Anglican Consultative Council - ACC 11
Resolutions ACC - 11
- Welcome to New Provinces - Anglican Church of the Central America Region
- Welcome to New Provinces - Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
- Standing Committee Report
- Inter-Anglican Finance Committee
- Constitutional Amendments
- Anglican Communion Priorities, Strategies, and Budgets
- ACC Membership
- Anglican Observer at the United Nations
- Network of Anglicans in Mission and Evangelism (NAME)
- The Virginia Report
- Anglican Congress
- The Gift of Authority
- Report of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network
- International Debt-World Bank and IMF
- International Debt Burden and Anglican Giving
- International Debt-Anglican Development Projects
- East Timor
- Israel-Palestine Peace Process
- Korea Re-unification
- Nuclear Weapons
- Land Mines and Arms
- Network for Inter-Faith Concerns (NIFCON)
- Women's Network
- Urban Network
- Co-opted Member of ACC
- Resolutions of Thanks
- Prayers and Greetings
Resolution 1: Welcome to New Provinces - Anglican Church of the Central
Resolved that the Primates having assented, this ACC-11 meeting in
Dundee, Scotland, welcomes into membership of the Anglican Consultative
Council the Anglican Church of the Central America Region.
Resolution 2: Welcome to New Provinces - Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
Resolved that the Primates having assented, this ACC-11 meeting in
Dundee, Scotland, welcomes into membership of the Anglican Consultative
Council the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui.
Resolution 3: Standing Committee Report
Resolved that the report of the Standing Committee of the ACC be
Resolution 4: Inter-Anglican Finance Committee
- Receives the report of the Inter-Anglican Finance Committee; and
- Adopts the budget set out in the committee's report subject to the continuing
monitoring by the Standing Committee as prescribed in the constitution;
- Recognises with gratitude the strong commitment of many of the member
churches to the support of the Inter-Anglican budget and the generous
support that has been given by the Compass Rose Society membership;
- Encourages the member churches to support the Inter-Anglican budget in the
- Acknowledges the generous support given by the Episcopal Church in
the United States of America, the Church of England, the Anglican
Church of Canada, Trinity Church, Wall Street, and others in assisting
in areas not reflected in the core budget of the council.
Resolution 5: Assessments
This ACC asks the Joint Standing Committee to examine the present system
for assessing the financial contribution from provinces and report to ACC-12
with recommendations on appropriate criteria on which to base assessments.
Resolution 6: Constitutional Amendments
- That the amendments to the constitution set out in the constitutional
documents be adopted and referred to the provinces for ratification in
accordance with article 10.
- That the amendments to the bylaws set out in the constitutional documents
be adopted with immediate effect.
- Resolved that the Guidelines for ACC Meetings set out in the constitutional
documents be adopted with immediate effect.
- That the Standing Committee consider, and if it thinks fit, adopt an
appropriate legal structure for the ongoing work of the council within
the framework of a limited company in accordance with legal advice
and any directions of the charity commissioners for England and
Wales, but so far as possible in all other respects in accordance with the
existing constitutional arrangements.
Resolution 7: Anglican Communion Priorities, Strategies, and Budgets
- Thanks the Anglican Communion Priorities Working Group for their
- Agrees that there are two priorities for the Anglican Communion,
namely mission and ecumenism (as they are defined and elaborated in
the Anglican Communion Priorities Working Group paper);
- Recognises that
- Enabling the Communion to meet at various levels
- A strong and effective secretariat are all essential for achieving the two
Anglican Communion priorities;
- Affirms that priorities in the future may be proposed by
- The Archbishop of Canterbury
- The Primates
- The Anglican Consultative Council
- The Lambeth Conference
- The ACC Standing Committee
- The Primates' Standing Committee
- Commissions and networks
- The Anglican Communion Secretariat
- Affirms further that the priorities must be decided by the ACC or the
Joint Standing Committees.
Resolution 8: ACC Membership
- This ACC thanks the membership subcommittee for the work done in
response to motions 6, 9, and 26 of ACC-10 and receives this report.
