Resolutions ACC - 11
Resolution 1: Welcome to New Provinces - Anglican Church of the Central America Region
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 received.
Resolution 4: Inter-Anglican Finance Committee
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
Resolution 7: Anglican Communion Priorities, Strategies, and Budgets
Resolution 8: ACC Membership
Resolution 9: ACC-12
Resolution 10: Anglican Observer at the United Nations
Resolution 11: MISSIO
Resolution 12: Network of Anglicans in Mission and Evangelism (NAME)
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,"
Resolution 14: Anglican Congress
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 primacy,
Resolution 16: Report of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network
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 Communion;
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
Resolution 20: East Timor
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,
Resolution 22: Sudan
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 Korean Peninsula,
Resolution 25: Nuclear Weapons
This ACC-11, at the request of the Anglican Peace and Justice Network,
Resolution 26: Land Mines and Arms
Resolution 27: Network for Inter-Faith Concerns (NIFCON)
Resolution 28: Women's Network
Resolution 29: Urban Network
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 the agenda.
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 financial matters.
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 constitutional matters.
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 of Malabar
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 Communion.
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 Communion;
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.