Monday, 1 February 2010

Primate of the Middle East, Mouneer Anis Resigns from the Anglican Communion Standing Committee

For those concerned about the disintegration of the Anglican Communion, following the Global South boycott of Lambeth 2009 and launch of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, the resignation of Primate Mouneer Anis from the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion comes as no surprise.

In his letter of resignation he writes, "I have come to the sad realization that there is no desire within the ACC and the SCAC to follow through on the recommendations that have been taken by the other Instruments of Communion to sort out the problems which face the Anglican Communion and which are tearing its fabric apart. Moreover, the SCAC, formerly known as the join Standing Committee (JSC), has continually questioned the authority of the other Instruments of Communion, especially the Primates Meeting and the Lambeth Conference.

Some may say that the provinces within the Anglican Communion are autonomous, and each province is free to make its own resolutions. While I agree and accept the autonomous nature of each province, I believe that the participation in the decision making process that affects the life of the Anglican Communion should be for those who show respect in word and deed to the whole Communion – not those who turn their backs to every appeal and warning."

Read here (pdf)

Stephen Noll has responded to ++ Mouneer's resignation here

See also:

The Episcopal Church in Meltdown
The Archbishop and the Oxbow Lake
Showdown at Lambeth
How to ignore the Elephant in the Room
Episcopal Church Snubs the Anglican Communion
Orthodox Anglicans in Unity
Wallace Benn on Launch of the FCA

View two presentations by + Wallace here