Jerusalem Declaration and the CEEC
In June, 2008 The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) was held in Jerusalem. Attended by 291 Bishops and over 1100 lay and clergy participants, it established a spiritual movement to preserve and promote the truth and power of the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ as we Anglicans have received it.
They declared themselves to be a Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans; one that included provinces, dioceses, churches, missionary jurisdictions, para-church organisations and individual Anglican Christians. Those in attendance committed themselves to be a fellowship for the benefit of the Church and the furtherance of its mission; people united in the communion of the one Spirit and committed to work and pray together in the common mission of Christ. They declared this new community of faith to be a confessing fellowship in that its members confess the faith of Christ crucified, stand firm for the gospel in the global and Anglican context, and affirm a contemporary rule, the Jerusalem Declaration, to guide the movement for the future.
The Continuing Evangelical Episcopal Communion stands in full agreement with
GAFCON and the Jerusalem Declaration. Many of our Bishops, clergy and lay
members are individual members of GAFCON, and we are pursuing a fuller
partnership with them.