By Ralph McMichael
The ministry of bishops, and how this ministry is exercised, is the fulcrum point of the Anglican Communion.
Essays & Reviews
By Ralph McMichael
By Robert W. Prichard
To find the beginnings of the Anglican Communion, one has to fast forward to 1838 and the efforts of two bishops who were desirous of a closer relationship between the Church of England and the Episcopal Church.
By Nathaniel W. Pierce
At its simplest level the concept of “covenant” includes three characteristics: relationship, definition, and accountability.
By John C. Bauerschmidt
Gathering is not simply a practical necessity for Christians: it is our vocation.
By Michael Cover
"You shall not make schism, but make peace among those who are fighting" (Didache 4.3).
By Alyson Barnett-Cowan
While it is true that the Communion’s language of “Covenant” was first used in The Windsor Report of 2004, the idea of having a comprehensive, coherent, agreed-upon understanding of how the Anglican family works has been around for a long time.
By Thabo C. Makgoba
Perhaps the Covenant is not perfect — no human invention ever will be. But it is more than good enough. It has the potential to work well, if we are committed to making it do so.
By R. Mwita Akiri
We do not live in a world that allows us to confine ourselves within our own geographical, cultural and social contexts. The world we live in is a global village, and more than that, it has become a dot-com age. We have to relate with and to one another, within and outside our contexts.
By David Richardson
What the Covenant has to offer the churches of the Communion is an instrument of unity and mission which, in good Anglican fashion, steers a middle path between centralism and juridical structures on the one hand and unfettered license and mutual irresponsibility on the other. But it does more.
By Matthew A. Gunter
Confessions serve as symbols of belonging which give particular communities a shared identity. As such, they are sources of cohesion and delineate communal boundaries.