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Resolution 75 - The Unity of the Church - Foreign Relations

Resolution 75

The Unity of the Church - Foreign Relations

Believing that the increasing development of friendly relations between the Anglican Communion and Churches in foreign countries is of primary importance to the Universal Church, the Conference welcomes the establishment of the Church of England Council on Foreign Relations by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, of the Advisory Council on Ecclesiastical Relations by the Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, and of the Committee appointed by the Scottish Episcopal Church. Further, considering the exchange of information between Churches of the Anglican Communion about the relations of our Communion with such foreign Churches to be of great advantage to all concerned, it hopes that each Church or province of the Anglican Communion will arrange for some similar council, or other agency, for this purpose.

The Conference expresses its sense of the value of the work done by chaplains of the Anglican Communion in foreign countries, especially in the establishment of friendly relations with the Churches of the countries where they are resident. Further, it trusts that suitability for this special work will be a major consideration in the selection of chaplains for such posts, and that the Church will make the utmost possible use of such men when so appointed.