|Archbishop Robert Duncan
Duncan, his Cabinet, Executive Committee, and Anglican Relief and Development are meeting in Tallahassee tomorrow and Thursday. No doubt, the mercurial AMiA will have its place in the agenda.
A January 28, 2012, story about the AMiA in The Tennessean included this:
But they’ve been left in limbo recently after most of the group’s [AMiA’s] leaders resigned from the Rwandan church in a fight over money and power.If the AMiA is not Anglican because it is unconnected to a province of the Anglican Communion, is not the Anglican Church in North America, which, despite its self-declared status as a “province-in-formation,” also is unconnected to a province of the Anglican Communion, also not Anglican? Am I missing something, or is Archbishop Duncan?
They are still technically part of the Church of Rwanda, but most of their bishops are not.
“No one on earth recognizes them as a legitimate Anglican group,” [the Rev. Thomas] McKenzie said.
Archbishop Robert Duncan of the Anglican Church in North America agrees.
Duncan’s group, which was formed in 2009, hopes eventually to be recognized by the Anglican Communion as a legitimate alternative to the Episcopal Church. The group includes many congregations that once aligned themselves with overseas bishops.
Since the Anglican Mission’s leaders are not part of the Anglican Church in North America or the Rwandan church they are basically an independent group.
“They are now former Anglicans,” he said. “That’s what they have to grapple with.”
Postscript: Among the comments on the story from The Tennessean was this wise observation from one David A. Elliott III: “Angry people form angry churches.”