The Diocese of Fort Worth has published documentation for its annual convention to consider:
“Today the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth announced its decision to sponsor five proposed amendments to the Diocesan Constitution and Canons for consideration at the diocese’s 25th Annual Convention on November 16 and 17, 2007. [PDF document below]
If adopted, the Diocese would take the first step needed to dissociate itself from the General Convention of The Episcopal Church and to begin the process of affiliating with another Province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Since constitutional changes do not go into effect until they are approved by two successive diocesan conventions, the second, ratifying vote would come at the annual meeting in 2008. Under the proposals, the Diocese would reaffirm its position as “a constituent member of the Anglican Communion, a Fellowship of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, consisting of those duly constituted Dioceses, Provinces and regional churches in communion with the See of Canterbury, upholding and propagating the historic Faith and Order as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer.”
Read the full announcement here.
See also the full report of the Committee on Constitution and Canons as a PDF file here.
Read the Episcopal News Service story: FORT WORTH: Standing Committee proposes severing Episcopal Church ties.
And the Living Church story Fort Worth Will Vote on Affiliations at Convention.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported it as Panel advises splitting from U.S. Episcopal Church.
The Dallas Morning News had Fort Worth Episcopal Diocese proposes break from church.