Unity Faith and Order - Commissions IASCUFO
IASCUFO - Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order
IASCUFO’s mandate was approved by the Joint Standing Committee in November 2008.
The Standing Commission shall have responsibility:
- to promote the deepening of Communion between the Churches of the Anglican Communion, and between those Churches and the other churches and traditions of the Christian oikumene
- to advise the Provinces and the Instruments of Communion on all questions of ecumenical engagement, proposals for national, regional or international ecumenical agreement or schemes of co-operation and unity, as well as on questions touching Anglican Faith and Order
- to review developments in the areas of faith, order or unity in the Anglican Communion and among ecumenical partners, and to give advice to the Churches of the Anglican Communion or to the Instruments of Communion upon them, with the intention to promote common understanding, consistency, and convergence both in Anglican Communion affairs, and in ecumenical engagement
- to assist any Province with the assessment of new proposals in the areas of Unity, Faith and Order as requested.
The first meeting of IASCUFO will be in Canterbury in December 2009.