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".
Photograph and brief description of Cape Town, which hosted the January 1993 Joint Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council and Primates' Meeting. Cape Town is a city of shocking contrasts with its naturally beautiful setting and the poverty to be found "on the fringes of this city, the townships, the squatter camps with their shacks built from other people's refuse on sand in which no flowers or vegetables can grow".
"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.
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.
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".
Led by host Archbishop Desmond Tutu and members of the Church's Board of Social Responsibility, delegates to the joint Cape Town meeting visited the communities of Blue Downs, Nyanga and Khayelitsha in the township areas near Cape Town on 27 January 1993 in order to see the conditions in which so many South Africans live.