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New Inter Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission Appointed

Posted on: February 22, 2001 1:14 PM
Related Categories: Ecumenical, IATDC

Today the Archbishop of Canterbury the Most Revd and Rt Hon George Carey and the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, the Revd Canon John L Peterson announced the setting up of a new Inter Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission. This international body is comprised of prominent theologians from around the Anglican Communion. The chairman of the Commission is the Rt Revd Professor Stephen Sykes, Principal of St John's College, Durham, England.

The Commission will study themes related to the nature and basis of communion and the implications of membership in a fellowship of Churches in communion with the See of Canterbury. Much of the work will deepen and extend the findings of the previous Commission that produced The Virginia Report for the 1998 Lambeth Conference. The first meeting will be held at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA, USA, from 13 - 19 September 2001.

The members of the Commission and the provinces or institutions from which they come are as follows:

The Rt Revd Prof. Stephen Sykes (England, Chairman)
Dr Jennie Te Paa (Aotearoa/New Zealand and Polynesia)
The Revd Dr Stephen K. Pickard (Australia)
The Revd Dr Bruce Kaye (Australia)
Dr Eileen Scully (Canada)
The Rt Revd Dr Samuel Cutting (Church of North India)
The Rt Revd Paul Richardson (England)
The Revd Prof. Nicholas Sagovsky (England)
The Revd Canon Tom Wright (England)
Dr Ester Mombo (Kenya)
The Revd Joseph Denge Galgalo (Kenya)
The Rt Revd Dr Matthew Owadayo (Nigeria)
The Revd Canon Luke Pato (Southern Africa)
The Rt Revd Héctor Zavala (Southern Cone of South America)
The Rt Revd Tan Sri Dr Lim Cheng Ean (South East Asia)
The Revd Victor Atta-Bafoe (West Africa)
The Very Revd Paul Zahl (United States)
The Revd Prof. Kortwright Davis (United States)
Dr Kathy Grieb (Virginia Theological Seminary, Observer)
The Revd Dr Philip Thomas (England, Assistant to the Chairman)
The Revd Canon David Hamid (Anglican Communion Office, Secretary)

Further information may be obtained from:

The Revd Canon David Hamid
Anglican Communion Office, London
Tel: +44 207 620 1110