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An authority on communion

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31289
Author
Hobson, Theo, 1972-
Journal
Church Times
Date
2004 May 21
Author
Hobson, Theo, 1972-
Journal
Church Times
Date
2004 May 21
Issue
7367
Page
17-18
Notes
Author talks with Stephen Sykes about what it means to be "in communion with". Bishop Sykes discusses the issue of ordination of women and homosexuality.
Subjects
Sykes, Stephen W. (Stephen Whitefield), 1939-2014
Anglicanism
Authority - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Ordination of women - Church of England
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Anglican Consultative Council

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2917
Date
1976 November 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1976 November 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Scott
Seconder
Peers
Text
That this National Executive Council express its view that the Anglican Church of Canada strongly supports the principle of the establishment of an International Doctrinal Commission. CARRIED
Notes
It was noted that the next meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council is to be held in 1979, possibly on Canada's west coast. [The 4th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council was held in London, Ont., 8-18 May 1979.]
Subjects
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Anglican Communion - Doctrines
Theology - Anglican Communion
Anglican Consultative Council - Meetings
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An introduction to world Anglicanism

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog6300
Author
Kaye, Bruce (Bruce Norman), 1939-
Publication Date
2008
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 5005 K39 2008
Author
Kaye, Bruce (Bruce Norman), 1939-
Edition
1st ed.
Place
Cambridge
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
2008
Physical_Description
ix, 276 p. ; 22.5 x 15 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"[By] Bruce Kaye".
Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-271) and index.
"What is the nature of world Anglicanism in a postcolonial, global age ? With talk of fragmentation constantly in the media, what does it mean to be 'Anglican' ? This book presents Anglicanism as a conversation over time amongst a community of people held together by sets of practice and beliefs. The first part describes the emergence of Anglicanism and its foundations in older Christian traditions. The second [part] looks at Anglican practices within the framework of changing understandings of mission, and focuses on liturgy, patterns of engagement with others, organisation and power in the church, and ministerial offices. There are two separate chapters on the ordination of women and homosexuality in the public life of the church. The third part, on beliefs, addresses the central question of knowledge and authority in Anglicanism, as well as ecclesiology, the nature of the church itself. A final chapter looks to the future". -- back cover,
Contents divided into three main parts: Part I: Foundations -- Part II: The Practices of Mission -- Part III: Beliefs.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations and sources -- The nature of the story as tradition -- Forming an Anglican nation in England -- Forming Anglican churches around the world -- Changing outlooks -- Liturgical formation -- Patterns of engagement: political -- Patterns of engagement: relating to other traditions -- Influence, organisation and power in the church -- Ministerial offices: ordination -- Ministerial offices: ordination of women -- Ministerial offices: homosexuality and the public life of the church -- Knowledge and authority in the conversation -- Ecclesiology -- Other themes in the contemporary agenda -- Quo vadis ? -- Bibliography -- Index.
Contents include "Time line of 'official' organisations of the Anglican Communion" p.134-135.
Author is a priest in the Anglican Church of Australia and former provincial General Secretary (1994-2004).
Series
Introduction to religion
Subjects
Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - History
Liturgy - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Liturgy
Church and state - Anglican Communion
Church and the world - Anglican Communion
Christianity and politics - Anglican Communion - 20th century
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Communion
Bilateral dialogues
Anglican Communion - Government
Anglican Communion - Structure
Power - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Ministry - Anglican Communion
Ordination - Anglican Communion
Ordination of women - Anglican Communion
Ordination of women - Anglican Communion - History
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Doctrines
Theology - Anglican Communion - 20th century
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Church - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Forecasting
ISBN
978-0-521-61866-3 (pbk.)
Call Number
BX 5005 K39 2008
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Communion, conflict and hope : the Kuala Lumpur Report of the third Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog5865
Publication Date
c2008
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
Call Number
BX 5006 I5 C6 2007
Corporate Author
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Place
London
Publisher
Anglican Communion Office
Publication Date
c2008
Physical_Description
72 p. ; 21 x 14.4 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
"Since the 1998 Lambeth Conference, Anglicans have had reasons to focus attention on the nature of their Communion and questions about how the Church's unity can be sustained during times of intense disagreement. The third Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission, appointed after 1998, had those questions as part of its mandate. 'Communion, Conflict and Hope' is the outcome of this Commission's deliberations. It demonstrates the underlying foundations upon which Anglican identity is built -- attention to the Bible, the vocation towards holiness, respect for local cultures, the gifts of discernment and diversity, mutual accountability and the development of appropriate competencies to articulate the mind of the Church. These principles are themselves the subjects of current debate; the contention of this report is that clarifying such issues not only maintains communion, but actually enriches the sense of common life and purpose that the Communion seeks." -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / Stephen Sykes, Chair of IATDC, 2001-07 -- Preface -- The Report -- Part I: The Way of Communion -- Part II: Testing Communion -- Part III: Sustaining Communion -- Part IV: Conclusion: Hope in Communion -- Appendix I -- Appendix II: The Anglican Way: The Significance of the Episcopal Office for the Communion of the Church ... October 2007 -- Meetings and Members -- Endnotes.
Added Entry
Sykes, Stephen W. (Stephen Whitefield), 1939-2014
Kuala Lumpur Report
Subjects
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Episcopacy - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - 21st century
Conflict management - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
ISBN
978-0-9558261-1-5
Call Number
BX 5006 I5 C6 2007
Copies
2 copies
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
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Communique from the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission's Kenya meeting

