Updated: Archbishop of Canterbury sets out vision for 2017 primates meeting

Episcopal Church Anglican Consultative Council members issue statement on ACNS story's claims

Editor’s note: This post was updated at 5:05 p.m. EST Feb. 1 to add the following statement from the Episcopal Church’s three Anglican Consultative Council members in response to the Anglican Communion News Service story below. Statement from the Episcopal Church’s members of the Anglican Consultative Council As the Episcopal Church’s members of the Anglican […]

Group of ACC members, secretary general dispute meaning of resolution

Question hinges on interpretation of ‘receives’ in one resolution

[Episcopal News Service] Two Anglican Communion leaders and some outgoing members of the Anglican Consultative Council are at odds about what exactly happened on the last full day of last month’s ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has said that the council passed a resolution accepting the so-called “consequences” called for […]

Secretary General rejects criticism over Walking Together resolution

[Anglican Communion News Service] The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has rejected criticism from six former members of the Anglican Consultative Council’s standing committee of statements made during and after ACC-16. The comments center on Resolution 16.24 – “Walking Together” – which deals with how the ACC responded to the Primates’ […]

ACC ‘neither endorsed nor affirmed’ primates’ action, six outgoing members say

[Episcopal News Service] The six outgoing members of the Anglican Consultative Council and the Standing Committee on May 6 released the following statement about action taken on April 18 during the ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia. Walking Together: A Clarification May 6, 2016 Since the enriching, empowering and constructive meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council […]

Consultative Council emphasized common goals, Canadians say

[Anglican Journal] The April 8–19 meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka, Zambia, was marked by a sense of unity and common purpose, according to Canadian delegates Bishop Jane Alexander and Suzanne Lawson. “There was a definite sense of being together as a family of churches,” said Alexander, “[and] a real desire to talk […]

Holding together in diversity – reflections on the ACC meeting in Lusaka

[Lambeth Palace] Having come back from Lusaka on 20 April, after 16 days in Zambia and Zimbabwe, once again the experience of a big Anglican Communion meeting has had an impact on my thinking about the Communion. As usual, the impact is largely positive. Any time the Communion gets together, especially the Anglican Consultative Council […]

Reformation and unity in ACC’s ecumenical resolutions

[Anglican Communion News Service] A call for Anglicans to commemorate next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the commendation of a number of new inter-denominational agreements and reports were amongst a raft of ecumenical resolutions adopted by the Anglican Consultative Council when they met in Lusaka, Zambia, earlier this month. In Resolution 16.16, the […]

Central Africa applied ’embassy’ protocol for ACC’s visiting female priests

[Anglican Communion News Service] When the Anglican Consultative Council met for its 16th plenary meeting (ACC-16) in Zambia this month, female priests and bishops who were part of the ACC were able to celebrate the Eucharist within the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, even though the province of Central Africa does not ordain women. […]

Video: Episcopal Church’s ACC members reflect on ‘positive’ meeting

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s three members of the Anglican Consultative Council share their thoughts and perspectives on the April 8-19 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia. The three members are Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine of the Diocese of the Virgin Islands; the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings of Ohio, president of the House of Deputies; and Bishop Ian […]

Video: Bishop James Tengatenga’s sermon at ACC-16 closing Eucharist

[Episcopal News Service – Lusaka, Zambia] Outgoing Anglican Consultative Council Chair retired Malawi Bishop James Tengatenga preached at the closing Eucharist April 19 of  ACC-16. ACC 16: Lusaka, Zambia Intentional Discipleship in a World of Difference The Truth Shall Set You Free Closing Sermon April 19, 2016 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 John 8:31-47 I have been […]