Suzanne Lawson, a lay member of the Anglican Church of Canada delegation to the ACC meeting in Jamaica writes today that the ACC is beginning work on a resolution that slightly tweaks the proposed Anglican Covenant.
She writes on her blog "Caribbean Considerations":
"The resolution we’ve been asked to consider, prepared by the Joint Standing Committee, addresses my major concern with the draft Covenant, and that is that there is the provision that other ‘churches’ (read, potentially, the break-away splinter group in Canada, or individual dioceses or parishes) can adopt the Covenant. The resolution asks that only the current member churches of the ACC be asked to consider and adopt the Covenant at this time. A wise insertion in the draft resolution…I hope it remains there to keep us together and not encouraging further splintering. "
Read the full article here.
She goes on to describe the good work being done around the Communion by the various networks of the Communion and the stances that they have taken over the years.
We haven't seen the text of the resolution and haven't seen this reported elsewhere yet, but it is a significant development if it has, in fact, occurred.