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article34316
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2006 Michaelmas
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2006 Michaelmas
Issue
123
Page
21
Notes
The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission met from 4 to 10 September 2006 at St. Julian's Retreat Centre, Limuru, Kenya. "The work of the Commission concentrated on three areas: continuation of the work of the Communion Study on which the Commission had been working since its formation in 2001, reflection on the proposal for an Anglican Covenant, and preparation for the 2008 Lambeth Conference". The Commission considered responses to the "four questions [which] had been circulated for response" and also produced a paper "'Responding to a Proposal for a Covenant', in which it reflected on the proposal of the Windsor Report for the establishment of an Anglican Covenant in the life of the Communion. The paper considers the biblical and ecclesiological background of the concept of covenant, and offers particular observations on how the concept of covenant might most fruitfully be employed in the development of a covenant for the Anglican Communion". "It is the intention of the Commission to meet again in September 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, where it will conclude its work on the Communion Study".
Article concludes with list of those present in Limuru, including Observers and Administrative Staff. The Commission is chaired by the Rt. Rev. Stephen W. Sykes, Church of England.
Subjects
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Anglican Covenant
Anglican Communion Study
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(Draft) Common Declaration

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Date
1990 February 5-9
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1990 February 5-9
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archbishop Hambidge
Seconder
Bishop Baycroft
Prologue
Lambeth Conference 1988 Resolution #19
"This Conference resolves that the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission consider paragraph 20 of the paper 'Instruments of Communion and Decision-Making; (Draft Common Declaration) and report to the Primates' Meeting."
The Primate introduced this document which was included in Archbishop Eames' paper on 'Instruments of the Anglican Communion and Decision-Making'. He outlined the background of the discussion among the Primates at their meeting in 1989, and said that the response is due in October, 1990. It has gone to the Provinces of the Anglican Communion for comment. The Doctrine and Worship Committee, the House of Bishops and the National Executive Council are each to study the document.
It was agreed that great care must be taken in making statements of this kind. It was asked: "Do we have any idea how it might be used as an instrument of unity ? At what kind of major event is it going to be used ? Will it be used at the beginning of General Synods ?"
One of the weaknesses identified was that there is no mention of the laity in the document, nor of Jesus Christ.
If a final document comes from the Anglican Consultative Council, General Synod would make the final decision.
It was suggested that, if there is agreement that the document is unnecessary, revisions should be sent to the Primates' Meeting
Text
That this House endorses the overall message of this summary of our discussions and requests that:
1. The Primate convey the House's concerns to the next meeting of Primates;
2. Archbishop Hambidge convey these concerns to the Anglican Consultative Council;
3. These concerns be shared with the National Executive Council; and that
4. These concerns be shared with the Doctrine and Worship Committee. CARRIED
Notes
APPENDIX B
DRAFT COMMON DECLARATION
(For circulation to the Provinces for comment)
i. The Church (of the Province) of . . . declares itself to be united under one divine head in the fellowship of the one, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, worshipping the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
ii. It professes the Faith uniquely revealed in the Holy Scriptures and set forth in the Catholic Creeds, to which faith the formularies of this Church bear witness and which the Church is called upon to proclaim afresh in each generation.
iii. It celebrates the divinely instituted sacraments, particularly those of Baptism and Holy Communion, as ordinances of the universal church.
iv. It expresses its continuity with the apostolic tradition of faith and witness, worship, fellowship and ministry by means of the historic episcopal order. It is in communion with each of those Churches which preserve the historic threefold order of the ordained ministry and are in communion with the See of Canterbury.
v. It looks forward to the unity of all Christians based on a common recognition of the place of the Holy Scriptures, the Catholic Creeds, the dominical sacraments and historic episcopal order in the Church of God.
APPENDIX B.1
