The Anglican Church of Melanesia adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant in November.
Anglican Communion Covenant
Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan informs the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee of Sudanese Anglicans adopting the Covenant.
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted the Covenant and urged completion of pastoral-care guidelines for same-sex couples.
The Hong Kong Anglican Church joins six other provinces in accepting the proposed agreement.
Archbishop David Chillingworth: “We invoke the history of Samuel Seabury, consecrated in 1784 by the Scottish bishops as the first bishop of the church in the United States of America.”
By John Martin
Is the Church of England an island of or an island off Anglicanism?
“I think we need to reaffirm our strong commitment to each other through the saving power of Christ revealed in the Gospels.” — Gregory Cameron, Bishop of St Asaph.
The proposed Anglican Communion Covenant has failed to achieve support from a majority of dioceses in the Church of England, but the communion’s Secretary General has said the global discussion will continue.
By Mark D. Chapman
Conflict over what is necessary to salvation is part of what it is to be a catholic Christian. The local needs therefore to relate to the universal. Catholicity cannot be limited purely to one’s own context.