News: Episcopal News Service May 9, 2016


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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, left, and Bishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Anglican Communion secretary general, have each said the Anglican Consultative Council endorsed certain consequences imposed on the Episcopal Church by the Communion’s 38 primates. Their interpretation has been rejected by some ACC members. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Group of ACC members, secretary general dispute meaning of resolution
Two Anglican Communion leaders and some outgoing members of the Anglican Consultative Council are at odds about what exactly happened on the last full day of last month’s ACC-16 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.

Summit mobilizes community to address human trafficking
Two hundred and forty-four million people – equal to three-quarters of the U.S. population – live outside their birth countries; a figure that includes 20 million refugees and 21 million victims of human trafficking. On May 7 more than 120 people gathered at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Elmhurst, Queens, to hear firsthand testimony from migrant workers who fell victim to human traffickers, survived and have become advocates for other victims.

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Anglican Church of Canada seminary re-opens in the Arctic
An Anglican seminary is to open in the Arctic as the Arthur Turner Training School (ATTS) re-opens, almost a decade after it closed. When it re-opens, the ATTS will operate from its new home at St Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit, thanks to a $50,000 Canadian (approximately $38,400 U.S.) return from the Anglican Church of Canada’s Resolution Corp.

Royal celebration marks 150 years of reader ministry
The Queen’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, joined more than 600 lay readers at a service in London last week to celebrate 150 years of Reader Ministry. Prince Philip was the guest of honor at All Soul’s Langham Place, in London, for the service which was led by Archbishop of York John Sentamu.

Secretary General rejects criticism over Walking Together resolution
he secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has rejected criticism from six former members of the Anglican Consultative Council’s standing committee of statements made during and after ACC-16. The comments center on Resolution 16.24 – “Walking Together” – which deals with how the ACC responded to the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting in January.

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General Seminary appoints Kevin J. Moroney as associate professor of liturgics

Sonny Browne named East Carolina canon for diocesan life

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