Pittsburgh Update

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Monday, January 4, 2010

News for Week Ending 1/4/2010

Covenant draft sparks commentary

As one might expect of Anglicans at Christmas time, the Anglican Communion generated little news not related to Christmas this past week. The “final” draft of the Anglican covenant has, however, provoked a good deal of commentary. (See earlier Pittsburgh Update story here.) Neither now nor in the future will we try to track everything being said about the covenant, but we will try to highlight particularly notable remarks. For now, Thinking Anglicans has done an especially good job of linking to essays exhibiting all degrees of enthusiasm for the covenant. Its large collection of links can be found here.

Closer to home, The Living Church reports that Bishop of Central Florida John W. Howe has encouraged his diocese to adopt a resolution at its January 30, 2010, convention that “affirms” the entire covenant draft.