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  The Anglican Communion Official Website
The Anglican Communion Network for Inter Faith Concerns is delighted to have at last been able to achieve one of the main tasks it was mandated to by the last Lambeth Conference.
Anglican churches in Western Australia proved they are not small and struggling when over 4000 Anglicans from all over the Diocese of Perth gathered for a 'Celebration Eucharist' at Challenge Stadium in the Perth suburb of Mt Claremont.
Anglican Telecommunication Ministry is supported by the Parish of Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York City, USA.
www.anglicancommunion.org   (478 words)

  The Anglican Domain: The Anglican Communion
The Anglican Communion inherits many centuries of catholic and apostolic tradition, especially that part which began in the British Isles.
If an Anglican church is a member of the Anglican Communion, it is said to be "in communion", or "in communion with the See of Canterbury".
Otherwise it is said to be "not in communion." Generally, Anglican churches that are not in communion with the See of Canterbury have withdrawn because of doctrinal differences.
www.anglican.org /church/AngliComm.html   (367 words)

 Anglican Communion
The Anglican Communion is a worldwide fellowship of national and regional churches in communion with the Church of England and the archbishop of Canterbury.
The Anglican Communion is a worldwide fellowship of churches in communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury (England) and whose bishops are invited each decade (except during wartime) to the Lambeth Conference held in London since 1867.
Anglicans hold that theirs is the church of NT times and the early church, reformed in the sixteenth century and waiting for the reunion of all Christians.
mb-soft.com /believe/text/anglcomm.htm   (1413 words)

 Church of Nigeria:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Anglican Communion comprises of self-governing churches, holding the doctrine and ministry of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, and in communion with the See of Canterbury.
Anglicanism initially grew from the historic faith of the English speaking people but is now present in many different cultures and languages.
During the vision period, The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) shall be bible-based, spiritual dynamic, united, disciplined, self supporting, committed to pragmatic evangelism, social welfare and a Church that epitomizes the genuine love of Christ.
www.anglican-nig.org /introduction.htm   (618 words)

 Dispatch: Anglican Communion 101
Anglican Communion are all "descendants" of the Church of England.
Throughout the Anglican Communion, one role of bishops is "to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the whole Church." Therefore, Anglicans consider it important to elect bishops who can live up to this role.
The Windsor Report is the report of a panel commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury to seek ways to maintain unity in the Anglican Communion in the face of dissent and divisive actions by its members.
www.gracecathedral.org /enrichment/dispatches/dis_20041022.shtml   (1104 words)

 Anglican Journal: Anglican Communion
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said that he had been “profoundly discouraged” by the communiqué issued by Anglican leaders warning the U.S. church of consequences if it did not abandon its liberal stance on sexuality, and had found it “tempting” not to sign it.
Seven Anglican leaders who call themselves “Global South Primates” have boycotted a eucharist with their fellow primates calling it a “deliberate action” to show the “brokenness” of the Anglican Communion and their provinces’ “broken or severely impaired” relationship with the U.S. Episcopal Church.
The 38 primates of the Anglican Communion have yet to meet in Dar Es Salaam, but events leading up to the meeting scheduled Feb. 14-19 already indicate that it will be a tough one, particularly for Katharine Jefferts Schori, the new presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States (ECUSA).
www.anglicanjournal.com /world/anglican-communion   (569 words)

 What it means to be an Anglican | Church of England
Anglicans trace their Christian roots back to the early Church, and their specifically Anglican identity to the post-Reformation expansion of the Church of England and other Episcopal or Anglican Churches.
Another distinguishing feature of the corporate nature of Anglicanism is that it is an interdependent Church, where parishes, dioceses and provinces help each other to achieve by mutual support in terms of financial assistance and the sharing of other resources.
To be an Anglican is to be on a journey of faith to God supported by a fellowship of co-believers who are dedicated to finding Him by prayer and service.
www.cofe.anglican.org /faith/anglican   (689 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. Anglican leader: Gay bishop rift deepening - Oct. 17, 2003
Anglican leaders are pressuring the U.S. Episcopal Church not to consecrate an openly gay man as a bishop.
The Anglican leaders also called for creation of a commission to study how to deal with deep theological disagreements between individual churches in the decentralized 77 million-member communion.
However, Williams said that because of the decentralized structure of the Anglican Communion, the ultimate decisions on such issues are in the hands of individual national churches.
cnn.com /2003/US/10/17/anglican.split   (766 words)

