who in your prophet Isaiah promised us
a Spirit of wisdom and understanding, counsel and inward strength, knowledge and true godliness:
breathe that same Spirit on the leaders of your church today,
that they may meet you in one another,
find perfect freedom in your service,
and bring forth your Spirit’s fruits of love, joy and peace;
that your church may be renewed in the form of your Son, born, crucified and risen
that we might be one with you and in you,
ever one God, merciful and mighty.
This page provides links to articles on the Fulcrum site and some from elsewhere relating to the 2016 Primates' Meeting.
Primates' Meetings under Rowan Williams (2003-2011) by Andrew Goddard
High Stakes, Three Facts by Bowman Walton
An Agonistic Ecclesiology: Ephraim Radner's "A Brutal Unity" by Paul Avis (editorial from Ecclesiology)
What Is the Primates' Meeting All About? by Ian Paul
Open Letters, Unsolicited Advice: The Primates' Meeting, 2016 by Zachary Guiliano
What Does Grace Demand? by Ian Paul
Sexuality and the Anglican Communion by Andrew Goddard
Following the meeting:
Fulcrum Response to the Primates' Statement by Fulcrum
What Does the Primates' Statement Mean? by Ian Paul
Blaming the Africans: Cultural Imperialism and the Meeting of Primates by Esau McCaulley
The Centre Holds: Primates 2016 by Graham Kings
Links to other articles
George Conger is offering short biographical profiles of the Primates
Anglican Mainstream has a page of links to news and commentary
- Ian Paul (I) - Martyn Percy's Non-sense poetry on sexuality
- Martin Davie (I) - I wouldn't start from here
- Peter Sanlon - The Poetry of Anglicanism
Christopher Craig Brittain, author of a recent book on US Anglicanism, has written The Primates’s Dilemma: Game Theory and the Anglican Communion
Colin Coward, former Director of Changing Attitude, has written about why Peaceful co-existence in the Anglican Communion is a state most deeply to be desired
Letter to ACNA from its Archbishop, Foley Beach
The Living Church on Primatial Option for the Covenant
Mark Harris, TEC priest, on Why the Primates Meeting is important
Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden in the Church of England newspaper ask Must Canterbury fall?
Mark Chapman, Try Deep Consultations, Not Rushed Decisions
The Living Church ran a series of important articles in 2011-12 under the general heading Our Unity in Christ: In Support of the Anglican Covenant. They are all well worth reading but particularly helpful as background to the Primates' Meeting is Robert Prichard's The Anglican Communion: A Brief History Lesson
David Ison, Dean of St Paul's, on Anglicans need each other despite deep split over homosexuality
Further responses to Martyn Percy by Martin Davie and Ian Paul
John Martin on What's At Stake for Primates?
David Roseberry, Canon for Mission in ACNA, on Why We Should Care About Canterbury
Zachary Guiliano, editor of Covenant, Open Letters, Unsolicited Advice: The Primates' Meeting, 2016.
Anglican Communion News Service - Archbishop Welby: Schism would be a failure, but not disaster [Transcript of interview with Today on Radio 4]
Address to Primates' Meeting - this is the reported text of Archbishop Justin's address to the Primates although Lambeth Palace has neither confirmed nor denied its authenticity.
Sally Hitchiner - The Schism in the Anglican Church Might be a Good Thing
Jess Zink, On Beyond Primates
Neil Dhingra, The Primates and the "Reality" of the Anglican Communion
John Martin, Primates Suspend TEC Over Same-Sex Decisions
Zachary Guiliano, editor of Covenant, Rumours of Communion's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Responses to the Primates' Statement & Communique
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba (South Africa) on the Primates' Statement
Archbishop Mouneer Anis (Jerusalem and the Middle East) on the Primates' Statement
GAFCON on the Primates' Statement
Report of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's (TEC) response to the Statement
Sam Wells, St Martin in the Fields - To All Who Read The Primates' Statement with Grief and Dismay
Andrew Goddard has been on the Leadership Team of Fulcrum since its launch in 2003. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics based in Cambridge (where he was previously Associate Director). He has taught Christian Ethics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Trinity College, Bristol and is also an Adjunct Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. He is a canon at Winchester Cathedral and Assistant Minister at St James the Less, Pimlico where his wife, Lis, is Vicar. He is author of a number of books, most recently Rowan Williams: His Legacy (Lion, 2013) and co-editor with Andrew Atherstone of Good Disagreeement? Grace and Truth in a Divided Church (Lion, 2015).