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OPEN LETTER TO THE HOUSE OF BISHOPS AND THE HOUSE OF DEPUTIES MEETING IN COLUMBUS OHIO FOR THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH U.S.A. Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060509204921/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/Open_Letter.html The General Convention of the Episcopal Church U.S.A. meeting in Columbus Ohio in June of 2006 constitutes a watershed in its history and in the history of the Anglican Communion. Will the dioceses that make up ECUSA continue as full members of the Anglican Communion or will the status of some or all of them within that...
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April 01, 2006
General Convention, The Windsor Report and ECUSA’s Relationship to the Anglican Communion Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20060830132848/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/Genconanalysismk2.html The significance of the General Convention’s response to the Windsor Report should not be in any doubt. The Report itself concluded We have already indicated (paragraphs 134 and 144 ) some ways in which the Episcopal Church (USA) and the Diocese of New Westminster could begin to speak with the Communion in a way which would foster reconciliation….There remains a very...
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August 01, 2006
The Panel of Reference & New Westminster Diocese Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20070515015203/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/Panel_of_Reference.html Origins For over three years now, most of the Communion’s attention has been focussed on the Episcopal Church of the USA due to its decisions at the 2003 General Convention. It is easily forgotten that the current crisis was really triggered a year earlier when, in June 2002, the Diocese of New Westminster decided to authorise same-sex blessings through a synodical vote (the third, following similar votes...
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October 18, 2006
ACI Response to the Presiding Bishop's Letter: Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20070516154928/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/ACIResponce.html We appreciate the Presiding Bishop's reference to papers published on our web-site in his most recent letter to his own House of Bishops. As he comes to the end of his tenure, we only regret that he has not chosen to engage the Anglican Communion Institute until this point and now only in this manner. In this case, we fear he may not have read very thoroughly or accurately. Our writings are offered publicly to the...
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September 01, 2006
PETITION TO THE THIRD GLOBAL ANGLICAN SOUTH TO SOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM AND PRIMATES ADIVSORY GROUP: SOME COMMENT & CRITIQUE FROM THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION INSTITUTE Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20061010103252/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/Petition_To_Third_Global.html Who are the authors? The two signatories on behalf of The Society for the Propagation of Reformed Evangelical Anglican Doctrine (SPREAD) are Bishop John Rodgers Jr and Bishop John Rucyahana from Rwanda . This is important. In addition to their involvement in a similar petition to the Egpyt...
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October 10, 2006
The Anglican Communion: Where are we now and where are we headed? A brief analysis by the Anglican Communion Institute Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20061228141141/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/TheAnglicanCommunion.html It is now nearly three months since General Convention ended and, with the latest letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the situation and difficult path in the months ahead is becoming clearer. The background The significance of General Convention cannot be downplayed. The Primates at Dromantine in February 2005 had faced requests...
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September 01, 2006
What Are We Meeting About? The Current Shape of our Common Discussions in the Episcopal Church Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20070515015354/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/2006/What_Are_We_Meeting_About.html A reflection by the ACI Several important meetings, mostly of American bishops, are soon to be held (e.g. in New York , in Texas , and, we are told, elsewhere). It is important to think through, in advance, what can and cannot, or what should and should not, be pursued at these gatherings. It is no longer possible, we believe, to “patch up our disagreements...
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September 05, 2006
Response to "The Humiliation of Anglicanism." Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040220060840/http://anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/allison040125.htm C. FitzSimons Allison 1/25/2004 The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner's strategy for the Conservative Network of Dioceses and Parishes, which seeks to maintain Christian integrity within the Episcopal Church, was the topic of the last and culminating address at the SEAD-ACI Conference in Charleston, SC recently. Dr. Ephraim was at his scholarly and eloquent best. He gave us a vivid and poignant view of the Roman Catholic Church during the French...
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January 25, 2004
Different Gods Douglas Farrow* Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040623034728/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/farrowgods.htm There is a scene from seventy years ago, recounted by Karl Barth’s biographer, Eberhard Busch, that came to mind as I watched the sorry proceedings of the Anglican Church of Canada’s 2004 General Synod. On the evening of 22 January [1934] Barth was again called to Berlin unexpectedly. The next day he was a highly undesirable guest at an assembly of church leaders and theologians which was to make preparations for Hitler’s reception of seven...
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October 01, 2004
Ecclesial Existence Today Douglas Farrow Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20041010200007/http://anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/Ottawa.htm “For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many ‘gods’ and many ‘lords’), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things come and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. But not everyone knows this.” [1] What is the Church? The crisis in the Anglican Church of Canada does not concern the word Anglican...
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September 30, 2004