Saturday, June 28, 2014

LATROBE, PA: The AMiA Could Reunite with the ACNA

By David W. Virtue
June 27, 2014

The deep animosity between the former leader of the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA), Chuck Murphy, and the recently retired Archbishop of the Anglican Church in America, Robert Duncan, is over.

Both men have stepped down as leaders of their respective movements and a re-engagement between the new leaders is in the air. Could the AMiA be headed for reunion with the ACNA? It’s possible.

In his farewell address, Archbishop Robert Duncan said he had called Bishop Philip Jones, the new leader of the renamed "Society of Mission and Apostolic Works". He described the conversation as “lovely”. The Anglican Mission claims some 50 congregations. They are not counted in the Anglican Church in North America and have no official standing in the wider Anglican Communion.

Duncan told VOL that the goal is the eventual unity of all Anglicans in North America and he welcomes such overtures.

Archbishop Foley Beach has long standing friendships with Bishop Jones and AMIA Bishop T.J. Johnston as all three studied at the University of the South in Sewanee. Another bishop told VOL that if anyone can pull it off, it would be Archbishop Beach talking with his old friend. “We desperately need to be unified,” said the source.

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