The Global South's Meeting in Singapore issues a Communique
19. We are pleased to welcome two Communion Partner bishops from the Episcopal Church USA (TEC) and acknowledge that with them there are many within TEC who do not accept their church's innovations. We assure them of our loving and prayerful support. We are grateful that the recently formed Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) is a faithful expression of Anglicanism. We welcome them as partners in the Gospel and our hope is that all provinces will be in full communion with the clergy and people of the ACNA and the Communion Partners.
RWF resumes: This is a very important statement from a gathering that represents the overwhelming majority of the world's Anglicans. This paragraph amounts to the leaders of more than 75% of the world's Anglicans expressing their conviction that the ACNA is a worthy partner with whom to be in full communion. It is an unalloyed recognition of our status as faithful Anglicans.
After reciting some of the recent actions of TEC and the ACC that have set them on (para. 16) "a course that contradicts the plain teaching of the Holy Scriptures on matters so fundamental that they affect the very salvation of those involved" and which (para. 18) "have brought discredit to our witness," Paragraph 18 "encourages our various Provinces to reconsider their communion relationships with the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada until it becomes clear that there is genuine repentence."
Thank God that many parts of the Anglican world have such faithful leaders!
A full list of the participants in this meeting may be found here.
More on this Communique and the Global South meeting's significance will follow.