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ACC 13 : Living Communion

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article33016
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2005 Trinity
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2005 Trinity
Issue
118
Page
5
Notes
Introductory page for subsequent articles on the June 2005, 13th Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council which took place in Nottingham, England. "The theme of ACC 13 was Living Communion and over the next few pages is a report, in words and photographs of the proceedings plus a partial list of the resolutions passed".
Subjects
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
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ACC colouring competition winner

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article33125
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2005 Trinity
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2005 Trinity
Issue
118
Page
46
Notes
Photo with caption. "The ACC-13 Compass Rose Colouring Competition was a great success. More than 200 children from around the Communion submitted beautiful, creative entries, which were displayed at the ACC-13 meeting in Nottingham. Winners were chosen by a panel of ACC-13 members. The winners of the competition were: Overall winner: Roselle Aswini Walters, 11 years old, Diocese of West Malaysia, Malaysia ....".
Subjects
Children - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Children in the Anglican Communion
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
Coloring contests - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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ACC decision regrettable, but of little practical consequence, Canadian primate says

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9045
Date
2005 June 23
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2005 June 23
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
NOTTINGHAM, Eng. (June 23, 2005)
The decision to exclude the Anglican Church of Canada from two Anglican Consultative committees on which it does not sit is regrettable in principle but will have no practical effect, says Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Canadian church.
"We do regret the decision, although we note it was adopted by an extremely narrow margin," Archbishop Hutchison said. "Had out members and our American colleagues been allowed their vote, it would have failed. We regret that the Anglican Consultative Council made such a decision in a forum in which we are not being allowed to participate an in which we have no voice. There is, after all, a pretty fundamental democratic principle that says that when decisions are made that affect you, you are allowed to speak to them".
Archbishop Hutchison added: "Our hope is that the discussions and debates of the past few days will provide impetus for the discussion about homosexuality and the role of gays and lesbians in the church to begin in those parts of the Anglican Communion where they have not yet begun."
The Consultative Council approved a motion affirming a request made by the Primates of the Anglican Communion last February [2005] that the Canadian and U.S. churches "voluntarily withdraw" their members from the meeting now underway.
The affirming motion stipulated, however, that the Primates' request that the Canadian and U.S. churches withdraw from the ACC should be interpreted as including participation on the standing committee, which meets between triennial sessions of the full council, and inter-Anglican finance and administration committee.
Neither Canada nor the United States have members on those two committees and since their members at this meeting are not participants, they are not eligible for election.
Earlier in the meeting, in response to another request made by the Primates, representatives of the Canadian church made a presentation explaining where it is on the controversial issue of blessing same-sex unions. The U.S. church made a similar presentation explaining how it came to consecrate an openly gay man as bishop.
Archbishop Hutchison, who is scheduled to return to Canada today, said he would be making a full report to the Canadian Church in a statement that will be issued early next week.
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Subjects
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
Anglican Consultative Council - Membership
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Communion
Anglican Consultative Council - Committees - Membership
Episcopal Church - Relations - Anglican Communion
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Robinson, Gene (V. Gene), 1947-
Ordination of gays - Anglican Communion
Ordination of gays - Episcopal Church
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ACC resorts to secret poll to modify ejection plan

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32734
Journal
Church Times
Date
2005 June 24
Journal
Church Times
Date
2005 June 24
Issue
7424
Page
7
Notes
"An attempt to eject Anglicans from the US and Canada from all meetings of the Anglican Communion for the next three years was narrowly defeated on Wednesday". "The ACC [Anglican Consultative Council] delegates went into a closed session on Wednesday afternoon, which stretched an hour over time. Eventually it emerged that they had held a secret ballot about the clause. It was rejected by 30 votes to 28, with four abstentions". "The original resolution had been proposed by Stanley Isaacs (South East Asia), and supported by representatives from several other African provinces, among them the Most Rev. Peter Akinola, Primate of Nigeria. The only English supporter was Elizabeth Paver". "The other significant vote on Wednesday was to change the ACC constitution to include the 37 Primates as ex-officio members. The move will increasing the member from 70 to 115, and tip the balance heavily towards ordained members".
