Resolution Number: A201
Subject: Dismantling Racism and Faith Formation
Moved By:  
Seconded By:  
Be it resolved that this General Synod:

  1. Direct the Faith, Worship, and Ministry Coordinating Committee and the National Advisory Council on Dismantling Racism to engage with Anglican-affiliated seminaries and other theological programs in order to develop a process or framework to examine and support the further development of anti-racism curricula in theological education across the Church.
  2. Direct the National Advisory Council on Dismantling Racism to compile anti-racism resources that can be used broadly in other formation contexts such as Sunday schools, lay training programs, seasonal programs, and youth ministry.

Source: Dismantling Racism Task Force

Submitted By: Dismantling Racism Task Force

Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? 
Yes     No

If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? 

Yes     No


The Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion call all Anglicans to “proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God” and to “teach, baptize and nurture new believers”[1]. Equipping Anglicans in Canada for this work takes place over a lifetime of faith formation across the Church. From Sunday schools to seminaries, to bible study, to youth gatherings, the Church at all levels participates in forming disciples engaged in the mission and ministry of the Church. This motion seeks to identify best practices related to faith formation efforts through the lens of dismantling racism and create opportunities for shared learning across multiple networks.

[1] https://www.anglican.ca/ask/faq/marks-of-mission/



In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the members of General Synod present and voting together.

Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass.

If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may immediately before the next item of business require a vote to be taken by dioceses.  A motion passes if a majority (or a tie) of dioceses vote in favour.

Source: Sections 4 and 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure.

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