Resolutions of ACC-10
Resolution 1: Welcome to new Provinces - Province of Mexico
Resolved that the Primates having assented, this ACC-10 meeting in Panama welcomes to membership the Province of Mexico.
Resolution 2: Welcome to new Provinces - Province of South-East Asia
Resolved that the Primates having assented, this ACC-10 meeting in Panama welcomes to membership the Province of South-East Asia.
Resolution 3: Cessation of membership of the CCEA
Resolved that in consequence of the Province of South-East Asia having been admitted to membership of the ACC, at this, the 10th meeting of this Council, membership of the Council of Churches of East Asia shall, with effect from the date of this meeting, lapse.
Resolution 4: Anglican contribution to the development of Bethlehem
Resolved that this Anglican Consultative Council requests the Secretary General to respond positively to the request to the Anglican Communion from the people of the municipality of Bethlehem, to assist in a millennium project to establish a town planning design for the city. This project will first provide a feasibility study, for consideration by the Standing Committees of ACC and the Primates and the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem and the Middle East, concerning the renovation of Manger Square. Such a study would secure information regarding personnel and finance, as well as possible ecumenical involvement, to complete such a programme to celebrate the dawn of the new millennium for world Christianity. A support group, made up of members from around the Communion, should be established to assist in this development task. To ensure ownership of the project by the wider Church, the Secretary General is asked to keep the Provinces informed and to invite responses and indications of commitment.
Resolution 5: On Korea
Resolved that this Council expresses its concern for the Churches and people of North and South Korea in their efforts to achieve the re-unification of their motherland on the basis of mutual acceptance and respect.
Resolution 6: Proposal to increase the size of the ACC Standing Committee
Resolved that in view of:
Resolution 7: Network Guidelines
That the following guidelines for Networks be substituted for the guidelines for Networks adopted by the ACC in 1987, namely:
Guidelines for Networks
The Anglican Consultative Council may recognise Networks addressing particular themes and concerns throughout the Anglican Communion on application, in accordance with the following guidelines. The Networks shall be identified in the published edition of the minutes of the meeting of the Council.
Resolution 8: Provisions of the Constitution - Amendments (Handbook)
Resolved that the provisions of the Constitution as contained in a handbook entitled "The Anglican Communion," shall be referred for detailed analysis and consideration, with a view to such amendment and revision as may be deemed necessary for the removal of doubt, to a Committee on the Constitution (appointed by the Secretary General) which shall, as soon as practicable, report with recommendations to the Standing Committee.
Resolution 9: Youth co-opted members
Resolved that this Council requests the Standing Committee
Resolution 10: Climate Changes
Resolved that at its tenth meeting, held in Panama in October 1996, the ACC expresses its support for the International Petition initiated by the WCC earlier in 1996 and which will be submitted to governments of industrialised countries concerning climate changes and encourages member Churches in the industrialised world to circulate the petition through their networks.
Resolution 11: Article 3 (a) of the Constitution Amendment to final sentence
Resolution 12: Creation of new Provinces
Resolved that this Council
Schedule (Additional Guidelines)
Resolution 13: Anglican Women's Network
Resolved that this Council supports the action of the Secretary General in calling together representatives of women's organisations throughout the Communion to
Resolution 14: Article 3(a) of the Constitution Amendment to second sentence
Resolution 15: On Rwanda
Resolved that trusting in God's reconciling power and giving thanks for repentance and spiritual renewal within the Episcopal Church of Rwanda, this Council:
Resolution 16: Agros Report: Replacement of the Ecumenical Advisory Group by an Inter-Anglican Standing Commission
Resolved that this ACC endorses the proposal contained in the Agros Report that the Ecumenical Advisory Group be replaced by an Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations following the Lambeth Conference, whose tasks would be:
Resolution 17: Publication of the Agros Report as a companion
Resolved that this Council:
Resolution 18: On Tibet
Resolution 19: On Cuba
Resolved that whereas it is the duty of the Christian Church to proclaim the liberating Good News as enunciated in Holy Scripture, and that whereas the suffering and deprivation of human beings anywhere in the world demeans those who are created in the image of God:
Resolution 20: Timber Harvesting in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Resolution 21: Anglican Peace and Justice Network resolutions
Resolved that this ACC
Resolution 22: MISSIO: Promoting the spirit of jubilee for the year 2000
Resolved that the ACC endorses the request of MISSIO that the Anglican Communion and its member Churches promote the spirit of the jubilee for the year 2000 by:
Further, this meeting of the ACC appeals to the IMF, and the World Bank, and other such institutions, to take steps to cancel the debts of the third world countries by the year 2000.
Resolution 23: MISSIO: Mission given top priority
Resolved that the ACC endorses the challenge of MISSIO that the Churches of the Communion move beyond maintenance thinking by giving mission the top priority it deserves in their budgets.
Resolution 24: MISSIO: Report on the Mid-Point Review of the Decade of Evangelism (G-CODE 2000)
Resolved that this ACC
Resolution 25: Jerusalem Endorsement of President Bishop's Statement
Resolved that this meeting of ACC, ACC-10, having received, through the President Bishop of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, the Statement of all the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem dated November 14,1994, on the significance of Jerusalem for Christians, endorses this statement and commends it to the Provinces of the Anglican Communion and to the Lambeth Conference.
