Friday, July 25, 2008

CANA: Common Cause Acts on GAFCON

On July 24, 2008, the Common Cause headquarters released a statement seeking to act on the GAFCON initiatives. The Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) echoed the Common Cause Partnership’s desire to embrace the invitation by the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) leadership to recognize Common Cause as an Anglican province in North America. Common Cause is petitioning the Primates Council formed at GAFCON for this status.

CANA’s Missionary Bishop Martyn Minns, also a Common Cause Executive Committee member, said, “The Statement on the Global Anglican Future and the Jerusalem Declaration presented at GAFCON has given orthodox Anglicans a path towards the future. As we set forth plans for the future of Anglicanism in North America, our prayer is that our Common Cause federation will continue to grow and mature as an Anglican province. We are living in a critical time in the global Anglican community and we want our future to be secure. Now is the time to lay a foundation that will support generations to come — and given the scores of young Anglican leaders I have met in the past couple years, our future is bright and filled with hope!”

CANA is a founding member of the Common Cause Partnership. Bishop Minns, CANA’s suffragan bishops, and other CANA leaders have invested significant time in the past year building up relationships with Common Cause partner bishops and leaders. Here

Common Cause wants to be Gafcon Province


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