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Let the Anglican Church Welcome All in Christ

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I'm an Anglican priest and Vicar in the Diocese of Auckland. This petition will be presented to members of our General Synod / Te Hinota Whanui (GS/THW - our highest governing body) in early May 2016. It expresses the hope I share with many Anglicans that our Church will become a place that welcomes all, including sexual and gender minorities and their friends and families. 

After many years of study and discussion, this year's GS/THW will consider a report entitled 'A Way Forward'. The report's recommendations are very limited - Anglican clergy would still not be able to marry same-gender couples, for instance - but they include some small but significant steps towards becoming a more welcoming place for LGBTI Anglicans. 

Please add your voice to this petition so that Members of GS/THW will understand the depth of anguish being caused across our province and beyond by our current exclusion of LGBTI Anglicans from our life. 

with gratitude for your support, Clare Barrie



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