Comments: Camp Allen letter to ECUSA HoB

I think the letter is marvelously ambiguous, and largely meaningless. Those who continue to hold "fundamental and ecclesial commitments," and claim to recognize the "conciliar character of our Communion" shouldn't be so dismissive of the conciliar action of the church in which they were ordained.

I believe that soon this group will not hold. Those who will read the statement of the Global South primates from Kigali as a manifesto will not want to walk with those who aren't happy with the "shortcomings" of the General Convention but aren't prepared to leave. When next Wimberly calls a meeting, I imagine it will be a different group.

Posted by Marshall Scott at Saturday, 23 September 2006 at 2:35am BST

Well, the Camp Allen letter has Jim Naughton of Daily Episcopalian and Matt Kennedy of Stand Firm both foaming at the mouth, so I have to believe that it represents a positive step for centrists, moderates, and all of us "mere" Christians who don't properly belong to any partisan camp.

What struck me was the fact that they spoke of being and working "within" the Episcopal Church. This, at the same time that the GS folks in Kigali are talking about setting up a separate structure for Anglican North America.

Posted by Matt Humphreys at Saturday, 23 September 2006 at 4:25pm BST
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