As the leaders of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies, we were tasked by Resolution C019 to lead in this holy work, and thus to enable every diocese, ministry, and baptized person in our church to live and bear witness to the teaching of Jesus to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40), by respecting the dignity of every human being, and working to transform the unjust structures of society. To honor that call, we gathered on February 3 and 4 in Austin, Texas, to share our own gifts and stories, to learn some of the church’s historic and current activities, and to begin to discern a way forward.
Day: March 12, 2016
The Province of Canterbury in the Church of England is launching a Ministry of Sport throughout the dioceses which make the province. The Ministry of Sport is teaming up with the UK organization Christians in Sport. The idea for this new outreach is to reach out to the millions of folks in the UK involved in sport, whether as spectators or as participants.
The Diocese of Pennsylvania has been gathered in special convention today, 12 MAR, in the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral to elect a new bishop diocesan. The Revd Canon Daniel G. P. Gutierrez has been elected. The Revd Gutierrez is currently Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of the Rio Grande, headquartered in Albuquerque New Mexico.
The Anglican Communion Office has released a draft of the 11 day agenda for the meeting to which all 38 constituent member provinces are invited to send representatives. ACC-16 will be held in Lusaka Zambia APR 8 -19.
The Anglican Church of Canada has been directly involved with material and financial support of the Anglican church of Cuban with the Canadian Primate’s participation in the Metropolitan Council of Cuba. However, the Canadian Primate, the Most Revd Fred Hiltz, has stated recently to his church that the continued participation of the ACoC in the life of the Cuban church at this point is unknown. The Cuban church has made a request to General Convention to reunite with TEC.
…what is our reaction to law, manners and morals? Is it something we pay attention to when it is convenient, or when it suits us, or is it something we live even when we don’t really want to?