Magazine article Anglican Journal

Council Eyes Details of 'Consultation': Presenters List Not Yet Chosen

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Council Eyes Details of 'Consultation': Presenters List Not Yet Chosen

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Mississauga, Ont.

From practical considerations (where to sit) to strategic (who should go), Council of General Synod (COGS) members pondered how the Anglican Church of Canada could put its best foot forward when it appears before the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) in Nottingham this month.

The Canadian church, along with the Episcopal Church in the United States (ECUSA), has been invited to a "consultation" with the ACC, as recommended by primates of the Anglican Communion, to explain their provinces' views and actions on the thorny issue of sexuality.

CoGS asked the primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, to consult with the officers of General Synod to draft a list of presenters. It also voted that the church's regular representatives attend the meeting but not "participate fully." They will not speak unless spoken to on the floor and will not vote. But the parameters are not clear, admitted Archbishop Hutchison, who added that Canon Kenneth Kearon, the general secretary of the Anglican Communion, is "feeling nervous" about the "attend but not participate" position the church has taken. …

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