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Global South meeting: reports

Update: here is the text of the official communique. See next item above.

First news report seen is from Reuters: Anglican conservatives urge US break away. Two quotes:

“We are convinced that time has now come to take initial steps towards the formation of what will be recognised as separate ecclesiastical structure of the Anglican communion in the USA,” said a statement released at the end of a Global South meeting in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

“We understand the serious implications of this determination but we believe that we would be failing in our apostolic witness if we do not make this provision for those who hold firmly to a commitment to historic Anglican faith.”

and:

The conservative bishops also vowed not to recognise Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori, who backed the Robinson elevation, at a meeting in Tanzania next year

Bishop Schori was elected to head the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion and will be installed later this year as the first woman to head any branch of the Anglican church.

The Global South bishops said they would chose another bishop to represent the U.S. Episcopal church at the meeting.

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Davis d'Ambly
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Davis d'Ambly

So now the “Global South” gets to say who ECUSA’s primate is?!

ruidh
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ruidh

It’s a little outrageous to condemn KJS for her inability to represent this church before she’s already taken office. There’s absolutely no basis to exclude her from the Primate’s Meeting. The suggestion is outrageous.

This is a way to sneak Bob Duncan in through the back door. I can’t believe it will succeed.

Kurt
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“So now the ‘Global South’ gets to say who ECUSA’s primate is?”– Davis d’Ambly

Only when hell freezes over!

Marshall Scott
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A comment on my blog from obadiahslope, heard here on occasion, caused me to reflect on “catholic order.” This statement, with the statement from the meeting of self-selecting “Windsor-compliant” bishops in Texas shaped the post significantly. We have spoken of the Global South Primates as “Puritans,” meaning usually the 20th century meaning of “morally reactionary.” However, it seems to me they are more like 17th Century Separatists. These 21st Century Separatists are also seeking to remake the Anglican tradition to suit their own understanding. The biggest difference between 17th Century and 21st Century Separatists is some respect for historic episcopate.… Read more »

Cheryl Clough
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Davis

It’s a foolish precedent. 🙁

Lois Keen
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Lois Keen

“So now the ‘Global South’ gets to say who ECUSA’s primate is?!

Even Archbishop Rowan hasn’t done that. I do wish we could learn who of those at the Kigali meeting signed the communique.

Lois Keen

Merseymike
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Merseymike

And of course, the CofE is going to get women bishops

Seems like Williams the Spineless may have to sit back and watch others taking his job. Perhaps then he may regret his betrayals and weakness. Or even learn to recognise them or face up to them.