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ACC draft resolution text

Draft Resolution on the Episcopal Church (USA) and the Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Consultative Council

(1) takes note of the decisions taken by the Primates at their recent meeting in Dromantine, Northern Ireland, in connection with the recommendations of the Windsor Report 2004;

(2) notes further that the Primates there reaffirmed “the standard of Christian teaching on matters of human sexuality expressed in the 1998 Lambeth Resolution 1.10, which should command respect as the position overwhelmingly adopted by the bishops of the Anglican Communion”;

(3) endorses and affirms those decisions;

(4) consequently endorses the Primates’ request that “in order to recognise the integrity of all parties, the Episcopal Church (USA) and the Anglican Church of Canada voluntarily withdraw their members from the Anglican Consultative Council for the period leading up to the next Lambeth Conference”;

(5) further requests that the Episcopal Church (USA) and the Anglican Church of Canada withdraw their members from all other official entities of the Communion for the same period.

Stanley Isaacs (South East Asia)

supported by
Peter Akinola (Nigeria)
Henri Isingoma (Congo)
Amos Kiriro (Kenya)
Andres Lenton(Southern Cone)
Gerard Mpango (Tanzania)
Samson Mwaluda (Kenya)
Bariira Mbukure (Uganda)
Damien Nteziryayo (Rwanda)
D Okeke (Nigeria)
Elizabeth Paver (England)
Humphrey Peters (Pakistan)
Enock Tombe (Sudan)

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Paul S
Paul S
19 years ago

What is the status of this draft? Is it on its way to becoming “law”? Or is it wishful thinking on the part of these individuals?

I am struck by the starkness of the reactionaries’ desire to expel – and therefore utterly close off communication with – those who believe differently. It expresses a desire for the end of all dialogue.

Simon Sarmiento
19 years ago

At present its status is that it has been issued to the press. It will be discussed later in the day. There may also be amendments proposed. Keep watching.

19 years ago

I’d also like to know what the CofE thinks should happen with those of us who fully agree with ECUSA and Canada.

Should we be ‘expelled’ too?

On one level, I just wish they would get on with it – then we could realign with America, and leave the premodern fundies to wallow in their own delusions.

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