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Crown Nominations Commission

C of E Synod Expands Communion’s Role in Choosing ABC

Other topics included net zero emissions, inclusivity for disabled persons, and clergy discipline

Communion Could Have More Say in Choosing ABC

A change in the selection process would reflect the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury wears multiple hats.

Of the Making of Bishops

A review of the Crown Nominations Commission is unlikely to favor wholesale change, like open elections.

Nominations Commission Review

The body that nominates the Church of England’s bishops will have its work examined theologically.

Deadlock Raises Questions

By John Martin Delay in appointing a successor to Rowan Williams prompts questions about the viability of the role.

Clearing the Two-thirds Hurdle

By John Martin How deep is the deadlock as the Crown Nominations Commission continues to work toward recommending a successor for the Archbishop of Canterbury?

Look to Africa

The World Council of Churches is headquartered in Geneva, even though there are probably more Christians in a neighborhood of Lagos or Nairobi than all of Switzerland.

Horse Race for Lambeth Palace

By John Martin There seem to be two leading candidates and one who may spring a surprise.

Primates Release Signed Letter

“He must have the capacity to collectively put into effect the decisions taken at Lambeth Conferences and Primates Meetings.”

A Coup for Cambridge

By John Martin The appointment of Rowan Williams is a coup for Cambridge University, as he is expected to attract a long queue of doctoral theology students from across the world.


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