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Audio Recordings of GAFCON Jerusalem

Audio recordings of the presentations made at the Global Anglican Futures Conference in Jerusalem. (the videos are accessible here)

1. Welcome Address: Archbishop Akinola

2. Opening Sermon: Archbishop Orombi

3. The Gospel and Secularism: Dr Os Guiness

4. The Nature and Future of the Anglican Communion: Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali

5. The Gospel and Religion: Professor Lamin Sanneh

6. Genesis 12: The Promise of God: Archbishop Akrofi

7. Exodus 24: The Presence of God: Revd David Short

8. 2 Samuel 1:1-17: The King of God: Revd Vaughan Roberts

9. The Jerusalem Declaration

10. Closing Sermon: Jesus Christ is Lord: Archbishop Venables

Photos taken at GAFCON may be viewed here

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NEAC 2008 Shaping the Future

Anglican evangelicalism post Lambeth and Gafcon

Saturday 15th November 2008
10am to 4.30pm
at All Souls Langham Place

A National Evangelical Anglican Consultation sponsored by the Church of England Evangelical Council.

NEAC 2008 is being held at All Souls, Langham Place, London, on Saturday November 15th from 10am to 4.30pm. Booking is essential here
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AGENDA for the day
10.00am
Registration and coffee.
11.00am
Welcome, prayer and Bible reading given by the Revd Paul Perkin, Vicar of St Mark’s, Battersea Rise.
11.45am
“I was there” – the Bishop of Birkenhead, the Rt Revd Keith Sinclair reflects on the two conferences.
12.15am
Keynote address: The Rt Revd Michael Nazir-Ali,
Bishop of Rochester.
1.00pm
Lunch.

2.00pm

“How do we move on from here?” –
Canon Dr Christina Baxter, Principal of St John’s;
the Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesdon;
the Revd Mike Ovey, Principal of Oak Hill College, and
the Revd Canon Chris Sugden, Anglican Mainstream set out their perspectives on ‘Shaping The Future.’
4.00pm
Final Address by the Revd Dr Richard Turnbull.
4.30pm
Consultation ends.

The History of GAFCON

Life After Lambeth

Christ Church, Virginia Water Pass Resolutions on the Jerusalem Declaration

Hollow Men, Lambeth 2008. What Happened and Why

Former Pittsburgh bishop warns Church of England

Fellowship Broken: Statement made at City of London DEF

In Solidarity with Orthodox Vancouver Anglicans

Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC) and TEC

The Jerusalem Declaration: Why Anglican Churches should endorse it

GAFCON and the Future of the Church of England

Q&A with Dr Jim Packer

Anglican leaders offer support for Bishop Bob Duncan

10 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Realign

Statement by the Primates’ Council of GAFCON

Comment From Bishop of Birkenhead on TEC Decisio

Screwtape Proposes an Episcopal Toast

The Future of the Church of England

Anglican Archbishops and Bishops in Solidarity

GAFCON and the Future of the Church of England

GAFCON, the future and the Jerusalem Statement

“The Church cannot heal this crisis of betrayal”

Anglican Pastoral Forum: Lets play Happy Families

GAFCON, Boundary Crossing and the Councils of Nicea

GAFCON’s 40 million vs. Lambeth’s 5 million

Homosexual bishops face Anglican Church ban

150 Lambeth Bishops agree Robinson should resign

Chris Sugden explains: Why many bishops did not attend Lambeth

A New Traditional Anglican Province of North Ameria

The Great Commission or New Millennium Goals?

Conscience and logic: ‘I can do no other’

Gene Robinson should resign: Statement of the Sudan

Dr. James Packer Speaks Out on Homosexuality

Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion

GAFCON Archbishops Respond to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Prayer for Lambeth Conference

Evangelical Alliance Statement on GAFCON

Homosexual Practice? The Biblical Answer

Why has the Archbishop of Canterbury compromised

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The Jerusalem Declaration: The Global Anglican Future

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STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL ANGLICAN FUTURE

Praise the LORD!
It is good to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.
The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. (Psalm 147:1-2)

Brothers and Sisters in Christ: We, the participants in the Global Anglican Future Conference, send you greetings from Jerusalem!

