ACNS, Special Report
Approximately 35 members of the Anglican Communion Working Group on Theological Education (TEAC) are currently gathering for a major meeting at Kempton Park Conference Centre near Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting will last from 14 - 21 January 2006. The Working Group, which includes representatives from most of the Anglican Provinces, is holding its second plenary meeting (the first was in June 2004) to develop the work it has done to date and to make specific proposals with suggestions for implementation. The meeting will have a special focus on theological education in Africa and will include some joint sessions with ANITEPAM (The African Network of Institutions of Theological Education Preparing Anglicans for Ministry).
Archbishop Rowan Williams sent his good wishes to the meeting, commenting I trust you will have a stimulating and fruitful consultation which will significantly move us forwards towards coherent and workable proposals for the future. I am looking forward eagerly to hearing of your progress, and I will be praying that you may know the inspiration and guidance of Gods Spirit on all your conversations and decisions.
There will be a news report to ACNS about the meeting as soon as possible after its conclusion.
Note: The Chair of TEAC is Most Revd Greg Venables (Southern Cone); Vice-Chair, Canon Robert Paterson (Church in Wales); Secretary, Clare Amos (Anglican Conmmunion Office)
TEAC can be found here:http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ministry/theological/
ANITEPAM can be found here: http://www.anitepam.org/