Subjects
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
Anglican Consultative Council - Membership
Episcopal Church - Relations - Anglican Communion
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Parties and movements
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Episcopal Church
Anglican Communion - Primates
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Anglican Church announces "presenters" to Anglican Consultative Council

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9039
Date
2005 May 25
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2005 May 25
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO, May 25, 2005
The Anglican Church of Canada has announced the names of four people who will respond to a request that the church make a presentation to the Anglican Consultative Council next month on actions the church has taken in the area of same-sex blessings.
As well as the four presenters, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has announced that he will attend at least part of the meeting of the Consultative Council in Nottingham, Eng., the week of June 19 [2005].
In addition, three regularly elected representatives of the Canadian Church to the Anglican Consultative Council will attend the meeting, though they have been instructed by the Council of General Synod not to participate in the proceedings.
The unusual measures are as a result of a statement issued last February [2005] following a meeting of the Primates of the worldwide Anglican Communion. After a discussion of tensions in the Anglican Communion arising principally from the election of a gay bishop in the U.S. Episcopal Church and the decision by one Canadian diocese to bless committed same-sex unions, the Primate issued a communique asking the two North American churches to "voluntarily withdraw" from the June [2005] meeting.
In subsequent meetings, the governing councils of both the Canadian and U.S. churches voted to send their members to the Anglican Consultative Council "to set out the thinking behind the recent actions of their Provinces".
The Canadian presenters will to this special hearing will be:
- The Very Rev. Peter Elliott, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver and prolocutor of General Synod.
- Canon Robert Falby, Chancellor and lay canon of the Diocese of Toronto and a member of General Synod.
- The Rev. Stephen Andrews, President and Vice-Chancellor of Thorneloe University, member of General Synod for the Diocese of Algoma and a member of the Primate's Theological Commission. - Ms. Maria Jane Highway, a member of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous partner to General Synod from the Diocese of Brandon and a member of the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee of General Synod.
The Anglican Consultative Council meets every three years in different part of the world. It consists of lay, clergy and episcopal members and is a forum where all Anglican Provinces can share and exchange information and coordinate common actions.
Attending the June [2005] meeting as elected members from the Canadian Church will be:
- The Rt. Rev. Sue Moxley, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island;
- The Rev. Canon Allen Box of the Diocese of Ottawa, and
- Ms. Suzanne Lawson of the Diocese of Toronto, a member of the Financial Management and Development Committee.
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For more information, please contact: Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, 416-924-9199 ext. 306; scarriere@national.anglican.ca
Subjects
Anglican Consultative Council - Membership
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Consultative Council
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (14th : 2005 : Newry, N. Ireland)
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Anglican council censures Canada, U.S.

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32925
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 September
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 September
Volume
131
Issue
7
Page
1,14
Notes
The Anglican Consultative Council, which met in Nottingham in June, voted to censure the Canadian and American churches for their more-liberal stand on homosexuality after listening to presentations from both churches.
Subjects
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Elliott, Peter G. (Peter Gordon), 1954-
Andrews, Stephen (Stephen Gregory Weed), 1956-
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Anglican Council of General Synod to decide on withdrawal from key meeting

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Date
2005 May 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2005 May 2
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO, May 2, 2005 -- The Anglican Church of Canada's governing council, meeting in Mississauga, Ont. later this week, is set to decide on a request that the Canadian church voluntarily absent itself from a key Communion meeting.
The Council of General Synod (CoGS) will also address another request that the church impose a moratorium on the blessing of same-sex unions at its meeting at the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga, Ont., May 6-8 [2005].
(CoGS is the chief governing boy of the Anglican Church of Canada. It is the body that oversees the implementation of General Synod decisions and any matters referred to it by the Primate. It meets twice a year between sessions of the General Synod.)
Members of CoGS will be responding to the Anglican Primates' Communique, which the heads of provincial churches issued after their meeting in Dromantine, Northern Ireland, in February [2005].
(Last month, the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church in the United States agreed on behalf of the U.S. church to honour the request.)
The Anglican Consultative Council is made up of bishops, priests and lay people from each of the worldwide Anglican Communion's 39 provinces and is considered an `instrument of unity'.
The other major issue before CoGS is a proposal for a moratorium on blessings of same-sex unions made by a special commission that examined how the communion can stay together in light of growing controversies around sexual issues. In its report -- The Windsor Report -- the international commission requested such a moratorium.
Archdeacon Jim Boyles, General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, says that a process for discussions has been prepared for Council members before they vote on the issues.
