Articles tagged ACC-16

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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Walking Together: A Clarification

Walking Together: A Clarification May 6, 2016 Since the enriching, empowering and constructive meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC16) in Lusaka, 8 – 19 April 2016, a number of statements have appeared with respect to ACC16’s engagement with the outcome of the January 2016 Primates’ Gathering and Meeting. As outgoing members of the Anglican Consultative Council and…
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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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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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ACC Elects Primate as Chair

Lusaka, April 15–Today in Lusaka, the Anglican Consultative Council moved another step away from its original role as a voice of lay and clergy leadership in the Anglican Communion. The Most Rev. Paul Kwong, primate of Hong Kong, was elected as ACC chair, receiving 40 votes. Kwong was first elected to the ACC Standing Committee…
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Douglas Writes to ACC Standing Committee Members

Earlier today, Bishop Ian Douglas, the Episcopal Church’s bishop member of the Anglican Consultative Council, sent this letter to his colleagues on the ACC Standing Committee. April 12, 2016 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ on the Standing Committee who attended the meeting of the Standing Committee in Lusaka, Zambia: It was a joy to…
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Douglas Will Not Stand for Election as ACC Chair

Lusaka, April 12—Earlier today, Bishop Ian Douglas sent a letter to the members of the standing committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) who attended its April 6-7 meeting announcing that he will not stand for election as chair of that body in elections to be held on Friday. “While I pray that I can continue…
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Lusaka Cathedral Is No Stranger to High-Stakes Meetings

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA—April 12—The 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), is taking place at a fractious time in the Anglican Communion. But the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, in which the meeting is being held, has seen much worse, and has long been a venue for high-stakes meetings among groups in conflict. At the…
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Even Our Compassion Has Been Colonized

The Anglican Communion will break your heart if you let it. And it seems these days that you have to let it or leave it, and I choose the former. I love belonging to a global communion of faithful people whose perspectives broaden and deepen my own, whose faith inspires and challenges me, and with…
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Scenes from the ACC-16 Opening Eucharist

Photos from before and after the opening Eucharist of the 16th session of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka, Zambia. Posted by House of Deputies News on Sunday, April 10, 2016