Bishop James Tengatenga preaches at the closing Eucharist of the recent Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka, Zambia

Former Standing Committee Members Dispute Archbishop Welby On Outcome of ACC Meeting

The six outgoing members of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion released a statement today disputing the contention of Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, that the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) endorsed sanctions against the Episcopal Church at its recent meeting in Zambia. Those sanctions were outlined in a communiqué from the primates, or…
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Woodcuts telling the story of Ruth by Margaret Adams Parker are part of the Bible study used by ACC members. Image courtesy of Margaret Adams Parker

Bible Study Catalyzes Gender Justice Conversation at ACC

In “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” the poet Dylan Thomas writes that he once received “by a mistake no one could explain, a little hatchet.” By a mistake—or at least an unexplained gaffe—no one could explain in Lusaka, the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council—a meeting with gender justice high on the agenda—began on…
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(l-r) Ian Douglas, Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, and Gay Clark Jennings, Episcopal Church members of the Anglican Consultative Council

Final ACC Business Day Proves Pivotal

To Bishop Ian Douglas, the final business day of the Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka, Zambia, was a pivotal moment in the history of the Anglican Communion. “We’ll look back on today and see that the door could have closed or opened,” he said. “It opened.” The turning point came when Resolution C35, which would…
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