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Marriage and Family Life
This Conference, recognising the need for the Church to respond to the destructive pressures on the integrity of marriage and family life on behalf of the families in our care and noting that the local congregation bears a serious responsibility for giving counsel about the Christian understanding of marriage and family life -
- endorses the summary report of the International Anglican Family Network (IAFN Newsletter - July 1998);
- affirms that the local Christian community should give such counsel; and
- believes that the institutions charged with training people for and in Christian ministry must include in their programmes thoughtful and practical courses to prepare clergy and laity to give counsel and encouragement in Christian marriage and family life in the congregations where they serve.