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Resolutions of ACC-14 from 5th May

Posted on: May 6, 2009 1:01 PM
Related Categories: ACC, ACC14

International Anglican Family Network

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC affirms the value of International Anglican Family Network's work to the Communion, particularly the publication of their newsletters, welcomes the network's proposal to hold a third regional consultation on family issues in Oceania in 2010  and urges Provinces to support this proposal in every way they can.

Le Réseau francophone de la Communion anglicane / Resolution of the Francophone Network of the Anglican Communion

Resolved: 05.05.09

(en français)

Le Conseil Consultatif Anglican demande au Comité Ad Hoc d'explorer les moyens d'encourager la traduction de travaux théologiques anglicans fondamentaux dans des langues autres que l'anglais ainsi que leur dissémination, de même que de soutenir la formation de professeurs pour les collèges théologiques de ces provinces et diocèses dont la langue nationale est autre que l'anglais.

 (in English)

The ACC requests the JSC to explore ways of encouraging the translation of basic Anglican theological works into languages other than English, and their dissemination, as well as supporting the formation of teachers for the theological colleges of those provinces and dioceses whose national language is other than English.

Anglican Health Network

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC

  1. welcomes the establishment of the Anglican Health Network as an official Network of the Anglican Communion
  2. commends the objectives of the Network to the Provinces.

Anglican Indigenous Network

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC:

  1. asks those member Churches whose governments have not yet signed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to encourage their governments to become signatories;
  2. asks that, where there exist indigenous people who are minorities, member churches cooperate with indigenous Anglican leaders to ensure the provision of theological education and ministry training at all levels that takes account of indigenous cultural contexts and traditions;
  3. calls upon member Churches to value, honour and incorporate the wisdom of the elders of indigenous peoples in their midst in efforts to address global climate change and the sustainability of creation;
  4. recognizes the on-going disastrous effects that colonialism has had on indigenous peoples and their families and calls on member Churches, where there exists indigenous people who are minorities, to take appropriate and necessary steps to assist the healing of indigenous families, including the protection of women and children from violence and human trafficking.

References

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:
(http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/drip.html )

Anglican Communion Legal Advisers' Network

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC

  • thanks the Anglican Communion Legal Advisers' Network for the work undertaken so far;
  • commends the Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion for study in every Province;
  • invites Provinces and others to submit comments on the Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion to the Convenor by 30 June 2010;
  • requests the Editorial Committee of the network to submit a report on the responses received to the following meeting of the Joint Standing Committee; and
  • encourages the Provinces to use the network as a resource in dealing with legal issues in their Provinces.

Anglican Refugee and Migrant Network

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC

  1. welcomes the re-establishment of the Anglican Refugees and Migrant Network as an official Network of the Anglican Communion,
  2. thanks the Province of Hong Kong for hosting the Network, and
  3. commends the objectives of the Network to the Provinces.

The International Anglican Women's Network

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC:

  • receives the report from International Anglican Womens Network, commends the network for its work and commitment, and encourages it to continue to raise and promote women's concerns in church and society;
  • urges full implementation of ACC Resolution 13.31 (b.ii) across the Communion and encourages Provinces, through the IAWN Provincial links, to report on further progress made to ACC-15;
  • requests that appointments to all Inter-Anglican Standing Commissions, and all other inter-Anglican Committees, design groups, or appointed bodies follow resolution ACC 13.31 (b.i) to provide equal representation of women on each body;
  • unequivocally supports the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, including trafficking, and encourages all Provinces to participate in programmes and events that promote the rights and welfare of women, particularly as expressed in the Beijing Platform for Action and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals;
  • recognising the importance of appropriate allocation of financial resources, recommends implementation of the principles of gender budgeting throughout the Communion, and requests Provinces to report on progress made to ACC-15.

References

(ACC Resolution 13.31.b) ACC acknowledges the MDG goal for equal representation of women in decision making at all levels, and so requests

  1. the Standing Committee to identify ways in which this goal may appropriately be adapted for incorporation into the structures of the Instruments of Unity, and other bodies to which the Anglican Consultative Council nominates or appoints
  2. all member churches to work towards the realisation of this goal in their own structures of governance, and in other bodies to which they nominate or appoint

and to report on progress to ACC-14

For the Beijing Platform:  http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/Beijing/platform

For the MDGs: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals

International Anglican Youth Network

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC:

  • urges every Province to ensure that at least one person, actively involved in youth ministry in their Province, participate in the International Anglican Youth Network;
  • encourages every Province to dedicate one Sunday each year as 'Ministries with Young People Sunday';
  • requests each Province to take up a special offering annually to support ministries with young people, of which a part would be for the work of the International Anglican Youth Network;
  • requests each Province to contribute financially to the work of the International Anglican Youth Network.

Post-Conflict Resolution

(from the Anglican Peace and Justice Network [APJN])

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC:

  • welcomes with appreciation the report of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network entitled "Community Transformation: Violence and the Church's Response," and thanks the provinces of Rwanda and Burundi for hosting the APJN in September and October 2007
  • celebrates the leadership exercised by the Provinces of Burundi and Rwanda, as well as Congo, Sudan, and Melanesia, in establishing post-conflict programs of reconciliation and healing, as highlighted in the report
  • calls for increased solidarity from member Churches of the Anglican Communion with the Provinces in the Great Lakes Region, and recommends the establishment of partner relationships, where common witness and support may help in the prevention or resolution of conflicts in the region and communities may be more immediately rebuilt.

Sudan (from APJN)

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC:

  1. draws the attention of member Churches to the Statement on Sudan issued by the Primates at their meeting in Alexandria in February 2009;
  2. asks its member Churches to urge the African Union, the United Nations, and their own governments to be more assertive in seeking a commitment from the Government of Sudan to implement the Comprehensive Peace Agreement without further delay;
  3. urges its members to offer continued prayers and advocacy for a cessation of violence in Darfur, for resumption of peace talks with the Lord's Resistance Army and the disarming of other marauding groups, for safe passage for aid organizations, and for the protection of civilian populations throughout the country;
  4. appeals to those Anglican leaders who are in dialogue with Muslim leaders around the world to share from their experience, insights and wisdom on how best the interreligious dimensions of the conflict in Sudan can be reduced.

Peace-making Dialogues (from APJN)

Resolved: 05.05.09

The ACC:

  • urges Anglicans everywhere to be bold in preaching reconciliation and facilitating peace-making dialogues in every situation of war and conflict;
  • supports the concept of healing through the processes of truth-telling, repentance, and restorative justice;
  • urges all in provincial leadership positions, especially those in theological education, to implement programmes of conflict-resolution skills training as a contribution to developing effective and bold prophetic voices for God's justice in all societies;
  • commends to the Provinces of the Anglican Communion the educational resources on conflict transformation and reconciliation identified and promoted by the Anglican Peace and Justice Network on the ACO website.