- This ACC, noting the additional funding that would be needed in relation
to any expansion of the membership of the council or the Standing Committee,
considers that no change to the present arrange- ments can be justified at
the present time but requests the Standing Committee to keep the matter under
Resolution 9: ACC-12
- Accepts with gratitude and pleasure the kind invitation of the Most
Reverend Peter Kwong, the Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
(HKSKH) to hold AC0-12 in the Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region, People's Republic of China;
- Authorises the Standing Committee or such subcommittee as the
Standing Committee may think fit to liaise with HKSKH regarding the
timing, venue, and incidental arrangements for ACC-12; and
- Agrees to make financial provisions for ACC-12.
Resolution 10: Anglican Observer at the United Nations
- That the gratitude of the ACC be expressed to Bishop James Ottley for
his services over the last four years as Anglican observer at the United
Nations and to the members of the advisory council for their work in
support of the office of the Anglican observer at the UN.
- That the office of the Anglican observer at the UN be continued, subject to the following:
- That the Joint Standing Committee ensures representation at the
proposed January 2000 meeting with members of the advisory
council and satisfies itself on the following matters:
- The role of the observer and the number of staff in the office;
- An agreed job description for the appointment of the next
- Line management arrangements through the Secretary
General of the Communion;
- Clear lines of accountability;
- Location of the observer's office;
- Possible ecumenical cooperation;
- The role of the advisory council and appointment by the
Standing Committee of the chairperson of that council;
- A working budget for the next five years; and
- Contributions to that budget.
- Subject to the Standing Committee being satisfied on these mat
ters, an appointment committee comprising representatives of
the Archbishop of Canterbury, the chair and vice chair of the
ACC, the Secretary General, and a representative of the advisory
council be authorised to select and appoint a new observer for a
term not to exceed five years.
- That budgetary provision be continued as recommended by the
Inter-Anglican Finance Committee.
Resolution 11: MISSIO
- Receives the report of MISSIO to ACC-11, "Anglicans in Mission: A
- Notes the positive experience of MISSIO in holding each of its meetings
in a different part of the Communion, thereby experiencing the life and witness
of the local church in its own context, and encourages this way of working
to the future commission and to other bodies of the Communion as appropriate;
- Endorses the MISSIO proposal to hold a meeting of synodical, provincial,
and voluntary mission agencies in the year 2001 to reflect on the roles and
responsibilities of the mission agencies, as well as to promote networking
and mutual understanding among the older agencies and newer expressions of
- Asks the Joint Standing Committee to consider the MISSIO suggestion
to initiate a review within the Communion of leadership training and
clergy formation to identify trends, needs, and problems and how they
might be addressed;
- The provinces and dioceses of the Communion to evaluate the
lessons learned during the Decade of Evangelism, with a view to
continue and build on the momentum the decade achieved and
to keep evangelism as a high profile in the Church's mission; and
- Provinces, dioceses, and parishes to develop and expand appropriate training
to equip individuals and congregations for effective work in mission and evangelism;
- Recommends the continuation of a Standing Commission on mission
that would be called the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on
Mission and Evangelism and that would have functions and member-
ship as detailed on pages 58 and 59 of the MISSIO report, "Anglicans
in Mission: A Transforming Journey";
- Asks the Joint Standing Committee in consultation with the Inter-
Anglican Finance Committee to consider the appointment of a senior-
level mission and evangelism staff officer to the Anglican Communion
Office when the funds are available, to be responsible for the functions
listed on page 60 of the MISSIO report, "Anglicans in Mission: A
Resolution 12: Network of Anglicans in Mission and Evangelism (NAME)
- Welcomes and appreciates the desire of groups within the Communion
to assist the Communion in its mission and evangelism responsibilities.
- Hopes that, in time, it will be possible to welcome the Network of
Anglicans in Mission and Evangelism (NAME) as a network working
with the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Mission and
- Requests that NAME comply with the ACC-10 guidelines for networks.
- Resolves that for this to happen the following steps must be completed
to the satisfaction of the ACC Standing Committee:
- A positive review of the proposal by the provinces and major mission agencies,
to be facilitated by the Anglican Communion Office (AGO).
- Formation of a Secretariat, or staff, and programme committee
by NAME that inspires confidence in the network's intentions.
