The proposed Anglican Communion Covenant has taken a battering lately in a handful of diocesan synods of the Church of England, thanks in part to an influential, if incoherent, campaign by the No Anglican Covenant Coalition.
By Mark Harris
Haiti is more than Port-au-Prince, more than the earthquake of 2010, more than “the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere,” more than a place that needs our help.
By Boyd Wright
If God granted the prayers of one side and denied the others, did he consider the North right and moral and the South wrong and evil? Abraham Lincoln, for one, refused to believe this.
By Worth E. Norman, Jr.
Probably no one else in the history of the Diocese of Virginia served the church in as many critical positions as T. Grayson Dashiell did over his career.
By Nigel A. Renton
In June the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music’s weblog began listing names of folk to be considered for the latest iteration of the Episcopal Church’s Sanctoral Calendar (Holy Women, Holy Men, in trial use during this triennium). The list neglected a worthy nominee in Dag Hammarskjöld, who died in September 1961.
By George R. Sumner
Mission must balance both adaptation and a careful guarding of what is authentically Christian.
By Ian Ernest
There is an urgency for all the stakeholders of this Communion to deal with the stranger within ourselves.
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.”
By Geoffrey Rowell
All ecclesiology is about our belonging together, and our belonging together in Christ.
By Paul Avis
The future of the Anglican Communion is in jeopardy. The Anglican Covenant is the only credible proposal that I am aware of to help hold this family of churches together.