Scottish Episcopal Church says No to the Anglican Covenant

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Scottish Episcopal Church has rejected an agreement backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury that could have seen sanctions imposed on them if they diverged from the Anglican Communion’s rulings on issues such as the ordination of gay bishops and same-sex unions.

The church’s General Synod, currently meeting in Edinburgh, overwhelmingly rejected the covenant, stating that it threatened its independence and went against the spirit of the communion.

It had been asked to sign up to the Anglican Covenant, an agreement intended to bring unity to the worldwide communion by introducing a measure of discipline and accountability into relationships between its 38 independent churches.

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Posted June 9, 2012 at 12:28 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Br. Michael wrote:

No surprise here.

June 9, 5:33 pm | [comment link]
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