Proposes their use for "teaching the essentials of orthodox faith to the faithful"
The final sessions of the conference included the commitment to following resolution crafted by the entire gathering to declare our position in these changing times and our commitment to make an effective contribution to the Church in this region.
They produced the following resolution:
Friday, 29 October 2010
The Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans Southern Africa, meeting for the second annual conference in Port Elizabeth resolved:
1. To constitute a Steering Committee representing parishes and regions.
2. To request Bishop Bethlehem Nopece to be Episcopal Adviser to FCA (SA).
3. To request members of the Committee to meet with the leadership of ACSA and CESA and to update them about the FCA (SA).
4. To affirm our commitment to our Churches and the renewal of the Anglican Communion.
5. To charge parish representatives to share with those around them:
•The Jerusalem Declaration - as the central shared truths of Anglicanism we can use as the minimum expression of the truth.
•Being Faithful – as a good instrument for beginning the education of ordinary Anglicans to know what they believe.
•To encourage individuals and parish councils to sign up to the Statement and join FCA (SA).
6. Respectfully request the GAFCON Primates to commission further contemporary teaching materials based on the Jerusalem Statement for teaching the essentials of the orthodox faith to the faithful – accessible especially for young people.
7. To express gratitude and appreciation to the CAPA conference in Entebbe for the clear and definite leadership in the midst of the global Anglican crisis given in the following areas:
•The welcome and affirmation of the Anglican Church of North America.
•The courageous stand against the liberalizing influence of TEC in the Global South.
8. To express our gratitude to Bishops Guernsey and Murdoch of ACNA for their supportive presence at our conference.
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How does FCA South Africa envision the implementation of this resolution in the Anglican Church in North America when its constitutions and canons in a number of key areas run counter to the Jerusalem Declaration?