General Synod Elections - Call for Inclusive Church

General Synod Elections - Call for Inclusive Church

"It's really important that Christians wanting a more open and inclusive Church of England use these elections to help bring it about,"

With elections to the Church of England's General Synod are just six months away a new website supporting inclusive Anglicans wanting has been launched. www.inclusive-synod.org brings together information for anyone wanting to know more about the elections, whether it's how to vote or what to do if you want to stand for election. It has been produced by the Inclusive Synod project, a collaboration between several inclusive Christian organisations, including the Progressive Christianity Network, Inclusive Church, OneBodyOneFaith and Modern Church.

"It's really important that Christians wanting a more open and inclusive Church of England use these elections to help bring it about," said Nic Tall, General Synod Elections Coordinator for Inclusive Church. "With ongoing discussions on sexuality and gender identity, possible closer working with the Methodist Church, and the C of E's response to the environmental crisis being just some of the issues on Synod's agenda in the next few years, it's vital that the broad, inclusive voice of the majority in the church is well represented in General Synod. We have seen in the past that positive change, such as the ordination of women and admission of women to the episcopate, only happens when we engage with the decision making processes of the church at a national level."

Elections for clergy and lay representatives in every diocese will be taking place later this year, with nominations opening in August and voting in September. Please visit www.inclusive-synod.org for more information.

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