Category - anglican communion

  • 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.

  • December 2, 2011

    Churches across the Anglican Communion have been told they are uniquely placed to change how society thinks about gender-based violence.

  • November 15, 2011

    Perhaps it is time to abandon the current divisive and confusing Anglican Covenant process and build on the foundations laid six years ago by the Anglican Consultative Council, when it agreed a very different Covenant for Communion in Mission, says Savi Hensman.

  • October 12, 2011

    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has met Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe and asked him to intervene to stop attacks on Anglicans.