Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury: Dissolving the Anglican Church to Save It

From The Atlantic-

Justin Welby was named archbishop of Canterbury with high hopes that he was the man who could save the Anglican Communion. Now it appears he may oversee its breakup—a calculated destruction intended, paradoxically, to save it.

Welby heads the Church of England, making him also the titular head of the affiliated Anglican churches around the world, including the Episcopal Church in the U.S. The umbrella group, the worldwide Anglican Communion, has been shaken by conflicts over the ordination and consecration of gays and women and over same-sex marriage in the U.S. and U.K. According to reports in British media, Welby will propose reorganizing the Communion as a looser affiliation at a January gathering.

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1 comment:

Peter Carey said...

This is all quite puzzling to me. What is Welby doing? I think he is accurately describing the reality of the current "communion" that is Anglican, however, I can't figure out if this is really a STORY, or if it is something less than that....what do you think?

Peter Carey+