Communion names Canadian theologian to Covenant Design Group

Published May 1, 2008

Eileen Scully, co-ordinator for worship and ministry of the Anglican Church of Canada’s faith, worship and ministry department, has been appointed as full member of the Covenant Design Group for the Anglican Communion.

Last January, Ms. Scully represented the Canadian church in the meeting of the group, which Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams appointed in 2007 in response to a request of the Joint Standing Committee of the Primates’ Meeting and of the Anglican Consultative Council. The establishment of a covenant was a key recommendations of the 2004 Windsor Report, a document published by the Lambeth Commission on Communion. The panel was created by Archbishop Williams to address a possible schism in the Anglican Communion over the issue of sexuality.  The Covenant Design Group is scheduled to meet next in Singapore to work on the third draft of the covenant.

Most recently, Ms. Scully served as part of the Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission, which was charged by Archbishop Williams with finding ways to maintain unity in the face of increasing diversity in the Anglican Communion.

Ms. Scully has a doctorate in theology from St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto. She has served as a member of the Primate’s Theological Commission (1998 to 2003) and was a consultant for the faith, worship and ministry department (1995 to 2001) before becoming staff.


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