Comments: Continuing Indaba welcomes CofE policy change

Indaba seems not to have worked too well in the past - even though the more eirenic Provinces are still in favour. I notice that the more conservative Provinces seem to place absolutely no faith in the process, so one wonders, will it bring the GAFCON provinces back to the Table of the Lord with the rest of us?

This is not to decry the efforts of those Anglican Dioceses around the Communion that continue its use. However, the Primates will really need to be on board for any hope of reconciliation of the whole Communion.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 10 August 2012 at 1:39am BST

I note from another website that one of the participants in the Continuing Indaba event is a bishop who also signed the latest Global South missives.
Is this backing both horses in the race, or misunderstanding of the issues?

Posted by cryptogram at Friday, 10 August 2012 at 9:53am BST

Interestingly, before the convening of Vatican II, there were theologians who had thought it might include some sort of 'Indaba' element - although that concept was not then known in Church circles.

One only has to read Hans Kung's autobiography: "My Struggle for Freedom' to realise that this did not fit in with the entrenched conservatives at the Vatican Curia. One wonders whether the same entrenched conservatives in the Anglican Communion have the same agenda; to prevent dialogue on modernisation at all costs. 'Semper Reformanda' can be a great threat to any reform in the Church.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 13 August 2012 at 12:44am BST
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