Human rights award for Anglican Consultative Council standing committee member

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Edmonton Jane Alexander will be honored by the University of Alberta next week in recognition of her “leadership in local and international human rights initiatives.” Alexander, who was elected to the standing committee of the Anglican Consultative Council last year, will receive the award in recognition of her “significant […]

Anglican Communion Office directors update Standing Committee on range of work

[Anglican Communion News Service] Mission; women and gender issues; ecumenical dialogues and the work of the Anglican Alliance topped the agenda earlier this week as the Anglican Consultative Council Standing Committee gathered in London. Read the entire story here.

Group to examine possible changes to Anglican Consultative Council

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new group is being set up to look at broadening the composition of the Anglican Consultative Council – and to re-examine the financial contributions made by provinces. The ACC Standing Committee, which is establishing the group, said it would comprise primates, bishops, clergy and laity. The aim would be to […]

Hong Kong could host ACC-17 after Brazil ‘postponement’

[Anglican Communion News Service] Sao Paulo, Brazil, was unveiled as the host of the 2019 conference at last year’s ACC conference in Lusaka. But the ACC Standing Committee, meeting in London, heard that the event was scheduled to go ahead at what would be a challenging time for the country and for the Anglican Church […]

Anglican Communion Office appoints its first chief operating officer

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a newly-created role, the Anglican Communion Office in London has appointed a chief operating officer, David White –  a senior manager with a wealth of experience leading U.K. and international charities. The new role includes executive support to Secretary General Josiah Idowu-Fearon, primary responsibility for the management and administration of […]

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 […]

ACC chair sets out his vision for the Anglican Communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] Being proactive, building links and bringing peace to a world in turmoil – those are the main tasks ahead for the Anglican Communion and its leaders, according to the chair of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul Kwong. Full article.

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 […]