As a new Episcopal priest, I have more reason than most and less reason than some to care deeply about what happens at the “gathering” of Primates in Canterbury Cathedral this week. Many people far more experienced than I have given themselves to the hard work of communion building and the harder work of communion maintaining throughout their lives. They have more skin in the game, as it were, than I do. But also, most Episcopalians probably don’t even know the meeting is going on or why they should care about it.
In my adult life the Anglican Communion has been a sight of conflict, embarrassment, and frustrating myopia. Continue reading