Tuesday, September 04, 2007

UK open evangelical reservations about Kenya consecrations


[Anglican Mainstream] 4 Sep 2007--These consecrations in Nairobi and Kampala, as well as the earlier consecration of Martyn Minns in the Church of Nigeria, seem to me to be examples of ‘trans-communion interventions’ that are warned against in The Windsor Report and in the Primates’ Communique from Dar es Salaam.

Paragraph 26 of that Communique states:

“The interventions by some of our number and by bishops of some Provinces, against the explicit recommendations of the Windsor Report, however well-intentioned, have exacerbated this situation. Furthermore, those Primates who have undertaken interventions do not feel that it is right to end those interventions until it becomes clear that sufficient provision has been made for the life of those persons.”

Just when the central weight of the Anglican Communion is backing The Windsor Report and the Covenant process as the way forward, and the Archbishop of Canterbury has clearly underlined these as part of his letter of invitation to the Lambeth Conference, why are these consecrations considered to be helpful and wise?

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