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Resolution 9 - Stewardship

Resolution 9


1. The Conference calls for continuing emphasis on stewardship teaching and practice. We urge all Anglicans, especially in the western world, to review their value systems, so that life-styles may become related to necessities rather than affluence and consumerism. We commend the biblical principle of tithing as a guide for normal Christian living.

2. In the opinion of the Conference, the scriptural injunction "he who would be chief among you, let him be the servant of all" requires bishops to reject pretentious life-styles and by example to lead their clergy and people in the wise use of the personal resources and also those of the Church.

3. We ask that dioceses should increasingly share their financial resources (by a specific amount each year) and skilled persons with those whose resources are more slender.

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