The Anglican Communion Covenant and the Church of England: Ramifications

The Anglican Communion Covenant and the Church of England: Ramifications by Andrew Goddard It is now clear that less than half the dioceses of the Church of England will agree, in both their house of clergy and house of laity, to “approve the draft Act of Synod adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant”. This article attempts … Continue Reading

A Churchgoers Guide to the Anglican Covenant

A Churchgoer's Guide to the Anglican Communion Covenant by Fulcrum The whole Anglican Communion is considering whether to adopt the Anglican Communion Covenant. All Church of England dioceses and many deaneries are discussing it in coming months before it returns to General Synod in 2012. Fulcrum has consistently supported the covenant but is aware that … Continue Reading

Actions and Consequences: Reflections on the State of the Anglican Communion

Actions and consequences: Reflections on the state of the Anglican Communion by Andrew Goddard Summary: Reflecting on Fulcrum’s call not to invite the Presiding Bishop to the Primates’ Meeting in Ireland, the consequences of inviting her are highlighted: the widespread principled absence of many Global South primates. As it is still unclear why the Presiding Bishop … Continue Reading

Rowan Williams on Belief and Theology – Some Basic Questions

God’s Advocates by Rupert Shortt (Darton, Longman & Todd, 2005) Rowan Williams Belief and Theology: Some Basic Questions (the introduction to this series is here) SHORTT: I’d like to cover a fair amount of ground in this discussion to talk about a few of the commonest objections to Christian belief, and then look briefly at … Continue Reading

Federation Isn't Enough: Only Communion Properly Reflects the Spirit of the Church, Fulcrum Newsletter 30, August 2009

Federation Isn’t Enough: Only Communion Properly Reflects the Spirit of the Church Fulcrum Newsletter, August 2009 by Graham Kings Bishop of Sherborne and theological secretary of Fulcrum copublished, with permission, with Comment is free belief, The Guardian online, 5 August 2009 Desmond Tutu has often talked of the crucial support of the Anglican Communion when … Continue Reading

Rowan's Rule: a review of the biography of an Archbishop by Rupert Shortt

Rowan’s Rule: a review of the biography of an Archbishop by Rupert Shortt by Jordan Hylden republished, with permission, from First Things and Covenant Rowan Williams is without doubt one of the most significant and learned theologians in the English-speaking world. Unfortunately, during his tenure at Canterbury, it has at times seemed that he has … Continue Reading

The Anglicans in Egypt: a Deeper Communion by Jordan Hylden

The Anglicans in Egypt A Deeper Communion republished, with permission, from First Things and Covenant 11 February 2009 by Jordan Hylden “Are we a global church, or are we a federation of local bodies?” At the close of last week’s meeting of the Anglican primates in Egypt, the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams thus set … Continue Reading

True Christian Unity? Reflections on the Lambeth Conference 2008

True Christian Unity? Reflections on the Lambeth Conference 2008 by Ephraim Radner Anyone who has observed the Anglican Communion over the past few months knows that the outcome to the recent Lambeth Conference is not simply going to be smooth sailing for our churches. The press itself has veered wildly in its evaluation of the … Continue Reading