The report given to the Anglican Communion Joint Standing Committee of the Primates meeting and the Anglican Consultative Council has just been published on the Anglican Communion News Service. That report was to be a major agenda item at the Primates Meeting today.
READ the whole thing.
In summary it affirms the considerable work done by the Episcopal Church in response to the Windsor Report and the specific requests of the Primates following the publication of that report. It is a dense and very specific response to the question of whether or not the Episcopal Church has responded "adequately" to the Windsor Report.
It ends with this paragraph:
"We recognise that the Windsor Report was addressed to the whole of the Anglican Communion. This report has been concerned with the response by the Episcopal Church to that Report. We understand that the Anglican Church of Canada is in the process of preparing its response. We have to express our concern that other recommendations of the Windsor Report, addressed to other parts of the Communion, appear to have been ignored so far."
So it is time for others to step up to the plate: Any takers? How about those who have been establishing footholds in the jurisdiction of the Episcopal Church?
More later after reading and rereading.
For now, as a member of the Special Commission on the response to the Windsor Report I am very pleased to read the following sentence in this Report: "The response of the 75th General Convention to the Windsor Report as a whole in its resolutions was positive." I thought so too.
This is going to change the dynamics of the Primates Meeting considerably.