There has been considerable debate around the concerns of morality, faith, and in particular sexuality. The presbytery officer in many cases functions as a pastoral minister, a pastor to the pastors a pastor pastorum to people in ministry. Uniting Church in Australia schools. Regarding the media release, the Church said: As a result of the controversy over the ordination of gay bishops and the blessing of same-sex unionson 15 OctoberAnglican leaders from around the world met in Lambeth Palace in an attempt to avoid a schism on the issue.
The key resolutions stated that, "Recognising that this is a matter of ongoing debate and conversation in this church and that we all have an obligation to listen to each other with respect, this General Synod does not condone the liturgical blessing of same sex relationships" and "this General Synod does not condone the ordination of people in open committed same sex relationships.
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The Uniting Church is an example of ecumenism ; it is one of a number of united and uniting churches globally. Archived from the original on 25 March The Church of England has been discussing human sexuality, same-sex unions, and marriage. Mascord and Chilcott are the latest to join a relatively small group of dissenting minsters who have left churches or denominations over LGBT issues. Bishops in his province criticised the Windsor Report for failing to call liberal churches to repentance. Retrieved 6 November On public Rites of Blessing of same sex unions.
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