Can the mess in the Communion be sorted out? Yes.
We Anglicans do not need to be divided, but avoidance of division involves a commitment to finding unity together. Threats not to come to meetings, proposals to walk away from one another, and the like do not express a commitment to unity. A basic question to Anglican pundits, bishops and primates is this: are we committed to being one in Christ?
Christ, afterall, as long ago observed, is not divided!
Further, in the face of Roman overtures such as the offer of an Anglican Ordinariate, as well as the continuing testimony to Christian unity through decision to submit to Rome, Anglicans are being challenged to put up or shut up: if we belong to the true church of God (as I believe we claim to do ... but I could be wrong!), then we should have something to say about the unity of that church. If Rome is not the key to that unity (and on that point I find progressive and conservative Anglicans united [!]), then there is another key and we should be able to say what that is.
But we do not seem to be able to say what that key to Christian unity is. Oh, we talk about 'bonds of affection', but we now have no witness about that which is credible. Out of bonds of affection has come our current mess of disaffection: Anglicans are not reconciled to one another. On the face of it we have nothing to say to other Christians about how Christians may be united together without coming together under the authority of Rome.
This situation does not have to prevail. There is another way and it is the way of conciliation, by which I mean Christians seeking the mind of Christ and to be at one in their understanding of that mind, gather in council. This was the way of the ancient church, and to this day the unity of the Eastern Orthdox churches (such as it is, I am not claiming perfect unity among them!) is based on the common accord of the doctrinal agreements worked out through ecumenical councils.
For Anglicans, conciliarity must mean a willingness to meet, followed by an actuality of meeting. Primates meeting together and bishops meeting together would be a good starting point for finding a shared resolve to become a conciliar Communion - a Communion, that is, which abides by decisions reached in council. Currently I do not understand the Communion to be a conciliar Communion because none of the meetings of the Communion constitute the whole Communion coming together for the purpose of seeking the mind of Christ. The closest meeting to such a dream is the Lambeth Conference, but we are told ad nauseam that this conference is 'advisory' not 'authoritative'!
Is there another way?
If there is not then what concrete steps are we taking in the Communion towards reconciliation?