1. The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada received the Draft Common Declaration but we believe that the Anglican Consultative Council should EITHER:
a) appoint an Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission which could respond to Resolution #19 of Lambeth 1988, OR
b) appoint an international task force, operating on a very small budget, to deal with this single issue.
2. We believe that this matter should come to us from the Primates' Meeting only after it has been either to the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission, as Lambeth 1988 directed, or to the Anglican Consultative Council.
3. We note that the "Draft Common Declaration" before us appears to differ in only one word from the text which appears in "Instruments of Communion and Decision-Making : The Development of the Consultative Process in the Anglican Communion", a discussion paper prepared before Lambeth 1988. Our recollection of the Lambeth discussions is of a very low level of interest in this particular proposal, although it was acknowledged that the possibility of the usefulness of such a declaration should be explored. We urge that the intended use of such a declaration be clarified.
Paragraph 129 of the Report on Dogmatic and Pastoral Concerns in the 1988 Lambeth Report suggests that the declaration might be used "at major events in the life of the Churches of the Communion". We ask whether the Draft Declaration truly reflects the faith and practice of the Churches of the Anglican Communion ?
It would not satisfy us as fairly representing our Canadian Anglican commitment to Christ, to the Kingdom, to mission and service in and to the world, to the full participation of the whole people of God in the light of their baptismal ministry, and to a prayerful pursuit of Christian unity and reconciliation.
4. If the proposed Declaration is primarily intended to reflect Anglican identity back to Anglicans, then it needs to be both sharpened and broadened. If it is meant to help to resolve difficulties and strengthen bonds between provinces within the Communion, it needs refinement and amplification. If it meant to function as a position statement or policy directive for ecumenical dialogue, then there is a need to clarify what is meant at several points of ecumenical tension, not least among these being the meaning of "in communion" and "historic episcopal order".
5. This House does not believe that it is appropriate at this time to respond to the Draft Declaration in its present unrefined form, before it has been studied and, we trust, revised by an appropriate group of theologians -- preferably a new Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission. Nor are we yet persuaded that such a declaration is needed at all, although we remain open to persuasion. However, it is only fair to report, even at this early stage, that we would have several difficulties with the declaration if it were not significantly revised. Without attempting a full critique, a brief discussion in the House revealed that, of the five paragraphs in the declaration, members had serious difficulties with paragraphs 2, 3, 4 and 5.
We believe that we should point out to other member churches of the Anglican Communion that this declaration might be too flimsy or too general to achieve the unifying effect that is desired. For example, although the Anglican Church of Canada remains loyal to our Solemn Declaration of 1893 -- a far more robust and ample statement than the new proposal, the firmness of our commitment does not prevent our church from ordaining women.
7. We believe that there are many other examples of the need for an Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission and urge ACC to appoint this Commission. We suggest that 12 persons, including bishops and theologians, male and female, representing as much as possible of the diversity of Anglicanism, could work very effectively, even with a small budget. Perhaps a plenary meeting could be held every two years and the continuing work could be done by a combination of oldfashioned postal correspondence, electronic networking and contracts with additional volunteer theologians from around the Communion.
RESOLUTION
That this House endorses the overall message of this summary of our discussions and requests that:
1. the Primate convey the House's concerns to the next meeting of Primates;
2. Archbishop Hambidge convey these concerns to the Anglican Consultative Council;
3. these concerns be shared with the National Executive Council; and that
4. these concerns be shared with the Doctrine and Worship Committee. CARRIED
Subjects
Draft Common Declaration
Anglican Communion. Primates Meeting (6th : 1991 : Belfast, N. Ireland)
Anglican Communion - Doctrines
Theology - Anglican Church of Canada
Theology - Anglican Communion
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Lambeth Conference, 1988 - Resolutions
Instruments of Communion (Not as per Virginia Report)
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Ecumenical : Are You Interested in Theology ?

