Conservative Anglicans talk up realignment

Episcopal Church in the USA versus Anglican Communion Network
Following a meeting of 2,400 conservatives unified in their belief that the Episcopal Church no longer upholds biblical tradition, tension remains between those eager to leave the church and others who counsel patience.

The predominant word at the November 10-12 conference in Pittsburgh was not split but realignment. The tension surfaced between the slow-moving, theologically conservative minority within the 2.3-million-member Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA) and the often less patient leaders of the conservative majority in the 77-million-member worldwide Anglican Communion.

Eight conservative primates—high-ranking bishops who represent some 30 million Anglicans outside the U.S.—attended the meeting called by the Anglican Communion Network, formed last year.


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