At CoGS on May 6 [2005], he said, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, the Canadian Primate, will talk about the Primates' meeting in Northern Ireland.
This will be followed by a series of presentations by General Synod committees that have considered the matter. Council will also hear from youth, from the conservative group Essentials, and from Integrity, group that advocates for the full inclusion of gay and lesbian people in the church. Lutheran partners will also address the issue. The council, which ultimately makes the decision, will also consider positions on this issue taken by General Synod committees and a recent statement from the House of Bishops.
Friday evening, Council members will focus on the Windsor report. Council will also hear from the Primate's Theological Commission which was asked by General Synod 2004, to consider whether the blessing of same-sex unions is a matter of doctrine.
Council is expected to vote on the key issues on Saturday evening (May 7).
CoGS will also consider a host of resolutions and motions dealing with the work of the church and review General Synod's budget for 2005.
The Council's deliberations are normally public, although it does have the option to go into closed session.
See also
- The Primates' Communique
- Statement by Canadian Anglican Bishop
- The Windsor Report and Responses
- Media Kit
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Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Anglican Consultative Council - Membership
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Consultative Council
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (14th : 2005 : Newry, N. Ireland)
Windsor Report
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Beleaguered churches receive crucial support

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article32926
Author
De Santis, Solange
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 September
Author
De Santis, Solange
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 September
Volume
131
Issue
7
Page
1,16
Notes
The recent Afro-Anglican Conference held in Toronto criticised the decision of the Anglican Consultative Council's to exclude the North American churches from full participation in the Communion.
Subjects
Conference on Afro-Anglicanism (3rd : 2005 : Toronto, Ont.)
Black Anglicans - Anglican Communion - Congresses
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
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Canadian Bishops Issue Statement ... Statement of Commitment by the Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada April 7, 2005

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8996
Date
2005 April 27
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Statement
Date
2005 April 27
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Statement
Text
[Windsor, Ont., 27 April 2005] The following statement was unanimously adopted by the Canadian House of Bishops meeting in Windsor, Ont., on April 27 [2005].
Statement of Commitment by the Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada
April 27, 2005
"If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all". Romans 12:18
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting collegially in Windsor, Ontario, April 25-27, 2005, send warm greetings to the Church. We met together in an atmosphere of prayer, which was hallmarked by charity and generosity of spirit.
In the midst of current tensions and disagreements within the Anglican Communion, we endeavoured in our conversation to be guided by the counsel of St. Paul writing to the Romans, "if it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all" (Rom 12:18).
Having considered the Report of the Lambeth Commission on Communion commonly known as the Windsor Report and the communique from the Primates of the Anglican Communion issued in February 2005, we make the following statement:
1. We affirm our continuing membership in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Our Church regularly supports the work of the Communion and a number of Canadians have served and continue to serve in significant roles through the work of the Anglican Communion Office in London, England. In partnership with other Provinces we remain committed to evangelism, a compassionate response to the needs of suffering humanity, and to programs in world relief. justice and peace for all. With humility we seek to honour our commitments, knowing our need to listen and learn from the experiences of our brothers and sisters in faith in other Provinces in the Communion.
2. We recognize that synodical decisions in some parts of the Canadian Church, and the response to these, have caused distress in some parts of the Communion. We are sorry for the pain that this has caused and we regret that together we have not achieved a level of consultation deemed sufficient to the magnitude of the issues under consideration.
3. In October 2004, we received with thanks the Windsor Report. Recognizing its importance we commended it for study throughout the Church. We requested our Primate to write a pastoral letter inviting response from Anglicans across Canada. Many responded to this invitation. Their responses were drawn together and formed the basis of the Canadian Response to the Windsor Report.
4. In acknowledging the collective desires expressed in the Primates' Communique we commit ourselves to respond as fully as possible to those of their recommendations as lie within our respective contexts and jurisdictions.
5. We appreciate the commitments of the Primates to "neither encourage not to initiate cross boundary interventions" by Primates or other Bishops in Provinces other than their own. This commitment is in keeping with the Councils of the early Church, statements of successive Lambeth Conferences and the Windsor Report. We have already adopted a procedure for Shared Episcopal Ministry.
6. On the matter of a moratorium on the authorization of public rites for the blessing of same sex unions, we commit ourselves neither to encourage nor to initiate the use of such rites until General Synod has made a decision on the matter.
