The first joint meeting of the Anglican Primates and the Anglican Consultative Council met in Cape Town for eleven days in January 1993. Addressing a service of more than 10,000 people, Archbishop George Carey "described Africa as `wounded and bleeding'. He added, `No Christian can be excused from coming to the aid our African brothers and sisters in need'." "A delegation of Anglican leaders under Archbishop Carey held a meeting with South African President F.W. De Klerk that focused on the church's influence on the church's influence on the political process". The primates and the Council "rejected the concept of a special episcopal relationship for parishes opposed to the ordination of women". "Addressing the problem of AIDS, Archbishop Yona Okoth of Uganda, urged a `universal response' by asking `all governments, all churches, all religious bodies to do all in their power to fight this killer of our people". Archbishop French Chang-Him of the Indian Ocean raised the issue of cohabitation, asking "for guidance on what to do about the growing number of unmarried people who live together. `It raises the whole issue of what is marriage', Archbishop Chang-Him said. `It becomes a very theological issue'." The Consultative Council also "urged Israel to comply with a United Nations resolution that Palestinian deportees be returned to their homes on the West Bank and Gaza". The two bodies will probably not meet at the same time again. "Archbishop Eames noted the meeting did not give the primates enough time together, Archbishop Douglas Hambidge, metropolitan of British Columbia, went farther. `I am convinced that the primates and the ACC should never meet together because they have different agendas', he said".
"Archbishop Olavo Ventura Luiz, primate of Brazil, has died. He was 55 and had been primate of the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil since 1986. Archbishop Luiz recently attended a meeting of Anglican primates in Cape Town, South Africa after which he contracted cerebral malaria. He died of complications in hospital [in Porto Alegre, Brazil]".
The first joint meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council and the Primates' Meeting will take place in Cape Town, South Africa in January 1993. The theme of the meeting will be "A Transforming Vision: Suffering and Glory in God's World" based on I Peter 5:1 and will be held from 20-30 January 1993. Sunday, January 17, 1993 has been designated Anglican Communion Sunday throughout the world.
"Soaring up behind the historic joint meeting place of the Primates and the Anglican Consultative Council, an enormous banner depicting South African scenes provided a colourful backdrop to the deliberations below". The mural was painted on canvasby Darryl Prezens, an art student in his twenties.
As at Lambeth 1988, meetings began every day with Bible studies. "[A] different speaker introduced the daily passage of scripture taken from the St. John's Gospel and then invited delegates to gather round tables in the hall to spend half an hour discussing questions related to the chosen text".
Contents divided into two main sections: [Participants] -- Staff.
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OTCH Note: Brief biographical information on Anglican Primates and other participants at joint meeting of Anglican Primates and Anglican Consultative Council held in Cape Town, South Africa in January 1993. Limited distribution for attendees.