Illuminating Orthodoxy

In Canadian Anglicanism

Our Vision is to be a theological and spiritual rallying point for historic Christian orthodoxy in the Anglican Church of Canada.

The Anglican Communion Alliance is a national organization representing Canadian Anglicans, coast to coast to coast. We have grown out of the grassroots response of Anglicans to the crisis that has been developing in our church over the past 50 years.

The ACA endeavors to be a rallying place for faithful Canadian Anglicans who want to see the Anglican Church of Canada embrace and live by the principles of its own constitution as set forth in the Solemn Declaration of 1893, and clarified in the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials of 1994. We are striving to assist the efforts of all Anglicans in this country who wish to see their church remain in full membership with the global Anglican Communion. To that end, we support the Anglican Covenant and urge our church to endorse it and pattern our relationships with other Anglicans by it.

While being organizationally separate from the orthodox in other Anglican jurisdictions in Canada, we continue in informal fellowship with them in the cause of the Gospel while addressing the specific situation within our own Anglican Church of Canada.

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Over the last year, ACA and the CP (formerly Gracious Restraint) bishops have been intentional about meeting regularly to pray together and to share concerns and hopes for the Church. Both groups feel called to continue to stand within the Anglican Church of Canada in witness to the teaching and authority of Scripture over all of our lives, and to our distinctly Anglican heritage and mission….

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This is the wording COGS is proposing for an amendment to Resolution A051-R2 (the Resoultion that would change the Marriage Canon to include same-sex couples).
BE IT RESOLVED THAT RESOLUTION A051-R2 BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS:

Renumber paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 as paragraphs 3, 4 and 5, and add as paragraph 2:

Add the following at the end of the Preface to Canon XXI:

9. Faithful members of the Anglican Church of Canada have different understandings and teachings about the nature of marriage. Some accept that the essence of marriage is between a man and a woman; others accept same sex marriage. Members are entitled to hold, teach and exercise either view provided they recognize and respect that others may with integrity hold, teach and exercise a different view. All Anglicans accept that marriage is a sign of God’s redeeming purpose to unite all things in Christ. We are committed to graceful walking together in a spirit of generosity as part of the same Christian community.

10. General Synod recognizes that Indigenous communities have particular understandings about the nature of marriage as well as their own ways of making decisions—both of which are protected in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples—and will continue to discern whether same sex marriage would be acceptable in their communities.
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