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Secretary General rejects criticism over Walking Together resolution

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has rejected criticism from six former members of the ACC’s standing committee of statements made during and after ACC-16 about Resolution 16.24 – “Walking Together” – which deals with the ACC's response to the Primates’ Meeting in January.

08 May 2016

Reformation and unity in ACC's ecumenical resolutions

A call for Anglicans to commemorate next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the commendation of a number of new inter-denominational agreements and reports were amongst a raft of ecumenical resolutions adopted by the Anglican Consultative Council when they met in Lusaka, Zambia, earlier this month.

26 April 2016

Provinces urged to adopt Anglican Communion Sunday

The provinces of the Anglican Communion have been invited to set aside the Sunday closest to the feast of Saint Augustine of Canterbury (26 May) as Anglican Communion Sunday, with a special focus of prayer for the Communion.

25 April 2016

Central Africa applied "embassy" protocol for ACC's visiting female priests

When the ACC met for its 16th plenary meeting (ACC-16) in Zambia this month, female priests and bishops who were part of the ACC were able to celebrate the Eucharist within the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, even though the province of Central Africa does not ordain women.

25 April 2016

Anglican Consultative Council pass 45 resolutions by assent

The Anglican Consultative Council meeting in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia, last week has approved 45 resolutions on issues relating from intentional discipleship to the continuing detention of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi; and from gender-based violence to the environment.

22 April 2016

Men and boys have role in fight for gender justice

The fight for “just and equal gender relationships” should not be left to women and girls; but must “fully involve” men and boys, the Anglican Consultative Council has said. It urged Anglican provinces to continue to empower “girls and boys, women and men, to live and work in relationships that reflect Christian values of love, dignity and justice.”

22 April 2016

ACC wants "every province, diocese and parish" to focus on intentional discipleship

The Anglican Consultative Council has called on “every province, diocese and parish” in the Anglican Communion to “adopt a clear focus on intentional discipleship” as part of a “season of intentional discipleship” to run for the next nine-or-so years.

22 April 2016

Anglicans call for release of Asia Bibi

The Anglican Consultative Council has called for the case of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Roman Catholic woman who was convicted of blasphemy, to be re-investigated and for her to be “honourably acquitted.” Asia Bibi has been on death row since November 2010 after a row which stemmed from her drinking water from a cup used by her Islamic co-workers.

22 April 2016

Anglican Communion sends birthday greetings to Queen Elizabeth II

The Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates her 90th birthday today; and members of the Anglican Consultative Council took time out of their ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, to send her birthday greetings.

21 April 2016

The Truth Shall Set You Free - Bishop James Tengatenga's farewell sermon

The full text of the sermon delivered by Bishop James Tengatenga at the closing eucharist of ACC-16 in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Lusaka, Zambia on Tuesday. This was Bishop Tengatenga’s last sermon as chair of the ACC.

20 April 2016

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C of E investment arm trebles capital in two decades

The Church of England’s investment arm, the Church Commissioners, has almost trebled the value of its investment fund over a 20-year period, it announced this week. The value of the Commissioners’ investment fund has grown from £2.4 billion at the start of 1995, to £7.00bn at the end of 2015; producing a return of 8.2 per cent last year.

ACC commits to "walking together" with the Primates

The Anglican Consultative Council has committed to “walk together” with the Primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby’s report on January’s Primates’ Gathering and Meeting which called for “consequences” for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage.