Wednesday, February 10, 2010
COS recognizes ACNA
The Church of England Synod gave a tacit recognition to the Anglican Communion in North America. David Virtue has the details and see also the report in Reuters. The motion to be in "communion" was defeated in favor of an amended motion recognizing the desire of ACNA to "remain within the Anglican family". Both liberals and evangelicals can take away something positive from this. ACNA was not granted communion status, but they are at least on the board so to speak as a recognized Anglican entity. In the end, the COS approach to the issue will probably be a typical "fudge" of trying to look as if they are doing something about ACNA, but making sure that nothing actually changes. Maybe I'm just being cynical, but the journey to ACNA being a fully recognized province is still a long way off!