News moves on, however: Here is the latest from Nigeria:
The House of Bishops in
As usual, the statement that came from the House of Bishops carried genuine pastoral concern for the nation and for the work of mission. In the midst of their report, however, was this statement:
“We stand by our earlier endorsement of the recommendations of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) document: "The Road to Lambeth" and maintain the posture that we cannot claim to share fellowship with member-Provinces that denigrate the authority of Scripture on the life of the Church. Our participation in this worldwide fellowship is contingent on genuine repentance by those who have chosen to walk away, for two cannot walk together except they are in agreement. Christian unity must be anchored on Biblical truth.”
If anyone was under the illusion that there was any room for an Anglican Communion fellowship large enough to include the
Any question as to who the bishops believe have walked away is made clear: those who do not agree with them have done so.
There is a crack in the Anglican world and the meeting in
That is called walking away.