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Oct
7

Title IV in action

The new title became effective on July 1, 2011, and already has been invoked in two proceedings against bishops of the Church. Given our past concerns, it is appropriate to take initial stock of the new canons as applied. Our succinct summary: it is even worse than we expected.
Sep
23

Greeting the saints

Through the deep, ongoing commitment to communication among the early Christians, even those whom Paul and others had yet to meet, Christians knew of each other’s lives and prayed for each other’s needs.
Sep
23

Greeting the saints

By Victoria Matthews. What would happen if the provinces of the Communion were equally dedicated to being in relationship one with another, no matter what?
Sep
12

The Anglican Communion: A brief history lesson

By Robert W. Prichard. To find the beginnings of the Anglican Communion, one has to fast forward to 1838 and the efforts of two bishops who were desirous of a closer relationship between the Church of England and the Episcopal Church.
Sep
10

Hannah Matis Perett

Hannah Matis Perett is an assistant professor of church history at Virginia Theological Seminary.
Sep
10

The 10th anniversary of 9/11

I believe that this is an Anglican moment — the kind of moment that comes along from time to time. It is a moment into which we can live fully, or it is a moment that we can let slip by.
Aug
26

Relationship, definition, accountability

By Nathaniel W. Pierce. At its simplest level the concept of “covenant” includes three characteristics: relationship, definition, and accountability.
Aug
19

Section 4: commitment in word and deed

By Andrew Goddard. The weakness of the Covenant lies not in the text and its alleged centralization but in the fact that many of the Covenant’s drafters and supporters now doubt that the standing committee and the instruments are sufficiently “fit for purpose.”
Aug
5

A Covenant of consideration

By John C. Bauerschmidt. Gathering is not simply a practical necessity for Christians: it is our vocation.
Jul
1

Choosing mutuality

By Alyson Barnett-Cowan. While it is true that the Communion’s language of “Covenant” was first used in The Windsor Report of 2004, the idea of having a comprehensive, coherent, agreed-upon understanding of how the Anglican family works has been around for a long time.
Jun
17

Eyeball-to-eyeball communion

By Thabo C. Makgoba. Perhaps the Covenant is not perfect — no human invention ever will be. But it is more than good enough. It has the potential to work well, if we are committed to making it do so.
Jun
3

Families and accountability

By R. Mwita Akiri. We do not live in a world that allows us to confine ourselves within our own geographical, cultural and social contexts. The world we live in is a global village, and more than that, it has become a dot-com age. We have to relate with and to one another, within and outside our contexts.
May
20

Recognizably Anglican

By George R. Sumner. Mission must balance both adaptation and a careful guarding of what is authentically Christian.
May
5

Building on a solid foundation

By Ian Ernest. There is an urgency for all the stakeholders of this Communion to deal with the stranger within ourselves.

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