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Guidelines for ACC Networks in the Anglican Communion
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In December 1995 representatives of all the Networks
met in London. The purpose of the meeting was to enable the Networks to
report on their activities and experiences. A further objective was to
seek a greater co-ordination of the work of the Networks and to establish
more accurate information both about current and projected funding arrangements.
The meeting also reviewed the guidelines for Networks
which has been adopted by the ACC Standing Committee in 1988. A revised
set of guidelines was proposed and this along with a resume of the individual
Network reports is the subject of this report.
Guidelines for Networks
Proposed December 1995
The Anglican Consultative Council may recognise Networks
addressing particular themes and concerns throughout the Anglican Communion
on application, in accordance with the following guidelines. The Networks
shall be identified in the published edition of the minutes of the meeting
of the Council.
1 Networks and the Anglican Communion
The subject matter of the Network shall be consistent with and supportive
of the initiatives of the Provinces and member churches of the Communion.
The Network shall identify an acceptable process of accountability to
the Anglican Consultative Council.
Through the Secretary General the Network may propose subjects for consideration
by the Anglican Consultative Council and shall be available whenever possible
to consult on subjects on which its members hold expertise.
The Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council shall call
meetings of representatives of the Networks for mutual consultation from
time to time and may on occasion invite representatives of the Networks
to meet with the Joint Standing Committees.
Networks are encouraged to seek funding for their budgets from any appropriate
source, in consultation with the Secretary General.
Networks receiving funds from the budget of the Anglican Consultative
Council shall account for their use as required by the Standing Committee
of the Council.
Networks seeking all or part of their budget by general appeals to the
Provinces and member churches of the Anglican Communion should obtain the
permission of the Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council.