On the first day of this year's Standing Committee meeting, the members heard reports on the Primates' Meeting, Anglican Communion communications and Continuing Indaba.
A study guide and a Questions & Answers document was published today to assist people exploring the Anglican Communion Covenant.
Five members have been elected to the Primates Standing Committee by the Primates at the recent Primates' Meeting in Dublin, Ireland. All have now confirmed they are willing to serve.
The Archbishop of the Province of the West Indies has announced that his Province has adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant. It is the third to do so officially, the others being the Anglican Church of Mexico and The Church of the Province of Myanmar.
After many years of providing members of the Anglican Communion with news, information, resources and prayers, www.anglicancommunion.org is being redesigned. The main aim of updating the site is to enable visitors to better connect with the life of the Communion and with other Communion members around the world. We are asking you to tell us what you want from your Anglican Communion website.
"The Primates who have turned down the invitation to this week’s Primates’ Meeting because of developments in the Episcopal Church are still committed to the Anglican Communion." - Canon Kenneth Kearon
The thoughts and prayers of many in the Anglican Communion are focused on Sudan at this time, as the people of Southern Sudan prepare for a referendum to decide their future. The referendum will take place on 9 January next, and all are invited to pray and to focus their concerns on that war-torn country at this time.
The former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the UK’s Department of International Development, Sally Keeble has been appointed as the Director of a new cross-Communion Alliance set up to connect and strengthen the development, relief and advocacy activities of the Anglican Communion.
As Provinces discuss the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant, the Anglican Communion Office's Director for Unity Faith and Order, Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan clears up some misconceptions and appeals to all members of the Communion to read the Covenant for themselves .
The Secretary General writes: 'Many of you will have read the Archbishop of Canterbury's letter to the Anglican Communion issued at Pentecost last (28 May 2010). Part of that letter addresses the current and ongoing tensions in the Anglican Communion - these tensions cluster around the three moratoria referred to in the Windsor Report.
Senior bishops right across the Anglican Communion have spoken out against plans by a small Florida church to burn copies of the Quran. The leaders, many in countries with sizeable Muslim populations, spoke out against the burning, labelling the proposed act as “disastrous”, “ugly” and “deeply deplorable”.
I flew into Entebbe on Monday morning without map or compass; this was only the second gathering of bishops from across the continent of Africa. The first had been six years ago in Lagos, Nigeria, long before my time with the Anglican Communion Office.
The Anglican Consultative Council has a new Constitution. How did this come about? What does this mean in reality? How will it affect the work of the Instruments of Communion? The Standing Committee? ACNS spoke to John Rees, legal adviser to find out more.