Building Block or Divisive Wedge?

Bp Minns declares that CANA, which is an missionary effort in North America of the Church of Nigeria, is a “building block” for a new Anglican Province in the US. An interview with Julia Duin on BBC Radio 4 reports that conservatives are divided on this strategy. Only 1 of a possible 10 bishops of the Anglican Communion Network and no representatives of American Mission in America (an older group and larger breakaway group) attended.

Listen to it all HERE

More on CANA from Comment is Free in The Guardian, UK.

Andrew Brown in The Guardian declares “the end of the communion.” He writes:

The rest of the churches which once constituted the Anglican communion will now have to choose whether they want to belong to any international body at all, and if so, who will head it. Here it seems that Dr Williams may have played a subtle game, because Dr Akinola’s ambition has repelled a great many of his potential supporters. The American, liberal line on homosexuality is not popular around the world; at one stage it seemed that 22 or more of the 38 Anglican primates would demand the Americans be expelled. But the more it became obvious that they would have to choose between being globally led by Dr Akinola or followed round the world by Dr Williams, the more popular the prospect of Dr William’s non-leadership became.

The number of primates supporting Akinola has steadily diminished from 22 to about eight. Even among the American conservatives, it is only a minority who are prepared to join up with him and his new enterprise. Installing Bishop Minns may prove to be the moment when he decisively over-reaches himself.

Read it all HERE.

Bp Minns’ sermon HERE.

Thanks to Thinking Anglicans.

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