Monday, May 18, 2009

Working with the grain of the Communion

Excerpted from a comment I posted on Fulcrum:

"In the end the challenge for all named organisations and each major tendency in Anglican churches is to gain the support of the majority of Anglicans, not to wrest political control of either the Communion or of individual member churches, since political control has no long-term substance without majority support. The reality of our life is this (both in the C of E, in my own church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia and in the Communion): the only proposal for our future which has majority support in the pews is that we do not divide.

The challenge for our leaders, and for those of us with the facility with words to make comment in the worldwide Anglican conversation via the internet is to work with that support rather than against it, irrespective of our convictions on the interconnected issues of human sexuality, Scripture, and false teaching."

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