7. In our consideration of the request of the Primates that the Anglican Church of Canada voluntarily withdraw its members from the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Nottingham in June 2005, we see the value of the opportunity for reflection and response called for in the Windsor Report, but we also see risks inherent in honouring the request. We recognize that within our constitutional polity it is the responsibility of the Council of General Synod to consider and make a decision regarding this request. We support our Primate's statement that he will do all in his power to persuade the Council to honour it. We ask for the prayers of the whole Church, for the Primate and the members of the Council as they meet May 6-8 [2005] in Mississauga.
8. We are pleased to note the opportunity extended through the Primates' Communique to send a delegation to the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in June "to set out the thinking behind the recent actions of their Provinces", including the diversity of views on the matter of the blessing of same sex unions held by a number of constituencies within our Church, including ourselves, and the manner by which we endeavour to remain in dialogue and communion.
9. In keeping with resolution of the General Synod and previous statements of the House of Bishops, we affirm the place of gay and lesbian persons in our church and give thanks for their contribution to its life and witness. We agree with the words of paragraph 6 of the Primates' Communique which reads "the victimization or diminishment of human beings whose affections happen to be ordered towards people of the same sex is anathema to us". In our struggle to consider the blessing of their unions, we recognize that their various voices need to be heard more fully. We are grateful to note that in paragraph 17 of the Primates Communique that the Anglican Consultative Council is asked "to take positive steps to initiate the listening and study process called for by Lambeth 1998 and earlier Conferences".
10. In conclusion we wholeheartedly affirm our adherence to the Lambeth Quadrilateral which states:
1) The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as `containing all things necessary to salvation,' and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.
2) The Apostles' Creed, as the Baptismal Symbol; and the Nicene Creed, as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith.
3) The two Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself -- Baptism and the Supper of the Lord -- ministered with unfailing use of Christ's Words of Institution, and of the Elements ordained by Him.
4) The Historic Episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the Unity of his Church.
11. We uphold the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Primates' Meeting, The Lambeth Conference, and The Anglican Consultative Council. We further affirm the Ten Principles of Partnership adopted by the Anglican Consultative Council in 1993 and the Anglican Cycle of Prayer as sources of unity in the cause of mission.
12. In the endeavour to live peaceably, with all, we pray for humility, wisdom and compassion.
13. Blessings in the name of Jesus Christ who calls us into communion for the sake of his mission in the world.
House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada
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Notes
[Authorized French translation]
Declaration d'engagement des eveques de l'Eglise anglicane du Canada
Le 27 avril 2005
"Si il est possible, autant que cela depend de vous, soyez en paix avec tous les hommes." Romains 12:18
Au nom de seigneur Jesus-Christ, les eveques de l'Eglise anglicane du Canada, reunis collegialement a Windsor (Ontario) de 25 au 27 avril 2005, ont transmis leurs salutations chaleureusements a l'Eglise. Nous nous sommes recontres dans une atmosphere de priere, marquee par l'esprit de charite et de generosite.
Au beau milieu des tensions actuelles et des desaccords au sein de la Communion anglicane, nous essayons de faire en sorte que notre conversation soit guidee par le conseil des ecrits de saint Paul aux Romains, "Si il est possible, autant que cela depend de vous, soyez en paix avec tous les hommes." (Romains 12:18)
Ayant pris en consideration le rapport de la Commission Lambeth sur la Communion, communement connue sous le nom de `Rapport Windsor' et de le communique des Primats de la Communion anglicane publie en fevrier 2005, nous faisons les declarations suivantes:
1. Nous affirmons notre statut de membre pemanent de la Communion anglicane mondiale. Notre Eglise appuie regulierement le travail de la Communion et plusieurs Canadiens ont servi et continuent de servir dans des roles importants par le biais du bureau de la Communion anglicane a Londres en Angleterre. En partenariat avec les autres provinces, nous demeurons engages dans l'evangelisation, une reponse compatissante aux besoins de la souffrance humaine at aux programmes de soulagement du monde, de la justice et de la paix pour tous. En toute humilite, nous cherchons a honorer nos engagements en reconnaissant notre besoin d'ecouter et d'apprendre a partir des experiences de nos freres et soeurs de foi avec les autres provinces de la Communion.
