Global South Covenant or GAFCON Jerusalem Declaration?

Nov 26, 2019 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: An Interview with Canon Phil Ashey, President of The American Anglican Council. VOL: In recent days there has erupted a controversy over the seeming theological overlap between GAFCON and the Global South Primates communiques; specifically, a Covenant was drafted recently in Cairo (hereafter known as the Cairo Covenant) and the Jerusalem Declaration formulated by the GAFCON primates. Does this indicate a rift between the two movements? ASHEY: Actually, the Cairo...

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The Anglican Communion and false teaching

Sep 21, 2019 by

Canon Phil Ashey from American Anglican Council in four short videos addresses key questions: Why should we care about other Christians around the world? The biblical basis of mission and the mutual reciprocity of churches across the world, and how faithful Anglicanism can exemplify this. Why isn’t there authority in the Anglican Communion to deal with false teaching? A brief history of the concept of ‘walking together’ despite irreconcilable doctrinal differences. Why is there false teaching...

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What really happened at the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC 17)?

May 9, 2019 by

by Andrew Atherstone, Psephizo: It has been a great privilege, and in many ways a joy, to attend the seventeenth meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-17) in Hong Kong, as part of the Church of England’s delegation. We spent eight days enjoying the abundant hospitality of our hosts and discovering the impressive ministry of Hong Kong Anglicanism, especially its serious investment in programmes for social transformation like schools and hospitals. In our business sessions, we were...

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Spiritual leadership: a visit from Archbishop Foley Beach

Oct 20, 2018 by

by Peter Sanlon, American Anglican Council website. [Tunbridge Wells, Kent]: …On Wed 17 Oct we hosted a meeting which was opened to people who had not yet joined our ‘Anglican Partnership Synod.’ Archbishop Foley Beach had agreed to visit and address our congregations, and we felt that his message should be heard as widely as possible. 175 people traveled to hear Archbishop Foley share his own personal story. He shared with us about his upbringing, conversion, ministry in TEC – and the...

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Addressing the “Ecclesial Deficit” in the Anglican Communion

Oct 13, 2018 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: How can we proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations when the very foundations of that Gospel proclamation are being undermined by Anglican leaders and Churches—at the highest levels of leadership– throughout the largely Global North Anglican Communion? The unilateral actions of the Diocese of New Westminster (Canada) in 2002 authorizing rites for the blessing of same-sex unions, and of the Episcopal Church USA in 2003 consecrating as a bishop a man in a same...

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Who decides membership in the Anglican Communion? Not the Secretary General of the ACC!

Sep 23, 2017 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: “It is simply not true to say that ACNA is part of the Anglican Communion,” he [Idowu-Fearon] said. “To be part of the Communion, a province needs to be in communion with the See of Canterbury and to be a member of the Instruments of the Communion. ACNA is not in communion with the See of Canterbury—and has not sought membership of the Instruments.”  Idowu-Fearon added that “There is a long-standing process by which a province is adopted as a province of the...

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