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Just a quick notice which caught my attention. The fight over Anglican polity and the proposed Anglican Covenant is in a crucial period, one which may determine its ultimate adoption or rejection—the diocese of the Church of England are voting. According to Kiwianglo, currently 5 diocese have voted for it, and 10 against (23 out of 44 diocese needed for approval).

I have not been following the discussion throughout the communion closely, though I believe the Episcopal Church has rejected it, and the Church of Ireland “subscribed” to it (but did not adopt it). Presumably, if the Church of England rejects the covenant, it will be dead in the water, as it would be nonsense for the +ABC to be outside of the communion for which the +ABC is an “instrument of communion.”

It is time for a more serious and grassroots discussion of what Anglican polity ought to look like.

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