Skip to comments.Anglican Consultative Council opens Nottingham meeting under theme 'Living Communion'
Posted on 06/19/2005 7:13:14 AM PDT by sionnsar
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As long as "Living" doesn't mean "Let's Come Up With Something New, Because You Can't Have Fun In Our Culture With These Old Rules".
Can't picture either -- and would like to leave it that way.
Unofficial representatives from the Episcopal Church and Anglican Church of Canada dined with, but were later seated apart from the Anglican Consultative Council delegates for the opening orientation session on June 18. The 10-day meeting is considered by many to be a make or break one for the Episcopal Church and its relations within the Anglican Communion.
The Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) has also adopted an arms length stance towards the Episcopal News Service (ENS). A request from ENS to be given housing on-campus was rejected, and unlike prior ACC meetings, no ENS reporters have been seconded to the ACNS to prepare news reports on the proceedings.
Stung by press reporters impugning their impartiality, ACC staffers told The Living Church the meeting has been prepared in a spirit of openness and fairness to the whole Communion and in faithfulness to the wishes of the primates.
While denied voice and vote, the Episcopal Churchs delegation will be permitted to dine with the other delegates. The Rev. Robert Sessum, rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, Ky., and Ms. Josephine H. Hicks, a member of executive council from North Carolina, attended the opening dinner and orientation session held at the University of Nottinghams Business School. The third representative, the Rt. Rev. Catherine S. Roskam, Bishop suffragan of New York, is expected to arrive later. Bishop Roskam is also a member of the seven-member presentation team from the Episcopal Church. The other six presentation members are not expected to arrive until Monday.
After dinner, New Zealand Bishop John Patterson, chairman of the ACC, welcomed the delegates and observers from 37 Provinces to Nottingham (only the Philippines is absent) and introduced the local organizing committee led by the Rev Canon Andrew Deuchar, the former Archbishop of Canterbury George Careys adviser for Anglican Affairs and currently a vicar in Nottingham.
The formal roll call and adoption of the agenda takes place Sunday morning, June 19.
(The Rev.) George Conger is reporting from Nottingham, England for The Living Church
Book available in English?
I'm sure that you'll find it easily at the Matthews regional library...not.
:-). It wouldn't help me if they had it, if it's in Farsi.
Looks like it's way out of print.
Yes. At least the copy in the library downstairs is.
Among other things, it provides a glimpse into Iran's downward spiral.
I'm not sure it's even been published in Farsi. As noted it is long out of print (it was published, as I recall, while the revolution was still ongoing). But your local library should be able to get a copy for you via interlibrary loan; most have access to other libraries all around the country.
Thanks - I'll put in a request through my library.
I wonder if it was the traditional version or the politically corrected version.
More appropriate might have been Once to every man and nation
Once to every man and nation,
comes the moment to decide,
in the strife of truth with falsehood,
for the good or evil side;
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