 Anglican Communion Institute - Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The remedies set forth in WR are all bracketed by "the imperatives of communion," namely, "repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation." From the outset, (in my view rightly) no party to this dispute is exempted from these demands, each of which flows from the communion ecclesiology that lies at the base of the report.
As the Anglican Communion Institute argued in its submission to the Lambeth Commission, discipline is a necessary means of insuring that the life of the church is in fact formed by an accord with Holy Scripture.
Without espousal of the overriding importance of unity, communion, and holiness of life for the definition of the Anglican Communion, there will not be sufficient motivation within the communion as a whole to undertake such a daunting project.
www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org /articles/Shall_We_Walk_Together.htm   (4145 words)

 Anglicans Online | Anglican Communion Membership
All of these churches are in full communion with the See of Canterbury, and recognize the Archbishop of Canterbury as being the focal point of the church.
In general the not-in-communion Anglican churches have broken away from the Anglican church because of disagreement over some doctrinal issue, and the property of not being in communion with Canterbury is part of their identity.
There is also an Anglican Centre in Rome, an outpost of the Anglican Communion at the Vatican.
anglicansonline.org /communion/index.html   (608 words)

 Anglican Communion is Worth Fighting For, says Conservative Head | Christianpost.com
The Canadian Anglican Church also began blessing gay unions, and the Church of England itself was on the verge of electing an openly homosexual priest as the bishop of Reading.
To say we can accept the break up of the Anglican Communion and yet still retain the unity of the Church of England ignores the fact that there are very many churches, clergy, lay people and institutions in England which will go with the orthodox majority of the Anglican Communion.
To accept the break up of the Anglican Communion, because some provinces wish to remain in fellowship with the revisionists in ECUSA and some not, will mean also accepting the break up of the Church of England.
www.christianpost.com /article/20041221/3337_Anglican_Communion_is_Worth_Fighting_For,_says_Conservative_Head.htm   (1297 words)

 Anglican Head Comments on Concluding Document | Christianpost.com
Anglican Communion leaders — struggling to stay unified despite deep divisions over the Bible and gay relationships — proposed a statement of common principles Monday that for the first time would allow them to expel churches from their fellowship.
A communiqué at the conclusion of the meeting in Tanzania called the U.S. Anglican wing to clarify its position on homosexuals by Sept. 30 as the 38 primates reasserted that homosexuality is incompatible with Scripture.
A proposed Anglican Covenant was released Feb. 19 and is intended to articulate the common foundations and set out principles that bind the Anglican Communion.
www.christianpost.com /article/20070221/25928_Anglican_Head_Comments_on_Concluding_Document.htm   (694 words)

 Theological Education for the Anglican Communion - Home Page
The reinvigoration of Anglican theological education is one of my main priorities as Archbishop of Canterbury and I am looking to TEAC to make a substantial contribution in this area.
In November, 2003, I was able to join the Steering Group of TEAC for part of a five-day residential, along with convenors of the various target groups and almost all the members of the “Anglican Way” target group (whose task is to assess the distinctively Anglican components to theological education).
Theological Education for the Anglican Communion (TEAC) is a working group of the Anglican Communion which has been established by the Anglican Primates to make recommendations and practical proposals to strengthen theological education within the life of the Anglican Communion.
www.anglicancommunion.org /teac   (685 words)

 Anglican Communion — Infoplease.com
The communion is composed of regional churches, provinces, and separate dioceses bound together by mutual loyalty as expressed in the
In September, however, the Anglican Church of Nigeria removed explicit references to being in communion with the Church of England from its constitution, again raising the possibility of a schism in the Anglican Communion.
Homosexuality is not the only issue dividing the communion, however; the ordination of women as priests and bishops is also a subject on which the churches are split.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0804042.html   (363 words)

 Anglican Mainstream
The Anglican Consultative Council at its last gathering in 2002 passed a resolution that noted “the constant emphasis on mutual responsibility and interdependence in the resolutions of successive Lambeth Conferences” and “the call in 1998 for a ‘common mind concerning ethical issues where contention threatens to divide’ ”.
Sadly, by proceeding with actions in relation to human sexuality that contradict Anglican teaching, the North American provinces have ignored this and the ACC’s call for “provincial authorities to have in mind the impact of their decisions within the wider Communion”.
They therefore asked them to “voluntarily withdraw their members from the Anglican Consultative Council for the period leading up to the next Lambeth Conference” while they responded to the Report and noted they must “consider their place within the Anglican Communion”.
www.anglican-mainstream.net /truehear.asp   (454 words)

