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Michael Peers on primates and the ACC

Former primate of Canada Michael Peers has written “An Amplification of the Brooks Document” supplementing the earlier article Who has the power? by Robert Brooks.

See Archbishop Peers on the Primates and the ACC at Episcopal Majority.

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Cheryl Clough
14 years ago

Archbishop Peers shares his personal observations leading up to the first primates meeting in 1978 and subsequent early parameters. He comments “Archbishop Donald Coggan, in presiding over the first meeting, made it clear that the meeting was not going to become a resolution-producing body… Even Archbishop George Carey… resisted any attempt to introduce the proposing of motions. Such a change would overstep the mandate agreed upon from the first meeting.” Hmm. Seems to me that some souls are unhappy that they can’t stop some flocks leaping out of their stalls and escaping tyranny, vilification and repression. It’s starting to look… Read more »

Kennedy
Kennedy
14 years ago

It will be interesting to see how the ACC satisfies the need to demonstrate public benefit to the Charity Commission in order to retain its charitable status when its status is reviewed.

See http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/enhancingcharities/pbconsult.asp#C5

Kennedy

Malcolm+
14 years ago

+Michael Peers confirmed me and ordained me successively deacon and priest.

Today, I am especially proud of that connection I have with this man.

Jon
Jon
14 years ago

The page you link to, Kennedy, notes the advancement of religion as a recognized charitable purpose, so I would expect that the public benefit provided by the ACC would be more or less the same as any other group that is dedicated to the advancement of religion.

Jon

Cheryl Clough
14 years ago

Jon

The Taleban are promoting the advancement of religion.

Sorry, couldn’t resist the chance for a joke, which should also remind us of a blind spot. An assumption that a church is good in and of itself simply if it quotes holy texts and has a lot of holy priests who agree they are holy.

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