There has been little news about the Anglican Covenant of late, in part, no doubt, because the Anglican Communion has been occupied with installing a new Archbishop of Canterbury and trying to figure out what that means for the Communion. Of course, some have interpreted the lack of news as lack of interest, but that is a thesis that is hard to prove. In any case, the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) is about to take action on the Covenant. Well, sort of.
The ACC will hold its General Synod in July. As expected, a resolution will be put forward that delays action on the Covenant until at least 2016. Resolution A120, from the Council of General Synod, declares that the General Synod “direct[s] the Council of General Synod to bring a recommendation regarding the adoption of the Covenant to General Synod 2016.”
Of course, a similar 2010 resolution required that the Council of General Synod bring a resolution regarding adoption of the Covenant to the 2013 General Synod. If A120 is passed, the ACC may find itself voting on Covenant adoption in 2016. Or not.
The text of Resolution A120 can be found here
Labels: Anglican Church of Canada, Anglican Covenant