Anglican Consultative Council (ACC)

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1969, London (UK), within the Anglican Communion, pursuant to a resolution of a Conference, 1968, London, of the Lambeth Conference of Bishops of the Anglican Communion. New constitution adopted 2010.


Function as an advisory body to follow up Lambeth Conference resolutions and provide continuity and policy guidance within the Anglican Communion; share information about developments with other parts of the Communion; serve as an instrument of common action; develop as far as possible agreed Anglican policies in the world mission of the Church; encourage national and regional Churches to engage together in developing and implementing such policies by sharing their resources to the advantage of all; encourage and guide Anglican participation in the ecumenical movement and in ecumenical organizations.

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I. 'Mission', especially the Decade of Evangelism, 1991-2000. This includes: encouraging exchange of resources, people and ideas through 'Partnership in Mission (PIM)'; 'Mission Issues and Strategy Advisory Group (MISAG)'; 'Mission Agencies Working Group (MAWG)'. II. 'Communication', especially through: 'Anglican Cycle of Prayer'; Inter Anglican Publishing Network in 12 member Churches, which can publish Anglican books simultaneously in different parts of the world; Inter-Anglican Information Network (IAIN) which enables electronic transfer of news and information. III. 'Liturgy', coordinating the work of Inter Anglican Liturgical Network and the Anglican Liturgical Officer. IV. 'Social Concerns/Networks', networks (4) coordinated by the Council: Peace and Justice; Family and Community; Youth; Refugee. V. 'Church Unity', bilateral dialogue with: Lutheran World Communion; Oriental Orthodox, Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches; discussions with World Alliance of Reformed Churches; planned dialogue with Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal Churches; multilateral dialogue through Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches. Funds the Anglican Centre, Rome (Italy), promoting Anglican/Roman Catholic Dialogue. Joint Commission: All Africa Anglican-Lutheran Commission (AAALC). Instrumental in setting up and administers: International Anglican Family Network (IAFN); International Anglican Women's Network (IAWN).


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United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 15 non-governmental organizations.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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