Study Day: The Marriage Canon in Context

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Anglicans in Canada are being asked to consider changes to the church’s canon on marriage that would open the way to allowing same-sex marriages in churches. This decision is one part of a long process involving Anglicans around the world that has stretched back many decades.

Montreal Diocesan Theological College is offering a study day that will look at the background of the marriage canon and place the debate in Canada within a larger global context. By looking at Biblical passages and some short Anglican documents, participants will learn more about how Anglicans in Canada relate to one another and to Christians globally; what Christian unity looks like on a local, national, and global scale; and how the debate over marriage is similar to—and different from—debates that have divided Anglicans in the past. Participants will leave with a broader understanding of how their local churches are part of a larger mosaic of Anglicans in Canada and around the world. This day is being offered in preparation for conversations at the Diocese of Montreal’s Synod in June 2018 and General Synod in 2019 but will be of interest and value to people from other dioceses and to those who are not synod delegates but want to learn more about what being a faithful Anglican in the 21st century means.

Participants can attend in person in Montreal or via distance using the Zoom platform. (Technical support is available.)

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 9am for coffee and tea, 9.30am start; finish at 3pm
Location: Presbyterian College Classroom 1, 3495 University, Montreal, QC H3A 2A8. Or virtually

Cost (includes lunch for in-person attendees):
$15 for members of the Corporation of Montreal Diocesan Theological College*
$30 for individuals who attend virtually
$40 for individuals who attend in person: assistance is available to delegates to Montreal’s Synod who need financial support
*membership in the Corporation is open to anyone who wishes to join; the cost is $30 per year and includes access to special events and reduced rates on other college programs

Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Space is limited so register soon

For more information or to register, please contact info@dio-mdtc.ca or call 514.849.3004.

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