(6 April 2012 CEN) Rwanda and AMiA to go their separate ways

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Please note this older article predates the news about the Congo and AMIA which broke late this week; it nevertheless has important details not found elsewhere--KSH.

The split has fractured the AMiA’s 150 congregations. While no numbers have been released by the AMiA, a majority of its congregations appear to have left Bishop Murphy’s oversight—including Bishop Murphy’s former parish and the AMiA’s headquarters, All Saints Church in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

One faction appears set to join the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), a second group has pledged its loyalty to the Church of Rwanda but will seek to operate under the oversight of the ACNA, while a third remains with Bishop Murphy and his bishops. Negotiations to find an accommodation are currently underway between the Murphy faction and the ACNA, however the terms publicly set by Archbishop Duncan include reconciliation between Rwanda and the [Chuck] Murphy group.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesAnglican Church of KenyaChurch of RwandaEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC ConflictsTEC Departing Parishes* Religion News & CommentaryOther Churches* TheologyEcclesiology

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Posted April 15, 2012 at 6:59 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Sarah wrote:

A confusing statement from the rector of All Saints, Pawleys:

In closing, as I have said from the pulpit, we have no intention of breaking from the Anglican Mission in America. Nor do we have any intention of coming out from under Archbishop Rwaje and the oversight of the Province of Rwanda.

What?

The AMiA is no longer under the oversight of the Province of Rwanda and if a parish is still in the AMiA then that parish is no longer under the oversight of the Province of Rwanda. If the parish is *still* under the oversight of the Province of Rwanda, then that parish is not in the AMiA. It’s pretty much impossible to be both!

April 15, 1:26 pm | [comment link]
2. Jeremy Bonner wrote:

He’s obviously following Paul’s admonition to be all things to all people! smile

April 15, 2:19 pm | [comment link]
3. MichaelA wrote:

All Saints aside, George Conger also writes: “The split has fractured the AMiA’s 150 congregations.  While no numbers have been released by the AMiA, a majority of its congregations appear to have left Bishop Murphy’s oversight…”

Does anyone know how accurate this is?

April 15, 9:44 pm | [comment link]
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