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The Anglican Communion Divided

The Anglican Communion is being torn apart by a revisionist agenda that puts the promotion of sexual immorality above the authority of God's Word and above unity.

The underlying issue in all these cases is the abandonment of the authority of God's Word by the revisionists.  The presenting issue is the stance taken in relation to homosexual practice.

See the sidebar for specific areas of conflict. Below is a general chronology of events and statements.


October 2011

January 2010

November 2009

February 2009

September 2008

July 2008

  • Lambeth 2008 was boycotted by about a quarter of the Bishops of the Communion representing more than half its active members. The Conference was designed to embrace those promoting gross error.

June 2008

February 2008

January 2008

October 2007

September 2007

July 2007

May 2007

April 2007

February 2007

January 2007

December 2006

September 2006

July 2006

June 2006

October 2005

September 2005

  • The Diocese of Recifé in Brazil has seen some of the most tyranical and malicious assaults from revisionists.

August 2005

February 2005

January 2005

October 2004

Relevant Articles

The Anglican Covenant. Cross†Way article by David Phillips, issue Winter 2011

Can the Anglican Communion survive the Corruption of the Western Church (Cross†Way 2003)

Turmoil in the Communion: Summary of developments in the worldwide Anglican Communion. (Cross†Way 2004)

Anglican Communion at the Crossroads - Press Release prior to the Lambeth Commission Report (Eames Report) 18th October 2004

The Limits of Anglican Diversity - Churchman article by Roger Beckwith examining the inflence of the Lambeth Conference on relations in the Anglican communion.

Human Sexuality: A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of the Church of Ireland and a response from the Church of Ireland Evangelical Fellowship. Churchman article (issue 118/2, 2004) by Peter Galbraith.

A Challenge Without A Hope. James Crabtree comments on Rowan Williams paper, 'The Challenge and Hope of being an Anglican Today.' (June 2006)

The Incoherence of the Anglican Communion. Churchman article from 2004 by Andrew Atherstone.


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