Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas


Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas

The Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas (FACA) was founded in 2006 to enable a closer association of the various Anglican jurisdictions in the New World. The Vision of FACA is stated as "The Federation of Anglican Churches in the Americas, in obedience to our Lord's command that His people be one, envisions faithful Anglican Churches working together in communion to fulfill the Great Commission." [http://anglicanfederation.org/] The Patron of FACA is Gregory Venables, along with other leaders of the Global South.

FACA members agree to "hold to the primacy of Holy Scripture, the Ecumenical Creeds and Councils, adhere to the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, and the principles of the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral." [ [http://anglicanfederation.org/] Members cooperate in federation while each uses its own version of the Book of Common Prayer and exercises its own autonomy.

The Five Tasks

As stated in the official Articles [http://anglicanfederation.org/articles.html] , FACA has five tasks:

# Furthering mutual understanding of its member Provinces, Jurisdictions and Ministries with a view to eventual union when and if deemed practical;
# Propagating the truths of the gospel as articulated and practiced in the historic Anglican way;
# Taking appropriate public and private steps in common causes in order to speak with one voice and act in concert for the welfare and witness of member Provinces, Jurisdictions and parishes;
# Pursuing a communal and charitable relationship with the world-wide Anglican Communion; and
# Planting mission parishes in the Americas

Members

* Anglican Mission in America (200+ parishes)
* Reformed Episcopal Church (135+ parishes)
* Anglican Church in America (90+ parishes)
* Anglican Province of America (69 parishes)
* Episcopal Missionary Church (35+ parishes)
* Diocese of the Holy Cross (19 parishes)

External links

* [http://anglicanfederation.org/ Official website]
* [http://anglicanfederation.org/application.html Application for Membership]


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