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Religion of Sunday, 29 September 2013

Source: GNA

Anglican Church reunites with Christian Council

The Anglican Church has rejoined the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), after years of separation due to internal wrangling.

It has subsequently urged sister dioceses to bury their differences and work closely with the Council, Right Reverend Dr Daniel S.M. Torto, Bishop of Anglican Dioceses of Accra, said on Saturday.

Bishop Torto made the announcement at the second session of the 21th Synod anchored on the theme: “So they strengthened their hands for the good work.”

He said at the last Synod of the Internal Province of Ghana held in Kumasi in March this year, the subject of dioceses rejoining the Council was revisited, after series of failed attempts.

Bishop Torto explained that after discussions with some heads of churches, the Diocese of Accra formally informed the Christian Council, of the Synod’s decision to join them.

In response, the CCG said: “the Council is very excited about your decision to return to its fold and I wish to inform you that at our last executive committee meeting held on September 3, 2013, it has been agreed to accept you into the fold.”

Bishop Torto also set out five pillars that would underpin his new vision to build a stronger and visible Anglican Diocese of Accra.

The pillars centres on equipping and empowering the agents of the church with the intention to build institutional and individual abilities in evangelism and management.

The Church has also set out to deepen spirituality among members through promotion and acquisition of knowledge as well as developing strategic plans to guarantee its financial sustainability.