The organizers of Lambeth 2020 have many difficult matters to tackle. But the gross disparity between the number of worshipers in the different dioceses is a question that needs to be faced. As things stand, the net result is continuing to privilege the voices of small numbers of white Westerners while side-lining swaths of the most missional and poorest Christians in the Anglican Communion.
Can "missional communities" only define themselves negatively against "traditional" parishes?
As General Convention nears, we find ourselves in a season of “re-imagining” the Church. The truth is this: the parish, the diocese, and the communion abide.
The identity of those preparing this primer — most have participated as counsel or witnesses or have been listed as potential witnesses in the various lawsuits — makes obvious that the primary purpose of this document is its perceived usefulness in litigation.
By Cheryl White. The diocese has been the organizational framework for the life of the Church throughout the ages.