Thinking Anglicans

conservative viewpoints

I’ve been looking at the websites of conservative lobbying organizations, and I am confused as to how many separate bodies there really are.

The Anglican Communion Institute which despite its name has no official status but appears to be based in Colorado, USA has published this statement and this brief analysis. This is the body which lists George Carey as a director. Then there is also the Anglican Institute also based in Colorado, and seems to overlap the above. And then there is Communion Parishes which clearly has close links with the first of these at least.

The American Anglican Council, which organised the recent Texas meeting has published this interview [sorry, broken link] with Emmanuel Kolini, Archbishop of Rwanda. And then there is this letter from David Anderson and David Roseberry.
Anglican Mainstream seems to have mostly repeats of AAC statements about the primates meeting, apart from this one.

Maybe someone closer to these groups can explain to us.

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Simon Sarmiento
Simon Sarmiento
17 years ago

_This post and its comments got accidentally deleted from the blog and has been reconstituted. Two comments were originally posted which are reproduced below:_ Some of it is puffery. If you have enough different organizations, then your cause looks like it has more support. But the real answer is that American Conservatives have learned to fragment their organizations. Jack Taylor of Dallas has been documenting some of the relationships between the AAC and First Promise (which became the Anglican Mission in America). The documents show that First Promise was to take the aggressive actions so that the ECUSA bishops in… Read more »

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