Archives for October 2012

Hurricane hits U.S. East Coast after slamming Caribbean a week earlier

Episcopalians start to mobilize, assess impact following disaster

[Episcopal News Service] Updated Oct. 31 at 11:45 a.m. EDT to include information about the dioceses of Long Island, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. Not long after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard on Oct. 29. – claiming at least 55 lives, displacing thousands and causing blizzards, widespread flooding and power outages […]

Council considers status of Anglican Covenant in small groups

‘We’re still in communion,’ one member notes

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] The Anglican Consultative Council spent an hour in private conversation on Oct. 31 (local time) considering the status of the Anglican Covenant but took no action. Those reflection group conversations, preceded by a short plenary session open to the public, has been the pattern of this 15th meeting […]

Statement from the ACC concerning those affected by Hurricane Sandy

[Anglican Communion News Service –Auckland, New Zealand] The members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, Oct. 31 (local time),  expressed their concern, compassion and prayers for all those caught up in the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Members heard of the scale of lives lost in the Caribbean, in the eastern United […]

Consultative Council stands against gender-based violence

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] The Anglican Consultative Council on Oct. 31 (local time) agreed to have Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Anglican Communion Secretary General Kenneth Kearon direct a group to monitor the communion’s response to gender-base violence and other forms of abuse. The decision came on the fifth day of […]

Council considers first resolutions, hears of Anglican Alliance

Development, relief agency said to be changing communion attitudes

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] On the fourth day of its Oct. 27-Nov. 7 meeting here, the Anglican Consultative Council passed a number of resolutions on the environment and health as well as issues concerning refugees and migrants and gender-based violence. The ACC began to consider a 123-page report from the Inter-Anglican Standing […]

Anglican Consultative Council gets down to business

Avoid ‘destructive labels,’ general secretary urges

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] Using the image of the stained-glass windows that soar above the clear-glass doors of Holy Trinity Cathedral here and surround the members of the Anglican Consultative Council, Anglican Communion General Secretary Kenneth Kearon called on the ACC Oct. 29 (local time) to look outward as well as inward […]

Williams: Our ‘identity, destiny, calling’ is to live together in God’s love

Eucharist interweaves three tikanga into experience of diversity

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams asked an overflow crowd at Holy Trinity Cathedral here Oct. 28 (local time) to pray that the members of the Anglican Consultative Council and all Anglicans would rediscover what it means to live out of the knowledge that God loves the world “without […]

Consultative Council gets challenging welcome from New Zealanders

Anglican students ask pithy questions that go to heart of church and faith

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] Young New Zealanders challenged the Anglican Consultative Council before the members even set foot in the doors of the Telstra Event Center Oct. 27 (local time) when three young Maori Anglican men, hefting taiahas (spears), performed a series of stances, shouts and facial gestures meant to determine if […]

Episcopal Church’s ACC members eager to work on common life

Agenda ranges from Scripture, continuing dialogue to covenant, budget

[Episcopal News Service] The 15th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council Oct. 27-Nov. 7 is being billed in Auckland, New Zealand, as a “once in a lifetime” event that will be “the biggest-ever Anglican gathering to hit these shores.” And, the Episcopal Church’s ACC members are eager to be part of a gathering that will […]

A summary of Executive Council resolutions

[Episcopal News Service – New Brunswick, New Jersey] During its Oct. 15-20 meeting here, the Episcopal Church’s Executive Council adopted several resolutions, which are summarized below. Executive Council Approve appointment of Grant Thornton, LLP, to audit all accounts under the management or control of Executive Council and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society for 2012 (EC001). […]