Anglican Mainstream on the Advent Letter: a response by Andrew Goddard

A Response to Anglican Mainstream on The Advent Letter 2008 of the Archbishop of Canterbury by Andrew Goddard It is now almost a month since the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Advent Letter was published. Among many responses, one of the most recent is that of Anglican Mainstream (AM) which appeared earlier this week. It is important … Continue Reading

The Anglican Communion: Mapping the Terrain

Andrew GoddardAndrew 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 … Continue Reading

Goddard to Goddard: Andrew to Giles, 13 November

Andrew Goddard 12th Nov 2007 Dear Giles, Thanks for your letter and sorry my decision to focus on the pressing Communion issues in mid-Sept was ‘perplexing’ and left you ‘not absolutely sure how it fits into our correspondence’. It is interesting that discussing these political issues seems so fruitless. If I’m totally honest I have … Continue Reading

The Anglican Communion after New Orleans and the Joint Standing Committee Report

As many predicted, some hopefully and some fearfully, the Joint Standing Committee (JSC) have given a positive assessment of the response of the The Episcopal Church’s (TEC) House of Bishops to the Primates’ Questions from Dar Es Salaam. In particular, in relation to the two key requests concerning TEC’s response to The Windsor Report (TWR), … Continue Reading

Half Empty? Half Full? Too Little? Too Late?

An analysis of the Response to the Primates by TEC HoB

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"Goddard 2 Goddard" – Andrew 5

A personal discussion between Andrew Goddard (Fulcrum) and Giles Goddard (InclusiveChurch) on issues of our time Andrew GoddardAndrew 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 … Continue Reading

The Anglican Covenant: Background and Resources

The Original Proposal The proposal for a covenant was made by the Lambeth Commission on Communion in The Windsor Report published in October 2004. In paras 113-120 of Section C (‘Our Future Life Together’), the Commission discussed the work of the Anglican Communion Legal Advisers’ Network, especially on the common principles of canon law and … Continue Reading

The Anglican Covenant

A Briefing Paper for the Evangelical Group on General Synod by Andrew Goddard What is the proposed Anglican Covenant? The idea of an Anglican Covenant originates in one of the main proposals of The Windsor Report (TWR) as a response to the recent crisis in the Communion. The principles of TWR were supported by General … Continue Reading

Motions on Sexuality: General Synod February 2007

On Wednesday 28 February 2007, General Synod debates two Private Members’ Motions (PMMs) on matters relating to sexuality. What follows is based on a briefing paper written for the Evangelical Group of the General Synod (EGGS) and reproduced with permission along with additional comments added on the proposed amendments. The two PMMs both begin with … Continue Reading