Sensing perhaps that it has a significant public relations problem, the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion has begun to offer reports on its activities. This constitutes a welcome step in the direction of transparency, even if the need for the existence of this body remains opaque.
•New ACC Articles of Association now replace the old unincorporated Constitution. •Canon Janet Trisk confirmed as the replacement to Ms Nomfundo Walaza. •Bp Ian Douglas continues to serve on Standing Committee •Representative elected to fill vacancy. •Committee agrees its official name is “The Standing Committee”. Friday’s agenda included membership issues, recent developments in the Communion and reports from Chair Bp James Tengatenga and Secretary General Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon.
In other developments, the Anglican Communion Office has posted a Q&A on the Standing Committee.
Read the Q&A titled What is the Standing Committee? Does it answer your questions? Does it leave you with more questions?
At the same time the ACO issued a roster of the Standing Committee. How many bishops do you count?
Hat tip to Thinking Anglicans.