Tuesday, 12 April 2016
ACC-16 - List of those attending
The Anglican Communion Office has released this List of Attendees at the current meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council. It includes the names of members who are absent.
Posted by Peter Owen on
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 at 9:23pm BST
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This is a spectacular turnout and all credit to ++Justin for making it happen. By my count there are 94 ACC members (including the ecumenical observers) but excluding the unnamed and absent Uganda delegation. Four members are unable to attend. Only nine of the 94 are 'absent'. Of these, the most senior is the Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East, a member of the Standing Committee, but his absence is largely irrelevant as his province is represented by the Bishop of Cyprus and the Gulf. That all equates to a 90% plus attendance. The only completely unrepresented provinces are Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria. Papua New Guinea appears not to be represented, but not for reasons of TEC politics.
"[A]ll credit to ++Justin for making it happen."
Only a few Primates left the Primates' meeting. Surprise, surprise, the ACC representatives from other provinces are not boycotting.
Why would ACC representatives fail to carry out their responsibilities to the Communion they help lead?
This turnout simply shows that the ACC has a mind of its own. Which is something that the ACC has been saying to the Primates for a long time.
Could one of our UK correspondents help me understand what it means to be a "Co-opted Member?" On this side of the pond "co-opted" implies "coerced."
So much for all the huffing and puffing from GAFCON and ACNA...
To co-opt - "To elect into any body by the votes of its members"
Coercion cannot be assumed.
Why no names for Uganda? Is it because Uganda never even bothered to appoint representatives? And if that is the case, was the absence/boycott planned long in advance of the announcement?
Peter, thank you. Another case of "two countries separated by a common language." (Not to mention the comments closer to home about "separated by a Common Prayer Book....")