"The 14th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) has not 'given evidence of any belief' that Anglicans worldwide have no future together', said Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, even as he warned that it would be 'inevitable' that the Anglican Communion could turn into a 'much more dispersed association' or federation if not all member churches sign on to the proposed covenant'." "Apart from the thorny issue of human sexuality, the ACC spent considerable time discussing matters like mission, evangelism and theological education. It passed a total of 40 resolutions on topics ranging from the environment to peace-making. They engaged in 'mission encounters' with local parishes and saw the 'joys and challenges' in their ministries." "For the first time in the ACC's history, Anglican networks were given more time and space. The ACC is composed of lay, clergy and bishop delegates from 44 regional and national churches in over 160 countries".
"Copyright George Carey, 1984, 1989. First published in Great Britain by Kingsway Publications Ltd. First published in America by Morehouse Publishing ...". -- verso of t.-p.
"When George Carey arrived at his newly-assigned church of St. Nicholas' in Durham, England, he found a dwindling congregation and a lackluster worship service. Through renewal of the people by the Holy Spirit and major changes in the worship service, as well as the formation of prayer groups, the church began to attract new members. This book describes the opposition to the renewal that Carey faced, and how he overcame it with love and firmness. This book is a powerful message for those participating in the Decade of Evangelism". -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword dated 1990 / George Carey -- Preface to the Second Edition dated 1988 / George Carey -- Preface dated St. Andrew's Day [30 November] 1983 / George Carey -- Renewal ! -- Your Church is On Fire ! -- You Have Destroyed My Church -- Song and Dance -- Build My Church -- Renew My People -- The Spirit Moves -- Gifts for the Body -- Prison, Praise and People -- Miracle at Easter -- Pull Us Out: It's Madness -- Exile -- Lessons of Faith -- What: No Pews ? -- Facing the Future.
"A proposal to exclude The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the U.S. from the rest of the Anglican Communion has been rejected by the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion in London. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that he finds this decision 'encouraging' and a step toward healing. In a recent meeting, the committee decided that such an action, proposed by committee member Dato Stanley Isaacs of South East Asia, 'would inhibit dialogue and .. would therefore be unhelpful'. The proposal followed the consecration of Bishop Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, in the diocese of Los Angeles in May ."
"The Ridley-Cambridge draft of the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant will not be sent to member churches for consideration, pending consultation and possible revision of a controversial section dealing with dispute resolution and the definition of which entities can sign on to the covenant." Speaking about section four of the Covenant draft, the Rev. Ian Douglas of the Episcopal Church, said: "'My problem is there are too many ambiguities, particularly on the nature of the church. Which churches can sign on to it ?' he said, adding that this was of concern for his church, 'particularly since there are extra-ecclesial entities which have been claiming to be Anglican in the U.S.' (A coalition of churches and individuals from The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada [i.e. ACNA Anglican Church in North America] want to be recognized as a new province in North America)".
That the National Executive Council concurs with Resolution 14(2) of Lambeth and urges our delegates to the Anglican Consultative Council to urge implementation of this resolution. CARRIED
Resolution 14 reads:
The Conference requests the Archbishop of Canterbury
1) in consultation with the Primates, to convene a meeting of Anglican bishops with bishops of churches in which Anglicans have united with other Christians, and bishops from those churches which are in full communion with Anglican Churches; and to discuss with them how bishops from these churches could best play their part in future Lambeth Conferences;
2) to recognize the deep conviction of this Lambeth Conference that the expressed desire of both the Lusitanian and Spanish Reformed Churches to become fully integrated members of the Anglican Communion should receive both a warm and positive response.
That the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada heard with pleasure that the Dioceses of Southern Brazil, Central Brazil and Southwestern Brazil have now been established in a new Province of the Anglican Communion under the name of the Episcopal Church of Brazil. We extend our fraternal greetings and pray for God's blessing on your worship and work. On behalf of our Church we welcome you as a new Province in the Anglican Communion. CARRIED in both Houses.
That the Council of General Synod assent to the addition of Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America and the Province of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui to the Schedule of Membership of the Anglican Consultative Council in accordance with clause 3(a) of its Constitution. CARRIED #10-11-98
"The U.S. Episcopal Church (TEC) may have to accept a secondary role within the worldwide Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has suggested. This follows resolutions [D025 and C056] passed at the recent [July 2009] General Convention that were widely interpreted to be a lifting of moratoria on the election of gay bishops and the blessing of same-sex unions."