The Anglican Communion's disagreement over orthodoxy and practice has involved many issues that affect the church as a whole: homosexuality, ordination, property ownership, and global leadership are among the bones of contention. Though there have been dissenters and splits since days of Thomas Cranmer and Henry VIII in the 1500s, the division widened when The Episcopal Church consecrated a non-celibate homosexual as bishop in 2003. Since then, global Anglican leaders have wrestled with questions of unity, ecclesiology, authority, and globalization.
- To Whom Shall We Go? Global South Anglicans Reject Canterbury’s LeadershipConservative Anglicans’ gathering in April comes after the Church of England’s “disqualifying” decision to bless same-sex marriages.Français
- Evangelicals Fear LGBT Blessings Proposal Would Split the Church of EnglandTensions are high at this week’s General Synod, with leaders on both sides frustrated with the suggested compromise on same-sex marriage.
- Anglican Division over Scripture and Sexuality Heads SouthAfter Lambeth conference steers bishops to agree to disagree on LGBT clergy and marriages, African conservatives chart a new course.
- The Contentious Literary Family That Explains Global AnglicanismHow the dilemmas driving "The Brothers Karamazov" resemble those confronting the world’s third-largest Christian communion.
- Anglican Property Wins Don’t Put an End to Legal DisputesBreakaway congregations in South Carolina and Texas continue protracted fight with the Episcopal Church.
- The Falls Church Anglican Lost Its Historic Building, But Its New Sanctuary Still Feels Like Coming HomeSeeing my family’s church consecrate a space of its own—years after a denominational split and legal fight—reminded me of God’s providence in where he places us.
- Died: Chuck Murphy, Visionary Who Gave Conservative Anglicans a New HomeFounder of Anglican Mission in the Americas partnered with Rwanda to create US alternative to The Episcopal Church.
- Gleanings: October 2017Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue).
- South Carolina: Breakaway Anglicans Must Return 29 ChurchesSplit ruling by state supreme court favors Episcopal Church’s physical but not intellectual property claims.
- Episcopal Church Suspended from Anglican Communion over Same-Sex Marriage(UPDATED) US province demoted to ‘observer status' for three years. Conservatives still want more sanctions and repentance.