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Ideas for being done with the Anglican Covenant

Ideas for being done with the Anglican Covenant

In a blogpost on 24 APR 2015, Episcopal/Anglican activist, Lionel Deimel, offered his thoughts about proposed resolution A040. This is the resolution from the Executive Council Task Force on the Anglican Covenant. In that blogpost Lionel felt the resolution mostly harmless and gave reasons that members of TEC should be happy with the resolution, stating, “I am not completely satisfied that the resolution suggests some significant value in any of the Covenant, but the resolution appears not to commit The Episcopal Church to anything significant.”

A040: Affirm Response to the Anglican Covenant Process

Resolved, the House of _____ concurring, That the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church affirm our common identity and membership in the Anglican Communion as expressed in the preamble and first three sections of the Anglican Communion Covenant; and be it further

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention direct The Episcopal Church’s members of the Anglican Consultative Council to express our appreciation to the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC16, Lusaka 2016) for the gift of inter-Anglican conversation and mutuality in God’s mission engendered by the Anglican Communion Covenant process.

Explanation
Pursuant to the charge given the B005 Task Force, we monitored Anglican and ACC activities regarding the Anglican Covenant process and believe this resolution to respond appropriately to the current status of this process in Anglicanism generally and the ACC specifically. This resolution has no budgetary implications.

Then he thought about the proposed resolution a bit more and by 14 May 2015 he was no longer satisfied with the resolution as it stands. Head over to his blog to read in detail why he isn’t satisfied with the current resolution. After sharing more thought on the resolution, with commentary about the Anglican Covenant, Lionel sums everything up by proposing his amended version of A040.

A040: Response to the Anglican Covenant Process

Resolved, the House of _____ concurring, That the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church affirm our common identity and membership in the Anglican Communion; and be it further

Resolved, That the 78th General Convention direct The Episcopal Church’s members of the Anglican Consultative Council to express our appreciation to the 16th meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC16, Lusaka 2016) for the gift of inter-Anglican conversation and mutuality in God’s mission engendered by the Anglican Communion Covenant process.

Explanation
Pursuant to the charge given the B005 Task Force, we monitored Anglican and ACC activities regarding the Anglican Covenant process and believe this resolution to respond appropriately to the current status of this process in Anglicanism generally and the ACC specifically. This resolution has no budgetary implications.

image shamelessly stolen from Lionel’s Farrago Gift Shop

posted by David Allen

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Jeremy Bates

The Church of England has voted the Anglican Covenant down. Shouldn’t we honestly and forthrightly do the same?

Christopher Johnson

Frankly, I was done with the Anglican Covenant at least two and a half years ago.

Amanda in the South Bay

But by all means keep posting about it

Please follow the comment policy of posting your first & last names. – ed

Gloriamarie Amalfitano

No Anglican Covenant. Indeed.

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