The Anglican Consultative Council is moving into its last few days of meetings. On Sunday all of the delegates were sent in teams of three or four to every parish on the island of Jamaica- in some cases to celebrate and preach and in all cases to engage in conversations about mission and the opportunities to share the gospel.
On Monday May 11,2009 the current ACC Chair Bishop John Paterson of Auckland New Zealand, the newly elected chair Bishop James Tengatenga of Malawi and Canon John Rees (the legal advisor to ACC participated in a press briefing both looking back in the case of Bishop John and in looking forward for Bishop James to the work of ACC. They both concurred that this has been an important meeting and that engaging in mission is critical in the way forward for the Anglican Communion. Canon Rees provided some important information to clarify the process concerning resolutions and the power and authority of the Chair at ACC meetings.
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