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‘ Sooner or Later’ – California Consents and General Convention 2006 A Thought Experiment on the Future of ECUSA Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060627212342/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/TheCaliforniaConsentsDebacle.htm What follows is not an effort at maximally accurate speculation, but is intended as a thought experiment on where ECUSA appears to be, in the light of its various reports and actions over the past months. General Convention 2006 is now but 50 days away. 1. The Diocese of California (CA) elects a ‘Gay/Lesbian’ Bishop; consents process at...
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April 01, 2006
Our New Season of Anglican Maturing Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060828165535/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/Our_New_Season.html Amongst conservatives in the United States , two different understandings of Communion and how to maintain it appear to be vying for ascendancy in our present season. One has assumed, and may still assume, that something called ‘orthodoxy’ can be maintained by carving out ecclesial space in a new province. How this may be achieved is conceivably through a variety of means, but one popular avenue is by forging links to...
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July 10, 2006
Initial Observations on General Convention Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060714172546/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/GCresponseRev.html Anglican Communion Institute – June 21, 2006 The Windsor-related resolutions coming out of General Convention today require, as the Archbishop of Canterbury has noted, some time for study before their significance and import can properly be evaluated. Such study, furthermore, must be done in the context of the wider Communion, and not simply from the limited perspective of our individual circumstances. However, a few...
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June 21, 2006
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Letter to the Faithful, June 27, 2006 Summary of main points and some implications for Communion-minded Episcopalians From the Anglican Communion Institute Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060805180340/http://anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/RW_Response.html Archbishop Rowan Williams recently shared his views regarding the current “crisis” in the Anglican Communion and the way forward he believes we must follow if we are to surmount it. The paper, entitled “The Challenge and Hope of Being an Anglican Today: A Reflection for the Bishops,...
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June 27, 2006
Statement of the Anglican Communion Institute, 19 June 2006 Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060805180237/http://anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/Statement.html ACI hopes to respond to the Windsor-related resolutions in the form in which they are finally accepted by the General Convention. We will do so as soon as we are able. In the meantime, we wish to express our deep concern over the potential negative significance for the Windsorprocess of +Katherine Jefferts Schori's election as PB. In the light of the public statements and actions of +K. Jefferts Schori: voting...
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June 19, 2006
What it will take Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060616162117/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/What_It_Will_Take.html As General Convention approaches there is inevitably increased attention being paid again to the Windsor Report and ECUSA’s response to it. The current state of affairs is provided by the report One Baptism, One Hope in God’s Call from the Special Commission on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion and its proposed resolutions. While there will undoubtedly be further developments – a new General Convention (GC) has been...
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June 16, 2006
ACI MISSION STATEMENT "It is the mission and purpose of the Anglican Communion Institute to make a biblical and historical articulation of the faith once delivered readily available to the larger church through conferences and printed word. By bringing together the finest theological and biblical scholars in the Church, it has been and will continue to be our goal to offer a forum for significant reflection on core matters of the doctrine and discipline of the church for its clergy and lay members."
Equity Freeing The Anglican Communion by Timothy Bradshaw Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040812101126/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/Equity_Freeing.htm These very brief paragraphs concern the procedures and principles relevant to the Anglican Communion and its legal constitution. In particular it is suggested that the strand of Equity law, very characteristic of the English, American and Commonwealth legal traditions, should be considered as an important and very appropriate model for use by the Anglican Communion. It is appropriate because the Anglican...
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July 30, 2004
Press release from the Bishop of Durham by Thomas Dunelm (Dec 10, 2004) Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20050126183736/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org/ As a member of the Lambeth Commission which produced the Windsor Report, I have been dismayed to see the misrepresentation, in some newspapers, of the views of the Chairman, Archbishop Robin Eames. Archbishop Eames has now issued a statement in which he has put the matter straight. Having worked with him closely for the last year, I can say with full assurance that this new statement, rather than the misleading reports,...
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December 10, 2004
Commentary on the Subcommittee’s Report Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20070220153345/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/CommentaryonTheReportoftheCommunionSub.htm The Report of the Communion Sub-Group of the Joint Standing Committee of the Primates’ meeting and the Anglican Consultative Council produced instant responses of horror from those committed to Lambeth I.10 and delight from those wishing to see The Episcopal Church (TEC) remain fully integrated in the life of the Communion. It is not difficult to see why these were the initial reactions but it may...
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February 20, 2007