Monday, March 19, 2007

ENS | Interpreting the Proposed Anglican Covenant through the Communiqué

By Katherine Grieb for the House of Bishops
Monday, March 19, 2007


Thank you for the invitation to be with you today. My task is to speak about the process by which the Proposed Anglican Covenant came into being and to contribute one interpretation of where the text is going, that, along with other interpretations, will assist you in your deliberations on behalf of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion as a whole. As a member of the Covenant Design Group, along with my colleague Ephraim Radner, I attended its first meeting in Nassau in mid-January. Ephraim and I have divergent views about the covenant process as of this point in time. I will agree that the covenant process has become considerably clearer as a result of the recent Primates' Communiqué. I'm saying, in a nutshell, that the best source for understanding the logic of the proposed Anglican Covenant and the best evidence for how it is likely to be interpreted in the future is the recent Communiqué of the Primates...

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1 comment:

Susan Russell said...

Dr. Grieb may just have given the HoB the shot-in-the-backbone they needed to lead us forward.