News: Episcopal News Service April 18, 2016


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April 18, 2016


Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, left, and Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, Episcopal Church Anglican Consultative Council bishop member, converse April 18 as ACC members read over the 45 resolutions they were due to consider. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Anglican Consultative Council declines to go along with ‘consequences’
An April 18 Anglican Consultative Council marathon resolution-passing session saw ACC members take stands on climate change, gender justice, safe church environments, youth involvement in the communion, solidarity with persecuted people, and interfaith and ecumenical relations, among other issues.

And the council declined to endorse or take any action similar to the primates’ call in January for three years of so-called “consequences” for the Episcopal Church.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for prayer for Ecuador
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has called for prayers for the people and Dioceses of Ecuador following a devastating earthquake on April 16.

Margaret Swinson elected as Anglican Consultative Council vice chair
The Anglican Consultative Council April 18 elected Margaret Swinson, the Church of England’s lay member, by acclamation to be its next vice chair. The council also elected five representatives to the communion’s Standing Committee.

Video: Archbishop Welby speaks on human sexuality issues at ACC-16

Video: Refugee, Migration and the Anglican Communion

A summary of Anglican Consultative Council resolutions

Multimedia: Scenes from Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka

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Calls for prayer, solidarity with the church in Ecuador
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Episcopalians from across the church called for prayer and solidarity with the Episcopal dioceses of Ecuador Litoral and Ecuador Central and the people of Ecuador who are still trying to assess the loss and damages caused by a devastating earthquake that struck the South American nation Saturday, April 16.

East Tennessee bishop announces retirement
George Dibrell Young, III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, has announced that he plans to retire at the end of 2017 and has called for the election of his successor.

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