ACC adopts resolutions on final day

On its last day of deliberations, the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, has adopted 44 resolutions addressing issues of environment, ecumenical relations, Youth and Family Life, “Safe Church” and protection issues, and church relations. The meeting declined, however, to adopt a resolution supporting the primates’ January statement calling for the discipline of the Episcopal Church. A resolution put forward on the meeting’s consent calendar that was adopted stated the ACC “receives the formal report of the Archbishop of Canterbury to ACC-16 on the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting of January 2016; affirms commitment of the primates of the Anglican Communion to walk together; commits to continue to seek appropriate ways for the provinces of the Anglican Communion to walk together with each other and with the primates and other Instruments of Communion.” However a resolution that “welcomed” the January primates’ communique was withdrawn and no action taken on the issues raised by the primates. Texts of the resolutions are to be released shortly.

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