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Staying in Communion

July 29, 2010

From the Religion News Service:

In June, the U.S. church was removed from Anglican panels that host ecumenical dialogue with other Christians, as well as a committee that determines doctrine and authority.

But the 13 members of the Standing Committee–who are elected from the 44 member churches of the 77 million-member Anglican Communion–said formally exiling the U.S. church was not the proper response.

“Committee members acknowledged the anxieties felt in parts of the Communion about sexuality issues,” the statement said. “Nevertheless, the overwhelming opinion was that separation would inhibit dialogue on this and other issues … and would therefore be unhelpful.”

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  1. Beth Snyder permalink
    July 29, 2010 5:03 pm

    Bravo to the Standing Committee – way more backbone than Canterbury has!

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