Introduction

The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), which was held in Jerusalem from 22-29 June 2008, is a spiritual movement to preserve and promote the truth and power of the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ as we Anglicans have received it. The movement is global: it has mobilised Anglicans from around the world. We are Anglican: 1148 lay and clergy participants, including 291 bishops representing millions of faithful Anglican Christians. We cherish our Anglican heritage and the Anglican Communion and have no intention of departing from it. And we believe that, in God’s providence, Anglicanism has a bright future in obedience to our Lord’s Great Commission to make disciples of all nations and to build up the church on the foundation of biblical truth (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 2:20).
GAFCON is not just a moment in time, but a movement in the Spirit, and we hereby:

  • launch the GAFCON movement as a fellowship of confessing Anglicans
  • publish the Jerusalem Declaration as the basis of the fellowship
  • encourage GAFCON Primates to form a Council.

The Global Anglican Context

The future of the Anglican Communion is but a piece of the wider scenario of opportunities and challenges for the gospel in 21st century global culture. We rejoice in the way God has opened doors for gospel mission among many peoples, but we grieve for the spiritual decline in the most economically developed nations, where the forces of militant secularism and pluralism are eating away the fabric of society and churches are compromised and enfeebled in their witness. The vacuum left by them is readily filled by other faiths and deceptive cults. To meet these challenges will require Christians to work together to understand and oppose these forces and to liberate those under their sway. It will entail the planting of new churches among unreached peoples and also committed action to restore authentic Christianity to compromised churches.

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Christ Church, Virginia Water Pass Resolutions on the Jerusalem Declaration


On 21st October 2008, Christ Church Council, Virginia Water, passed three resolutions in solidarity with GAFCON, the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans and the Jerusalem Declaration.

  1. “We stand in solidarity with our clergy in their commitment to maintain a gospel witness in the Church of England, grounded in the Holy Scriptures and in such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the said Scriptures. In particular, such doctrine is to be found in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, the Book of Common Prayer and the Ordinal” (Canon A5). 15 for : 0 against.
  2. “Recognising that the Jerusalem Declaration is consistent with the doctrine of the Church of England as stated in Canon A5, we stand in solidarity with the 14 statements contained in the Jerusalem Declaration” 16 for : 1 against.
  3. “Recognising that the Jerusalem Declaration is consistent with the doctrine of the Church of England as stated in Canon A5, we stand in solidarity with the Jerusalem Declaration and Statement on the Global Anglican Future.” 11 for : 3 against.

To read the Jerusalem Declaration see here

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The Jerusalem Declaration: Why Anglican Churches should endorse it


The Jerusalem Declaration was endorsed by the 1200 Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and laity attending the GAFCON pilgrimage to Jerusalem in June. While it is simply a restatement of Anglican orthodoxy, it is nevertheless probably the most important document to be formulated by Anglicans since the Reformation. In a couple of weeks our own Church Council, like many others, will be considering whether it can endorse the following resolution:

“Recognising that the Jerusalem Declaration is consistent with the doctrine of the Church of England as stated in Canon A5, we stand in solidarity with the Jerusalem Declaration and Statement on the Global Anglican Future.”

Here are five reasons why I believe every indivdual Anglican and every Anglican Church Council should do so:

1. This act of solidarity will encourage those especially of the Anglican Communion in the USA and Canada who are being deposed and persecuted for their gospel stand and commitment to the Scriptures. It is lamentable that so few evangelical Anglican Bishops, for example, have shown solidarity with Bishop Duncan of Pittsburgh recently deposed.

2. This act of solidarity will strengthen Anglicans in the Global South in countries such as Nigeria and Sudan who are being persecuted by Muslims because they are wrongly identified with the schismatic and immoral stance of The Episcopal Church in the USA and Canada.

3. Endorsing the Declaration in no way prejudices relationships with our Bishop, Diocese and the Church of England. Just the reverse – it is a restatement of the official teaching of the Church of England and demonstrates our fidelity.

4. Endorsing the Declaration demonstrates that we remain fully committed to the Church of England. We are not leaving, being schismatic or divisive. We are going to reform the Church of England from within. Endorsing the Declaration is a way of declaring our intent.

5. Expressing our solidarity with the Jerusalem Declaration does not commit us to any other decision or course of action. The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans is precisely that – a fellowship of like-minded believers. We invite you to be a part of this growing fellowship.

“We stand in solidarity with the Jerusalem Declaration and Statement on the Global Anglican Future.”

Visit Anglican Mainstream to endorse the declaration as individuals and as Parochial Church Councils There is a separate petition for non-Anglicans

The full text of the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration

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