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Why the Covenant Matters - Archbishop of Canterbury

07. March 2012

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Debate in the Church of England about the proposed Anglican Covenant is still going on. And this is quite a good moment to take stock of some of the issues surrounding that debate and perhaps also to remind people of some of the concerns that lie behind the proposals affecting the Covenant. The Covenant, as it stands, is a document that...

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Church of England General Synod supports Anglican Covenant process

04. December 2010

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The General Synod of the Church of England has voted in favor of continuing the process towards adopting the Anglican Covenant, a set of principles intended to bind the Anglican Communion in light of its differences. The Nov. 24 decision -- which was passed by synod's three houses of bishops, clergy and laity -- recommends that the...

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How and why IC & MCU mislead us on the Anglican Covenant - Andrew Goddard

18. November 2010

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How and why IC & MCU mislead us  on the Anglican Covenant - Andrew Goddard

Introduction and Executive Summary In the church press on Friday 29th October, two Church of England groups, Inclusive Church (IC) and Modern Church (formerly, Modern Churchpeople’s Union, MCU), published a whole page advert headed ‘Who runs the Church?’. This explains why they believe the Anglican Covenant would be a...

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The Anglican Covenant is the only way forward - Graham Kings

17. November 2010

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The Anglican Covenant is the only way forward - Graham Kings

by Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold" is a celebrated line in WB Yeats's 1920 poem The Second Coming. How that relates to the Church of England and the tensions in the wider Anglican communion, 90 years later, we shall witness next week. On Wednesday 24 November, General Synod will be...

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Key Anglican Leaders Sad Yet Hopeful About Futures - The Christian Post (Singapore)

28. April 2010

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Key Anglican Leaders Sad Yet Hopeful About Futures - The Christian Post (Singapore)

As a watching world wonders if Anglicanism is falling apart, major players in the Anglican Communion are assured of unity. But it is an assurance that is mingled with a deep sorrow. These were recurrent themes in conversations The Christian Post had with most of the Global South archbishops and representatives. This paper had met them...

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The Anglican Communion as Communion of Churches: on the historic significance of the Anglican Covenant - Michael Poon

22. March 2010

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The Anglican Communion as Communion of Churches: on the historic significance of the Anglican Covenant - Michael Poon

The paper aims to draw out the historic significance of the Anglican Covenant for the Anglican Communion. It begins by examining the nature and reasons of the “ecclesial deficit” of the Anglican Communion. It points out that the ecclesial status of the Anglican Communion has never been clarified. The Anglican Communion arises...

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Archbishop Mourneer resign from the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion

01. February 2010

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...I have come to the sad realization that there is no desire within the ACC and the SCAC to follow through on the recommendations that have been taken by the other Instruments of Communion to sort out the problems which face the Anglican Communion and which are tearing its fabric apart. Moreover, the SCAC, formerly known as the join...

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The latest on the Anglican Communion Covenant

19. December 2009

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A message from the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Anglican Communion Covenant here Final Covenant text can be seen here. Other related documents can be downloaded here Latest Statement from the Joint Standing Committee

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The Americans know this will end in schism - Bishop Tom Wright

15. July 2009

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TimesOnline In the slow-moving train crash of international Anglicanism, a decision taken in California has finally brought a large coach off the rails altogether. The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church (TEC) in the United States has voted decisively to allow in principle the appointment, to all orders of ministry, of persons in...

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Archbishop Mouneer reflects on the ACC-14 Meeting in Jamaica, May 2009

21. May 2009

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With hope and anticipation we went to Jamaica to participate in the ACC 14 meeting. The Anglican Covenant was the most important item in our agenda. Its importance arises from fact that it is the only hope left to keep the unity of the Anglican Communion. It was very encouraging seeing the Archbishop of Canterbury, many other...

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