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