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Primates: Action Plan

Posted on: April 24, 2002 12:23 PM
Related Categories: Primates Meeting, primates-2002


1. Intensive, co-ordinated Communion-wide strategy to continue, centring on a six-fold response: Prevention; Pastoral Care; Counselling; Care; Ministry to the dying; Leadership-Resource mobilisation

2. The Churches of the Anglican Communion are encouraged to observe World AIDS Day (1 December) as a day of prayer, fasting and resource sharing for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Theological Education

A small strategic planning group will be established as soon as possible to initiate, guide and oversee the work of the specialist task groups identified in the report of the special working party on theological education, listed below.

a. Learning outcomes
b. Core curriculum
c. Resource sharing and the use of the internet
d. Continuing education for bishops

Unity of the Communion

1. Following the report with the findings of the conference of legal advisors of the Anglican Communion, a request will be made to ACC-12 to facilitate the establishment of a network of legal advisors.

2. A think tank was proposed to do some further work exploring the possibilities, within the inherited legal framework of our tradition, of non-geographic networks within our geographically structured dioceses and the appropriateness of such specific ministry networks transcending diocesan boundaries. A first step will include seeking an explanatory note from Archbishop Williams on the understanding of the possible parallels with "religious orders."

Christian-Muslim Relations

Names of suitably qualified Anglican scholars from around the Communion to be forwarded to the Archbishop of Canterbury for consideration as participants in the ongoing dialogue with al-Azhar al-Sharif.

Poverty/Trade – continuing from 2001

A working party to be formed to consider -advocacy goals, objectives and strategies related to the issue of intellectual property rights.-concerted and sustained action by existing networks and coalitions, such as the Peace and Justice Network of the Communion, and the World Faiths Development Dialogue, on issues of global debt, poverty and trade, in the face of possible loss of momentum and fragmentation following the Jubilee 2000 campaign.- ways to enable the Churches of the Communion to respond to the challenge contained in of the Lambeth Conference resolution I.15 to fund international development programmes, recognised by provinces, at a level of at least 0.7% of annual total diocesan income. -ways to provide presence and voice for the poor and their concerns through protest.