Motions to be Considered by Church of Ireland General Synod which Begins Today

Posted by Kendall Harmon

You can read the general motions here and the motions on sexuality there.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesChurch of IrelandSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings* TheologyAnthropologyEthics / Moral Theology

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Posted May 10, 2012 at 7:16 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. David Keller wrote:

Re Motion 8B:  How does one denounce alll unbiblical actions yet promote gay marriage?  How embarrassing.

May 10, 9:25 am | [comment link]
2. Milton wrote:

Perhaps they are using Screwtape’s bible.

May 10, 10:59 am | [comment link]
3. MotherViolet wrote:

seems like it was held over for procedural issues

May 10, 3:10 pm | [comment link]
4. driver8 wrote:

Procedural reasons? A revisionist Dean suggested that the COI Canons (on the basis of which the first resolution was drafted) contradicted a marriage rite of the COI liturgy. On this basis, the first motion was extraordinarily ruled out of order and the subsequent two withdrawn by their proposers. This caused some reaction in the Synod - and was greeting with jeers and claps. The motion, technically redrafted, is now to be debated tomorrow. Truly chaotic.

May 11, 10:12 pm | [comment link]
6. driver8 wrote:

Update with some slightly different facts (notably that the point of order was raised by a revisionist Bishop) http://www.peter-ould.net/2012/05/11/irish-general-synod-does-a-u-turn/

May 11, 10:17 pm | [comment link]
7. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

The Amended Motion is being debated by the Church of Ireland General Synod now.  To some extend news can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #gscoi here

Amended Motion and the four proposed amendments can also be seen to some extent [there is a certain amount of Irish ordering to them] here

Speeches by the Archbishop of Dublin and the Bishop of Down and Dromore here

Vote on motions is about to take place

May 12, 8:19 am | [comment link]
8. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

The Church of Ireland tweets report that all four attempts to amend the amended motion brought forward failed and therefore the vote on the Amended Motion is about to be taken now.

May 12, 9:49 am | [comment link]
9. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

The Church of Ireland reports by Tweet:

“the revised but unamended motion on human sexuality - has been carried

May 12, 10:06 am | [comment link]
10. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

Official report from the Church of Ireland is here

May 12, 10:43 am | [comment link]
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