2. Nous reconnaissons que les decisions synodales dans certaines parties de l'Eglise canadienne, ainsi que la reponse a a celles-ci, one provoque la detresse dans certaines parties de la Communion. Nous sommes desoles qu'elles aient provoque de la douleur et nous regrettons qu'ensemble nous n'ayons pas atteint un niveau de consultation a la hauteur des questions soulevees.
3. En octobre 2004, nous avons recu avec gratitude le `Rapport Windsor'. Reconnaissant son importance, nous le recommandions a l'Eglise pour en faire l'etude. Nous avons demande a notre Primat d'ecrire une lettre pastorale invitant les Anglicans du Canada a y repondre. Plusieurs ont repondu a cette invitation. Leurs reponses one ete colligees et on forme la base des reponses canadiennes au `Rapport Windsor'.
4. En reconnaissant les desirs collectifs exprimes dans le communique des Primats, nous nous engageons a repondrew le plus possible sinon en totalite a leurs recommandations tant qu'elles se trouvent dans nos jurisdictions et contextes respectifs.
5. Nous apprecions les engagements des Primats a "n'encourager ni initier des interventions transfrontalieres" par eus ou les eveques des provinces autres que la leur. Cet engagement est conforme aux Conseils des premieres Eglises, aux declarations des Conferences Lambeth successives et au Rapport Windsor. Nous avons deja adopte une procedure pour un Ministere episcopal partage.
6. Au sujet d'un moratoire sur l'autorisation des rites publics pour l'assentiment moral des unions entre conjoints de meme sexe, nous nous sommes engages a ne pas encourager ni initier des rites jusqu'a ce qu'un synode general ait pris position sur le sujet.
7. Notre examen de la requete des Primats a l'effet que l'Eglise anglicane du Canada retire voluntairement ses membres de la reunion du Conseil consultatif a Nottingham en juin 2005 nour conduit a penser que c'est la l'occasion revee d'une reflexion a l'egard de la reponse exigee par le Rapport Windsor; mais nous constatons egalement les risques inherents au respect de la demande. Nous reconnaissons que dans notre politique constitutionnelle, it revient au Conseil du synode general d'etudier la question et de prendre une decision au sujet de cette demande. Nous appuyons la declaration de notre Primat qui fera tout en son pouvoir pour persuader le Conseil de respecter ceci. Nous faisons appel aux prieres de l'ensemble de l'Eglise, du Primat et des membres du Conseil lors de leurs recontres les 6 et 8 mai a Mississauga.
8. Nous sommes heureux de noter l'ouverture de la possibilite, grace au consultatif anglican de juin "pour etablir la pensee qui se cache derriere kes recentes actions de leurs Provinces", y compris la diversite d'opinions sur la plusieurs parties interessees de notre Eglise, y compris nous-memes, et la facon par laquelle nous nous efforcons de maintenir le dialogue et la communion.
9. En conservant les resolutions du Synode general et les declarations anterieures de l'Assemblee des Eveques, nous affirmons que les personnes homosexuelles one leur place dans notre eglise et nous les remercions pout leur contribution a sa vigeur en tant que temoins. Nous sommes d'accord avec le libelle du paragraphe 6 du communique des Primats qui enonce: "la victimisation ou la degradation des etres humains dont les marques d'affection se passent entre personnes de meme sexe est un anatheme pour nous". Dans notre combat pour considerer la benediction de leurs unions, nous reconnaissons que leurs differents voix doivent etre davantage entendues. Nous sommes heureux de noter que dans le paragraphe 17 du Communique des Primats que l'on demande au Conseil consultatif anglican "d'entreprendre des etapes positives afin d'initier l'ecoute et le processus d'etude demande lors de la Conference de Lambeth en1998 et lors des plus recentes conferences".
10. En conclusion, nous affirmons chaleureusement notre adhesions aux quatre declarations sous le nom de Lambeth Quadrilateral, lesquelles consacrent:
1. Les Ecritures saintes de l'Ancien et du Nouveau testament, en ce qu'elles "contiennent toutes les choses necessaires au Salut" et comme etant la regle et la norme ultime de la foi.
2. Le Credo des Apotres comme symbole du bapteme; et le Credo de Nicee comme une declaration satisfaisante de la foi chretienne.
