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Anglican Crisis & Tanzania News
February 19, 2007, 2:13 am
Filed under: Anglican Crisis

Saith The Binks
We can’t say much, but them what know tell us all to pray, trust, and be patient. Tremendous battle continues. Says one inside observer “Try to maintain a sense of perspective, that it is not over until it is over, and that many very gifted people are seeking to work through this as hard as they can….

ANGLICAN TV— DAR Press Conference Feb 17 … (

STAND FIRM Sunday Video … (peter-ould)

KENDALL HARMON: An Appeal for Calm … (titusonenine)

GET RELIGION: “In praise of “corporate” communion” … (getreligion)

PETER TOON— Table Fellowship & Communion, Impaired and Broken: Reflections to produce better reflections from Dr Peter Toon … (TOON)

THE TRIUMPH of appearances: A Clarification On Communion At The Primates Meeting. Peter Ould has more: “You organise a conference where all the leaders of the Anglican Communion will be in attendance, you announce that there will be a photo opportunity at the Sunday Eucharist and then, having kept all the photographers completely in the dark and without any pictures by having a security cordon around the meeting, you cancel the Sunday Eucharist press call.” THE REAL STORY: AT LEAST SEVEN ANGLICAN PRIMATES DID NOT RECEIVE AT THE BIG OFFICIAL COMMUNION SERVICE– FINAL TOTAL NOT KNOWN. We wonders who the non-communicant remainder were… Rosenthal has posted nothing in days; the journalists news-monkeys Schori-minions at ENS can’t ask the question . UPDATE: Word has it that there were 9 Primates missing, so the photo-op was cancelled (descant, sf, Pould)

CARIOCA: “I’m glad that the hermeneutical approach to the Sub-Group report that I posted Thursday night has picked up some synergistic traction. In addition to the inestimable honor of being on the same page with Christopher Wells, Graham Kings has weighed in sympathetically from across the Atlantic. Craig Uffman (“over-acceptance”) and Leander Harding (“ultimatum in a velvet glove”) have each posted independent analyses that support the view I articulated, and George Conger (via video interview) has added his general assent as well” … (

FROM THE Living Church–Inside the ‘Ring of Steel,’ Primates Under Intense Pressure to Reach Agreement … (titusonenine)

ANGLICAN LEADERS in Zanzibar for Holy Eucharist as row over homosexuality threatens to fracture Anglican Communion; Kevin Kallsen Reports Akinola Absent from Zanzibar Service … (titusonenine, sf)

NEWS FROM inside the Primates Meeting: Truth will prevail … (babybluecafe)

DRELL: “Reason Number 8,756 That The Report Of the Gang Of Four Is Incorrect In Its Conclusions Regarding The Episcopal Church” … (descant)

THE SPIRITUAL LEADER of the Anglican Communion on Sunday called for bishops to feel humility before God, as a fierce debate over homosexuality and scripture threatens to break apart the Christian fellowship … (

WHY DONTCHA JUST P*SS OFF, THEY EXPLAINED— The Split Widens: Bishop of Maryland Uninvites Archbishop of Ghana; A Letter from the Episcopal Bishop of Maryland … (standfirminfaith)

ANDREW GODDARD: Commentary on Sub-Committee’s Report … (titusonenine)

GREG GRIFFITH ON The Anglican Communion’s ‘Bishop Pike’ Moment … (

THINKIEST ANGLICANS: primates meeting: Sunday morning. primates meeting: radio reports. columns roundup(thinkinganglicans)

COLIN COWARD Frets About “Plotting” Opponents … (standfirminfaith)

ANGLICAN LEADER Encourages Humility … (christianpost)

POULD: The long-term Problem with Two Provinces … (peter-ould)

MATT KENNEDY: “Crossing The Windsor Line: the Truth about Consequences” … (standfirminfaith)

TONIGHT & Tomorrow: Character Formed, Character Revealed … (standfirminfaith)

A PREMATURE Guardian Article on the Latest from Tanzania; From the Observer: Would an Anglican split have mattered? … (titusonenine)

BABY BLUE— New BabyBlueOnline Podcast: Interview with new blogger Theo Girl … (

SARAH HEY— A Small Sidebar for “Weaving White Flags from Straw”: A Quick Look at the ACI Interim Proposal … (standfirminfaith)

ENS PIMPS THE USUAL— Millennium Development Goals, theological education addressed by Primates. UN Anglican Observer underscores upcoming Women’s Empowerment gathering … (episcopalchurch)

OPEN THREAD: Who is Writing the Communique … (standfirminfaith)

VIA DRELL— We Took, And Continue To Take, Our Stand … (descant)

LOTS OF PICS from Tanzania via Yahoo … (yahoo)

COLIN COWARD: Saturday, 17 February 2007 … (standfirminfaith)

AGE TO COME: “Alone God Sufficeth” … (theagetocome)

Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, right,

prays during the Solemn Eucharist, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007
at the Anglican cathedral in Zanzibar. Leaders of the world’s
77 million Anglicans, in Tanzania for a closed, six-day conference,
traveled by boat from the mainland for a Solemn Eucharist in the
only Anglican cathedral on this predominantly
Muslim archipelago on the Indian Ocean.
(AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo)

Other News

KRAALSPACE— ‘In our end is our beginning’ … (

OPENING SALVO— “Living God’s Blessing” – an open letter from Integrity Toronto to General Synod 2007 … (

ILLIBERALS— Methodist bishop opposes proposed New Mexico bill that would apply ‘neutral principles of law’ in church property cases … (

LONGENECKER— Bookish Anglican Priest Comes Home to Rome; the Church of the Atonement blog(

PETER TOON: “Feb 17, remembering Archbishop Janani Luwum” … (


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