- Clarification of the membership of NAME, particularly the ques-
tion of whether the network is open to people or organisations
other than individual bishops and institutions/agencies.
- The working out of a mutually acceptable reporting and financial
accountability to the Anglican Consultative Council, by NAME
liaising with the Secretary General.
- The establishment of a mutually acceptable working relationship
with the mission commission that takes account of the mission
commission's mandate while enabling NAME to operate effectively and efficiently.
- Compliance with other recommendations of MISSIO as set out in
appendix B of its report to ACC-11.
- Asks the Standing Committee, once all requirements have been met
regarding NAME as a network member, to bring a recommendation to
Resolution 13: The Virginia Report
This council, noting that The Virginia Report was introduced to ACC-10
(Panama 1996) and that Lambeth 1998 welcomed the report and requested the Primates "to
monitor a decade of study in each province on the report,"
- Requests the Primates to ensure that opportunity is given at provincial
and diocesan level for careful and critical study of the report.
- Asks that a summary of the report in simple language be made available
by the Anglican Communion Office in order to assist further study.
- Recommends that The Virginia Report be studied by others, such as
those working in theological seminaries.
- Suggests that seminars be organised as soon as possible to train leaders
to facilitate the study of The Virginia Report at the local level.
Resolution 14: Anglican Congress
- Receives the report on the proposed Anglican Congress;
- Welcomes the positive suggestion of the Archbishop of Canterbury during
the ACC discussion that an Anglican Congress should be held in association
with the next Lambeth Conference;
- The discussions, which date back to ACC-9;
- Various expressions of support for such a congress;
- The comment in The Virginia Report that acknowledges "the creative opportunity
an Anglican Congress might, from time to time, offer the Communion for the
renewal of its life, witness, and mission"; and
- The estimated cost structures and advice of the Inter-Anglican
- That there should be an Anglican Congress in association with
the next Lambeth Conference;
- That such an event should be held in the first decade of the twenty-first
century at a place to be determined by the Archbishop of Canterbury in consultation
with the Joint Standing Committee;
- That for the congress the Archbishop of Canterbury invites the
diocesan bishop and on behalf of the Primates and the ACC
invites four other persons, of whom three should be lay and at
least one person a woman and one under the age of twenty-eight;
- Requests the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Secretary General, and the
Joint Standing Committee to put in hand such planning and financial
provision as would make this congress a reality.
Resolution 15: The Gift of Authority
The Anglican Consultative Council, recalling that the 1988 Lambeth
Conference encouraged ARCIC "to continue to explore the basis in
Scripture and tradition of the concept of a universal primacy" and that areas
for further work identified at that time included the relationship between
Scripture, tradition, and the exercise of teaching authority; collegiality; conciliarity;
and the role of the laity in decision making; and the Petrine ministry of universal
- Welcomes the publication of the report entitled The Gift of Authority:
Authority in the Church III and all other reports of ARCIC II, which have
yet to be considered;
- Expresses its appreciation to ARCIC for these agreed statements, in
particular for The Gift of Authority, which seeks to address the issues
identified at Lambeth 1988 and to deepen the agreement expressed in
previous statements on authority;
- Commends these reports to the provinces for careful and critical study
over the next five years, particularly with a view to considering any outstanding
issues of ecclesiology and authority;
- Directs the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical
- To facilitate and monitor the process of response to The Gift of
Authority and the other reports that the member churches of the
Communion will undertake;
- To ask helpful questions to the member churches of the Anglican
Communion based on the suggested questions circulated to the
Primates in May 1999 and those offered by ACC-11; and
- To report to ACC-13 in 2005.
Resolution 16: Report of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network
- Receives the report of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network dated
- Welcomes the breadth of issues with which it is engaged and commends the
report to the provinces for reflection and action.
