Thinking Anglicans

New Zealand and the Covenant

The Anglican Communion Institute has published has published a paper Asking The Wrong Question: New Zealand and The Covenant. The paper is also available on the Fulcrum website.

The paper refers to Monday’s debate on the Anglican Covenant at the General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia that we linked to earlier.

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Göran Koch-Swahne
14 years ago

So, those not approving (in this case Aotearoa/New Zeeland) are in the wrong.

Where did we last hear that, I wonder?

Cheryl Va.
14 years ago

“Thus, the relevant legal advice is not on the question of the “appropriateness” of Paragraph 4.2.8; that is a question for the covenanting churches, not lawyers.” Once again we see attempts to create documents that are punitive and repressive, and stake claim that they are “above the law”. Human Rights: protection of women, children, the weak and the vulnerable, minorities are the cornerstones of any civilisation. A priesthood that seeks to be outside of the law and then turns and attacks its own constituents, neighbours and the vulnerable is an abomination. Jeremiah was appalled at the cruelty of the priests… Read more »

14 years ago

The ACI doesn’t care if it is legal or not: if it is legal, it still wants the Covenant and its oversight otherwise:

Father Ron Smith
Father Ron Smith
14 years ago

“The Standing Committee established by Section 4, however, is not defined by reference to the ACC constitution, but by the duties the Committee must perform under the covenant. We at ACI have been concerned from the outset about the qualifications of the ACC’s standing committee to act as the Committee defined by the duties assigned to it in the Covenant” – ACI statement (on Fulcrum) The faux-Anglican consortium in the US which calls itself the ‘Anglican Communion Institute’ is very worried about – and has published on the Reform web-site their rebuttal of – the speech of Dr. Fitchett to… Read more »

Peter Owen
14 years ago

I’ve removed a couple of comments from here since they referred to another article. Please think before you post.

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