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'A powerful thing of humility'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38586
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 March
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 March
Volume
142
Issue
3
Page
11
Notes
"The primates were 'deeply blessed' by the presence at the meeting of Canadian Catholic theologian and humanitarian Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche, a worldwide network helping developmentally disable people, said Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Vanier preached to the primates on the story of Jesus washing his disciples' feet -- then knelt down and washed the feet of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Hiltz said. The other followed suit. The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, called the foot-washing 'a powerful thing of humility .. a powerful thing of closeness after a very hard working week'. Welby said he was 'quite unravelled' by the experience". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Vanier, Jean, 1928-2019
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Foot washing (Rite) - Anglican Communion
Welby, Justin (Justin Portal), 1956-
Makgoba, Thabo (Thabo Cecil), 1960-
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Communion News: Global: Walking Together as a Communion

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39272
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2016 May
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2016 May
Issue
141
Page
5
Notes
"The Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) committed itself to 'walk together' with the primates of the Anglican Communion in response to Archbishop Justin Welby's report on January's Primates' Gathering and Meeting in Canterbury [[2016], which set out 'consequences' for the US-based Episcopal Church following its decision to change its regulations to allow same-sex marriage. The Archbishop briefed members of the ACC about the Primates' meeting. A resolution to receive the report was part of a consent list approved by the Council. Speaking at the end of the ACC-16 meeting, Archbishop Welby welcomed the resolution. 'The actions of the ACC demonstrate that it is working in close collaboration with the Primates, as has been the aim since both started and is set out especially in Resolution 52 of the Lambeth Conference 1988', he said. 'The Anglican Communion finds its decisions through spiritual discernment in relationship, not through canons and procedures. Primates' Meetings, Lambeth Conferences and ACCs are not a question of winning and losing, but of discerning together in love'". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (16th : 2016 : Lusaka, Zambia)
Anglican Consultative Council - Relations - Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Anglican Communion - Structure
Anglican Communion - Government
Decision making - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Communion News: Primates washed each other's feet in Canterbury

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38947
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2016 February
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2016 February
Issue
140
Page
4
Notes
"When the senior archbishops of the Anglican Communion gathered in Canterbury Cathedral in January [2016] they did so against a background of complex disagreements. But despite what the Archbishop of Canterbury [Justin Welby] described as 'quite difficult' discussions, the leaders agreed to 'walk together' and the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, said that he was 'full of hope for our Church and for the world', as he disclosed that the Primates washed each other's feet and prayed blessings on each other during the final Eucharist in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral on Friday morning [15 January 2016]. 'We read the passage from the foot washing and we passed the basin around and the towel, and we washed each other's feet', he said. 'That's a powerful thing of humility. That's a powerful thing of closeness after a very hard working week'." [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Foot washing (Rite) - Anglican Communion
Makgoba, Thabo (Thabo Cecil), 1960-
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Editorial: Putting an end to the dark ages

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39119
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 May
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 May
Volume
142
Issue
5
Page
4
Notes
Commenting on the communiqué from the January 2016 Primates' Meeting, Sison notes that the primates "condemned homophobic prejudice and violence 'and resolved to work together to offer pastoral care and loving service irrespective of sexual orientation'. They also reaffirmed their 'rejection of criminal sanctions against same-sex attracted couples'". "Such statements may not mean much to those living in countries like Canada, where LGBTQ rights are already enshrined in the constitution and same-sex marriage is legal. But they do matter in five countries and in parts of two others, where homosexuality is punishable by death -- including death by stoning. They do matter in more than 70 countries where homosexuality is still illegal, with punishments ranging from 100 blows of the whip to life imprisonment". "It is for this reason that the joint statement issued February 22 [2016] by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa is noteworthy. Yes, the church's position remained unchanged -- it will still not allow same-sex blessings nor ordain those in same-gender unions. But it has declared, 'All baptized, believing and faithful persons, regardless of sexual orientation, are full members of the Body of Christ'. It is 'an important first step' in a country that allows same-sex marriage but remains largely conservative, says its primate, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba". "The challenge is for primates of other churches to really mean what they say and bring the words of their communiqué to life".
Subjects
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Human rights - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Homosexuality - Africa
Homosexuality - Law and legislation - India
Homosexuality - Law and legislation - Uganda
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Southern Africa
Makgoba, Thabo (Thabo Cecil), 1960-
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Hiltz: It's a time of hope for church, country

