Archbishop of Canterbury addresses General Synod

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Welby calls upon the church resist the temptation of the “post-Constantinian tendency to exercise power,” and to be active participants and leaders in forging a new way of civic life; “In the necessary reimagination of our country”

Secretary General says ACC-Lusaka standing committee misreads Walking Together resolution

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The ping pong between principals over the interpretation of the Walking Together resolution passed at the recent Anglican Consultative Committee in Lusaka continues.

Outgoing ACC Standing Committee response: “receiving” means “neither endorsed nor affirmed consequences”

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In receiving the Archbishop of Canterbury’s formal report of the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting, ACC16 neither endorsed nor affirmed the consequences contained in the Primates’ Communique. No consequences were imposed by the ACC and neither was the ACC asked to do so.

House of Commons question time – marriage equality

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Cat Smith: Will [the right hon. Lady] do her best to ensure that LGBT clergy are not discriminated against here in the Church of England?

Mrs Spelman: As I mentioned, the Anglican Communion is extremely diverse. What we must remember, living here in the liberal west, is that a typical Anglican communicant is in Africa and black, female and under 35; in many African nations there are also very strong views on this subject, and keeping the Communion together is a big challenge.

GAFCON Council says Episcopal Church defied communion’s primates

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“We went to Canterbury out of a desire for unity. In our hearts we desire to see the tear in the fabric of the communion mended. The sanctions passed at that meeting were the mildest possible rebuke to only the worst of the offenders, but they were one step in the right direction. Regrettably, these sanctions have not been upheld.”

Welby at closing of ACC-16: “Consequences of Primates meeting have been fully implemented”

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“Given that my report, referred to in the resolution, incorporated the Communiqué and was very explicit on consequences; the resolution clearly supports and accepts all the Primates’ Meeting conclusions. No member of the Episcopal Church stood for office in the ACC or Standing Committee. The consequences of the Primates meeting have been fully implemented.” – Archbishop of Canterbury at the conclusion of ACC-16

DNA test reveals the Archbishop of Canterbury’s biological father

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When one is a well known figure, one doesn’t always have a lot of control about the press interfering in one’s life! So it was for The Most Revd Justin Welby.. He was approached by the Daily Telegraph prior to Easter regarding family history research about the Archbishop that the periodical had been conducting.