TENSION over vaccinations is marring relief at churches’ reopening in Melbourne and beyond, church leaders have warned.
EFFORTS to reach net zero carbon within the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne have faced a roadblock, after a motion calling for the target was ruled out of order on the final day of synod.
ANGLICAN factions have been called to engage in “meaningful dialogue with the hope of coming to a common mind on the difficult things that threaten to divide us”
ANGLICANS are free from requirements to pay a fee in Australian pounds if they wish to bring a case before the rarely convened Diocesan Tribunal, after the annual synod passed new legislation.
CLERGY’S retirement age would be abolished under proposed changes to the legislation that governs their employment by the diocese, a review group has told synod.
DISABILITY advocates hope for an invigoration of stalled plans to ensure the diocese’s public places have disabled access, after a motion passed late Saturday by Anglican Diocese of Melbourne’s synod.
A motion to condemn the genocide of Uighur Muslims by the Chinese Communist Party sparked debate during Saturday’s session of the 2021 Melbourne Synod.
Gender quotas would be a step towards diversity and equality in the Anglican Church, but could risk excluding other voices of diversity, Melbourne synod has heard.