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Urbanisation Challenges Churches to Rethink its Big Cities Ministry

Urbanisation Challenges Churches to Rethink its Big Cities Ministry

The ACC, in its final day of deliberations, heard multiple presentations that offered the international assembly a chance to focus on the challenges that face churches in the big cities of the world. Profiles of Mexico, Uganda, Hong Kong and USA were used to illustrate how the church can be an instrument of witness in communities that are clamouring for assistance and direction in coping with crime, unemployment and inadequate housing.

24 September 1999

Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation: A MISSIO Case Study from Canada

Repentance, Healing and Reconciliation: A MISSIO Case Study from Canada

"In our Church we are facing great difficulties but they are not insurmountable," the Most Rev Michael Peers, Primate of Canada, said. "We must ensure that the immediate does not so engage our minds and energies that we lower our eyes from the horizon.

21 September 1999

ACC considers The Gift of Authority

ACC considers The Gift of Authority

"The dialogue between Anglicans and Roman Catholics is only one stream in the wider river of ecumenical dialogue. The issue of authority comes up sooner or later, in one form or another, in every dialogue which addresses itself seriously to the questions of communion and unity," the Rt Rev Mark Santer, Bishop of Birmingham and previous Co-Chairman of ARCIC (the Anglican and Roman Catholic International Commission, said.

21 September 1999

ACC receives the MISSIO Report - and affirms Anglican commitment to Mission and Evangelism

ACC receives the MISSIO Report - and affirms Anglican commitment to Mission and Evangelism

In a unanimous vote, members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Dundee, Scotland, received Anglicans in Mission: A Transforming Journey, the report from MISSIO, the Mission Commission of the Anglican Communion.

20 September 1999

"Technology - blessing or the ultimate curse?"

"Technology - blessing or the ultimate curse?"

"Technology is not simply the practice of using tools, but rather a way of looking at the world, a way of framing questions and analysing problems," the Rev Eric Beresford, who occupies the ethics desk for the Anglican Church of Canada, said

20 September 1999

Edinburgh Welcomes ACC

Edinburgh Welcomes ACC

The splendour of a Solemn Eucharist in St Mary's Cathedral, a lunch with the First Minister of the Scottish Parliament, a private hearing on sexuality and a bus tour of the Royal Mile, were the ingredients of a day in Scotland's capital for the ACC.

19 September 1999

Sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury

Sermon by the Archbishop of Canterbury

May I on behalf of the Anglican Consultative Council thank the Provost of St Mary's for his welcome to this lovely cathedral. We are glad to be here in this fair city and diocese of Edinburgh and to share in this act of worship with you. Thank you again to Bishop Richard Holloway for his welcome and hospitality.

19 September 1999

Hearing on Human Sexuality - A Statement by the Chairman

Hearing on Human Sexuality - A Statement by the Chairman

Members of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meeting this week in Scotland have today shared in a unique experience of testimony and witness. A group of gay and lesbian Christians have shared with us their own story and pilgrimage.

19 September 1999

ACC Critiques the Virginia Report

ACC Critiques the Virginia Report

Following three sessions of explanation of the Virginia Report from Bishop Mark Dyer, one of its authors, members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Dundee, Scotland engaged in a evening forum of open discussion and response to what they had heard.

18 September 1999

ACC Considers Future of UN Observer

ACC Considers Future of UN Observer

"I am heartened by the ecumenical possibilities" said the Revd Samuel Koshiishi of Nippon Sei Ko Kai and a member of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network. He was speaking in response to the Anglican Consultative Council's review of the Office of Anglican Observer at the United Nations.

18 September 1999

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The Primates’ Meeting 2017: in-depth coverage

Follow ACNS’ in-depth coverage of the 2-6 October Primates’ Meeting, in Canterbury Cathedral, England, the mother church of the Anglican Communion.

Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum was the setting for joyous celebrations as Sudan became the newest province of the Anglican Communion.