Tuesday, 20 January 2004

Plano meeting news

The meeting in Plano has released the text of the Charter for the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes they have unanimously agreed.

Wednesday morning update
American Anglican Council press release.
The Charter is also now here along with this statement.

Reuters reported it thus: Conservative Episcopalians Form New Network
The Associated Press had Launch of dissenting ‘network’ ensures a protracted Episcopal struggle over gay issues and Dissident Episcopalians Form Protest Group but Not Schism.


Beliefnet carried this interview What Do Conservative Episcopalians Really Want? with Diane Knippers, an Episcopalian who is president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, a completely separate body from the American Anglican Council.

What we really want is an amicable realignment of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. One possible scenario is that membership in the Anglican Communion is redefined with more obligations and with some measure of accountability. For example, perhaps the question of who gets to be an Anglican bishop might be settled, not only by national churches, but also through confirmation by some sort of global body. The Episcopal Church would presumably opt out of a Communion that requires such accountability, leaving the way for another entity to be granted the Anglican “franchise.”

The Christian Science Monitor ran this article: New Episcopal ‘network’: path to schism?.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Tuesday, 20 January 2004 at 11:53 PM GMT | TrackBack
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IRD and AAC are not unconnected or “completely separate”. See Louis Crew’s article here or google “institute for religion and democracy” “american anglican council”.

They share an address, have interconnected boards, common funders, and many common goals.

Posted by: Alison at January 22, 2004 10:21 PM
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