Last week the Bishop of New Westminster and the Dean of New Westminster were both very active in Council of General Synod Meetings held in Toronto.
Dean Peter Elliott as Chair of the Vision 2019 Strategic Planning initiative saw the implementation of the plan become a General Synod resolution.
Another resolution has to do with the Anglican Communion Covenant. The Covenant has been proposed as an agreement among all the provinces of the Communion on their shared faith, mission and interdependence and as a mechanism to help resolve conflict.
Bishop Michael Ingham reported that New Westminster diocesan council expressed concern that the Covenant could be used in a punitive way against member churches who have taken actions to which other provinces object.
Please click CoGS STORY to link to Anglican Journal staffwriter Leigh Ann Williams' article.