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reports from the ACC – Monday

ACNS ACC-14 Opening Plenary

Anglican Journal ‘Worship: Jamaica-style’ reflects celebration and message of hope

Episcopal News Service In Jamaica, thousands attend Anglican Consultative Council Opening Eucharist

Robert Lundy and Chris Sugden of the American Anglican Council and Anglican Mainstream are jointly reporting on the meeting, see Report from ACC-14 Day One and Report from ACC-14: Day Two – Opening Festival Service.

So also is Colin Coward of Changing Attitude, see ACC Opening Service in the National Arena, Archbishop Rowan’s sermon at the ACC opening service, and also earlier reports, What do Jamaican Anglicans really think about homosexuality? and Anglican Consultative Council 14 – Kingston Jamaica.

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Deacon Charlie Perrin
Deacon Charlie Perrin
12 years ago

Lundy and Sugden are such sourpusses. It was this attitude in the low church parish I grew up in that drove me away from the church in my 20’s.

Ivy Gates
Ivy Gates
12 years ago

“I explained that being gay or lesbian is as normal for those who are as being heterosexual is for them, and to imagine not being free to be yourself.”

I do not think so!

john
john
12 years ago

More and more, all this politicking and commentating strikes me as self-indulgent posturing. ALL of us should devote far more of our energies to supporting the churches we go to – which in most cases are faring indifferently or worse.

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
12 years ago

Ivy Gates, “”I explained that being gay or lesbian is as normal for those who are as being heterosexual is for them, and to imagine not being free to be yourself.” I do not think so!” On what do you base this opinion? I do not know you from a hole in the ground. It is quite conceivable that you actually DID comply with at least three previous Lambeth Conferences and listen to gay people. If so, you are one of the extremely rare conservatives who did. Most seem to have decided without even knowing a gay person, let alone… Read more »

Father Ron Smith
Father Ron Smith
12 years ago

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, when talking about the Windsor Continuation Group report and the Listening Process, the ACC representatives were able to listen carefully to each other and engage in a conversation as open and free from Primatial assumptions as the one I enjoyed this afternoon.” – Colin Coward, reporting from ACC 14 – And this, surely, is what most of us in the Anglican Communion would prefer to happen in the courts of our Church. Colin Coward’s discussion with young Church people in Jamaica reveals an openness to consider matters of sexuality and gender that might surprise the… Read more »

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