Updated Thursday evening
ENS has published Lambeth Palace responds to Common Cause Partnership announcement:
“There are clear guidelines set out in the Anglican Consultative Council Reports, notably ACC 10 in 1996 (resolution 12), detailing the steps necessary for the amendments of existing provincial constitutions and the creation of new provinces,” the spokesperson said. “Once begun, any of these processes will take years to complete. In relation to the recent announcement from the meeting of the Common Cause Partnership in Chicago, the process has not yet begun.”
Resolution 12 from ACC 10 can be found here.
The BBC World Service has a 9 minute radio segment in which Christopher Landau interviews several of the principals in this story.
Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 December 2008, 00:41 GMT
Breakaway members of the Anglican churches in North America are announcing the formation of a new north American church. Their unilateral actions will result in two competing Anglican churches existing in North America.
Our religious affairs correspondent Christopher Landau asks: What does this mean for those trying to preserve the unity of the worldwide communion?
Thursday evening update
A further Episcopal News Service report: Communion process presents challenges for proposed province by Matthew Davies and Mary Frances Schjonberg
Church of England Newspaper New American Province looms by George Conger
The Times Archbishops hold Canterbury summit over threat of schism by Ruth Gledhill
And also, Lambeth Palace on new province as Gafcon primates fly in for summit on Ruth’s blog.