Articles tagged Anglican Consultative Council

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

Preparations for the Opening Eucharist of ACC-16

On April 10 at 9 am, thousands of Anglicans from across the Province of Central Africa will gather for the opening… Posted by House of Deputies News on Saturday, April 9, 2016

ACC rebuffs primates’ “requirements” as meeting begins

Lusaka, Zambia, April 8—The Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) made clear in a statement released today that it will not allow the leading archbishops of the communion to dictate the council’s response to the Episcopal Church’s decision to authorize rites that allow same-sex couples to marry in the church. The primates of…
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Primates Meet, Confusion Ensues

When the cloud of confusion created by the most recent meeting of the primates of the Anglican Communion had dissipated, not a great deal had changed. The Anglican Communion is still intact, the Episcopal Church is still a full member, and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, Deputy Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, and Bishop Ian Douglas are…
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