Wednesday, June 23, 2010

News of the Day

ACI has published a useful table and commentary re Anglican churches, including TEC, which are 'international churches.' Good to see they noted ACANZP which is present in at least four sovereign states (New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa). Also, under proper authority, our work among Maori Anglican in three cities in Australia is overseen by our Maori bishops.

There are no 'good' and 'bad' Anglican churches in the Communion, with our issues being about whether the goodies can defeat the baddies. All our churches have their difficulties which need working on. For instance, this difficulty in the Nigerian church.

Then there is the difficulty in the C of E as it runs up to its next General Synod session and runs into trouble trying to find a way forward in faith to reform its legislation concerning women bishops. See many posts and links on Thinking Anglicans. I have a suggestion to make to the CofE, a church in which nearly every diocese has a suffragan or two as well as a diocesan bishop (the Diocese of Man and Sodor is an exception?) - a suggestion which picks up on the Australian approach to having women bishops: legislate to have at least one man bishop and one woman bishop in each diocese.

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