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• Unity, Faith and Order (7 Feb 2020)

• Anglican Communion called to repent as primates affirm commitment to walk together (20 Jan 2020)

• A Joint Christmas 2019 Message from Archbishops Richard Clarke and Eamon Martin (19 Dec 2019)

• Anglican-Roman Catholic Bishops’ Dialogue holds annual meeting in Toronto (13 Dec 2019)

• Dialogue continues on path of co-operation (1 Dec 2019)

2020 ~ Anglican-Roman Catholic news & opinion

Unity, Faith and Order
7 February 2020 • Persistent link: iarccum.org/?p=3556
The Revd Dr Will Adam with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Photo: Lambeth Palace

The Department for Unity, Faith and Order in the Anglican Communion has at its core the search for deeper unity between Christians, be that within and between the churches of the Anglican Communion or between the Anglican Communion and other Christian churches and bodies.

Much of the work of Unity, Faith and Order (which goes by the extra-terrestrial acronym UFO) is taken up with encouraging Christians to talk together. Over the course of the last century much work has been done to break down mutual suspicion and division between churches by patient dialogue and the building up of relationships. This happens at the local level, where Christians find that when they come together to pray or get involved with mission and ministry that they have more in common than they first thought. It also happens at national and international level, when theologians from different churches and traditions talk together to come to agreement on issues that have previously divided them.

Anglican Communion called to repent as primates affirm commitment to walk together
20 January 2020 • Persistent link: iarccum.org/?p=3558
A new Communion-wide Eucharistic liturgy prepared by the Task Group was used for the first time during a service for Primates on the shores of the River Jordan. Photo: Alex Baker/ACNS

The work of the Task Group which was established by the Archbishop of Canterbury after the January 2016 Primates’ Meeting has been commended by the Primates. The Task Group has called for a Season of Repentance, focused around the fifth Sunday in Lent this year (29 March), and has prepared a common Anglican Communion eucharistic liturgy and papers on Anglican identity.

In their communiqué, released at the end of last week’s Primates’ Meeting, the Primates explained that the Task Group was established “to look at how we might walk together despite the complexities we face.”

They added: “at this meeting we affirmed our continued commitment to walk together; we received the work of the Task Group and commended it to the other Instruments of Communion – the Lambeth Conference and the Anglican Consultative Council.”

They also recommended that a new group be established “to continue the work of the Task Group to explore how we live and work together in the light of the Lambeth Conference.