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38498
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 January
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 January
Volume
142
Issue
1
Page
1, 9
Notes
Speaking to members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) at their fall 2015 meeting, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, in his "State of the Union" address that hope "was the dominant theme to have emerged from a number of meetings and other events the church engaged in this year. Among the most important of these, he said, were events related to the legacy of the Indian residential school system: the final national gathering of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the release of its final report and 94 Calls to Action in June [2015]". "As the church lives out these Calls to Action, 'we are going to change. We're not going to be the church we are now', he said. One of the exciting challenges now facing the church, Hiltz said, is the development of new structures allowing its Indigenous members to be more self-determining -- most notably, through the possible creation of a fifth, ecclesiastical province". "While seeming to disavow ay political partisanship, Hiltz said the new federal government also have him hope for the future". "The primate also said that, despite the considerable sensitivity of the issue and the difficulty the church has had in the past coming to decisions around sexuality, he was optimistic about the discussions around the marriage canon expected at the General Synod next summer [2016]. 'Nobody wants a fight. We've been there so many times as a church, and we've come away from General Synods having fought over sexuality, and felt disappointed and disillusioned knowing we've hurt one another'. Hiltz also said he was looking forward to the meeting of Anglican Communion primates this month [January 2016] at the invitation of the Archbishops of Canterbury, despite rumblings from some quarters". Hiltz said "I am uneasy with the rhetoric in the Communion that talks about how fragile the Communion is, or how broken it is -- that's not my read". "Hiltz also spoke about the Episcopal Church of Cuba, which has enjoyed close ties to the Anglican Church of Canada in recent decades as a result of the U.S. embargo of Cuba. As Anglican Cubans anticipate the complete lifting of this embargo, Hiltz said, they look forward to rejoining The Episcopal Church, but hope their relationship with the Anglican Church of Canada will not be cut completely".
Subjects
Hope - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Native peoples - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Canada. Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada - Ecclesiastical Provinces
Canada - Politics and government - 1984-
Sex - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Episcopal Church of Cuba
Episcopal Church of Cuba - Relations - Episcopal Church
United States - Foreign relations - Cuba
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Hiltz laments lack of passion for social justice

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39134
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 May
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 May
Volume
142
Issue
5
Page
10
Notes
"In his reflections during the last session of Council of General Synod (CoGS) for the past triennium, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada expressed frustration that Anglicans have not exhibited the same degree of passion for other social justice issues as they have for debates about same-sex marriage. 'I long for a time in our church when there is as much attention and conviction and passion and voice and action from the rooftops about sexual exploitation, about gender-based violence, human trafficking for the sex trade, missing and murdered Indigenous women, pornography, religiously-based violence around the world, our violence against creation itself, and the greed and the reckless consumption that drives it', said Archbishop Hiltz". "Hiltz spoke to CoGS at length about his experience at the January [2016] meeting of the primates of the Anglican Communion, and the status of relations within the global Anglican Communion following their decision to censure The Episcopal Church (TEC) for its 2015 decision to perform same-sex marriages. .... He noted that despite this call from the primates, TEC has indicated that it will send representatives to the upcoming Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, in April [2016], and Hiltz said he expects they will participate as 'full members'. The provinces of Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria, among others, have announced that their bishops will boycott the meeting because of the American attendees". "Hiltz said that the Canadian church will be represented at the ACC by Bishop Jane Alexander of the diocese of Edmonton, Suzanne Lawson and Archdeacon Michael Thompson, the church's general secretary, who will be standing in for Archdeacon Harry Huskins, who is unable to attend for health reasons".
Subjects
Social justice - Anglican Church of Canada
Social justice - Anglican Communion
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Anglican Communion - Relations - Episcopal Church
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (16th : 2016 : Lusaka, Zambia) - Membership
Huskins, Harry (Harry Joseph), 1952-
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Hiltz reflects on same-sex marriage stance

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38582
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 March
Author
Folkins, Tali
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 March
Volume
142
Issue
3
Page
10
Notes
"It would have been premature and beyond his authority to stand together with The Episcopal Church (TEC) over same-sex marriage at the Primates' Meeting in Canterbury January 11-15 [2016], said Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Hiltz suggested some people have said he should have come out more strongly in defence of TEC". "To have voluntarily accepted the same measures for the Anglican Church of Canada, Hiltz said, would have meant overstepping his authority as primate, since General Synod has not yet voted on the matter. 'I was not and am not prepared to take any action that would pre-empt the outcome of our deliberations at General Synod in July', he said". "Hiltz said he empathized with U.S. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry". "Hiltz added that he was 'deeply impressed' by the way Curry had conducted himself at the meeting. 'He was a stellar example of leadership under pressure, of courage with grace'. Hiltz also apologized for the suffering he said the primates' statement has caused the church's non-heterosexual members, who had been made to feel 'like the sacrificial offering on the altar of the Church's unity'". "At a press conference, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby also apologized to gays and lesbians for 'the hurt and pain in the past and present that the church has caused'".
Subjects
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Episcopal Church - Relations - Anglican Communion
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Communion
Curry, Michael B. (Michael Bruce), 1953-
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Welby, Justin (Justin Portal), 1956-
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Apologies - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Letter to the editor: Primates 'one part of the body of Christ, not the whole'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39001
Author
Baisley, Kerry
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 April
Author
Baisley, Kerry
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 April
Volume
142
Issue
4
Page
4
Notes
"I agree that the 2016 Primates' Meeting was a success, thanks to the life and witness of Jean Vanier". "For the primates, a number of observations: you are servants; you cannot speak for the entire church. Your meeting was initiated by Archbishop Donald Coggan in 1978 for leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation. We pray you will remember you are one part of the body of Christ and not the whole. The communiqué speaks of deep pain throughout the Communion. There is deep pain indeed, yet the focus seems centred on the primates. To Archbishops Justin Welby and Fred Hiltz: your apologies to LGTBQ people are heartfelt, but inconsequential without action. Those of us who lived through laws of discrimination, prejudice and AIDS are finely tuned to political statements that sound great but in real terms are 'waterish, bleak, and thin' (George Herbert, 'The Windows')".
Subjects
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Anglican Communion - Government
Anglican Communion - Structure
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Letter to the editor: Unhappy with decision