 Anglican Journal: Anglican Communion
The Anglican Consultative Council was established in 1969 after the 1968 Lambeth Conference (a once-per-decade international meeting of bishops) decided the church needed a more representative body that could meet more...
The meeting of 38 primates in Northern Ireland next month could be a turning point for the Anglican Communion, currently threatened by schism over the ordination of a gay bishop in the United States and the blessing of same-sex...
Calling it "offensive," African Anglican primates have dismissed a recommendation made by the Lambeth Commission that they apologize for having unilaterally provided pastoral care and oversight to conservative Anglican parishes...
www.anglicanjournal.com /world/anglican-communion/browse/5   (476 words)

 ACC Secretariat
The Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon - Secretary General Anglican Communion
Mrs Hellen Grace Wangusa - Anglican Observer at the United Nations
www.anglicancommunion.org /contacts.cfm   (178 words)

 Religioscope: Anglican Communion: hope for traditional Anglicans with the new Pope?
Toon and others in the balkanized Anglican Communion have good reason to wonder if this articulate, outspoken Catholic intellectual may soon play a role in their tense debates about sex, worship and doctrine.
Thus, it was significant that Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams attended the inaugural mass for Benedict XVI, becoming only the second occupant of the throne in Canterbury to witness such a rite since the Reformation.
After all, Benedict XVI supports traditional Anglicans in the Third World and elsewhere on many issues, but he disagrees with some of their compromises -- such as a softened stance against divorce.
religion.info /english/articles/article_171.shtml   (948 words)

 Anglican Communion
The Anglican Communion - a term which was coined in 1885-includes an estimated 70 million people in more than 450 dioceses located on all the continents of the world.
While the Anglican Communion as such is a relatively recent development, its English roots go back to the unknown soldiers and traders who first brought Christianity to England under the Roman Empire.
The two churches were in full communion and had many informal relationships but no formal or legal ties, thus setting a pattern for the Anglican Communion of the future.
www.episcopalspringfield.org /Heritage/AnglicanCommunion.htm   (924 words)

 Anglican Communion
During that era Anglican churches were planted all over the world as a result of the missionary work of the Churches in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which were joined in this task by the Churches formed in the previous two centuries.
Anglican Churches uphold and proclaim the Catholic and Apostolic faith, based on the Scriptures, interpreted in the light of tradition, scholarship and reason.
The emblem of the Anglican Communion, the Compass Rose, was originally designed by the late Canon Edward West of New York.
www.bmcf.org /AngComm.htm   (961 words)

 Spero News | Anglican schism widens
The Anglican Communion moved another step toward formal schism on Wednesday when one of its key bodies endorsed a request by senior bishops for the Episcopal Church in the United States (ECUSA) and Canada’s Anglican Church to temporarily withdraw from its councils over a refusal to change their liberal policies on homosexuality.
The Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), in a narrow 30-28 vote, endorsed a request made by Anglican primates at a meeting in Northern Ireland earlier this year for Canada and the U.S. to “voluntarily withdraw” from the council until the next decennial meeting in 2008 of the Lambeth Conference, the communion’s highest advisory body.
He added that “the work and mission of the Anglican Communion is carried out largely through international commissions and networks in which the Episcopal Church continues as a fully active and committed participant.
www.speroforum.com /site/article.asp?id=1571   (845 words)

Set up by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Anglican Communion, the new Commission is intended to complement the work of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) which has been and remains the official instrument for Anglican-Catholic theological dialogue.
The majority of the members of the new Commission are bishops, and their task will involve reviewing the relationship between Catholics and Anglicans worldwide, consolidating the results of more than thirty years of ecumenical contact and dialogue, and charting a course for the future.
As a place of study, hospitality and prayer, the Anglican Centre exists to encourage and strengthen ecumenical relations, especially the relationship between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.
www.ewtn.com /library/CURIA/PCCUANGL.HTM   (901 words)

The Episcopal Church is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the churches around the world that trace their roots to the Church of England, and maintain a “communion” with it, hence the name “Anglican.” Other members of the Communion include the Anglican Church of Canada and the Anglican Church of Nigeria.
The member churches of the Anglican Communion are joined together by choice in love, and have no direct authority over one another.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England, is acknowledged as the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, but while respected, the Archbishop does not have direct authority over any Anglican Church outside of England.
ecusa.anglican.org /visitors_17037_ENG_HTM.htm   (286 words)

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