Top 50 Anglicans rolled out: 41-50

The Telegraph today begins a 5 day series rolling out the names of the top 50 most influential persons in the Anglican Communion. Not influential as in The Queen or George H. W. Bush, but as in those with influence within the communion. Today they give us names 41-50.

The list was drawn up with the help of a panel, "the Rt Rev Nicholas Baines, Bishop of Croydon; Giles Fraser, vicar of Putney; Rachel Boulding, deputy editor, Church Times; Jim Naughton, communications officer for the Diocese of Washington; the Rev Canon Dr Jane Shaw, Fellow and Dean of Divinity of New College, Oxford; Andrew Carey, columnist, Church of England Newspaper."

Who do you expect to see in the top 50? Who would you like to see? Play along below, or at The Telegraph.

Comments (5)

Can't we have one of those deck-of-cards things? We'd need two more names, to make 52 - and maybe a couple of jokers?

Desmond Tutu - most influential, others - Bonnie Anderson - President of the House of Deputies, Trevor Mwamba - bishop of Botswana, Carol Cole Flanagan for making lobbying a high art.

Bishop Mdimi Mhogolo of Central Tanganyika for his tireless work in garnering international aid in helping care for thousands of orphans in his diocese; and his courageous, solitary stand in the Tanzania House of Bishops late last year insisting on their retaining some level of communion with the The Episcopal Church.

Dr. Jenny Plane Te Paa, Principal of Te Rau Kahikatea at St. John's College, Aukland, in the Anglican Church of New Zealand, for her passionate devotion to bringing the voice of women, indigenous peoples, and the oppressed of the world into conversation at all levels of the Anglican Communion.

The everyday, 30-something, African Anglican woman who, while she might have one of a million names and yet no name in the halls of power, together with her sisters in Christ, offers from her being some of the strongest and most life-giving Christian witness on the ground of the Communion.

The Rev. Dr. A. Katherine Grieb, New Testament professor at Virginia Theological Seminary and an observer of the Covenant process along with Ephraim Radner. Her report to the U.S. House of Bishops was nothing less than Toto pulling back the curtain, revealing that the mighty wizard was just a weird little man with a balloon.

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