What happens if we say no?

Published September 1, 2012

The Anglican Church of Canada needs more clarity about what the “relational consequences” would be for not adopting the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant. This is one of the key messages that Council of General Synod (CoGS) members said the church must convey when the 15th Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) meets in New Zealand Oct. 27 to Nov. 7. Member provinces of the Communion have been asked to report on progress made in response to the covenant, which has been recommended as a way of healing divisions triggered by debates over sexuality. At their May meeting, some CoGS members said there’s a lot of uncertainty about what happens when a province decides whether or not to adopt the covenant even though a study guide was prepared for Canadian Anglicans. The Anglican Church of Canada will decide what action to take at General Synod 2013.


  • Marites N. Sison

    Marites (Tess) Sison was editor of the Anglican Journal from August 2014 to July 2018, and senior staff writer from December 2003 to July 2014. An award-winning journalist, she has more that three decades of professional journalism experience in Canada and overseas. She has contributed to The Toronto Star and CBC Radio, and worked as a stringer for The New York Times.

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