Constitution of the Anglican Mission in the Americas IV

There seems to be some more plagiarism elsewhere in the document:

AMiA Constitution Source Document?
Article 3, Section 3 Associations of the Faithful

By Philip C.L. Gray, J.C.L.

Because such apostolic works under a society must have a common purpose congruent with the mission of the Church, those who are the competent ecclesiastical authority have the obligation of oversight in matters of faith and order so as to promote the common good, protect against the infringement of rights and duties and provide a venue of adjudication when necessary. Because associations of the faithful must have a common purpose congruent with the mission of the Churchcompetent ecclesiastical authority has the obligation of vigilance over all in matters of faith, morals and ecclesiastical discipline. The purpose of this vigilance is to promote the common good, protect against the infringement of rights and duties and provide a venue of vindication when necessary.

Can that be a coincidence?

I also note that the Congo is not currently being mentioned in the document. It says that “The inaugural membership (of the College of Consultors) includes the founding Primates of the Anglican Mission, which was established in 2000 by the Primates of South East Asia and Rwanda.” This may be a formality while waiting for the Congo to iron things out at their own Synod this month.

At the ACNA Assembly today, Archbishop Duncan said:

What will become of the remnant “Society for Mission and Apostolic Works” we cannot know, we only know that what has emerged does not look like the Anglican Mission, the AMiA, that was once so central to who and what we became as a Church.  We continue in prayer for these now functionally separated brothers and sisters.

He also informed us that yet another AM bishop is talking to ACNA about leaving the AM:

In other parts of our two countries (Canada and the US) congregations that have been AM congregations are associating with existing dioceses of the Anglican Church in North America. Bishop Todd Hunter of Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO) has joined us as a bishop with special mission and two of our dioceses have given “cover” to two other Anglican Mission bishops and their congregations – with a third bishop and network in conversation – as their relationships to the AM gets sorted out.

With Bishop John Miller moving to be the rector of Christ Church, Vero Beach, there is a whole lot of shaking going on.

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