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GAFCON/FCA and the new province

Over at Fulcrum Graham Kings has highlighted a recent comment made here at Thinking Anglicans in response to the article Church Times on NEAC.

See Rallying Point of Jerusalem Declaration, Diocesan Funds and FCA.

Today, the Church Times has an article on the proposed new province, see Province plan to be unveiled by Pat Ashworth.

The site described as “the new Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA) web site set up by Anglican Mainstream South Africa” can be found here.

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ettu
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I would respectfully suggest the proper terminology would be to only use the term “proposed new Province..” -until any such new Province receives approval. Confusion otherwise enters into the discussion. Otherwise, thanks for hosting one of, if not the only, calm and balanced sites.

Simon Sarmiento
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I agree with you. It’s sometimes difficult to create headlines which are short enough…

Tobias Haller
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Until it is recognized (ir that happens) as a Province of the Anglican Communion, at present it is best to describe it as a Fellowship. One assumes that word was chosen with care, and in the knowledge that that is how the Anglican Communion describes itself. So, it seems to me, preparations are already afoot, should a “Province” not be recognized, to form a new Communion altogether. And I think perhaps some, even of the most separatist leaning may wish to maintain a foothold in both Communions. Or am I misreading the tea-leaves.

Graham Kings
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Thanks, Simon. How about the use of inverted commas, which do not add much to headlines? ie New ‘Province’.

Pluralist
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All this should be a surprise to no one, but then again people are so usually charitable.

poppy tupper
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poppy tupper

Does this end the little credibility that Ruth Gledhill had left as a serious journalist?

Robert Ian williams
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Robert Ian williams

Still no list on the FCA of signatories to the Declaration. Web site hosted in South Africa…is it CPSA or CESA?

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

‘If the Primates agree on action against the Southern Cone, conservatives are saying, then full-blown schism is inevitable. A conservative source says: ‘Martyn Minns, David Anderson, Bob Duncan and Greg Venables are not separating from the Anglican Communion. They have never said they are and are doing all they can to remain with the Anglican Communion despite all that TEC are doing which is unchecked by the Anglican Communion leadership.’ – Ruth Gledhill’s blog – The Times. “Conservatives are saying..” – I guess Gledhill herself, being one of those ‘conservatives’, has to keep her sources close to the chest. However,… Read more »