Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Statement from the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (UK & Ireland, including the Diocese of Europe)

WHY GAFCON 2013? A conference in Nairobi, 21-26 October 2013, of FCA leaders, lay and ordained from across the world, representing the majority of Anglicans in the Communion. We will

· Address current challenges to the faith (persecution and poverty, militant Islamism, aggressive secularism);

· Listen to each other and support the most vulnerable among us (physically that’s the Africans, spiritually that’s us);

· Make plans and decisions together, praise and mourn together, pray and resolve together;

· Return to our churches stimulated, encouraged and resourced for mission.

WHAT IS FCA? A global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans who believe the Anglican Communion is worth preserving. The challenges to today’s church are huge, the stakes are high, but our resolve is determined – and the Communion’s best days could still be in the future. FCA will be at the heart of them. We are committed to

· Serve the Anglican Communion with its wonderful history and its self-governing provinces, held together by a common Christian faith and deep bonds of spiritual fellowship, shared mission and exchange of ministry across the world;

· Offer the strongest, some would say the only, effective remaining glue that holds this precious unity intact, now that the structural four instruments no longer do the job;

· Promote a dynamic mission, and counter inauthentic expressions that depart from a biblically ordered faith.

Source: Anglican Mainstream