Walking on Broken Glass

Dec 5, 2018 by

by Charles Raven, Gafcon: This month, Chile became the newest province in the Anglican Communion, with national and international guests gathering in the capital, Santiago, for the celebrations presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.  Among the attendees was the General Secretary of the Anglican Consultative Council, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, who presented a gift which he claimed symbolized the Anglican Communion. The gift was a glass cruet for communion wine, and it was etched with the...

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Some thoughts on the New Zealand response to the proposal from Sydney

Nov 21, 2018 by

By Martin Davie, Reflections of an Anglican Theologian. On 9 May this year the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia passed a motion at its General Synod (‘Motion 29’) that will allow its bishops to permit the blessing of same-sex relationships, including same-sex civil marriages, in their dioceses. On 23 August the Archbishop of Sydney, Glen Davies, wrote to ACANZP putting forward a proposal for the future development of Anglicanism in New Zealand and Polynesia in the light...

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Addressing the “Ecclesial Deficit” in the Anglican Communion

Oct 13, 2018 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: How can we proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations when the very foundations of that Gospel proclamation are being undermined by Anglican leaders and Churches—at the highest levels of leadership– throughout the largely Global North Anglican Communion? The unilateral actions of the Diocese of New Westminster (Canada) in 2002 authorizing rites for the blessing of same-sex unions, and of the Episcopal Church USA in 2003 consecrating as a bishop a man in a same...

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Commentary on Gafcon’s “Letter to the Churches” by Rev Dr Stephen Noll now published

Oct 7, 2018 by

From Anglican House Media. The Global Anglican Future Conference of June 2018 “Letter to the Churches” is a bold call to proclaim God’s Gospel, reform God’s Church, and reach out to God’s world. The author of The Global Anglican Communion and Convener of the Gafcon Statement Group has published the complete text of the Letter to the Churches, with section-by-section commentary and insights into how it was produced, edited, and approved so joyfully by the entire Assembly in Jerusalem. The Rev....

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Church of Nigeria Standing Committee Communique

Sep 27, 2018 by

from Anglican Ink: COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION) HELD AT ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL CHURCH, MINNA FROM MONDAY, 17TH TO FRIDAY, 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2018 PREAMBLE The Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at St Peter’s Cathedral Church, Minna, Niger State, in the Diocese of Minna, Province of Lokoja, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and presided over by The Most Revd Dr. Nicholas D....

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Gafcon proposes a peaceful “structural separation” in the Anglican Communion

Sep 15, 2018 by

from Evangelical Focus: Nicholas Okoh, Primate of All Nigeria and Chairman of Gafcon (Global Anglican Future Conference) said in his monthly letter that the group “is proposing a way of handling disagreement which has theological integrity, but minimises the hurt and distress that has been all too evident”. He recalled that they authorised the creation of Anglican Church of North America as a new province, because many in that region “had been outcast from the Episcopal Church of the United...

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