General Synod approves covenant concept

The General Synod of the Church of England, approved, without amendment, a resolution that approves engaging the rest of the Anglican Communion to adopt an Anglican Covenant. The full resolution was as follows:

That this Synod:

(a) affirm its willingness to engage positively with the unanimous recommendation of the Primates in February 2007 for a process designed to produce a covenant for the Anglican Communion;

(b) note that such a process will only be concluded when any definitive text has been duly considered through the synodical processes of the provinces of the Communion; and

(c) invite the Presidents, having consulted the House of Bishops and the Archbishops’ Council, to agree the terms of a considered response to the draft from the Covenant Design Group for submission to the Anglican Communion Office by the end of the year.

An audio of the debate can be found here.

Father Jake has good analysis here.

Thinking Anglicans has details on the debate here.

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