Resolution 17: International Debt - World Bank and IMF
The Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Dundee between September
14 and 25, 1999, representing the thirty-eight provinces of the Anglican
- Noting with profound concern the continued burden of unpayable debt
upon the poorest people of the world;
- Conscious of the great significance of the biblical and theological concept
- Recognising the dramatic success of the campaign led by the Jubilee
2000 coalition to bring to the attention of the governments of the world,
and to people in general, the moral scandal of unpayable debt;
- To call upon all member churches of the Anglican Communion to take
action urgently with their governments on the basis of resolutions i.l5
and v.2 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference;
- To communicate directly with the president of the World Bank, the
president of the International Monetary Fund, and the heads of governments of
the G8 nations on the occasion of the annual meeting of the World Bank and
the IMF to request both urgent action on the basis of agreements reached at
the G7 summit in Cologne in June 1999 and further radical action to alleviate
the intense suffering in many countries of the world;
- To urge Anglicans, together with ecumenical partners, people of other
faiths, and all people of goodwill to engage in dialogue with governments of
the world in order to seek ways to ensure that the UN targets for halving abject
world poverty by 2015 are met.
Resolution 18: International Debt Burden and Anglican Giving
ACC-11 endorses the Lambeth Conference resolution i.l5 k and renews
Lambeth's call to Primates to challenge their dioceses to fund international
development programmes recognised by provinces at a level of at least 0.7 percent
of annual total diocesan income.
Resolution 19: International Debt - Anglican Development Projects
- The debt under which the countries of the Third World suffer is a shared
responsibility, thus it is also necessary to share the solution;
- The transfer of technology has been a very costly process, since such technology
has been the property of powerful nations; and
- The authorised loans to countries of the Third World has, in many cases,
through abuse benefited only a few;
- Resolves to strengthen our efforts and advocacy in favour of the cancellation
of the international debt of poor countries;
- Asks each of the delegates to ACC-11 to send a letter to each of the
presidents of the countries in the group of seven (G7) to the president of the
World Bank and to the president of the International Monetary Fund urging the
cancellation of the international debt of poor countries;
- Encourages the identification of development projects in poor coun-
tries or regions that have the potential to generate resources and pro
vide local employment.
Resolution 20: East Timor
- Deep concern over the East Timor tragedy following the referendum on independence
in the territory;
- Appreciation of the work of the UN in moving forward possibilities of peace
and justice for the East Timorese and their progress toward independence;
- Support for the ministry and human rights work of the
Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) and assures the PGI
and its member churches of our continuing prayers; and
- Calls on
- Anglicans to press their political leaders to urge the Indonesian
government and army to assist in bringing an immediate end to
human rights abuses against the people of East Timor;
- Anglicans throughout the world to pray for the restoration of
peace and justice and a cessation of guerrilla activity in East
- The world community to give every possible assistance for the
rehabilitation and development of East Timor and its people; and
- Anglicans to pray for the safety of the members of the UN peace-keeping forces
and all those ministering to the religious needs of the troops.
Resolution 21: Israel-Palestine Peace Process
In the light of recent positive developments toward reaching a just and lasting
peace settlement in the Middle East,
- Heartily endorses Lambeth Conference Resolution v.20 on the Holy
- Asks the Secretary General to write to the Israeli government and the
Palestinian authority urging them to continue their efforts to strengthen the
peace process so that all involved may enjoy equal rights and live together
in dignity and harmony as children of God.
- Asks member churches to continue praying for and encouraging the
Resolution 22: Sudan
- Noting with deep sadness the continuing war in Sudan, with all the atten-
dant suffering and destruction;
- Welcoming the renewed commitment of all the churches of Sudan to
work together to seek peace;
- Recognising and congratulating the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS)
in its centenary year for its continued courageous and faithful ministry in
the face of antagonism, poverty, and division;
- To express its indignation at the government of Sudan in the confiscation
of the headquarters of the Diocese of Khartoum in Omdurman;
- To urge the Sudanese government to bring to a rapid conclusion the
proceedings against two Roman Catholic priests and others currently
in detention in Khartoum;
- To support and encourage the Christians of Sudan in their ministry for
peace and justice and to appeal again to the government of Sudan and
other parties to the conflict to resolve the war in a peaceful spirit;
- To request the Archbishop of Canterbury personally to make the
Sudanese government aware of the strength of feeling of the council
on these matters;
- To renew its commitment and the commitment of all the churches of
the Anglican Communion to pray for peace in Sudan and to act together in support
of the Sudanese people;
- To send its warmest greetings
- To the centenary celebrations of the ECS due to take place in
- To the meeting of the Provincial Synod due to take place in
February in Nairobi.
