Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GAFCON Oxford Statement

The GAFCON Primates Council has issued a statement from their recent meeting in Oxford.

The most newsworthy section:

5. For the sake of Christ and of His Gospel we can no longer maintain the illusion of normalcy and so we join with other Primates from the Global South in declaring that we will not be present at the next Primates’ meeting to be held in Ireland. And while we acknowledge that the efforts to heal our brokenness through the introduction of an Anglican Covenant were well intentioned we have come to the conclusion the current text is fatally flawed and so support for this initiative is no longer appropriate.

So the GAFCON Primates make clear they will not abide --Schori’s presence at the Primates Meeting nor ++Rowan’s attempts to indaba that meeting. And we see the split in the Anglican Communion widen before our eyes.


I may take a brief break from blogging over Thanksgiving. I wish all my readers a pleasant and safe Thanksgiving and a blessed start to Advent.

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