This week several significant events have occured in the USA and Africa that accelerate the transformation of the Anglican Communion from a predominantly Liberal, Western and Colonial structure into one that is Evangelical, International and Democratic.
Read about these momentous events on the Anglican Mainstream website:
Positive signs of hope
Duncan deposition “will not be recognised by African Churches”More defections in American Church
Diocese of Southern Carolina unanimously endorses Jerusalem Statement
Negative signs of apostasy
Diocese moves ahead on same-sex blessings
The next defining event in this re-alignment will occur 31 January-6 February when the Primates of the Anglican Communion will meet in Egypt.
Among the topics expected to be discussed are the proposed Anglican Covenant and the three-fold moratoria proposed during the Lambeth Conference by the Windsor Continuation Group.
In a letter written shortly after Lambeth, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams proposed using the indaba discussion process used during Lambeth for at least part of the primates’ meeting. The primates will meet almost exactly two years after their last meeting, which was held in Tanzania.