Anglicans: A Test of Our Discipleship

The 18 branches of the Anglican Communion are proud of their independence — and last week the Anglican Congress in Toronto asked them to surrender some of it. At the close of the ten-day meeting, the delegates took home a dramatic manifesto on "Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence," composed by the Most Rev. Arthur Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, and the other primates of the Anglican churches. "What we are really asking," the primates wrote, "is the rebirth of the Anglican Communion, which means the death of many old things but —infinitely more — the birth of entirely new relationships."

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