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Monday, July 5, 2010

News for Week Ending 7/5/2010

Mexico adopts Anglican covenant

Anglican Communion News Service reported June 30, 2010, that the Anglican Church of Mexico’s General Synod, meeting June 11–12, 2010, has become the first church in the Anglican Communion formally to adopt the Anglican covenant.

New members named to Standing Committee

Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) has reported that two new members will take their place on the Standing Committee (formerly the Joint Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council and the Primates) when it meets July 23–27, 2010. The ACNS story also confirmed that Uganda’s Archbishop Henry Orombi and his alternate, Archbishop Justice Akrofi of West Africa, have resigned from the Standing Committee. A story from Episcopal News Service provides clarification of the changing face of the Standing Committee. (See earlier Pittsburgh Update story here.)

Task force group leaders announced for same-sex blessing work

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music of The Episcopal Church announced the leaders of task forces charged with assembling resources in support of same-sex blessings, as authorized by the 2009 General Convention’s Resolution C056. Chairs of the Liturgical Resources Task Group, Pastoral/Resources Task Group, and Theological Resources Task Group are named and their backgrounds given in this June 28, 2010, story from Episcopal News Service.