How Legalism Has Destroyed the Communion

Apr 18, 2016 by

by David Ould: It’s now over 3 months since the pivotal Primates’ Gathering in Canterbury. Much water has passed under the bridge since then and many readers will have been watching along. Apologies that davidould.net has not been more vocal in bringing you up to speed. As I write the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is meeting in Lusaka. The ACC forms one of the four “Instruments of Unity”of the Anglican Communion, alongside the decennial Lambeth Bishops’ Conference, the Archbishop of...

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Back to Basics Part 6: Will you stand with us?

Apr 15, 2016 by

By Dr. Peter Jensen, General Secretary of GAFCON. I invite you to support GAFCON. If you are already a supporter, please ask others to join also. Here are my reasons. The need for the prophetic voice No one wants to see an end to the Anglican Communion. That is why the Primates went to Canterbury. Certainly the leaders of GAFCON are clear on this point. They are not proposing to replace the Communion. They are dealing with schism, not provoking it. Their insight has always been clear: since...

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The ACC, Lambeth and GAFCON

Apr 15, 2016 by

by Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden, Church of England Newspaper As the Anglican Consultative Council meets in Lusaka, two forces are contending  in the Anglican communion today: the progressive/revisionists and the orthodox.  Lambeth and the ACC are trying to contain these two forces in the one communion.  The only reason currently for the orthodox to remain in, to agree to the decisions at the January Canterbury meeting, is that Lambeth is orthodox.  We hope that the ACC can be evenhanded,...

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Communion seeks clarity over ‘can’t pay’ and ‘won’t’

Apr 15, 2016 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: A LACK of contributions to the work of the Anglican Communion is, in part, attributable to a suggestion by GAFCON that Provinces redirect their giving to its work, the Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council, the Rt Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said this week. Four Provinces (Congo, Sudan, Uganda, and West Africa) have made no contribution since 2012; another ten last made payments in the years between 2011 and 2014. Nigeria last paid in 2011...

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Faith, Freedom and the Future

Apr 12, 2016 by

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali offers analysis of current challenges and gives urgently needed advice for Christians and policy-makers in a timely new book. By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. One of the main themes running through this book is Bishop Michael’s conviction, familiar to those who have heard him speak or read his work before, that the freedom and flourishing of the individual within healthy and harmonious communities and nations is best preserved by a strong foundation of a...

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Easter Messages from Anglican primates

Mar 26, 2016 by

The Anglican Communion News Service has compiled a number of Easter Messages from Anglican primates: Archbishop Winston Halapua Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia Archbishop Philip Freier Australia Archbishop Fred Hiltz Canada Archbishop Justin Welby England Archbishop Michael Jackson Ireland Primus David Chillingworth Scotland Archbishop Stanley Ntagali Uganda Presiding Bishop Michael Curry The (American) Episcopal...

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