An important part of the Anglican Consultative meetings being held in Kingston Jamaica is the opportunity for Ecumenical conversations. In times past our ecumenical partners came as guests and often kept silent during the meetings and offered a reflection at the end. At the Lambeth Conference 2008 Archbishop Williams invited our ecumenical partners not as guest but as members. That same invitation has been extended here- they as members are invited to participate in bible studies, prayer, worship and speak on the matters before the Council.
The Anglican Communion is engaged in significant conversations with a wide body of denominations. Few would doubt that we have learned much from our sisters and brothers in other traditions as they have from us.
There are 6 ecumenical guests present at ACC-14. One of the unique features were four ‘ecumenical streams” where members choose which dialogue they would participate in:
Two of our ecumenical members Metropolitan Nikitas, the director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley California and Bishop Michael Pryse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada spoke at press briefing on Saturday May 9 about the importance of Ecumenism.
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