The Rev. Eric Beresford has been invited to be a consultant to the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Dundee, Scotland in September 1999. "He will assist the council in dealing with Lambeth resolutions concerning ethical issues surrounding technology and the environment".
Archbishop Moses Tay of South East Asia announced he was boycotting the September 1999 meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council in Scotland. Archbishop Tay wrote to Archbishop George Carey protesting the "increasing number of bishops and primates who are deliberately going against the Lambeth resolutions on biblical authority and morality". He also spoke against the host church the Scottish Episcopal Church calling it "one of the most heretical provinces".
From 14-25 September 1999 the eleventh meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council will meet in Dundee, Scotland. "Unique among the Instruments of Unity, the ACC is the one forum which includes laity among its members. It has long been a principle of Anglican Church life to include the voice of the laity in deliberation, in discussion and in decision making." "The Lambeth Conference 1998 has called for the ACC to look at the structures of the Communion, particularly in the light of the Virginia Report. Each ACC member has been asked to seek the mind of his/her Province with regard to the questions and issues raised in the Virginia Report so each Instrument of Unity may be shaped to serve the better the Communion more effectively."
A complete list of the "Members of the Anglican Consultative Council" is printed on p. 52.
In September 1999 the 11th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, the only `Instrument of Unity' which involves the active participation of all orders of ministry and that of the laity, took place for ten days in Dundee, Scotland. It "discussed the mission opportunities for the next millennium and heeded the call to take their role in the `Missio Dei', the mission of God, seriously".
ACC-6. First edition "Proceedings" published December 1984 for private circulation. Second edition February 1985, with Foreword, photographs and title "Bonds of Affection" -- verso of t.-p. Bonds of Affection.
ACC-7: Many Gifts One Spirit.
ACC-8: Mission in a Broken World.
ACC-9: A Transforming Vision. In 1993 the Anglican Consultative Council met jointly, for the first time, with the Anglican Primates in Cape Town South Africa.
ACC-10: Being Anglican in the Third Millennium. Also includes The Virginia Report and The Dublin Liturgical Report.
The Joint Standing Committees of the Primates of the Anglican Communion and the Anglican Consultative Council met in Canterbury in March 1998 to look at the Communion operations and programs for the coming year. "In a dramatic move the committee voted some financial support for the Anglican Observer at the United Nations, for the first time from the Inter Anglican Budget. The budget is a deficit budget." The ACC members will be on hand at the Lambeth Conference, although the non-episcopal members are not allowed to vote. The next ACC meeting will be in 1999 hosted by the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Primates will meet surrounding the Lambeth Conference."
"The goal of the technological revolution is, in many ways, freedom. Freedom from the necessities which natures imposes on us. We can now go further and faster, live longer and more healthily, than we could without technology. Technology frees usfrom a whole range of constraints. But we are not all equal beneficiaries of his new freedom".