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article41190
Author
Seagram, Jim
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 September
Author
Seagram, Jim
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2017 September
Volume
143
Issue
7
Page
4
Notes
"Re: 'Worley will not serve as bishop of Caledonia, rules provincial HoB' (May 15, 2017, anglicanjournal.com). The shocking decision to block the Rev. Jake Worley, bishop-elect of the diocese of Caledonia, does not serve the cause of Christ. When politics rule in the church and entrapment is used to accomplish its biased ends, the church and Christ suffer. The question posed by the provincial bishops does not represent a concluded issue in the Anglican Communion. Witness the January 2016 Primates' Meeting where Archbishop Foley Beach of ACNA (Anglican Church in North America) was included [for part of the meeting] with the Anglican Communion bishops. Was he dismissed because he represents another jurisdiction of Anglicanism ? Of all people, he represents this jurisdiction as its head. Yet, the provincial bishops have done what not even the Archbishop of Canterbury ventured to do: they have prematurely drawn a conclusion on that issue without due regard to these larger Communion developments nor those who elected Worley. Whose ends were they serving ? How disrespectful to Christ and the people of Caledonia". [Text of entire article.]
Subjects
Worley, Jake (Jacob Christopher Dodd), 1969-
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Caledonia - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon. House of Bishops
Anglican Church of North America
Anglican Church of North America - Relations - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Relations - Anglican Church of North America
Beach, Foley (Foley Thomas), 1958-
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Anglican Communion - Parties and movements - 21st century
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Primates censure TEC [The Episcopal Church], but agree to 'walk together'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38939
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 March
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 March
Volume
142
Issue
3
Page
1, 10
Notes
"Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that despite the confusion, frustration and pain arising from a communiqué 'requiring' The Episcopal Church (TEC) to face consequences for its decision to allow same-sex marriage, the Primates' Meeting in Canterbury, England [11-15 January 2016], was a success. 'I think the very fact that we all came was important', Hiltz said in an interview with the 'Anglican Journal'. 'It took its course in such a way that the Communion was not broken .. All the posturing and rhetoric and rumours that were so much a part of the lead-up to the meeting didn't come to pass -- from that point of view, it was good'. There was, he said, 'a lot of deep personal resolve to make it work'" (p. 1). "Hiltz, for his part said there was an attempt by some primates to ask the North American churches to leave. 'It failed. There was a vote .. and that was not supported.' Some of the credit for the happy outcome of the vote (15 in favour, 20 against) must go to the primates from the Global South, who 'worked really hard to keep their colleagues in the room', said Hiltz" (p. 10). "The primate also disputed reports that the U.S. church is being asked to 'repent' during the three-year period as a precondition for lifting the temporary ban on its full participation in the the Communion" (p. 10). "Hiltz also noted that discussions around same-sex marriage aren't happening only in the U.S. or Canada" (p. 10). "Despite reports of a planned walkout by some conservative primates, the only one who left was Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the Church of Uganda ..." (p. 10). "When asked why he thought other GAFCON primates stayed on, Hiltz said it had a lot to do with [Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin] Welby's 'perseverance in helping us to have the difficult conversations' and 'the overall will of the meeting .. to stay together. But there was another reason the GAFCON primates were willing to be at the table, Hiltz said, and that was the controversial presence of Archbishop Foley Beach, who participated for the first four days of the meeting" (p. 10).
Subjects
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (2016 : Canterbury)
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Parties and movements
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church - Relations - Anglican Communion
Welby, Justin (Justin Portal), 1956-
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Ntagali, Stanley, 1955-
Global Anglican Future Conference GAFCON
Beach, Foley (Foley Thomas), 1958-
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