt. Rev. Riscylla Shaw (Chair, Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice)
- Judith Moses (Chair, Vision Keepers)
- The Rev. Canon Laverne Jacobs (Elder to the Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation, and Justice)
- The Rev. Pamela Rayment (Métis from the Diocese of Algoma)
- The Rt. Rev. Larry Beardy (Suffragan Bishop for Northern Manitoba in the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh)
- The Ven. Jim Boyles (former General Secretary)
Moved by: Canon David Jones
Seconded by: Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
ADOPTED #CoGS 15-18-11