Anglican Covenant


March 20, 2007

The Episcopal Church's House of Bishops on March 19 considered the proposed Anglican Covenant and the recent Primates' Communiqué in ''a spirit of mutual respect,'' said Virginia's Bishop Peter Lee, media briefing officer for the day's sessions.


''There has been a spirit of...

March 19, 2007

I want briefly to say something about the Covenant's origins in a practical sense, and then move on to its rationale and content. As most of us know, the proposal for an Anglican Covenant derives almost exclusively from the Windsor Report itself (see e.g. par. 118-120). The proposal...

March 18, 2007


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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,...

February 18, 2007

The text of a proposed Anglican Covenant, intended to affirm the cooperative principles that bind the Anglican Communion, was released February 19 toward the end of the Primates' five-day meeting.

The full text of the seven-section draft Covenant is available here.

The sections...

January 8, 2007

The bishop who hosted a second meeting of some of the self-identified "Windsor Bishops" January 3-5 at Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center, northwest of Houston, Texas, issued a statement January 7 saying the group "did a great deal of listening to one another about the situations that...