Reformation and unity in ACC’s ecumenical resolutions

first_img Submit an Event Listing [Anglican Communion News Service] A call for Anglicans to commemorate next year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the commendation of a number of new inter-denominational agreements and reports were amongst a raft of ecumenical resolutions adopted by the Anglican Consultative Council when they met in Lusaka, Zambia, earlier this month.In Resolution 16.16, the ACC spoke of the “significance” of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and recommended that Anglicans should mark the anniversary by taking part in shared services, study, and mission activities with Lutherans and other ecumenical partners. The ACC also encouraged Anglicans to “engage with the Lutheran World Federation’s focus: Liberated by God’s Grace”.In a separate resolution – 16.17 – the ACC said that it “welcomes and affirms the substance” of the joint Lutheran and Roman CatholicDeclaration on the Doctrine of Justification, which the two churches signed in 1999.The ACC say that it “recognises that Anglicans and Lutherans share a common understanding of God’s justifying grace, as the Helsinki Reportstated that we are accounted righteous and are made righteous before God only by grace through faith because of the merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and not on account of our works or merits.”The resolution goes on to recognise “that in 1986 the Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) produced a statementSalvation and the Church, which observed that our two Communions are agreed on the essential aspects of the doctrine of salvation and on the Church’s role within it.”The Resolutions were two of a number which touched on ecumenical relations.Continuing with the Lutheran churches, Resolution 16.18 recognises the relationships that already exist between Anglicans and Lutherans globally; and commends the steps being taken by North American, British and Irish Anglican churches, to bring the three regional agreements of Communion into relationship with each other. It goes on to encourage “Anglican churches in other regions to explore deepening relationships with churches of the Lutheran World Federation in a formal theological way following the guidelines offered in the 2012 Anglican-Lutheran International Commission report To Love and Serve the Lord.”Resolution 16.13 deals with the relationship between Anglicans and Methodists. It calls for the creation of an Anglican-Methodist International Coordinating Committee to “oversee and foster relationships between Methodist and Anglican member churches”. The Commission would have five members each from the World Methodist Council and the Anglican Consultative Council as well as ecumenical participants.The Commission will be given the task of monitoring and advising “the development of Anglican-Methodist relations around the world, giving attention to their consistency with each other and with the self-understanding of the two communions” and to “act as a catalyst for the development of Methodist and Anglican relations, and in particular for agreements of communion where these do not yet exist.”The Resolution also “welcomes the report of the Anglican-Methodist International Commission for Unity and Mission – Into All the World: Being and Becoming Apostolic Churches” and commends it to the churches of the Anglican Communion “for study, action and response.”In Resolution 16.14, the ACC praises the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission’s Agreed Statement on Christology as “a significant step of reconciliation across ancient divides” and commends it to the Churches as “a means to deepen faith in our Incarnate Lord, and as an opportunity to reflect on this faith together with members of the Oriental Orthodox Churches, and with other Christians, as part of an ongoing process of reception.”And in Resolution 16.15, the ACC welcomes the Buffalo Statement of the International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue, In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology; as a “profound exploration of what it means that God has become human not only that we may share in the divine life, but also that we may become fully human” and commends it to Anglican provinces as “a resource for study, reflection and reception.” Rector Hopkinsville, KY Anglican Communion, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Consultative Council Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Reformation and unity in ACC’s ecumenical resolutions Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA By Gavin DrakePosted Apr 26, 2016 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME ACC16, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Federal police violate confidentiality of reporter’s sources by raiding his home

first_img Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by this week’s raid on the Canberra home of Philip Dorling, a reporter for the Canberra Times daily, by federal police seeking classified defence documents cited in a story reporting that close allies Japan and South Korea were priority targets for Australia’s spies as well as countries such as China and North Korea.“We firmly condemn this attack on the right to the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, an inviolable principle that is one of the cornerstones of press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This violation is all the more disturbing as the Labour government had announced that it would pass a law strengthening protection for journalists in Australia.”The 23 September raid on Dorling’s home was carried out by seven members of the federal police investigation the leaking of Defence Intelligence Organisation documents for a story published in the Canberra Times on 14 June. It quoted from classified briefing papers prepared for defence minister Joel Fitzgibbon shortly after the November 2007 parliamentary elections and gave a rare insight into the activities of Australia’s intelligence agencies.Accompanied by two computer experts, the police spent for than five hours looking for documents in Dorling’s home. They had a search warrant that accused Dorling of violating the Commonwealth Crimes Act by communicating confidential government information. They finally left with his laptop, the hard drive from a second computer, various documents and a copy of the 14 June issue of the Canberra Times.The newspaper’s editor, Peter Fray, said Dorling “was doing his job – the job of every journalist – to reveal the truth.” Calling the raid “an outrageous action against the freedom of the press,” Dorling said it showed that the current government was using the same police methods against journalists as its predecessor.Australia’s Right to Know, a media coalition, called on the government to pass a law that will protect investigative journalists from being hunted down and prosecuted. “There is no evidence that national security or public safety is at risk or that this information could lead to a serious crime … and therefore there are simply no legitimate grounds for today’s police raid,” the coalition said. Organisation AustraliaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF_en News to go further September 26, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Federal police violate confidentiality of reporter’s sources by raiding his home News RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Receive email alerts February 22, 2021 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia January 21, 2021 Find out more Google experiments drop Australian media from search results Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by this week’s raid on the Canberra home of Philip Dorling, a reporter for the Canberra Times daily, by federal police seeking classified defence documents cited in a story reporting that close allies Japan and South Korea were priority targets for Australia’s spies as well as countries such as China and North Korea. Follow the news on Australia November 19, 2020 Find out more News News AustraliaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

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