Communiqué: International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue

ICAOTD is deepening and consolidating its work on a joint study of the theological riches, in Scripture and our traditions, of the understanding of the nature of the human person, created in the image and likeness of God. From this understanding flow many implications which are of particular importance to our world today. These relate directly to human rights, ecology, the environment and agricultural practices, and the questions that arise around the ethics concerning the beginning and the end of human life, the nature and relationship of man and woman, technology, and the constant warfare that plagues many parts of the globe. At this meeting the Commission developed a framework for its fundamental theological work on the question of the human person.

In the course of their discussions and in intercessory prayers members of the Commission were made aware of the violation of human rights taking place in many parts of the world, and expressed great concern.

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5 comments on “Communiqué: International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue

  1. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Meanwhile, back in LaLaLand. What position is the Anglican Communion with its current Lambeth-centered leadership, which cannot even clearly articulate its own theology, in to engage in discussing it in relation to that of other churches?

    I see the Anglican delegation is led not by one of the majority world Anglicans, but by the Archbishop of Perth followed by a troop of palefaces. Total disconnect with what is going on, although I hope they had an interesting time and a nice chat with our cousins from the East.
    [blockquote]Representatives of the Anglican Communion

    The Most Revd Roger Herft of Perth
    The Anglican Church of Australia, Co-Chairman

    The Revd Dr Timothy Bradshaw
    The Church of England

    The Most Revd Richard Clarke of Meath & Kildare
    The Church of Ireland

    The Revd Canon Jonathan Goodall
    Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative

    The Revd Deacon Dr Christine Hall
    The Church of England

    The Rt Revd Michael Lewis of Cyprus & The Gulf
    The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & the Middle East

    The Revd Dr Duncan Reid
    The Anglican Church of Australia

    The Revd Canon Professor John Riches
    Scottish Episcopal Church

    The Rt Revd John Stroyan of Warwick
    The Church of England

    The Revd Canon Dr Alyson Barnett-Cowan [my note: from Canada]

    Mr Neil Vigers
    Anglican Communion Office Staff[/blockquote]
    Laughable if it wasn’t so sad.

  2. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    What a contrast with the authority of the representatives of the majority of the Communion who were in talks with China on behalf of the Global South Provinces and by virtue of that, on behalf of the overwhelming Anglican constituency:
    [blockquote]Most Rev Dr John Chew – South East Asia
    Most Rev Henry Luke Orombi – Uganda
    Most Rev Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis – Jerusalem and the Middle East
    Most Rev Justice Ofei Akrofi – West Africa
    Most Rev Bernard Ntahoturi – Burundi
    Most Rev Nicholas Dikeriehi Okoh – Nigeria
    Most Rev Stephen Than Myint Oo – Myanmar
    Most Rev Hector Zavala – Southern Cone
    Most Rev Eliud Wabukala – Kenya
    Most Rev Onesphore Rwaje – Rwanda
    Most Rev Albert Chama – Central Africa[/blockquote]
    Telling – innit?

  3. Bookworm(God keep Snarkster) says:

    What, no TEC Americans hiding in the delegation outlined in #1? Well, give it time–at least there’s a Canadian representing North American corruption; uh, interests.

  4. driver8 says:

    I’m increasingly of the view that the central AC bodies are structurally racist. This dialogue is amongst the most extreme (not a single non white Anglican present and even if all the non-white Anglicans had been able to attend they would have formed just 20% of the Anglican delegation). Can it get any more token?

  5. Ad Orientem says:

    Re #3
    Most of the Orthodox Churches have formally or informally severed all ecumenical contacts with TEO. Inclusion of a representative from TEO might have derailed the discussions. Too bad they didn’t send one.