Anglican Communion Office programme directors report progress to ACC members

May 10, 2019 by

from ACNS: Directors of programme areas at the Anglican Communion Office have spoken to members of the Anglican Consultative Council to report on their work over the past three years. The seventeenth meeting of the Consultative Council (ACC-17) brought together more than 100 members from the 40 provinces of the Anglican Communion in Hong Kong for a week of prayer, discussion, and fellowship. On Tuesday 30 April, three Directors in the “Mission Cluster” – Canon Terrie Robinson, the Director for...

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Welby’s Lambeth invite apology smooths way for Anglican Consultative Council to walk together

May 4, 2019 by

By Mary Frances Schjonberg, Episcopal News Service: Weeklong effort by Oklahoma bishop to have ACC speak on LGBTQ people ends in negotiated measure. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, working with others, preserved the unity of the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council on May 4 by apologizing for his 2020 Lambeth Conference decisions about bishops in same-sex relationships and agreeing to renew the communion’s 21-year-old promise to listen to the experiences of LGBTQ people. “I...

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The Anglican Consultative Council: Adding Dysfunction To The Broken Instruments Of Communion

Apr 10, 2019 by

by Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council. […] As I have written recently regarding the Strategic Plan for the Anglican Communion, published by the Anglican Communion Office, such funding from the West continues to drive and shape the agenda of all of the Instruments, including the Anglican Consultative Council. What Really Happened at ACC-15? also helps us understand the train wreck that happened four years later at ACC-16 (2016) in Lusaka, Zambia. At the January, 2016 meeting of the Primates...

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GAFCON response to ACC SecGen’s schism charge

Jun 21, 2018 by

by Peter Jensen, Anglican Ink: As nearly 2,000 delegates from over 50 countries were travelling to Jerusalem for Gafcon 2018, Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), wrote a letter to the Primates suggesting that his office alone should have a monopoly on all ministry networks in the Anglican Communion. In a letter dated 13 June 2018, the Secretary General criticised Gafcon for developing grassroots ministry networks, describing them as...

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Cairo rips Canterbury selection of Egyptian to archbishop’s Task Group

Dec 26, 2016 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Archbishop of Egypt has greeted the news of the appointment of the Dean of Alexandria to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group with some small concern. The Most Rev. Mouneer Anis has told members of his leadership team that he very much doubts the Very Rev. Sammy Shehata will be part of the task group. He characterized the selection of the Dean of St Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria as a “game and a deceit” — remarks that have underscored the growing...

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ACC Secretary General clarifies view after gay English bishop “outed”

Sep 5, 2016 by

by Adrian Butcher, ACNS: The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has moved to clarify any misunderstanding among Anglican provinces around the world after news emerged at the weekend of the first English Bishop to declare that he is gay and in a relationship. The suffragan Bishop of Grantham in the Diocese of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Nicholas Chamberlain, told the British media he had adhered to church guidelines under which gay clergy must be celibate and cannot...

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