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Statement from Latin América and Caribbean Anglicans Bishops

Recently gathered in San José, Costa Rica, Latin America and Caribbean Anglican Bishops signed a Statement in which some of the more important points that characterize the anglican tradition were reaffirmed.
Among them I point some highlights of this Statement below:

We exhorted our Communion to preserve its partaking nature, diversified, wide and inclusive, characteristics that we consider essential to our Tradition and that constitute our main contribution to the Christian tradition.

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At our meeting fellowship, we perceived that we defend different positions on the issues that today are discussed within our Communion. However, we also experienced our plurality and diversity like wealth and growth sources, and not as controversy and division causes.

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We invite all our brothers and sisters in the bishopric, as well as to all the clergy members and lay people that are identified with this vision, to unite us to work indeed by the reconciliation, interdependence and unit in the diversity in our faith family, and thus to preserve the valuable legacy of which we are trustees and guardians.

This Statement constitutes in an innequivocal call to the whole Communion to overcome the intolerance and rediscover the richness of our diversity. Distinct perceptions concerning the human sexuality are not essential to define who is or not ortodox. We cannot let the fundamentalism destroy the Spirit - who is dynamic and updates every time and every generation the God's project for the world.
The Anglican Communion survival - if it still exists - will depend on our capacity of recovering the unity in the diversity. We are responsible in continue Jesus's ministry who always welcomed all people. We need remind that orthodoxy became the biggest opponent of Jesus de Nazaré and the fundamentalism condemned it!

Comentários

Rev. Kurt disse…
Where can I find their whole statement? The excerpts give me a taste but I want me to read more from these wise and faithful Anglicans!

Very encouraging. Very anglican.

Gracias!
Xico disse…
Dear Kurt

I know that the statement will be published in english soon. I'll give you the way, when it is ready. Thank you for your note about.
Anônimo disse…
Who are the primates who signed this excellent statement?
Ann disse…
Reverendísimos: Mauricio Andrade, Primado Diócesis de Brasilia, Brasil;
Carlos Touché Porter, Primado Diócesis de México;
Martín Barahona, Primado Diócesis de El Salvador;
Lloyd Alien, Diócesis de Honduras y Presidente IX Provincia TEC;
Jubal Neves Diócesis, Sul Occidental, Brasil;
Naudal Gómez, Diócesis de Curitiba, Brasil;
Sebastiao Gamaleira, Diócesis de Recife, Brasil;
Filadelfo Oliveira, Diócesis de Recife, Brasil;
Orlando Santos de Oliveira, Diócesis Meridional, Brasil;
Julio Murray, Diócesis de Panamá;
Armando Guerra Soria, Diócesis de Guatemala;
Héctor Monterroso, Diócesis de Costa Rica;
Lino Rodríguez, Diócesis del Occidente de México;
Benito Juárez, Diócesis del Sureste de México;
Francisco Duque, Diócesis de Colombia;
Alfredo Morante, Diócesis de litoral, Ecuador;
Orlando Guerrero, Diócesis de Venezuela;
Miguel Tamayo Diócesis de Uruguay y Diócesis de Cuba;
Wilfredo Ramos, Diócesis de Ecuador Central;
Julio Cesar Olguín, Diócesis de República Dominica
y José Antonio Ramos, retirado.
Frank Kajfes, Ottawa Canada disse…
Thank you! What a wonderful feeling I had reading that message. I will refer all to the words of UBI CARITAS by Maurice Durufle . . . the words say it all:

Ubi caritas et amor [where there is charity and love] Deus ibi est [God is there].
Congregavit nos in unam Christi amor [The love of Christ has gathered us together]. Exultemus et in ipso jucundemur [Let us rejoice and be glad in it]. Timeamus et amemus Deum vivum, et ex corde diligamous nos sincero [Let us revere and love the living God and from a sincere heart love one another].

Frank
Xico disse…
Dear Friends

The english version of the Statement was released by ENS at:
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_86450_ENG_HTM.htm
Padre Mickey disse…
I have just posted the entire statement at Edit-Me
Rev. Kurt disse…
Thanks Xico.

I also posted the statement on my blog.

Godspeed!
John disse…
Acabo de leer el texto entero del documento en espanol. En medio de un tiempo conflictivo y de violencia espiritual, se ha levantado una voz de razon y de solidaridad. Una vez mas los cristianos de America Latina han dado al mundo una senal de compromiso con el evangelio que despierta la esperanza!

I have just read the text of the entire document in Spanish. In the midst of a time of conflict and spiritual violence, a voice of reason and solidarity has been raised. Once again the Christians of Latin America have given to the world a sign of commmitment to the gospel that awakens hope!

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