The Acts of Convention

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Resolution Number: 2015-A017
Title: Affirm Ongoing Work and Dialogue with Ecumenical Bodies
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention affirm the continuation of the ecumenical dialogues sponsored currently by The Episcopal Church: The dialogue toward full communion with the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA)-Episcopal Dialogue, and the renewed round of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the U.S.A. (ARCUSA); and be it further

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention affirm the continued coordinating committee work with The Episcopal Church's full communion partners, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Northern and Southern Provinces of The Moravian Church in America; and be it further

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention note with joy and gratitude the deepening relationship between the Primates and Presiding Bishops of The Episcopal Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Anglican Church of Canada, and The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; and commend, to members of all four churches, the work they have done together and the statements and study documents they have issued jointly.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City, 2015 (New York: General Convention, 2015), pp. 665-666.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author: Executive Council
Originating House: House of Bishops
Originating Committee: Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations presented its Report #2 on Resolution A017 (Affirm Ongoing Work and Dialogue with Ecumenical Bodies) and moved adoption with amendment.

Original Text of Resolution:

(A017)

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 78th General Convention affirms the continuation of the ecumenical dialogues currently sponsored by The Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Episcopal Dialogue, and noting particularly the renewed round of Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the U.S.A. (ARCUSA) dialogue and the work toward full communion with the United Methodist Church.

The Committee also affirms the continued coordinating committee work with our full communion partners, The Evangelical Lutheran Church and The Moravian Church. The Committee also notes with joy and gratitude the deepening relationship between the Primates and Presiding Bishops of The Episcopal Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Anglican Church of Canada, and The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; and commends, to members of all four churches, the work they have done together and the statements and study documents they have jointly issued.

Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 78th General Convention affirms the continuation of the ecumenical dialogues sponsored currently sponsored by The Episcopal Church: The dialogue toward full communion with the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA)-Episcopal Dialogue, and noting particularly the renewed round of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the U.S.A. (ARCUSA) dialogue and the work toward full communion with the United Methodist Church.; and be it further

Resolved, The Committee alsoThat the 78th General Convention affirms the continued coordinating committee work with our The Episcopal Church's full communion partners, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Northern and Southern Provinces of and The Moravian Church in America; and be it further

Resolved,The Committee alsoThat the 78th General Convention notes with joy and gratitude the deepening relationship between the Primates and Presiding Bishops of The Episcopal Church, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Anglican Church of Canada, and The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada; and commends, to members of all four churches, the work they have done together and the statements and study documents they have jointly issued jointly.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #39)

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations presented its Report #1 on HB Message #39 on Resolution A017 (Affirm Ongoing Work and Dialogue with Ecumenical Bodies) and moved concurrence.

Motion carried

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #76)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, June 28.

Report Reference:   Executive Council, Reports to the 78th General Convention, 2015, pp. 137-169.
Abstract:   The 78th General Convention affirms the continuation of ecumenical dialogues and ongoing work with the Episcopal Church's full communion partners.