3. Les deux sacraments ordonne par le Christ lui-meme -- le bapteme et la Cene du Seigneur -- adminstres par l'utilisation indefectibles des paroles du Christ de l'institution et des elements ordonnes par Lui.
4. L'Episcopat historique, adapte localement dans les methodes de son administration pour les besoins varies des nations et des peuples appeles par Dieu dans l'Unite de son Eglise.
11. Nous soutenons l'Archeveque de Canterbury, la Reunion des Primats, la Conference de Lambeth, et le Conseil consultatif anglican. De plus, nous affirmons que les Dix principes du partenariat adoptes par le Conseil consultatif anglican en 1993 et le Cycle anglican des intentions de prieres sont sources d'unite pour la cause de la mission.
12. Dans l'effort de vivre en paix avec tous, nous prions pour l'humilite, la sagesse et la compassion.
13. Benedictions au nom de Jesus-Christ qui nous demand d'entrer en communion pour l'amour de sa mission sur Terre.
L'Assemblee des Eveques de l'Eglise anglicane du Canada.
For more information, please contact Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Acting Director of Communications, 416-924-9199 ext. 306; 416-540-3653 (Cell); scarriere@national.anglican.ca
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (14th : 2005 : Newry, N. Ireland)
Anglican Consultative Council - Membership
Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Consultative Council
Anglican Communion - Parties and movements
Windsor Report
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
French language
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Canadians address Anglican Consultative Council

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9044
Date
2005 June 22
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2005 June 22
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
NOTTINGHAM, Eng. (June 22, 2005)
Representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada yesterday responded to a request from the Primates of the Communion that they address the Anglican Consultative Council to explain where the church is on the issue of same-sex blessings and how it arrived there.
Four "presenters" appointed by Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, the Canadian Primate, spoke to the ACC [Anglican Consultative Council] meeting here for 90 minutes. They were introduced by Bishop Sue Moxley of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and the presentation was concluded by Archbishop Hutchison.
The Canadian presenters took pains to stress that although the Canadian church has diverged from much of the rest of the Communion on the controversial issue of same-sex blessings, it continues to see itself as part of the world-wide Communion and wishes to remain so.
The Canadians also said that the church is still very much "in the midst of a conversation" on the issue and the no church-wide decision is expected at least until the next meeting of its chief governing body -- the General Synod -- in 2007. (So far, one diocese -- New Westminster -- has authorized a rite to bless same-sex relationships.) They also told members of the ACC that the church exists in a social, cultural and political context where most jurisdictions have already authorized same-sex marriages.
In closing the presentation, the Canadian Primate, Archbishop Hutchison, reminded ACC members that the Canadian Church has complied with requests that it express regret over strained relationships that its actions have caused. It has also agreed to a moratorium on dioceses authorizing same-sex blessing rites until the General Synod considers the matter.
The Canadian presentation followed a similar one in which representatives of the U.S. Episcopal Church addressed the council to describe the process whereby an openly gay man was consecrated bishop.
At a meeting last February [2005], the Primates of the Anglican Communion asked the Canadian and U.S. churches to "voluntarily withdraw" from this meeting of the ACC, but to send people to make these presentations. In subsequent meetings, the national councils of both churches decided to send their regular members to the council anyway, but instructed them to act as observers only and not participate in the proceedings. The two churches also acceded to the request to make the presentations, which were held yesterday.
Making the presentation on behalf of the Canadian Church were Bishop Moxley, a regular member of the Council, Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews, president of Thorneloe University and a member of the Primate's Theological Commission, Maria Jane Highway, and indigenous partner to General Synod and a member of the Faith, Worship and Ministry committee, Canon Robert Falby, QC, Chancellor of the Diocese of Toronto and a member of General Synod, and the Very Rev. Peter Elliott, Dean of the Diocese of New Westminster and Prolocutor (vice-chair) of the General Synod.
The regular Canadian members of the ACC are Bishop Moxley, the Rev. Canon Allen Box of Ottawa and Ms. Suzanne Lawson of the Diocese of Toronto.
The Anglican Consultative Council includes bishops, priests and lay people from all of the provinces of the Anglican Communion. It meets every three years to coordinate aspects of international Anglican ecumenical and mission work.
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Anglican Consultative Council. Meeting (13th : 2005 : Nottingham, Eng.)
Anglican Consultative Council - Membership
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Consultative Council
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Communion
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