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more about ACNA

Updated Friday morning

The Church of Uganda has issued this statement:

Church of Uganda Declares itself in Full Communion with Anglican Church in North America

The House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda, in its regularly scheduled meeting on 23rd June 2009, made several resolutions concerning the state of the Anglican Communion and the future of global Anglicanism.

…Finally, concerning the formation of the Anglican Church in North America, the House of Bishops resolved that it warmly supports the creation of the new Province in North America, the Anglican Church in North America, recognizes Bishop Bob Duncan as its new Archbishop, and declares that it is in full communion with the Anglican Church in North America.

Likewise, the Bishops resolved to release, effective immediately, the Bishops, clergy and churches in America under its ecclesiastical oversight and to transfer them to the Anglican Church in North America. The House of Bishops further resolved to continue its partnership and friendship with them in mission and ministry, extends its hand of fellowship, and wishes them well…

Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh has issued this statement:

ACNA Faces Difficult, Divisive Future

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — June 25, 2009 — The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) faces a difficult and uncertain future. The new “Anglican” denomination formed this week in Bedford, Texas, that elected Robert W. Duncan, deposed Episcopal Bishop of Pittsburgh, as its archbishop, seems more likely to fracture the Anglican Communion permanently than to strengthen or “reform” it.

ACNA faces the difficult task of embracing diversity while adhering to the restrictive polity, theology, and membership set out in the Global Anglican Future Conference’s Jerusalem Declaration. The disparate groups that met in Texas have in common a desire to be a part of the Anglican Communion, a disdain for The Episcopal Church and for the Anglican Church of Canada, and a passionate desire to believe as they think their forebears have always believed. Future conflicts over polity, power, and theology appear inevitable…

Friday morning update

ENS has a report North American Anglican group holds inaugural gathering and another one UGANDA: Bishops declare full communion with Anglican Church in North America.

The Church Times has this: North American Anglicans hold inaugural gathering.

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Leonardo Ricardo
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I feel glad the ACNA folks have gone off to wherever it is they have thought along they must go to achieve purity…like many with irresponsible leadership this group of worshippers left a terrible mess as they focused on themselves. All will be dealt with in a orderly way…there is a bit more confusion to unravel, but we don´t worry, there are honorable, talented and loyal people in place throughout The Episcopal Church.

Finally, today, all is more peaceful at The Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Church WELCOMES everyone at all levels of Churchlife.

Thanks be to God

Rev L Roberts
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Rev L Roberts

How I wish I could join TEC- will they ever set up in the UK I wonder ?

ruidh
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ruidh

This is another “dog bites man” story. TEC and the CofE are in “full communion” with a number of denominations/churches. That doesn’t make them Anglican. TEC is discussing communion with the Moravians.

There’s nothing to see here.

john
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john

Nice one, Rev L.

WilliamK
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WilliamK

How I wish I could join TEC- will they ever set up in the UK I wonder ?
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Well, now that ‘border crossing’ is a well-established practice within the Anglican Communion, I can’t see why TEC couldn’t send missionaries to England and consecrate bishops for new dioceses made up of congregations commited to a progressive vision of Anglicanism and wanting to stay in full communion with TEC. Does Jeffrey John still want to be a bishop? Rev L, feeling a call to the episcopate yourself? 😉

What’s sauce for the goose… as they say.

Rev L Roberts
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Rev L Roberts

Nice thought WilliamK ! But I can’t say am aware of any such calll ! ; – ) Just thought it’d be good to be an ordinary member of TEC really. But my sexuality (openly-gay) and spirituality (meditate / practice Mindfulness, have a Zen teacher, and practice a simple moral code involving no alcohol, or meat etc and consort with Friends) must rule me out anyway, (if the so-called ‘Buddhist-bishop’ nonsense was anything to go by).

Thanks though,

Rev L.

Rev L

Kurt
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Kurt

Bishops? Many are called, but few are chosen.

Ford Elms
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Ford Elms

“TEC is discussing communion with the Moravians.”

The Moravians on the Labrador have been under the pastoral oversight of the Anglican Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador for a number of years.

“a simple moral code involving no alcohol, or meat etc”

What does avoidance of meat have to do with morality?

Rev L Roberts
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Rev L Roberts

“a simple moral code involving no alcohol, or meat etc”

What does avoidance of meat have to do with morality?

Posted by: Ford Elms on Monday, 29 June 2009 at 2:02pm BST

A remarkable question to ask !

http://www.mbcru.com/Texas%20Tech%

20Mypage/Conservation%20Biology/Assignment%202/deSilvaBuddhistEcol.pdf

http://www.jstor.org/pss/3749877

Ford Elms
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Ford Elms

“A remarkable question to ask !” No, not at all. Are you suggesting that Jesus and the vast majority of Christians down through the ages were immoral? I can only read one page of your second link at the present, and can’t read the first one at all. But I will. I will also give you some insight about where I am coming from. As a Newfoundlander, I have been a target, for most of my life, of an evil, vicious, self-serving campaign of slander, lies, and propaganda by the amoral narcissists of the animal rights industry. This has coloured… Read more »