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Primates gathering: various perspectives

Some articles that attempt to analyse what is happening.

Bowman Walton High Stakes, Three Facts

Andrew Goddard The Anglican Communion: Consensus, Conundrum, Consequences, Conversation and Confession

Colin Coward The Primates’ meeting – a busted flush?

Economist Why the Anglicans’ meeting matters

BBC Caroline Wyatt Anglican communion’s ‘bitter divide’ over gay rights

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Leon Clarke
Leon Clarke
8 years ago

I’m incredibly surprised to find myself largely agreeing with both the Fulcrum articles. This gives me considerable hope.

Susannah Clark
8 years ago

Well Bowman Walton seems to be advocating ‘Unity in Diversity’ which in my view is the only way to go. Union is in Christ, it is not in uniformity of dogma. There will never be uniformity in dogma, but there can be grace to disagree, yet still share faith in Christ, in a diversity of lives and a diversity of expressions. We need to back off – all of us – from the drive to dominate other people’s views and other people’s consciences. We need a Church of England where different churches and different priests can hold diverse – even… Read more »

8 years ago

I think some things are reasonably clear. 1. Gafcon cannot request ‘repentance’ in any meaningful way from TEC, because +Curry will simply respond that GC has acted and TEC has a polity that prevents any such thing. And of course TEC would not ‘repent’ in any event. This is a hallmark of TEC’s identity. 2. Whether in fact that is what Gafcon wants isn’t genuinely clear. Perhaps, e.g., they want ACNA recognized and TEC put on some kind of differentiated status. 3. +Curry has yet to indicate whether he will retain the litigation team which worked for his predecessor, and… Read more »

8 years ago

“From their extremes, Martyn Percy and Peter Jensen want the meeting to choose between The Episcopal Church (TEC) and GAFCON, and fear that the Primates will find some centrist way to evade the dilemma.”

Bunk. For the meeting to DENOUNCE HOMOPHOBIA (as Percy requests), is hardly to “choose…TEC”.

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