Whatever we do with the Covenant at this convention, I don't think it's going away.
Life ahead in the Episcopal Church
Even as the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant approached its rejection by a majority of dioceses in the Church of England, three Episcopal Church bishops are sponsoring a resolution that supports a continuing Covenant discussion.
The Covenant was designed as a ‘web of mutuality’ across the Anglican Communion: a balance of provincial autonomy with worldwide interdependence and accountability.
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba writes: “None of us, as individuals or churches, can see ourselves as self-determining.”
Today Diarmaid MacCulloch’s writing has been shown to be selective, speculative, tendentious and agenda-ridden.
By Andrew Goddard. It is now clear that less than half the dioceses of the Church of England will agree, in both their house of clergy and house of laity, to “approve the draft Act of Synod adopting the Anglican Communion Covenant”. This article attempts to map out some of the ramifications of this development.
Enough dioceses have now rejected the Covenant to prevent its further consideration by General Synod during its present term. This doesn’t mean the Covenant is dead either in the Church of England or in the wider communion.