Saturday, 8 November 2008

The Realignment within the Anglican Communion Accelerates

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

Diocese of Quincy votes to re-align

Duncan deposition “will not be recognised by African Churches”

Bishop Bob Duncan re-elected Bishop of Pittsburgh

More defections in American Church

Diocese of Southern Carolina unanimously endorses Jerusalem Statement

Negative signs of apostasy

Diocese moves ahead on same-sex blessings

Bishop of Los Angeles says California voters ‘ignorant’ about homosexuality

Personal fiefdom?

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.

Read here