Resolution 23: Cuba
This ACC-11 reaffirms resolution v.9 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference (and
its predecessor resolution from Lambeth Conference 1988) calling for the
cessation of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.
Resolution 24: Korea Re-unification
This ACC, at the request of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network (APJN),
in order to facilitate the process of reconciliation and reunification in the
- Offers the active support of the Anglican Communion to the Korean
National Council of Churches in its admirable work in the realm of rec
onciliation and reunification;
- Requests the Joint Standing Committee to investigate the possibility of
sending a delegation to the Korean Christian Federation in North
Korea under the auspices of the ACC and the Anglican Church in
Korea and, if feasible, to implement the same;
- Supports the programmes based on mutual respect and mutual recognition of
the government of South Korea that are aimed at transcend ing the paralysing
consequences of the Cold War in order to create new political structures that
will enable North and South Korea to move for ward together in harmony and
- Encourages the government of North Korea to avail itself of opportunities
presented to it, such as to host part of the programme of World Cup 2002.
Resolution 25: Nuclear Weapons
This ACC-11, at the request of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network,
- Urges all provinces to demonstrate their commitment to Lambeth
Resolution i.ll on nuclear weapons.
- Urges all provinces to study and critically assess NATO's first-strike policy.
Resolution 26: Land Mines and Arms
- Endorses Lambeth Conference Resolution i.l3 concerning land mines.
- Calls upon Anglicans throughout the Communion to work with other
Christians in their provinces to establish more effective control on the
production, sale, and distribution of arms and weapons.
- Commits itself to bringing, with its ecumenical partners, these concerns
before the United Nations.
Resolution 27: Network for Inter-Faith Concerns (NIFCON)
- Affirms Resolution vi.l of Lambeth Conference 1998, "On Relations
with People of Other Faiths";
- Charges the Network for Inter-Faith Concerns (NIFCON) to study and
evaluate Muslim-Christian relations and report regularly to the
Primates' Meeting and the ACC;
- Asks the Joint Standing Committee to continue to consider how to
resource NIFCON adequately both in personnel and finance;
- Supports NIFCON's interim plan of seeking ways, in consultation with
die Joint Standing Committee, to continue its work and to undertake
this new charge as and when resources become available.
Resolution 28: Women's Network
- Receives the report from the women's network;
- Notes the support from the various provinces for the decade of the
churches in solidarity with women;
- Appreciates the initiatives and decisions from some provinces to give a
quota of representation of women in their decision-making structures;
- Commends and requests all provinces to set a women's desk at the
Resolution 29: Urban Network
- Thanks the groups and individuals who have worked together so far on
these significant issues and encourages them to work together to bring
these issues before the churches of die Anglican Communion;
- Encourages those who are creating an urban network to continue to
work toward being recognised in due course as an official network of
the Anglican Communion and recommends that they are in touch with
the Secretary General to discover the guidelines by which networks are
- Welcomes the proposal of a project to identify and develop urban
resources in the Anglican Communion;
- Asks the urban network to prepare a further report for ACC-12 regard
ing the scope and viability of a "Faith in an Urban World" Commission.
Resolution 30: Co-opted Member of ACC
This ACC requests the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church to nominate a
person who would be willing to serve as a co-opted member of the council
in accordance with paragraph e of the schedule of membership. The
Secretary General should be notified of the nomination before the next
meeting of the Standing Committee for ratification by it, and in default of
such a person being so nominated, a casual vacancy shall be deemed to
have occurred for the purposes of bylaw 6.
Resolution 31: Resolutions of Thanks
Resolved that the eleventh meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council
thanks God for the ministry of so many whose dedication and service have
enabled the council to do the work of the Church:
For our President, Archbishop George Carey, whose personal commitment,
clear proclamation, pastoral compassion, and involvement in the daily life
of the council inspire us.
For our Chairman, Bishop Simon Chiwanga, whose wisdom and experience
have been a grace and strength to us.
For our vice chairman. Presiding Bishop John Paterson, whose steady hand
has guided the work of the council.
For the Secretary General, the Reverend Canon John Peterson, whose
enthusiastic presence and immense energy encourages us.
