Pastoral Letter from the Moderator

Categories: Church

Following discussion at the 2019 General Assembly on the matter of human sexuality and the church, the Reverend Amanda Currie, B.A.Sc., M.Div., Moderator of the 2019 General Assembly, has written this pastoral letter to the churches. 


The 2019 General Assembly was both difficult and important in the ongoing life of our church. It illustrated our church’s current struggle with different theological perspectives, while also demonstrating our desire for unity and peace. We are united in one Lord, one faith, and one baptism, and we are bound together through our commitment to the Reformed Tradition and our belonging to The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

“At the same time, there is a diversity of practice and belief among us in many areas, including our understanding of human sexuality. While some within our church hold to a traditional definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman only, others believe that covenanted monogamous relationships between two adults, regardless of gender, can be faithful to God’s design for human families.

“We have prayed, studied, discussed, and debated these questions for many years, and although individuals have shifted in their perspectives, our denomination continues to include a broad spectrum of belief and it is likely that this will always be the case.” (Please click the link below to continue reading the Moderator’s complete letter.)



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