Resolution 26: ACC: Equal Representation
Withdrawn and tabled to Standing Committee
Resolution 27: ACC: Contributions from Provinces
Resolved that this ACC applauds the many Provinces which continue to contribute, fully and sacrificially, to the core activities and budget of the Anglican Communion Office; and calls upon all Provinces to make their full contribution to the Anglican Communion rather than by their actions restrict the constructive, Communion-wide contribution of the Anglican Communion Office in relation to priorities determined by its worldwide membership.
Resolution 28: Lambeth Conference Feasibility Study for beyond 1998
Resolved that this ACC asks the Standing Committees of ACC and the Primates to set up a feasibility study to look at the questions which have been raised in connection with the Lambeth Conferences beyond 1998, so that the Lambeth bishops may have a working paper on which to base their considerations in Lambeth 1998 regarding future meetings.
Resolution 29: Anglican Refugee Network
Resolved that this meeting of ACC, recognising that 1997 is to be observed as 'The Year of Uprooted Peoples':
Resolution 30: Liturgy
Resolved that this Anglican Consultative Council
Resolution 31: Anglican Congress
Resolved that this ACC desires to have an International Anglican gathering after the 1998 Lambeth Conference (perhaps in 2001) and asks the Standing Committees of ACC and the Primates:
Resolution 32: Minutes of ACC meetings
Resolved that at the Meeting of ACC-11 and at all meetings of ACC thereafter full written minutes of all proceedings be taken.
Resolution 33: Anglican Investment Agency
Resolved that this Council, gratefully acknowledging the enormous amount of time and effort which has been given to the proposal to form an Anglican Investment Agency, by a small group of lay people led by Mrs Marion Dawson Carr:
Resolution 34: Resolutions of thanks
Resolved that the 10th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council gives thanks to God for the ministry of so many whose commitment and service have enabled the Council to do the work of the Church and the will of God:
for our President, Archbishop George Carey, whose personal commitment, clear proclamation and pastoral compassion inspire us;
for our Chairman, Canon Colin Craston, whose wisdom and experience have been a grace and a strength to us;
for our Vice-Chairman, Bishop Simon Chiwanga, with assurance of our prayers and support as he moves to further service in our midst;
for our Secretary General, Canon John Peterson, whose enthusiasm excites us, whose initiative strengthens us and whose energy empowers us;
for the Design Group, led by Dr Diane Maybee, who enabled us to work with diligence and responsibility for all that we faced;
for the Nominations Committee, led by Bishop Mark Dyer, who steered us through complex procedures and helped us discern our future leaders;
for the Resolutions Committee, led by Lady Brenda Shiel, who helped us express our mind and will clearly;
for the Bible studies, prepared by Bishop Dinis Sengulane, which drew us closer to our Lord and to each other;
for the worship team, led by the Chaplain, Bishop Roger Herft, who gathered our hearts and spirits in common prayer and fellowship;
for the Communications team, led by Canon Jim Rosenthal, who have enabled us to speak to the world those words we share with each other;
for our partners, Roger Nostbakken from the Lutheran World Federation and Fr George Tavard from the Roman Catholic Church, whose presence and encouragement have raised our eyes to the ecumenical horizon;
for the translators, led by the Revd Diana Luz Parada, who opened the meeting to Spanish and French speakers;
for the members of the office staff, Mrs Christine Codner, Miss Clare Dell, Miss Fiona Millican and Mrs Rosemary Palmer, whose work behind the scenes have given us the tools to do our work;
for Senor Miguel Franco and the staff of the Hotel Riande Continental Ciudad, who have laboured mightily to cope with our diverse needs and wants;
for the local committees on arrangements and the countless volunteers, whose availability and service have supported us at every step;
for the Bishop of Panama and Mrs Connie Hayes, the Dean and people of St Luke's Cathedral and Senor Biron Daniels and the staff of the diocesan office, who have opened their hearts and their arms to offer us unforgettable hospitality and witness;
for all who have participated in our common search to know the will of God and to do it.
Resolution 35: Prayers and Greetings
Resolved that this 10th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council sends its greetings and assurances of prayer to the following:
the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America, the Most Revd Edmond Lee Browning;
and the President of Province IX, the Right Reverend Neptali Larrea, in whose Province we have met;
the Eglise Episcopale du Burundi, and their member of this Council, the Reverend Bernard Ntahoturi, with regret that present troubles make it impossible for them to be represented here and with assurance of our continuing prayers and support;
the Bishop of Rome, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, with prayers for his continued restoration to health and in anticipation of his meeting with our President and Secretary General;
the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All Holiness Bartholomeos I, with prayers for the patriarchate in Istanbul;
the Moderator of the World Council of Churches, His Holiness Aram I, and the Secretary General, Dr Konrad Raiser, with thanks for their work on behalf of all of us who pray for growth among Christians in faith and order, in life and work;
the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and its President, Cardinal Cassidy;
and the Lutheran World Federation and its President, Dr Ishmael Noko, for enabling ecumenical partners to be with us;
other church leaders closely associated with the Anglican Communion and its work:
The Most Reverend Antoniusjan Glazemaker, Archbishop of Utrecht, and the Old Catholic Union of Utrecht
His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of the Armenian Orthodox Church
The Reverend Dr Milan Opocensky, General Secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches
Dr Joe Hale, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council
His Holiness Moran Basileos Mar Thoma Mathew II
His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Ivas, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East of the Syrian Orthodox Church
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Panama, Monsenor Dimas Cedeno, and other ecumenical Church leaders in Panama
The President of Panama, SE Ernesto Perez Balladares
The Mayor of Panama City, Senora Mayin Correa
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Panama and Mrs Sinton.