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ACC-14 Press Briefing 7th May 2009 with Canon Phil Groves

Posted on: May 7, 2009 4:57 PM
Related Categories: ACC, ACC14, indaba

At the ACC-13 meeting in Nottingham a resolution was passed that asked the Secretary General to do a number of things in connection with the Listening Process. They included:

  • To collate relevant research studies, statements, resolutions and other material on these matters from the various Provinces and other interested bodies within those Provinces
  • To make such material available for study, discussion and reflection within each member Church of the Communion
  • To identify and allocate adequate resources for this work, and to report progress on it to the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the next Lambeth Conference and the next meeting of this Council, and to copy such reports to the Provinces.

As a result of this motion The Revd Canon Philip Groves was hired as the facilitator of the Listening process to work within the Anglican Communion Office. Philip is a canon of All Saints’ Mpwapwa, Tanzania and continues his parish ministry in England. Following his presentation at ACC-14 and the announcement of  The Continuing Indaba and Mutual Listening Project. In the podcast that follows he talks about the challenges and opportunities of the listening process and the role the new project will play in assisting people to hear and listen to God and to one another on the subject of human sexuality.

Listen to the Podcast here

Duration: 35:59 | File Size: 14.4MB


Canon Phil Groves
Photo Credit: ACNS