The Anglican Communion Institute, sharing the same frustration as many who have been supportive of the Ridley Draft of the Covenant, is calling the ACC to return today to the matter it discussed on Friday.
Specifically, the ACI is frustrated that the controversial ruling the effectively will delay the Covenant's adoption. The ACI is committed to the belief that the Covenant is the only way out of the present controversy. Any delay would have deleterious consequences in their mind.
They lay the blame for the state of affairs at the feet of the Archbishop of Canterbury, though they do not assign motive.
They end their statement:
"Two actions are required as a matter of urgency:
- This issue must be re-visited immediately by the ACC and voted upon in a lawful and proper manner during this meeting. The alternative is moving forward with lasting questions as to the legitimacy of the entire process. Is this in doubt?
- An explanation must be offered by those in charge of these proceedings, including the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chairman of the ACC, as to how such manifestly improper procedures were permitted to unfold from the outset of Friday’s session and, indeed, of ACC-14 itself. It appears to us that things descended into chaos and no one stopped and sought to bring things to order.
If lawful and proper action on the covenant is not forthcoming from this meeting of the Council, the only appropriate response is for the Churches of the Communion to begin themselves the process of adopting the Ridley Cambridge Text."
Read the full statement here.
Tobia Haller is unimpressed. Read Vanity of Vanities.