General Synod Acronyms 2023

KNOW YOUR ABCs A few acronyms you’re likely to come across at General Synod:

ACC Anglican Church of Canada, also Anglican Consultative Council
ACIP Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
ACPO Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination
ACW Anglican Church Women
AFC Anglican Foundation of Canada
ARC Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue
BAS Book of Alternative Services
BCP Book of Common Prayer
CCC Canadian Council of Churches
CCCB Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CoGS Council of General Synod
CoN Council of the North
DIFT Dignity, Inclusion, and Fair Treatment (statement adopted by General Synod 2001)
ELCA Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCIC Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
FMC Financial Management Committee
FWM Faith, Worship, and Ministry
GWG Governance Working Group
HOB House of Bishops
IAWN International Anglican Women’s Network
IMF International Monetary Fund
JALC Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission
LTF Liturgy Task Force
NGO Non-governmental Organization
PLC Primate’s Leadership Circle
PIMCC Partners in Mission Coordinating Committee
PWRDF Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
PWSEJ Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice
RFM Resources for Mission
SPWG Strategic Planning Working Group
TEC The Episcopal Church (USA), also Theological Education Commission
TIM Together in Mission
UCC United Church of Canada
WCC World Council of Churches