Category - anglican communion

  • November 21, 2012

    While the Church of England's General Synod failed to endorse women bishops, its South African sister church has just consecrated its first woman.

  • November 9, 2012

    If Welby can hold on to his emphasis on enabling ‘ordinary’ Christians, and those of their neighbours who are seeking a more just and compassionate world, he can offer the kind of leadership needed at a time when idols have been falling, says Savi Hensman, a long-standing commentator on Anglican affairs and church and society issues.

  • October 31, 2012

    A Charter for the Safety of People within the Churches of the Anglican Communion was approved unanimously by the 15th Anglican Consultative Council.

  • October 9, 2012

    If a future Archbishop of Canterbury were outspoken in defence of church privilege or the right to discriminate or exploit, this could do more harm than good, writes Savi Hensman. It is also important not to expect one man, whatever his gifts and office, to substitute for the wider church community.

  • July 12, 2012

    The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia has become the latest part of the global Communion to reject the Anglican Covenant.

  • June 9, 2012

    The rejection of the Anglican Covenant by the Scottish Episcopal Church is another serious body blow for a measure which proponents say is about proper ecclesiastical order, but which detractors argue will impose narrow conformity on a denomination historically based on self-governance within its provinces. Simon Barrow looks to the background, history and significance of the latest manoeuvres.

  • April 2, 2012

    What seems to have crystallised as the key to Archbishop Rowan Williams’ recent (somewhat early) resignation from his job, and as head of the global Anglican Communion, is the issue of sexuality. But, Alison Jasper suggests, this is part of a wider matrix of power and position connected to the deployment of the discursive category ‘religion’ and to the secular state acquiring a normative status.

  • April 1, 2012

    A majority of dioceses in the Church of England have voted down the proposed Anglican Covenant, a supposedly binding set of principles.

  • February 11, 2012

    Anglican leaders from across Africa have made an emotional plea to Muslim faith leaders to stand with them in opposition to the "tragic violence that is destroying our communities."

  • January 16, 2012

    Anglican Archbishop Henry Orombi, who will be leaving office this year, has received both praise and criticism within the worldwide church and beyond.