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A Brief Analysis of the Primates’ Statement: Warning, Clarity, and Calling Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20031207115025/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/primatestmt.htm The Primates’ Statement is a remarkable document on a number of scores. In the first place, it represents a descriptive statement regarding the Communion’s condition, and not a prescriptive vision for it. This is highly unusual. Secondly, rather than being a statement marked by a consensus of views, the Primates speak in divergent ways – “some Provinces…” etc. are distinguished from others in their views...
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November 30, 2003
The Holy Scriptures and the Teaching of the Church Universal on Human Sexuality Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20031207115756/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/scriptureandtradition.htm The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments present a consistent word about God’s intention for human sexuality. God creates humanity in His image, male and female (Gen. 1:27). He orders humankind to be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28). Marriage is instituted by God as a means of furthering His creative will for humanity as a whole (Gen. 2:18; Mark 10:6-9). The disobeying of God’s...
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November 30, 2003
Northeast SEAD Response To “Let the Reader Understand: Principles of Scriptural Interpretation” Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040201234305/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/neresponse-lru.htm We appreciate the publication of Let the Reader Understand: Principles of Scriptural Interpretation (hereafter LRU) and we find significant common ground with the authors of this document. With them, we believe the Holy Scriptures to be “an instrument of the Church’s shared communion with Jesus Christ, the living Word of God” (¶2). With them, we accept the principle that scripture...
A Statement from the Oxford Gathering by an International Group of 42 Archbishops, Bishops, Senior Clergy, Theologians and Lay Leaders (Oct 21, 2004) Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20041028074512/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org/ Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are an international group of 42 archbishops, bishops, senior clergy, theologians and lay leaders from Africa, Asia, Canada, the United States, Latin America and England who met October 19-21, 2004 to study, pray and respond to the Windsor Report. We welcome positive points in the Report, especially...
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October 21, 2004
DRAWING THE LINE DRAWING THE LINE Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20041009185616/http://anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/Drawing_The_Line.htm May integrity and uprightness protect us, because our hope is in you. Redeem Israel, O God from all their troubles (Psa. 25:21-22). We write as bishops and theologians within the Anglican Communion to the Lambeth Commission to express our thanks for the important work which you are doing on our behalf as you respond to the current crisis within the Communion. We hold you in our prayers as you work to clarify for us the nature of...
A PROPOSAL FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY MINISTRY TO BE EXERCISED BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF COMMUNION POSSIBLE IN THE LIFE OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040923064129/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/Proposal_For_An_Extraordinary_Ministry.htm 1. THE CONTEXT & PRINCIPLES 1.1 At the 1998 Lambeth Conference the Archbishop of Canterbury was invited to appoint a Commission to consider “ the exceptional circumstances and conditions under which, and the means by which” the Archbishop of Canterbury...
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September 23, 2004
Grave Concerns over the Diocese of Connecticut Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20050412162932/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/grave_concerns_conn.htm The recent finding by Bishop Andrew Smith of Connecticut and by his Standing Committee that six conservative priests of his diocese have “abandoned communion”, and currently stand in a position deserving of inhibition and even deposition raises grave concerns. These concerns touch upon not only the bishop’s integrity, but on matters that threaten the very structures of episcope, already weakened in the last years...
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April 12, 2005
An Interview with the Rev. Dr. Peter Walker, Fellow of the Anglican Communion Institute and Lecturer of Theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20050426182555/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/DrWalker_interview.htm What did you make of the comments following your presentation by the Bishop? It was so good to have him speaking so strongly and personally. Bishop Stanton has done an incredible amount to keep the global communion perspective alive in his diocese and within ECUSA. Bit it’s a hard task right now. This must rank as one of the...
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April 26, 2005
THE COMMUNIQUE IN CONTEXT Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20050306001547/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/THECOMMUNIQUEINCONTEXT.htm The final communiqué from Ireland must be set in the context of the events that led up to it, events from the issuing of The Windsor Report (TWR) until the Primates met and events during the meeting itself. Although the meeting was private, in line with the very welcome openness and fairness shown by Canon Gregory Cameron and others during the Commission and during the work of the Reception Group, some key documents are now online...
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February 28, 2005
Statement Released by the Anglican Communion Institute: Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20031207120041/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/statement.htm Over the past months the Anglican Communion Institute has been working closely with the Primates of the Global South, producing the booklet Claiming Our Anglican Identity for Archbishops Venables, Akinola and Gomez. This booklet was distributed to all the Primates for the emergency meeting at Lambeth, just completed. Representatives of the ACI were also on hand in London to work on final proposals for discipline earlier this...
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November 30, 2003