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CTEAC meets in Virginia

The first in-person meeting of the Commission for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion (CTEAC) was held on 16-20 October 2023 at the Centre for Anglican Communion Studies at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in the US, attended by Archdeacon in Cyprus the Venerable Christopher Futcher as Provincial representative.

The Commission meeting, chaired by the Most Reverend Howard Gregory, Archbishop of the Province of the West Indies and Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, included members and observers from Australia, Brazil, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Mozambique, the Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, the UK and the US. 

The meeting focused on CTEAC’s five Working Groups (on the themes of Reconciliation, From Oppression to Freedom, Intentional Discipleship, Science and Faith, and Theology of Safeguarding—of which Archdeacon Christopher is part). Each Group is responsible for drafting sections of a larger document, expected to be completed by the end of 2023 to be shared across the Anglican Communion and beyond.

Prior to the meeting Archbishop Hosam, a graduate of VTS, joined Dean and President Ian Markham for an online conversation about Anglicanism in the Holy Land, as part of the Seminary’s bicentenary celebrations.

The Commission for Theological Education in the Anglican Communion was officially launched at ACC18, held in Accra, Ghana in February 2023. Chaired by Archbishop Howard Gregory, CTEAC aims to strengthen networking across seminaries and churches and develop online resources. Thirty-eight provinces have nominated commissioners, with seminaries and training programmes invited to become associate members.

Photo credit: VTS