Reaction to the Presiding Bishop’s Web Cast on Lambeth

Jim Naughton on the Presiding Bishops web cast on the Lambeth Conference:

I was encouraged by what both bishops had to say about he future of the proposed Anglican Covenant. The appendix of the St. Andrew’s Draft of the covenant, which provides detailed and convoluted procedures by which one province might prosecute and eventually marginalize another, appears to be dead in the water.

The presiding bishop said there was “great unanimity in rejecting the latter portions” of the covenant among the bishops at the conference. Bishop Sisk said he felt “great relief” in hearing “almost universally” that the bishops had “no desire to have the coercive element in it.”

Regarding the timetable for ratification of a covenant, Bishop Sisk said he didn’t think we would received the document—which must be approved by the Anglican Consultatie Council in May—it time to give it careful consideration before our General Convention in July.

There is much more. Read: The Lead

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