The Anglican Communion Covenant—time for study

At the national General Synod meeting in June, members will have an opportunity to receive and make recommendations about an important Communion-level document: the Anglican Communion Covenant—usually referred to simply as the Anglican Covenant.

In the latest General Synod web forum post, Bishop George Bruce, chair of the (Canadian) Anglican Communion Working Group, explains what the Anglican Communion Covenant is and what will be brought to General Synod 2010.

He begins, “The Anglican Communion Covenant is a series of affirmations and commitments offered to the provinces of the Anglican Communion with the intention of strengthening the bonds of affection and relationships amongst the provinces for their common witness and mission.”

Read the full article, read the Covenant itself [PDF], and offer your input: How might the Covenant nurture better relationships in the Anglican Communion?

From June 3 to 11 more than 300 delegates will gather in Halifax, N.S., for General Synod, which is held once every three years. The “Setting Sail: Conversations before General Synod” web forum is a place to discuss the major topics that will arise at General Synod-from strategic planning to sexuality. New articles will be posted every one to two weeks leading up to General Synod.

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