Deputy for Anglican Relations. Records

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Deputy for Anglican Relations. Records


  • 1983-1988 (Creation)


1 cu.ft. (1 box)

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The position of Deputy for Anglican Relations reflected the growing importance that the Anglican Communion held for the Episcopal Church in the 1980s. The Deputy acted as liaison to other members of the Anglican Communion and as a close advisor to the Presiding Bishop on Anglican matters, traveling to Anglican church conferences and meeting with representatives from the global Anglican Communion. As such the Deputy was responsible for keeping abreast of world events and international crises and advising the leaders of The Episcopal Church on framing the Church’s responses. Following budget cuts in 1991, the position of Deputy for Anglican Affairs was not renewed and much of the work was transferred to the Partnerships Office.

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The records of the Deputy for Anglican Relations comprise correspondence, meeting files, and printed materials from the office of the Rev. Charles A. Cesaretti, who was appointed Deputy to the Presiding Bishop for Anglican Relations by Bishop Browning, beginning in 1986. The majority of the files document meetings and official functions that Cesaretti attended around the world. Included are reports, correspondence regarding planning and travel logistics, sharing of funding among ACC members, and internal commentary touching on documents and statements proposed by other Anglican partners which sometimes reveal serious theological rifts in the global Communion.

In addition, an interfaith conference on disarmament and an inter-religious trip to the USSR, as well as records of Bishop Desmond Tutu’s installation and correspondence and meeting files for the Churches’ Emergency Committee on South Africa are included.


General Correspondence 1983-1988
Meetings, Consultations, and Conferences, 1984-1987
Special Projects, 1984-1988
South Africa, 1985-1986

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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.

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