Anglican Church of Southern Africa adopts Anglican Covenant

[Anglican Church of Southern Africa] The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) has adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant. Its Provincial Synod on Oct. 4 unanimously voted to ratify the decision taken at its previous meeting in 2010 to adopt the covenant. This completes the legal process. Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba proposed the motion. […]

Canada: Anglican Covenant decision in 2016

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada’s triennial General Synod on July 5 approved a motion that urges its faithful to continue conversations on the proposed Anglican Covenant and delays a final decision on whether to accept or reject it until 2016. The Covenant is a set of principles prescribed as a way of healing […]

Hong Kong Anglican Church adopts the Anglican Covenant

[Anglican Communion News Service] Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Hong Kong Anglican Church, has adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant. The province’s general secretary, the Rev. Peter Koon, wrote to the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, informing him of the decision by HKSKH’s sixth General Synod held from June […]

Canadian council recommends ‘continued monitoring’ of covenant

[Anglican Journal — Mississauga, Ontario] When it meets this July, the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod will not be asked to either accept or reject the proposed Anglican Covenant. Instead, the governing body will consider a motion that continues the conversation and delays a final decision on the covenant until the next General Synod […]

Communion’s leader must enable mission, archbishop says

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] Soon-to-retire Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams told the members of the Anglican Consultative Council that he prays joy “will overflow in the common life of this council and in our other bits of common life in the communion” so that the council, his successor, the Primates Meeting and […]

Council considers status of Anglican Covenant in small groups

‘We’re still in communion,’ one member notes

[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, New Zealand] The Anglican Consultative Council spent an hour in private conversation on Oct. 31 (local time) considering the status of the Anglican Covenant but took no action. Those reflection group conversations, preceded by a short plenary session open to the public, has been the pattern of this 15th meeting […]

Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Oct. 30

[Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s regular coverage, here’s some of what else went on Oct. 30 (local time), the fourth day of the Oct. 27-Nov. 7 gathering. Members get covenant status update While the ACC […]

Awareness of Anglican Communion radically changed in a decade

Convention pledges ongoing support for direct Anglican partnerships

[Episcopal News Service] The world’s 80 million Anglicans are much more aware today than they were 10 years ago that they belong to a global communion, a realization that has led to a flourishing of international relationships between the Episcopal Church and other provinces, dioceses and individuals. The Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of […]

No Anglican Covenant Coalition issues statement

[No Anglican Covenant] Two days ago, the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia rejected the Anglican Covenant.  Yesterday, the Episcopal Church voted to “decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant,” and to continue to monitor the progress of the Covenant until the next General Convention in 2015.  No Anglican Covenant Moderator, […]

Convention ‘declines to take a position’ on Anglican Covenant

Bishops and deputies affirm Continuing Indaba, communion relationships

[Episcopal News Service – Indianapolis] The House of Bishops concurred with the deputies July 10 to affirm their commitment to building relationships across the Anglican Communion, especially through the Continuing Indaba program, and to decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant. After considering eight resolutions, the General Convention’s committee on world mission recommended […]