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Jul
10

Bishops: Covenant can wait

By Joe Thoma. The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies July 10 to “decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant,” but affirmed participation in the wider Anglican Communion.
Jun
29

Toward Convention IV: the Covenant

Whatever we do with the Covenant at this convention, I don't think it's going away.
Apr
16

The hope and joy of peace

Life ahead in the Episcopal Church
Apr
3

More than no on the Covenant

Even as the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant approached its rejection by a majority of dioceses in the Church of England, three Episcopal Church bishops are sponsoring a resolution that supports a continuing Covenant discussion.
Mar
29

Mutuality, or fragmentation?

The Covenant was designed as a ‘web of mutuality’ across the Anglican Communion: a balance of provincial autonomy with worldwide interdependence and accountability.
Mar
28

++Makgoba praises Covenant

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba writes: “None of us, as individuals or churches, can see ourselves as self-determining.”
Mar
27

Defending the bishops [updated]

Today Diarmaid MacCulloch’s writing has been shown to be selective, speculative, tendentious and agenda-ridden.
Mar
26

Covenant and the CofE: ramifications

By Andrew Goddard. It is now clear that less than half the dioceses of the Church of England will agree, in both their house of clergy and house of laity, to “approve the draft Act of Synod adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant”. This article attempts to map out some of the ramifications of this development.
Mar
26

Is the Anglican Covenant dead?

Enough dioceses have now rejected the Covenant to prevent its further consideration by General Synod during its present term. This doesn’t mean the Covenant is dead either in the Church of England or in the wider communion.
Mar
20

Who is punishing whom?

A thought experiment by Nathaniel W. Pierce
Mar
8

Two Communion cultures

By Peter M. Doll. Here is the challenge the Covenant poses to the churches of the Anglican Communion: to commit themselves to a deeper fellowship with one another.
Mar
5

Scrutiny, not punishment

From the Archbishop of Canterbury: “[O]ne of the greatest misunderstandings around concerning the Covenant is that it’s some sort of centralising proposal creating an absolute authority which has the right to punish people for stepping out of line. I have to say I think this is completely misleading and false.”
Mar
5

Spatial Catholicity

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.
Mar
2

Anglicans and covenants: a very brief history

If the Church of England rejects the Anglican Covenant, how will it honor its ecumenical covenants? In 1964, the Church of England made covenanting central to its ecumenical endeavors; is it now abandoning that legacy? A historical review is necessary, for the Anglican Covenant is a historical document shaped by Anglican precedents.

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