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Archbishops welcome commission

The Archbishops have welcomed the work of the Ma Whea? Mei Fe Ki Fe? Where To?Commission - and thanked its members for their contribution.

Taonga News  |  12 Jun 2012  |  1 Comment  

Archbishop David Moxon, Archbishop Brown Turei and Archbishop Winston Halapua, on behalf of the General Synod Standing Committee, welcome the appointment of Ms Mele Tuilotolava, Professor Paul Trebilco, Justice Judith Potter and Sir Tamati Reedy, under the chairmanship of Sir Anand Satyanand to the ‘Ma Whea? Mei Fe Ki Fe? Where To?’Commission established to address issues related to the ordination and blessing of people in same gender relationships.

We welcome the work of the Commission: in drawing together the biblical and theological work in this area; in looking at the canons of our Church; what shape the Church might have to enable us to continue together respecting our differences; and to take into account our relationships within the wider Anglican Communion. 

The Commission should consider and report on other issues and matters that may arise from their consideration of the above, and consult with a reference group representing the diversity of our three Tikanga Church. 

We thank them for the work this will involve for them, which they will bring to the 2014 General Synod to enable that Synod to make well informed decisions.


Ronnie Smith

Congratulations to ACANZP on coming up to speed with the need for a proper understanding of biblical and other perspectives on human sexuality. For too long the Church has lagged behind society in such matters so that this new openness to
rational and humane discussion and action towards the emancipation of the LGBT community - both in the Church and in the world - is very much welcomed. My prayers are for fruitful dialogue.