Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Anglican Province in North America Affirms Life

New Anglican Province in North America Affirms Life

BEDFORD, Texas, June 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Anglicans for Life applauds the newly formed Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) for affirming the sanctity of life in its founding documents yesterday. During the new Church's Inaugural Provincial Assembly, more than 250 ordained and lay delegates ratified the Constitution and Canons that establish the new Anglican Province in North American.

Section 4 and 5 of Canon 8 in Title II, states "God, and not man, is the creator of human life. The unjustified taking of life is sinful. Therefore, from conception to natural death, all members and clergy are called to protect and respect the sanctity of every human life. The Church is called upon to show Christ-like compassion to those who have fallen into sin, encouraging them to repent and receive forgiveness, and offering the ministry of healing to all who suffer physically or emotionally as a result."

According to Georgette Forney, President of Anglicans for Life, "This is an historical event. While most mainline denominations uphold the right to abortion, the ACNA has chosen to boldly proclaim the right to life. We are looking forward to helping the 700 parishes of the new ACNA establish life-affirming outreach and ministry in their local communities. Anglicans for Life has the resources these Churches will need to uphold the sanctity of life and we're here to serve them."

Anglicans for Life is the only life-affirming ministry in the Anglican Communion dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia, protecting stem cells from research abuse and promoting abstinence and adoption.

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