The Anglican Mission in the Americas was a flawed and (in terms of ancient canons) un-canonical messing about in your neighbor's garden. It was the establishment of a purist mission in what was generally thought to be the evil, craven and culture worshiping Episcopal Church. It was an idea cooked up by the evangelical bishop of Singapore, and the Archbishops of the Church in Kenya and Rwanda, both strongly influenced by the East African Revival, in conjunction with several disaffected American Episcopal Clergy eager to both be bishops in a new improved Anglicanism and happy to promote the notion that there was a grand crisis in The Episcopal Church requiring salvation by establishing a mission outpost in bleak EpiscopalLand.
The Bishops of the Church of Rwanda could not help notice that AMiA was drifting away from Anglican sensibilities and more important Anglican accountability and demanded that Bishop Chuck Murphy step back from taking AMiA out of the jurisdiction of the Church of Rwanda. He had until December 8 to respond. Two days before the deadline for a return to conformity or "consequences," Bishop Murphy wrote the Archbishop of Rwanda that AMiA bishops were no longer bound by any relation to the Church of Rwanda.
Syonara baby (aka Hasta la vista baby).
Bishop Murphy puts it this way: "... we as individual members of the Council of Missionary Bishops, will be stepping back from our voluntary submission to the Canons of PEAR in order to continue to lead the Anglican Mission (AMiA) as a Missionary Society..." Apparently the Province of Rwanda doesn't think submission, when given, is retractable simply because it was voluntarily given.
So AMiA is free of Rwanda. Of course what that means is that AMiA which had a shaky relationship to the Anglican Communion, its bishops being members of a Provincial college of bishops in Rwanda, a member church of the Communion, no longer has that link.
AMiA is now a group of congregations related to several bishops who themselves are related to no larger jurisdiction int he Anglican Communion. And they are unrelated to any episcopal synod larger than their own. They are at worse vagrants at best a small Anglican-like body. They are not part of an supposed "Province in the making." They are not part of a Province.
All in all, AMiA has become one of the many false starts to a pure Anglican church. The clergy and people of AMiA may have thought they were part of the larger Anglican enterprise but they are not. Bishop Murphy has indicated that they can, if they wish, stay with the Church of Rwanda, but how will that happen? Will the Church of Rwanda appoint new bishops or commissioners to carry on the supervisory work in the US? Will clergy and people drift to the Anglican Church in North America? Will Murphy allow that? We will see.
Meanwhile, it is clear. George Conger in his article on the subject wrote this: "...Bishop Murphy had come to the opinion that it was in God’s plan for the AMiA to quit the Anglican Communion and venture out on its own."
That about sums it up.