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Motion 29

Towards Peaceful Coexistence

In July the Motion 29 Working Group released its Interim Report concerning the blessing of same gender relationships formalised by a civil union. It makes a series of recommendations to the Anglican Church as to how it might hold both theological integrities "together within the same ecclesial family so that no one was forced to compromise sincerely held beliefs” (p. 5).  They acknowledged that these integrities ('generally for' and 'generally against') were valid and honourable but irreconcilable. Further, their mandate made it clear that they were not to re-litigate the theological work already completed elsewhere. Ultimately, their job was to present a structure in which all parties could coexist peacefully. 

This has not been easy. Nevertheless, our mandate as Christians is to love one another, forgive one another, and seek to be the bride of Christ in all that we do as a church. 

To help you understand the Report's recommendations we have prepared this summary Fact Sheet that concludes with a series of recommendations:

Story Published: 18th of September - 2017

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