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30493
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2003 Trinity
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2003 Trinity
Issue
110
Page
48
Notes
Brief notice about the "Six Propositions" which have been developed by the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission in an attempt to "try and identify the common theological method and framework which holds us together as Anglicans". These Six Propositions follow the "Four Questions" also developed by the Commission. Both can be found on the Anglican Communion web site [www.anglicancommunion.org] and answers can also be sent to the Ecumenical Department at the Anglican Communion Office in London.
Subjects
Theology - Anglican Communion
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
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Ecumenical : IATDC Communique : London, 19 September 2001

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article28807
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2001 Advent
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2001 Advent
Issue
104
Page
50
Notes
"The International Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission (IATDC) met from 14 to 18 September [2001] at the Marie Reparatrice Retreat Centre in Wimbledon, England, under the chairmanship of the Rt. Rev. Professor Stephen Sykes. This was the first meeting of a newly constituted Commission, appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury." The Commission has been asked to focus on: "`The nature, basis and sustaining of communion in the Church with particular reference to the Anglican Communion'. This will involve analysis of the limits of diversity within a Communion of Churches, some further reflection on collegiality and interdependence, and the implications of being in communion with the see of Canterbury". The meeting was originally to gave been held in Alexandria, Va., in September 2001 but the events of September 11 meant that the meeting had to be transferred to England although not all members were able to attend. Article includes list of highlights and questions which will direct the work as well as a list of Commission members and staff. The Canadian representative on the Commission is Dr. Eileen Scully.
Subjects
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Church - Anglican Communion
Diversity - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Ecumenical : The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30148
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2003 Easter
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2003 Easter
Issue
109
Page
51
Notes
"When the Commission began its work we posed four questions to Anglicans world-wide. A summary of the answers received can be found in `The Communion Study, 2002' (which can also be seen on www.anglicancommunion.org.uk [sic, should be http://www.anglicancommunion.org]) and our discussion has continued in response to what has been said. A summary of the conversation so far -- in deliberately non-technical language -- has been expressed [in nine statements reproduced here and signed "Philip Thomas, England"]." "To continue the study process the Commission would like to test SIX PROPOSITIONS, arising from these discussions". Churches and individuals are asked to respond "to share something of their own experience, and tell us as frankly as possible how they see the theological issues confronting the Anglican Communion today" and to submit their contributions to the Anglican Communion Office by 30 June 2003. Correct URL for Six Propositions document: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ecumenical/iatdc/communionstudy.html
Subjects
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Theology - Anglican Communion
Communion Study 2002
Anglican Communion - Structure
Virginia Report
Authority - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Conflict management - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Ecumenical : The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission : Communique September 2003

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article30616
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2003 Michaelmas
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2003 Michaelmas
Issue
111
Page
46-47
Notes
The Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission, under the chairmanship of the Rt. Rev. Stephen Sykes, met 4-9 September 2003 at the Virginia Theological Seminary. The commission is "now two years into its study of the meaning and maintenance of `Communion'." "The circumstances of our meetings have demonstrated how urgent it is, within the church as much as throughout the wider human community, to encourage good argument on disputed matters so as to nurture the unity promised by the gospel in an increasingly polarised global context. We have been made aware by our correspondents of the variety of threats to koinonia which they face, and also the high value which is placed on membership of a world-wide Communion of Anglican Churches, especially in a situation where Christian discipleship can be a lonely, challenging and dangerous calling". The meeting "began to explore ways in which theological education resources might be shared throughout the Communion, perhaps in concert with the Theological Education Initiative being commissioned by the Primates Meeting. The next phase of the Commission's work will be to integrate the three lines of its discussion -- continuing reflection on the responses to the Six Propositions which have been received, developing a response to the document `To Mend the Net', and working on the processes by which the Communion can sustain its life". Article lists members of the Commission.
Subjects
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission (IATDC)
Anglican Communion - Structure
Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission
Anglicans and Communion : Six Propositions
To Mend the Net
Conflict management - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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