Anglican Covenant

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July 2, 2009

Several readers have responded to the opinion columns "Consider facts about proposed covenant, not myths" by the Rev. James Stockton and "Covenant aligns with Episcopal identity" by the Rev. Bruce Robison.

Responses to the columns follow.

 

General response

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June 25, 2009

Over the next few years, the provinces of the Anglican Communion will receive and study an invitation to deeper relationship through a formal covenant. The text (with a few procedural items still being edited) may be found online at the website of the Anglican Communion Office.

For our...

June 25, 2009

Regarding the idea of a proposed Anglican covenant, it bears repeating that the assumption that our "Anglican roots" involve "re-affirming together the essential doctrines of Christianity" is thoroughly mistaken. Yes, there are roots in the Church of England, but the roots of the churches that...

May 28, 2009

The text of the Ridley Cambridge Draft of the propsed Anglican covenant received strong support at the recent Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meeting in Jamaica. However concern was expressed that section 4 had not received the same degree of provincial consideration that sections 1-3 had....

May 7, 2009

Published at 10 p.m. EDT, this story updates an earlier bulletin

 

The representatives of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) decided on May 8 that the Ridley Cambridge Draft of an Anglican covenant needs more work before it can be presented to the communion's provinces for...

May 4, 2009

Two leaders in the development of the proposed Anglican covenant said here May 5 that the process which might be used for Anglican entities to adopt the document is "evolving," even as that evolution has made for some seemingly contradictory statements in the past days.

Welsh Diocese of...

May 3, 2009

The representatives of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meeting here May 2-12 are considering whether to ask the member provinces of the worldwide communion of churches to sign onto the latest version of the proposed Anglican covenant.

After a 40-minute presentation May 4 by...

April 8, 2009

A revision of the proposed Anglican covenant, along with an introductory text and a commentary explaining the work of the Covenant Design Group, is posted on the Anglican Communion website here.

The group met March 30-April 3 in Cambridge, England to work on a new revision of the text,...

November 11, 2008

The council of the Modern Churchpeople's Union (MCU) met November 6 in London's Docklands to develop a strategy for the defense of liberal theology.

 

Firmly opposed to the proposed Anglican covenant, the group plans to extend its network beyond England, improving links with the...

October 20, 2008

If a proposed Anglican covenant is released in mid-May for adoption by the Anglican Communion's provinces, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will "strongly discourage" any effort to bring that request to the 76th General Convention in July.

Jefferts Schori briefly discussed the...

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