Thursday 24 December 2009

Two Tracks

Remember the two track idea that comes with the Anglican Covenant (or it may do)? Well we now have names for it.

Track 1 will be called the Anglican Union.
Track 2 will be called the Anglican Guild.

How do I predict this? A crystal ball?

No. Because, from a bishop of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), praising the Covenant and especially part 4 (while his actual Church joins a Primate's Council to oversee international bishops oversight via GAFCON/ FCA)...

What section 4.2.8 recommends is already operational, in an analogous way, in some parts of our Communion. ...[In the Church of Nigeria] all women who are not willing to accept the discipline of this Church in holy matrimony cannot be members of the Mothers’ Union. To give them a sense of belonging, they are provided with an alternative: the Women’s Guild.

So track 1 Union, track 2 Guild.

So we see how Nigeria expects the Covenant to work. As they say: if you don't want it, don't sign up to it. Don't sign thinking it is something that it is not.

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