Monday, February 19, 2007

BREAKING: From Ruth Gledhill: Schori elected to Primates Standing Committee

Ruth Gledhill: Schori triumphs in Dar as new Anglican queen

From here:

So far from being excluded from the primates' Meeting in Dar es Salaam, I can break the news that TEC Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has been elected onto the all-important policy-making Standing Committee. There will be much speculation about how this came about. It is obviously interesting to note that the administration of the Anglican Communion Office depends on funds from TEC. Balancing the books without TEC would not be possible. But a source close to what's happening in Dar es tells me that things will be "very rough" this afternoon. I am just wondering whether the TEC report, the election of Bishop Schori onto the standing committee and the apparent acquiesence of so many of the Global South primates in what has been going on might not indicate quite a tough, orthodox doctrinal line in the Anglican Covenant. I'll post the rest of the SC names in just a sec, when I've had a cup of tea, which I'll raise in a quiet toast at my desk to Bishop Schori.


Update from Jim Naughton:

I caution against reading too much into this. Members are elected to the Standing Committee by region, so Bishop Jefferts Schori was elected by her colleagues from the Americas. That said ... cool.


Anonymous Truth Unites ... and Divides said...

Wow! To wake up to this bit of news ... it's a bigger jolt to the system than a double espresso!

With PB KJS on this committee, I think AC is closer to unification with the Unitarian Universalists than with Rome.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Br_er Rabbit said...

The good news is that ++Henry Luke Orombi is on the standing committee.
Beyond that, this news is just plain confusing.
Kendall, is it time for despair yet?

9:56 AM  
Blogger t19elves said...


10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no - don't despair:

I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.


10:13 AM  
Anonymous flabellum said...

The election is regional, and TEC has the Americas all sewn up; so no real surprise once she was seated at the table.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, they aren't elected by ALL the other primates, only those of the same region. So, Schori was only elected by other American primates. In light of that, it isn't really surprising.

- Andy

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Truth Unites ...and Divides said...

Da Fat Lady is warming up... So far, not sounding pretty.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Connecticutian said...

This is enough to cause this sober, reflective, let's-wait-and-see, good-to-be-Anglican observer to pause and wonder... is there any longer any argument to remain "Anglican"?

Let's see what the GS Primates deliver; I'm just about ready to become an African with no church assets.

~ Connecticutian

10:52 AM  
Blogger kendall said...

please be aware that due to traffic a number of sites are going down. Do be sure to check many sites if needed

this includes this site, the main t19 site, and stand firm

10:58 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

RE: please be aware that due to traffic a number of sites are going down.

In the mean time, we should probably take the lack of information outlets as the sign from God that we're not in control and need to pray & trust in Him a little more.

Needing to take my own advise,

11:06 AM  
Blogger Albion Land said...


Couldn't get comments box to open on Stand Firm.

Here are my question and her answer:


I am curious as to why you would think these things augur "a tough, orthodox doctrinal line in the Anglican Covenant."

I would anticipate just the opposite.


(it is only speculation, but I am having trouble understanding where all the conservative fighting talk has gone if they've not been given something in return for all this.)

12:33 PM  
Blogger The Anglican Scotist said...


This is a shocking outcome--very welcome on the left, mind you--but part of what seems to be a growing crescendo, a clean sweep.

I had absolutely no idea Monday would come this way.

1:38 PM  

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