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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.

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Anthony Archer
Anthony Archer
5 years ago

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… Read more »

Jeremy
Jeremy
5 years ago

“[A]ll credit to ++Justin for making it happen.”

Why?

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.

Marshall Scott
5 years ago

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.”

Kurt Hill
Kurt Hill
5 years ago

So much for all the huffing and puffing from GAFCON and ACNA…

Peter Owen
5 years ago

To co-opt – “To elect into any body by the votes of its members”

Coercion cannot be assumed.

Jim Pratt
Jim Pratt
5 years ago

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?

Marshall Scott
5 years ago

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….”)

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