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Resolution 13 - Unity: Locally, nationally and internationally

Resolution 13

Unity: Locally, nationally and internationally

This Conference:

Acknowledging that the withdrawal of Anglicans from several previous covenanting proposals and schemes of unity with Methodist, Reformed and other Churches is a cause for sorrow and repentance, nevertheless is encouraged by:

1. the continuing unity conversations in the Consultation on Church Union (USA) and the Welsh covenanting proposals; 2. the developing partnerships in oversight of ecumenical ventures which is being shared by bishops with the leaders of other Churches; 3. the local unity developing in various countries such as the co-operating parishes in New Zealand, the "shared ministries" in Canada and the local ecumenical projects (with the proposed new canons) in England.

4. Recognizes the special pastoral needs of inter-Church families and wishes to express its support and encouragement for the work of associations of inter-Church families and all forms of work locally and internationally which seek to help them.

Interfaith families (See further paras 2-9 and 102-108 of the Report on "Ecumenical Relations.")