Michael Safi in Delhi and Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad. Guardian. 8 May 2019
The Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council met on 27 April in Hong Kong to deal with its regular business and to prepare for the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC-17), which began the following day (Sunday 28 April). Fifteen members were present with Archbishop of Hong Kong, Paul Kwong, Primate of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, chairing the meeting.
ACNS. April 29 2019
The Communion Partners gathered recently for our annual meeting to take counsel with each other for the good of the Anglican Communion and, pray God, the wider body of Christ. Our meeting took place within the context of prayer and the celebration of the liturgy and brought together leaders from the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada, with two guests from the Church of England.
Commuion Partners website. 3 May 2019
ACC members from Jerusalem and the Middle East, Tanzania, and a regional Youth Member from Africa, are elected to the Standing Committee.
The Anglican Consultative Council has approved new guidelines to “enhance the safety of all persons in the provinces of the Anglican Communion”.
Infos hebdomadaires de l’Anglican Communion News Service – vendredi 3 mai 2019
Notícias da Semana do Anglican Communion News Service - sexta-feira, 3 de maio de 2019
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The Anglican Consultative Council has adopted new procedures for the official recognition of agreed statements from mandated ecumenical dialogues.
Archbishop Justin Welby took a break from ACC-17 to visit Jackie Pullinger’s Shing Mun Springs Multi-Purpose Rehabilitation Homes.
The opening Eucharist of ACC-17 in St Johns Cathedral, Hong Kong included what one observer said was “a fascinating mixture of sounds”.
April 29 2019
Sky News 21 April 2019
Bishop of Grantham ‘very sorry’ over reports Diocese of Lincoln failed to properly handle historic abuse allegations – Stamford and Rutland Mercury
A list of 53 clergy and staff from the Church of England’s Lincoln Diocese was referred to the police in 2015 after the diocese realised it had failed to properly handle past allegations and concerns about abuse, some involving children, BBC Panorama will reveal tonight.
Darren Greenwood. Stamfordn & Rutland Mercury. 29 April 2019
Two potential new Anglican Communion provinces in north Africa and Ceylon discussed when Standing Committee met ahead of ACC-17.
It’s a book nearly everybody knows, many of us nearly from birth. We reference it in our daily lives. We use its complicated moral systems to define our social and political stances and to understand ourselves better. Once we have read it, and learn the lessons considered therein, our political attitudes alter, making us more welcoming and more caring to outsiders. Activists quote from the stories on placards to make their points at protests. Hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of people have written their own narratives in response to these foundational myths.
Tara Isabella Burton. Religion News Service. 25 April 2019
BBC Panorama this Monday (April 29) will feature interviews with survivors of church-related abuse in a programme entitled 'Scandal in the Church of England'. We have worked with the producers to provide information and a response to the range of issues raised, particularly around the Past Cases Review. There will be a personal response from Bishop Peter Hancock, the Church's lead safeguarding bishop, once the programme has been aired. Bishop Peter has also been interviewed for the programme.
Church of England website. 26 April 2019. This is the complete statement.
Bishops of the Anglican Church of Ceylon have asked clergy to “prayerfully discern whether it is prudent to hold the worship” on Sunday.
Final preparations are underway in Hong Kong for the 17th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, which begins on Sunday.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting leaders of other Christian Churches to send observers to the next Lambeth Conference.