Day: April 8, 2016

ACC-16 Day One: the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Instruments of Communion

ACC-16 Day One: the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Instruments of Communion

“The Primates said that for a three-year period the Episcopal Church, TEC, should not take part in decisions on matters of doctrine or polity. They can speak but we suggested that they should not vote, nor should they represent the Communion on external bodies such as those dealing with interfaith or ecumenical matters.” – Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Media briefing offers insight into agenda items for ACC-16

Media briefing offers insight into agenda items for ACC-16

‘“We have a bishop from America who is leading the campaign of the Church over there against gun violence.” Ian Douglas, a member of the ACC Standing Committee, is Bishop of Connecticut where, in 2012, some 20 six- and seven-year old children and six members of staff were killed when a gunman opened fire on them at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. “How can the Church offer another way of looking forward – a way of peace, a way of reconciliation,” Mr Lyon said.’