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Anglican Crisis & Tanzania News
February 17, 2007, 9:48 pm
Filed under: Anglican Crisis

MUST-SEE KALLSEN & CONGER— Anglican Report Episode 20; DAR Press Conference Feb 16 … (anglicantv)

DR. TOON: “Draft ANGLICAN COVENANT: “Draft ANGLICAN COVENANT ready for circulation – fast work!” Bad news.. “A draft will go out to all bishops next week and then after their comments the final version will be presented to the Lambeth Conference of July 2008. If it is passed there then it has the momentous task of being approved by all the synods of all the provinces without amendment”.. a.k.a nightmare 2007.. 2008 ..2009 ..2010 .. 2011(webelf)

A MUST-READ Chapel Sermon by Archbishop Henry Orombi at the Primates Meeting, Friday February 16 2007, the thirtieth anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Janani Luwum(mainstream)

ALL2COMMON: Pray For Our Communion … (all2common)

LEANDER HARDING— “Ultimatum in a Velvet Glove: Comments on the Report of the Subgroup: “I don’t really see this report as in anyway a victory for the TEC. I see it as a carefully worded document of church diplomacy which when closely read has laid out the case for excluding particular American bishops and perhaps TEC as a whole, depending on forthcoming actions, from full status in the Anglican Communion. It is not the public and stern reprimand that the longsuffering orthodox in the TEC would have liked but it is in a very English fashion an ultimatum in a velvet glove”; “Further Remarks on the Subgroup Report” … (titusonenine, leanderharding)

RUTH GLEDHILL: “Communion broken in Dar es Salaam” … (timescolumns)

GET RELIGION: “Communion is not a new issue” … (getreligion)

REVISIT: “What are you doing here? A word to Anglicans on a Journey” … (standfirminfaith)

DAR ES SALAAMI— “What’s going on in Tanzania? Nobody knows which is probably a good thing. After all, as Bismarck once observed, “To retain respect for sausages and Anglican covenants, one must not watch them in the making.” No one will know much of anything until the Primates issue their communique” … (

DAVID OULD contra Hutchison– “the liberals still don’t get it?” … (whitehorseinn)

KRAALSPACE: “My verdict on the Anglican conservative cause” … (

PRIMATES Press Conference Saturday … (anglican-mainstream)

The Archbishop of West Indies Drexel Wellington Gomez (front)
and Archbishop of Australia Phillip Aspinall brief the media
during the summit of Anglican primates in Dar es Salaam February 16, 2007.
Seven conservative Anglican archbishops refused to take
communion with the head of the U.S. branch of the church
on Friday, in protest at her pro-gay stance in a row
pushing the Church towards schism.
REUTERS/Emmanuel Kwitema (TANZANIA)

VIA PISCOPO— “Part of Anglican Communion will leave, retired archbishop says” … (

CHURCH TIMES–Tale of two hotels: archbishops assemble along with lobbyists near Dar es Salaam … (churchtimes)

CAPTAIN YIPS: “As North American orthodox Anglicans sit and stand on the virtual porch, nervous and irritable, waiting for news that will affect us deeply, pacing, yarning, squabbling, spinning out theories, I’m going to toss out my own bit of speculation”… (captainyips)

VIA DRELL: “Inspiring Words From Mr. McWhorter” … (descant)

PBS NEWS FEATURE (plus video): Anglican Primates Meeting … (

CHURCH TIMES— Why Anglicans must hold together: “The Communion needs to be united to face its difficulties,” says Njongonkulu Ndungane … (churchtimes)

NY TIMES— Anglican Prelates Snub Head of U.S. Church Over Gay Issues. Los Angeles Times: Anglican Church rift widens over gay policies(titusonenine)

MORE TOONAGE— TEC nearly OK, says Report: Episcopal Church is short of the mark but not by much. A comment by Dr Peter Toon, February 16, 2007 … (

THINKING ANGLICANS— primates meeting: Friday evening. primates meeting: Saturday lunchtime(thinkinganglicans)

ACNS: Primates Meeting – Press briefing on 16 Feb 2007 … (standfirminfaith)

ROWAN’S WAFFLES.. With Whipped Cream and a Cherry On Top: “A sub-committee of the Anglican Primates has put out a report on the “Episcopal issue” that is odd, to say the least” … (reformedpastor)

SOUNDS MESSY(christianpost)

TELEGRAPH Leader: Divided communion. Church rift as primates snub liberal(telegraph)

The Archbishop of South East Asia John Chew

listens to questions from reporters during a
news conference at the Anglican conference
in Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — “Seven conservative Anglican leaders refused yesterday to take Holy Communion with the head of the U.S. branch of the church, who supports ordaining homosexuals and blessing same-sex unions as the fellowship struggles to avert a split” … (washingtontimes)

INSTITUTIONAL LIBERAL Anglican Journal Article on Today’s Tanzania Developments; The Primates: Moving to a more serious level(t19,

PETRE: Little comfort for Dr Williams … (telegraph)

WORD FROM THE PROGS— Inclusive Church: Friday — reflections on the day … (standfirminfaith)

CONTINUUM— False Dichotomies: “What is or isn’t happening, what may or may not happen, at this week’s meeting of Anglican Communion primates in Tanzania is anybody’s guess”… (

BIL CAROLL comments on the Sub-Group Report; Christopher Wells offers some Thoughts on the subcommittee Report … (titusonenine)

OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN & Anglican liberal Aspinall plays down homosexuality split … (

KEEPING TRACK: “Anglican Primates in Tanzania – plenty of cybernews” … (

VIA T-19— Colin Coward: Report from the White Sands Hotel, Dar Es Salaam – Day 5 … (titusonenine)


FOR THE LOVE OF GOD RUN! RUN! RUN! Or be scarred for life! Apparently said individual chased Abp. Akinola whilst wearing said bathing suit. Shudder … (standfirminfaith)

AND NOW, Anglican Haiku … (standfirminfaith)

Hat tip to Ad Orientem

Other Anglican News

COMMENT BY The Admiral of Morality: South Carolina’s Episcopal Choice Should be Rejected … (titusonenine)

VICAR of St Luke’s Maidstone defiant over gay blessings … (anglican-mainstream)

SOUTH CAROLINAN Standing Committee asks other dioceses to reconsider withholding consent to Lawrence … (

BISHOP Alexander’s Address to Remaining Members of St. Andrew’s-in-the-Pines Episcopal Church, Peachtree City, GA… (aacblog)

VIDEO: Rev. Ed Hird and Dr. J.I. Packer … (youtube)

MEDIA-DRIVEN controversy? Globe and Mail causing trouble? … (stephentaylor)

LONGENECKER— “Anglican Bishops Worldwide – a Prophecy” … (

RECONCILIATIONISM— “Bishop Henry Parsley Jr. called for reconciliation within the Episcopal Church and larger Anglican Communion during his address during the Convention of the Diocese of Alabama” … (tuscaloosanews)

SOCIALIST PARADISE IMPERFECT: “The Saskatchewan gay community is not being specifically brought into the forced equal opportunity, multicultural, and transgendered pie” … (dustmybroom)

NO LACK OF LOVE: the Fulcrum sermons of Oliver O’Donovan. by Douglas Knight, assistant editor of Fulcrum … (fulcrum-anglican)

PARENTAL UNITS A & B— Use of ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Too “Homophobic”, Scottish Nurses Told. Media Condemn Hardaway but Ignore ‘Gay’ Activists’ Anti-Christian Hate(Bearblog)

SAINT AUGUSTINE— “Why then are you trying to bend God to your will?” … (pontifications)


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