Which bodies have moral authority to speak on behalf of the Anglican Communion to its individual churches?
Strangely enough, even though my province has been sanctioned ever so lightly, I feel more a part of a communion than I have in quite some time.
Timothy Sedgwick has opened a window and let a breath of fresh air into the current Communion debates. Rather than dismissing the issues at hand, he insists we take advantage of this moment.
By Timothy Sedgwick The crisis confronting the the Anglican Communion is not necessarily a tragic moment of division. It is first of all an opportunity to discern what are the ways to respond to Christ's prayer to follow him faithfully that Christians may be one as he and the Father are one, that the world may believe (John 17:21).
Do the primates have the legislative authority to make such a pronouncement? No. But our bond and common identity as Anglicans is not governed by law but by the grace of relationships.
By Matt Townsend Official and unofficial responses to the meeting have poured out, making clear that many within the Anglican Communion are walking and talking.