Anglican Covenant

Anglican Covenant

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August 2, 2008

Anglican bishops meeting at the Lambeth Conference on August 2 said there were passionate disagreements about aspects of a developing covenant designed to hold together churches with theological differences.

In addition, the bishops on the next-to-last day of the July 16-August 3 meeting...

April 14, 2008

Participants at the recent "An Anglican Covenant: Divisive or Reconciling?" conference, held at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City, gathered to discuss whether or not the Anglican Communion should adopt an official covenant.  

Sponsored by the General Theological Seminary (GTS) and...

February 5, 2008

The Covenant Design Group, which held its second meeting January 28-February 2 under the chairmanship of Archbishop Drexel Gomez of the West Indies, has developed the second draft for an Anglican covenant.

The St. Andrew's Draft, named for the location of the Anglican Communion Office...

January 14, 2008

The Scottish Episcopal Church's Faith and Order Board has issued a response to the draft Anglican covenant, published at the Anglican Primates' Meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in February 2007.

The response notes three principle areas of concern regarding the draft covenant, as...

October 27, 2007

The Covenant Design Group has requested comments on the Draft Anglican Covenant to assist in the further consideration and revision of the Draft Covenant by the churches of the Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church, at its General Convention of 2006, committed itself to this covenant...

October 22, 2007

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa has described a draft covenant designed to deal with disagreements within the Anglican Communion as "a mechanism for exclusion."

Speaking to the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of California October 19 during...

October 15, 2007

The contentious relationship between the Episcopal Church based in the United States and the worldwide Anglican Communion is appropriately called a "civil war over homosexuality" by The New York Times. I, also, think it is an event of civil stress about love and justice. In 1966, Joseph...

June 13, 2007

Episcopal Church dioceses that change their constitutions in an attempt to bypass the Church's Constitution and Canons were warned by the Executive Council June 14 that their actions are "null and void."

The Council passed Resolution NAC023, reminding dioceses that they are required to...

May 14, 2007

Episcopalians have begun responding to questions in a study guide aimed at helping the Episcopal Church consider the draft version of a proposed Anglican Covenant.

Congregations, diocesan deputations to General Convention and individuals can all submit comments between now and the June...

April 9, 2007

"Covenant" is a word that recently has entered the vocabulary of Anglicans. Covenants enjoyed a brief heyday during the Continental Reformation, but never appealed to Anglicans. There is little reason why they should now.

The problem is the difficulty of reducing unresolved issues like...

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