5/17/2008

Revisiting the Dar es Salaam Communique.

I had the occasion to revisit the Dar es Salaam Communique yesterday while writing another blog entry.  It was instructive after all these months to read the communique again, particularly the Key Recommendations appended to the Communique. The text can be found HERE.

There have been questions raised as to how much of this document, particularly the Key Recommendations section, is really the product of the Primates and how much is the product of a particular group of Primates guided by the advice of others "outside the camp."

Whatever its origins, it is a document that will be viewed as a shameful example of arrogance on the part of a body of clerics ostensibly gathered for prayer, consultation and reflection. The press to issue something, almost anything, before the meeting simply collapsed led to complete capitulation to those who believed the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada must be disciplined. It was not the best they could do, it was the worse.

 

3 comments:

  1. Does that now put Katharine Jefferts Schori inside the shadowy conspiracy? Granted it was an outright lie, but she agreed with the statement before coming back to the friendly confines of Manhattan.

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  2. Why don't you ask the guys who wouldn't take communion with her, Phil?

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  3. Phil, no matter where you go, the truth of your lies should be made known, whether at Fr. Jake's or here at Fr. Mark's or anywhere else we find them. No matter how many times you repeat a lie, it will not make it true.

    The Presiding Bishop has publicly, emphatically stated that she did not agree to the Communique. She said that she would bring it back with her to the TEC House of Bishops. Which is something which we all know that she did.

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