“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
Day: April 8, 2016
The judgement affirms the view that the cross is uniquely Christian, and cannot convey any other message than that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died to save the world from its sins.
Moral theologians and ethicists will have a field day with this film. It takes the “just war theory” to a whole new level of examination.
‘“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.’
The Standing Committee report affirmed the ACC’s own authority within and relationship with the instruments of the Anglican Communion.
Our epistle invites us to approach our day with wide-eyed optimism, even if we know the world better than that.