Kendall Harmon has pointed out rightly that the report from the Special Commission to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church is in effect an attempt to enact a compromise onto what was already a compromise.
That started me thinking. One of the other recommendations of the Windsor Report was that Bishops would cease sending missionary clergy to reach out to the disaffected within the boundaries of other Anglican provinces. (cf Sec. D, Para. 155).
I’ve lost track of where this stands, but I recall reading or hearing somewhere that at the meeting of the Primates in Dromantine in Feb. of 2005, this recommendation was rejected and is not considered binding by people who are asked to conform to the Windsor report.
Does anyone know for sure where this stands? It may be that what I heard or read is just a rumor.
If what I recall hearing is correct, the “nullification” of this recommendation by the Primates’ Meeting raises a question for the Episcopal Church as we move to General Convention about just which form of the Windsor Report we’re supposed to be considering. And about what other changes might be made to the Windsor Report.
edit: Sarah Dylan Breuer has pointed out in a post to the Bishop’s and Deputies mailing list that Primates did not formally reject the language referenced above. They did suggest some changes. So did the Archbishop of Canterbury. So too have most of the bodies that have responded so far.
So I guess the question now is, that if other groups are making suggestions and changes as they receive the Windsor Report, why can’t we?