Full Communion with the Moravians: A Good Thing.
The Standing Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations has proposed Resolution A073, on Full Communion with the Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church in America. The document detailing this proposal is titled, "Finding Our Delight in the Lord." Since it is a document being put forward in both churches is meant to be voted "up or down" without further changes.
It is a sizable document, but the upshot is that by voting for it The Episcopal Church and the Moravian Church will be in full communion, as we are with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In particular the sharing of ministries will become increasingly possible and the sharing of mission will be given new energy.
For a number of years I worked closely with The Rev. Gary L. Harke, one of the persons in the leadership of the Moravian Church in matters having to do with Campus Ministry. He and I saw mostly eye to eye on matters of faith, mission and the work of campus ministry. He was a joy to work with. After a long time of not being in contact I saw him this last fall here in Lewes, the village by the bay and the big water. I'm hoping he will be around at General Convention and that we can celebrate this new phase of our two churches in relation.
Full Communion with the Moravians is a very very GOOD THING.
We might also look at the Church order of the Unitas Fratrum, the governing constitution for the global Unitas Fratrum. Are there hints there of a way forward for Anglican unity?