God’s covenant

What it means to be church
The idea of “covenant” comes up frequently in proposed solutions to mainline crises. Before writing its final report, the PCUSA Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church drew up a covenant of prayer, worship and careful listening. Likewise, the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has proposed that the conservative side of the Anglican Communion—the African churches, the Church of England and conservative dioceses within the Episcopal Church—make a covenant with each another as a core group of the Anglican Communion that will commit themselves to mutual consultation and agreement.


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