Sunday, 6 August 2006

some American newspaper reports

Los Angeles Times Stephen Clark Anglican/Episcopal Rift Prompts Restructuring Talk has a Q and A format.

New York Times Tina Kelley writes about the forthcoming Newark diocesan election in For Diocese, Picking Bishop Means Facing Diocesan Rift.

Religion News Service via Fort Worth Star Telegram Daniel Kelly A call for unity which is an interview with Njongonkulu Ndungane, the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town.

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If the AC is ready to go for a non-British ABC, +Ndungane gets my "vote"! :-D

Posted by: J. C. Fisher on Sunday, 6 August 2006 at 8:16pm BST

"I always feel very safe when I enter an aircraft and see in the cockpit that a woman is either first officer or pilot." Archbishop Ndungane

Me too your Grace, up, up and away...but I'm not certain how secure I feel with ++Akinola having a piloting "stick" in his hand...I think I'd get off and take the next available flight on a different airline.

Posted by: Leonardo Ricardo on Sunday, 6 August 2006 at 8:31pm BST

Thanks so very much to ABSA Ndungane for his positive, thoughtful remarks. One wonders what it is that renders him so eloquent and direct, while Canterbury and others in leadership remain so negative, obtuse and tongue-tied?

Posted by: drdanfee on Sunday, 6 August 2006 at 8:39pm BST

From the evidence of the work and words of Desmond Tutu and what Archbishop Ndungane has written lately, it seems that the crucible of oppression and suffering can bring forth real gold. I hope ++Williams is listening to these African voices, as well as that of ++Akinola.

Posted by: Cynthia Gilliatt on Monday, 7 August 2006 at 6:40pm BST

Opposite side of the coin to the Newark election - the diocese of South Carolina has announced the names of three candidates for bishop of South Carolina. The diocese is one of the six ECUSA dioceses to have recently requested "alternative primatial oversight". The list of candidates is at It's a pretty stacked deck. One of the candidates, Ellis Brust is Chief Operating Officer and Chaplain to the President of the American Anglican Council and the answers of all three to the question "what is your position on the issues currently facing the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion?" reflect a closely-related point of view. The election is scheduled for 16th September.

Posted by: Roger Mortimer on Wednesday, 9 August 2006 at 1:39pm BST

How true! Perhaps some restraint should be exercised by those who wish to pack the ECUSA HoB's with such candidates. Who could blame those of a less fundatmentalist approach and who acknowledge the operation of the Holy Spirit as to leading into all truth from deciding that restraint, if not for both ends of the spectrum is for none.

Posted by: Anglicanus on Friday, 11 August 2006 at 9:10am BST
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