For the design group, led by Presiding Bishop John Paterson, assisted by
Bishop Bernard Ntahoturi, Mr. John Rea, Ms. Maureen Sithole, and Bishop
Femando Scares, who enabled us to diligently discharge our responsibility to
For the Inter-Anglican Finance Committee, chaired by Archbishop Robin
Eames, assisted by Ms. Judith Conley, Archbishop Alwyn Rice Jones, Mr.
Ghazi Musharbash, and Bishop Fernando Scares, for their leadership on
For the nominations committee, led by Mr. Samuel Arap Ng'eny, assisted by
Archdeacon Barbara Clay and Archdeacon Bryan Williams, who helped us
discern our future leaders.
For the resolutions committee, led by Canon Dr. Christina Baxter, assisted
by Ms. Wong Fung Yi, Mr. Bernard Georges, the Reverend Robert Sessum,
Mr. Robert Tong, and Mr. Bernard Turner, who helped us express our
minds and will clearly.
For the Bible studies prepared by Bishop Leo Frade, which challenged us in
our Christian walk.
For the worship team, led by the chaplains, the Reverend Paul Gibson and
Father James Milne, and the organist, Mr. Matthew Edwards, who directed
our hearts and minds in common prayer.
For the communications team, led by Canon Jim Rosenthal, assisted by
Canon Margaret Rodgers, The Reverend Dr. lan Douglas, Mr. Chris Took,
Mrs. Veronica Elks, Mr. lan Harvey, and Mr. Manasseh Zindo, who enabled
us to speak to the world.
For the executive assistant to the Secretary General, Mrs. Deirdre Martin;
the Secretariat, headed by Miss Marjorie Murphy and assisted by Mrs. Helen
Bates, Miss Fiona Millican, and Mrs. Barbara Stanford Tuck; the treasurer,
Mr. Michael Nunn, assisted by Ms. Rosemary Palmer and Mr. Graeme
Smith; and for the travel officer, Ms. Ann Quirke - for their dedication and
skills in serving the council.
For the legal advisor. The Reverend John Rees, for his counsel on legal and
For the director of Ecumenical Affairs, The Reverend Canon David Hamid,
for assisting the ACC with its ecumenical and doctrinal agenda.
For the Archbishop of Canterbury's staff. Dr. Herman Browne, The
Reverend Canon Andrew Deuchar, and The Reverend Lesley Perry, for
assisting the Archbishop.
For our partners in full Communion:
the Right Reverend Joseph Mar Irenaeus - Mar Thoma Syrian Church
the Right Reverend Joachim Vobbe - the Old Catholic churches of
the Union of Utrecht,
for enriching the life of the council with insights from their churches.
For our ecumenical partners:
The Reverend Dr. Alan Falconer - Faith and Order, WCC
The Reverend Timothy Galligan - Roman Catholic Church
The Right Reverend William Boyd Grove - World Methodist Council
The Reverend Sven Oppegaard - Lutheran World Federation,
whose presence reminded us of the Church beyond the Anglican
For speakers and presenters:
Bishop Mark Dyer on the instruments of unity and The Virginia Report
The Reverend Dr. John Pobee on the interpretation of Scripture
The Reverend Eric Beresford on technology and ethics
Bishop Leo Frade on international debt
Bishop Bruce Cameron, The Reverend Dean Fostekew, and The
Reverend Clive Wylie on Mission 21
Bishop Mark Santer, The Reverend Timothy Galligan, and The
Reverend Canon David Hamid on ARCIC
Dr. Ida Glaser, The Reverend John Sargant, and The Reverend Dr. Israel
Selvanayagam on the Network for Inter-Faith Concerns (NIFCON)
Archbishop Glauco Scares de Lima and The Reverend Samuel
Koshiishi on urbanisation
Bishop Roger Sainsbury, Bishop Laurence Green, and The Reverend
Canon Andrew Davey on the Anglican urban network,
who, each in their turn, informed and challenged us in the great
issues before the Church.
For our hosts:
The Most Reverend Richard Holloway, the Right Reverend Neville
Chamberlain, the Right Reverend Bruce Cameron, and Ms. Pat
McBryde, who opened their hearts and their arms to offer us unfor-
gettable hospitality and witness.
