The Dialogue on Inclusivity was commissioned by the 2022 online Special Assembly, with the following brief:
"a dialogue on a way forward in a church divided over issues of sexuality, biblical morality and leadership led by the Moderator and Moderator Designate who will gather a group together representing a variety of views on this issue."
The goal of the dialogue was to talk about a way forward for a Church very divided on these issues. It was not about relitigating who is right and who is wrong.
To help inform this conversation, some work was done before the meeting including the papers below:
- Download The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand status quo on sexuality and sexual morality issues and how we got there, a statement of our present state in the PCANZ and the recent history that has led us to this point (prepared by Rev Dr Stuart Lange at the request of the then Moderator, Right Rev Hamish Galloway, and peer reviewed by Rev Dr Susan Jones).
- Download Thinking Biblically Across The Spectrum, a statement of theological and biblical understanding of views on both sides of this issue, prepared by the Doctrine Core Group.
GA23 White Papers
Download the Dialogue on Inclusivity Report (E17) and Notes from the General Assembly 2023 White Papers below:
- Download E17: Dialogue on sexuality, biblical morality and leadership Report from the General Assembly 2023 White Papers (White Paper pages 201 - 204).
- Download Notes From PCANZ Dialogue On Sexuality, Biblical Morality and Leadership (2022). These notes are linked to within the above Report.