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Anglicans urged to embrace Covenant to avoid split: CEN 5.08.09 p 1. May 7, 2009

Posted by geoconger in ACC 14, Anglican Covenant, Church of England Newspaper.
The Anglican Communion is in imminent danger of collapse unless it endorses an Anglican Covenant and agrees to hold fast to the moratoria on gay bishops and blessings and cross-border incursions by foreign bishops, delegates to ACC-14 were told this week.

Representatives of the 38 provinces of the Communion gathered at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, for the 14th triennial meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council were offered a sombre picture of the state of church. Archbishop Drexel Gomez, the recently retired Primate of the West Indies and chairman of the Covenant Design Group, told delegates in a May 4 speech presenting the third “Ridley” draft of the Covenant, that “the Communion is close to the point of breaking up” over the issue of the morality of homosexuality.

“If we are not able to commit ourselves to this sort of being a communion, the break-up of its life is staring us in the face,” he said. The choice was simple, he said. “Either we are a family, which means that each member of the family has care for and respect for the other members of the family, or we will have to learn to go our separate ways. The question is, do we wish to remain a Communion?” Archbishop Gomez asked.

Read it all in The Church of England Newspaper.

Anglicans urged to embrace Covenant to avoid split
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