The First Minister of Scotland, the Right Honorable Donald Dewar,
for his presence with us in Edinburgh.
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, the Lord Provost of Dundee, and the
Lord Provost of Glasgow, for their warm welcome and kind hospitality.
For the interpreters, the Reverend Paula Mayer, Mrs. Dominique MacNeill,
Ms. Ruth Lambert, Mrs. Dorothy Evans, and the Reverend Rogelio Prieto,
who opened the meeting to Spanish and French speakers.
For the West Park Centre staff, Eve Anderson, Anne Bishop, and all who
assisted in the dining room, the conference centre, and the villas.
For the volunteers from the Scottish Episcopal Church: Ms. Pat McBryde,
the Reverend Clive Wylie, the Reverend Dean Fostekew, Mr. Rob
Whiteman, Ms. Jean Forbes, the Reverend Joe Morrow, Mrs. Judy Robinson,
Mrs. Judith Edmond, the Reverend Kathleen Dall, Mrs. Olive McAusland,
Ms. Mary Affleck, and Mrs. Margaret Knox.
For the drivers: Bishop Neville Chamberlain, Bishop Michael Henley,
Bishop Ted Luscombe, the Reverend Canon Bill McAusland, the Reverend
Canon Richard Jones, the Reverend Edmund Marquis-Faulkes, the
Reverend Canon Jim Wynn-Evans, the Reverend Canon Malcolm
Richardson, the Very Reverend Robert Breaden, Mrs. Diana Chamberlain,
Mr. Donald Chamberlain, Mr. Ed Creany, Mr. Colin Humphries, Mr. Alan
Nicoll, Mr. lan Tumbull, Mr. John Dilks, Mrs. Dilks, the Reverend David
Campbell, the Reverend David Elder, and the Reverend Darren McFarland.
For members whose last meeting was ACC-11: the Very Reverend David
Richardson (Australia), Mr. Robert Tong (Australia), the Right Reverend
Bernard Ntahoturi (Burundi), Venerable Barbara Clay (Canada), the Right
Reverend Bernard Malango (Central Africa), the Right Reverend Femando
Soares (Portugal), the Right Reverend Phillip Newell (Australia), Mr.
Michael Kututwa (Central Africa), the Right Reverend Sylvestre Tibafa
Mugera (Congo), Canon Dr. Christina Baxter (England), Mrs. Brenda Shell
(Ireland), Mr. Samuel Arap Ng'eny (Kenya), Venerable Nelson Nyumbe
(Sudan), the Reverend Canon Mkunga Mtingele (Tanzania), and the Right
Reverend Mark Dyer (United States); for their dedication and commitment
to the work of the wider Anglican Communion.
For the Reverend Kevin Franz and the participants in the sensitive and
informative hearing on human sexuality in Edinburgh, which offered the
members of the ACC an opportunity to listen and reflect.
Resolution 32: Prayers and Greetings
Resolved that this eleventh meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council
sends its greetings and assurances of prayer to the following:
The Bishop of Rome, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, with prayers for his
apostolic, evangelical, and ecumenical ministry as Christians approach the
third millennium of the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ;
The Ecumenical Patriarch, His All Holiness Bartholomeos I, with prayers
for the patriarchate in Constantinople and with thanks for the relationships
between the Orthodox churches and the churches of the Anglican
The moderator of the central committee of the World Council of Churches,
His Holiness Aram I, with thanks for its work on behalf of all of us who pray
for growth among Christians in faith and order, life, and work;
His Eminence Cardinal Edward Cassidy of the Pontifical Council for
Promoting Christian Unity; Dr. Ishmael Noko, General Secretary of the
Lutheran World Federation; Dr. Joe Hale, General Secretary of the Methodist
World Council; and Dr. Konrad Raiser, General Secretary of the World
Council of Churches; for enabling ecumenical partners to be with us
who have enriched our fellowship;
The Most Reverend Antoniusjan Glazemaker, Archbishop of Utrecht, and
the Old Catholic churches of the Union of Utrecht; and the Most Reverend
Dr. Alexander Mar Thoma; for ensuring the presence of representatives
from churches in Communion who make visible our unity in Christ.