Thursday, 7 April 2005

InclusiveChurch appeals to ACC and ECUSA

The Executive of InclusiveChurch has published on its website
An Appeal to the Council of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America from InclusiveChurch.

While we recognise that the Primates, meeting at Dromantine in February, sought to prevent the fracturing of the Communion and to promote reconciliation and unity through their recommendations, we do not believe that these purposes are best served by all of the actions they commend. In particular we do not believe that the cause of unity and reconciliation within the Communion will be served by you deferring to the Primates request for your withdrawal from the Anglican Consultative Council…

…We are appealing to you directly because we believe we represent a substantial body of opinion in the Church of England that has had no opportunity to speak through our formal structures, but that would, had it opportunity, call for greater engagement and dialogue not less. We believe that it is by engagement and dialogue that our Communion will in the end be strengthened and enabled in its work of combating the ravages of poverty, war and disease that so beset our world. We therefore hope that you will continue your participation in the Anglican Consultative Council.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Thursday, 7 April 2005 at 11:49am BST | TrackBack
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Comments

I agree. Much as some primates seem to think otherwise, "secede" is not a transitive verb.

Posted by: Paul on Thursday, 7 April 2005 at 5:13pm BST

Much appreciated. But you could you (Inclusive Church) talk to your *own* churchmembers? Some of them aren't taking our calls!

Posted by: J. C. Fisher on Friday, 8 April 2005 at 6:54am BST
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