Canterbury concedes Anglican Communion has become "corrupted"

Dec 6, 2012 by

By George Conger, Anglican Ink The Archbishop of Canterbury has conceded defeat in the battle over the Anglican Covenant. In a 2 Dec 2012 Advent letter to the primates, Dr. Rowan Williams said the Anglican Communion had become “corrupted” and could no longer be considered a communion of churches but a “community of communities.” Dr. Williams’ somber appreciation of the state of the communion today, contrasts with his past letters to the leaders of the Communions...

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A rebellion we do not need – Andrew Carey

Jun 28, 2012 by

Church of England Newspaper July 1 What are we to make of the latest Episcopal acts of rebellion in recent weeks? First, we have the Diocesan Bishop of Salisbury, Nick Holtam and the suffragan Bishops of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, and Grantham, Tim Ellis, publicly disagreeing with the Church’s opposition against same-sex marriage. Second we have the widespread defeat of the Covenant by a number of bishops in their diocesan synods. And finally, the motions at Worcester and Salisbury Synods...

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Scottish Episcopal Church General Synod votes against adoption of the Anglican Covenant

Jun 8, 2012 by

The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church today voted against the adoption of the Anglican Covenant. Following a variety of views expressed by members of General Synod, the Motion that Synod agree in principle to adopt the Anglican Covenant was put to vote – 112 votes against; 6 votes in favour; 13 abstentions. The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane then presented a resolution on the Anglican...

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No deadline for adoption of Covenant

Jun 8, 2012 by

From Church Times NO TIMESCALE is to be put on the adoption of the Anglican Covenant, the Standing Committee of the An­gli­can Communion (SCAC) agreed last week. The Covenant was discussed on the first of the three days of the committee’s talks — attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury and elected members of the Anglican Consultative Council and the Primates’ standing committee. A statement released afterwards said: “The Standing Committee re­ceived an...

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Scottish Episcopal Church lines up principles debate

Jun 6, 2012 by

From The Scotsman THE General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church opens in Edinburgh tomorrow, with the future of the worldwide Anglican communion on the agenda. The annual three-day gathering, presided over by the Primus, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, will be asked to vote on whether to back the controversial Anglican Covenant, a set of principles drawn up after the rows over gay priests. Liberal critics say the proposed dispute resolution procedure amounts to an instrument of control,...

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Canada: What would happen if we say ‘no’ to the Anglican Covenant?

May 30, 2012 by

by Marites N Sison, Anglican Journal The Anglican Church of Canada needs more clarity around what the “relational consequences” would be for not adopting the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant. This is one of the key messages that Council of General Synod (CoGS) members said the church must convey when the 15th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meets in New Zealand Oct. 27-Nov. 7. All member provinces of the Anglican Communion have been asked to report on progress made in...

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