The Anglican Consultative Council, meeting in Hong Kong, passed two resolutions regarding proposals for war against Iraq. The first resolution expressed opposition too any unilateral action by the United States against Iraq. The second resolution affirmed ACC solidarity with the position taken by the Episcopal Church, USA in a statement issued by the church’s Presiding Bishop in June 2002.
The first resolution, proposed by the Rt Rev Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford and episcopal representative to the ACC from the Church of England reads as follows:
The second resolution, proposed by the Rt Rev David Silk, Bishop of Ballarat and episcopal representative to the ACC from the Anglican Church of Australia, reads as follows:
This Council affirms its solidarity with the position taken by the Episcopal Church, USA, in June 2002, in opposing unilateral military action against Iraq by the United States, and the view expressed by the Presiding Bishop in his statement of 6 September 2002 that:
Each of these resolutions was unanimously passed by the ACC members, a widely representative Anglican group since they are the episcopal, clergy and lay representatives from each of the 38 Provinces of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Article from: the ACC-12 News team - Dan England, Margaret Rodgers, James Rosenthal