The Anglican Covenant and the Synod of Brisbane (Main Forum)
What will Brisbane Anglicans notice as the same, or different? How will it affect eucumenical relations?
The short answer is that it has no practical effect on anyone. The General Synod asked each diocese to consider the covenant, Brisbane has done so and given the reply as quoted in the original post.
There are some real structural problems with the Australian Anglican Church and the covenant. Everyone has to agree otherwise no-one can, and there is absolutely no chance that all diocese will agree so its a moot point.
All we can do about it from this side of the world is to keep affirming our commitment to communion and ongoing dialogue. The covenant debate was a useful trigger for starting that sort of dialogue for those who actually considered it.
The next meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council will hopefully provide some idea of what all this means for church relations, and what is happening next.
- The Anglican Covenant and the Synod of Brisbane - Donatus, 2012-06-24, 15:57