As General Convention approaches there is inevitably increased attention being paid again to the Windsor Report and ECUSA’s response to it.
The current state of affairs is provided by the report One Baptism, One Hope in God’s Call from the Special Commission on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion and its proposed resolutions. While there will undoubtedly be further developments – a new General Convention (GC) has been established to progress the work of this Commission – there are already signals that even the current proposed resolutions are unacceptable to many of those most committed to ‘full inclusion’.
It is, therefore, being suggested that this is a sign that the report is a good and workable compromise document that is as much as can be expected from ECUSA in terms of a positive response to Windsor. From such a perspective the proposed resolutions should be welcomed and treated as sufficient to repair the tear in the Communion’s fabric created by the actions of the last General Convention.