Multimedia: Scenes from Anglican Consultative Council meeting

By Mary Frances Schjonberg and Matthew Davies
Posted Apr 16, 2016

[Episcopal News Service — Lusaka, Zambia] The Anglican Consultative Council’s 16th meeting at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross began on April 8 and closes April 19.

Members of the ACC16 meeting pose on the cathedral steps. Formed in 1969, the ACC includes clergy and lay people, as well as bishops, among its delegates. The membership includes from one to three persons from each of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces, depending on the numerical size of each province. Where there are three members, there is a bishop, a priest and a lay person. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Members of the ACC-16 meeting pose on the cathedral steps. Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas is in the front row far right. The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings – president of the House of Deputies, is in the third row, fourth from left. Deputy Rosalie Ballentine from the Virgin Islands is in the fifth row, third from left. Formed in 1969, the ACC includes clergy and lay people, as well as bishops, among its delegates. The membership includes from one to three persons from each of the Anglican Communion’s 38 provinces, depending on the numerical size of each province. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

In this detail from the ACC group photo, Deputy Rosalie Ballentine,the Episcopal Church's lay ACC member, is in the upper left and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, ACC clergy member and the president of the House of Deputies is at lower right. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

In this detail from the ACC group photo, Deputy Rosalie Ballentine, the Episcopal Church’s lay ACC member, is in the upper left and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, ACC clergy member and president of the House of Deputies, is at lower right. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas is the Episcopal Church's ACC bishop member. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

In this detail from the ACC group photo, Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, Episcopal Church ACC bishop member, in at the far right in the front row. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

 Deputy Rosalie Ballentine, the Episcopal Church’s lay ACC member, has been sitting at the same table with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby during the meeting. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Deputy Rosalie Ballentine, the Episcopal Church’s lay ACC member, has been sitting at the same table with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby during the meeting. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, ACC clergy member and the president of the House of Deputies, speaks with her tablemates during a small-group discussion. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, ACC clergy member and the president of the House of Deputies, speaks with her tablemates during a small-group discussion. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, left, participates April 8 in a reading of the Book of Ruth. The story of Ruth has been the basis of ACC16's daily Bible study. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, left, participates April 8 in a reading of the Book of Ruth. The story of Ruth has been the basis of ACC-16’s daily Bible study. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby listens to a presentation. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby listens to a presentation. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Three young Zambian men dance their faith during a presentation April 16 on local ministry in Lusaka. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

Three young Zambian men dance their faith during a presentation April 16 on local ministry in Lusaka. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The youth contingent at ACC16 presents "Thoughts from Young People" April 16 during a presentation about youth in the church. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The youth contingent at ACC-16 presents “Thoughts from Young People” April 16 during a presentation about youth in the church. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross has played a significant role in the life of Zambia in the 51 years since independence, including hosting major gatherings in the early 1990s of groups in conflict over the effort to return multiparty democracy. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross has played a significant role in the life of Zambia in the 51 years since independence, including hosting major gatherings in the early 1990s of groups in conflict over the effort to return to multiparty democracy. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The light-filed nave of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross has been the setting for ACC16. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The light-filled nave of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross has been the setting for ACC-16. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

A choir member brought her baby with her to noonday Eucharist on April 15. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

A choir member brought her baby with her to noonday Eucharist on April 15. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The Lady Chapel in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross has a shrine to Mary and her child. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The Lady Chapel in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross has a shrine to Mary and her child. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

A carved statue of Jesus stands in a light-filled corner of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

A carved statue of Jesus stands in a light-filled corner of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

This striking crucifix hangs of the altar in another cathedral chapter. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

This striking crucifix hangs over the altar in another cathedral chapel. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The face on the crucifix gives an different view of Jesus. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service

The face on the crucifix gives a different view of Jesus. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service


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