In a press conference, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said that there "were a lot of expressions of disappointment " with Scotland's decision, but that Strange had been "careful in expressing his recognition that this was going to lead to consequences in terms of not being able to play a role in ecumenical or leadership roles in the Anglican Communion
The Anglican Congress of 1963, in particular through its forward-looking vision of Anglican responsiveness to mission known as "Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence in Christ," helped to set the ecclesiological and missiological agenda for the contemporary Anglican Communion
Both Adams and (particularly) Bates write about the agony of those in the Anglican Communion
, and especially its largely symbolic British leadership, who want to avoid a definitive rupture over sexual issues.
The report criticized the US and Canadian churches and urged them to apologize to other believers within the Anglican communion
who they had offended by their actions.
Our family is now split and the whole cloth of the Anglican Communion
Ever since the first Lambeth Conference in 1867, "Canadian Anglicans have borne faithful witness to Christ in their service to the Anglican Communion
," he said.
The Traditional Anglican Communion
describes itself as a worldwide association of orthodox Anglican churches, working to maintain the faith and resist the secularization of the church.
Despite Robinson's optimism, the 77 million-member Anglican Communion
, which includes the 2.
Two Canadian Anglicans will join the roster of Anglican Communion
representatives to two international ecumenical dialogues that are being revived after a long hiatus.
Episcopalians elected the bishop of Las Vegas, Katharine Jefferts Schori, as the church's top leader June 18, making her the first woman to lead a national church in the worldwide Anglican Communion
Any decisions in the Anglican Communion
have to be reached at the end of the day by consensus.
One minister forecast that some parishes would leave the Anglican communion
altogether, while another said they would leave only the synod, pending a ruling on the issue by the National House of Bishops.
For Anglicans and non-Anglicans alike who have become inured to the seemingly endless debates and strife--mostly recently focused on sexuality--between various members of the leadership of the Anglican Communion
, Zink's anecdotes offer the reader a series of refreshing glimpses into a church that is vital and growing in some places but faces tremendous social, political and developmental challenges in others.
PITTSBURGH -- After a four-day meeting of 2,400 leaders the Anglican Communion
Network, formed by church members who objected to the ordination of a gay bishop, tension remains between some eager to depart from the U.
My companion and I were sitting in an Amsterdam cafe recently when I picked up a newspaper and saw the headline: The bishops of the Anglican Communion
, at their every-ten-years Lambeth conclave in England, had voted 526-70 to declare homosexuality incompatible with Scripture.