Reconfiguring the Anglican Communion without Archbishop Welby’s input?

Oct 22, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: On October 3rd, Archbishop of Canterbury said that the Anglican Church in North America was not Anglican and definitely not part of the Anglican Communion.  The next day, the Diocese of NW Australia recognized the ACNA “as a member church of the Anglican Communion, in full communion with Diocese of North West Australia.”  On October 9th, seven primates of the Anglican Communion welcomed Archbishop Foley Beach of the ACNA as “an archbishop and fellow...

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Who’s to say who’s Anglican?

Oct 15, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: At Thursday’s investiture service for Archbishop Foley Beach, seven Global South primates gathered around the leader of the ACNA, laid their hands upon him in prayer and then proclaimed together, “Foley Beach, we receive you as an archbishop and a primate of the Anglican Communion.”  Their declaration stood in sharp contrast to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s statement just six days earlier in an interview with the Church of Ireland Gazette:...

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Lambeth/GAFCON rift

Oct 9, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: Just as the Great Rift Valley in east Africa continues to expand, so also the much smaller rift in the Anglican Communion continues to grow, with the progressive Western white Canterbury Communion on one side and the Global South GAFCON Communion on the other.  Hoping to bridge (paper over????) the widening split, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is in the midst of an 18-month global tour to visit all 37 primates of the Anglican Communion and convince them to buy into...

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Anglican Unscripted Episode 127

Oct 8, 2014 by

Today Kevin and George discuss who is and who is not Anglican, and the prospect of the next Lambeth Conference.

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Who or what defines the Anglican Communion?

Oct 6, 2014 by

by Mark Thompson, Sydney Anglicans: In an interview with the editor of the Church Of Ireland Gazette(Canon Ian Ellis), the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has given his opinion on what defines a church as part of the Anglican Communion, and therefore, by implication, what is critical for Anglican identity. In the interview he remarked that on his tour around the provinces of the Anglican Communion he has discovered that virtually everywhere the definition of being part of...

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Canterbury buries the instruments of unity

Oct 4, 2014 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed the authority to determine who is Anglican. In a wide ranging conversation with the Church of Ireland Gazette, the archbishop offered his appreciation of the ecclesiology of the Anglican Communion, placing his office in the center of the church’s polity. He further stated he saw the Anglican Church in North America as an ecumenical partner, not a member church of the Anglican Communion. While Archbishop Justin...

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