November 23, 2010

First Test for the No Anglican Covenant Coalition

No Anglican Covenant logoThe No Anglican Covenant Coalition only announced its advent this past November 3 with this news release. The first real test of the Coalition comes tomorrow, when the Church of England General Synod takes an initial vote on the Covenant. I am sure that our efforts will have an effect on the vote, but that is not to say that we will have helped those opposed to the Covenant carry the day. That this is a new General Synod makes it even harder to predict the outcome. No matter what happens, the work of the No Anglican Covenant will continue, and we hope that, eventually, we will bring the Anglican Communion to its senses.

In any case, the Coalition sent out another news release today. Here's an excerpt:
“A month ago, General Synod and the entire Communion were sleepwalking into approving the Covenant without a proper discussion of the issue,” according to Coalition Moderator, the Revd. Dr. Lesley Fellows. “In some places, the Covenant was being presented as a means to punish North American Anglicans. In Britain, the United States and Canada, it was being spun as nothing more than a dispute resolution mechanism. I’ve spoken to many Synod members who were only dimly aware of the Anglican Covenant. An astonishing number of people thought I was referring to the Covenant with the Methodists.”
Read the whole thing here.

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