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Re: Impaired Communion

FYI.  L., Member of Executive Council of the Episccopal Church USA

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 03:58:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Terry Brown <terrymalaita@yahoo.com>
To: Louie Crew <lcrew@andromeda.rutgers.edu>
Cc: Patrick Mauney <pmauney@episcopalchurch.org>
Subject: Re: Impaired Communion

Dear Louie,

Thank you for sharing this.  I know as a matter of fact (I saw the
letter) that the covering letter for the communique from eight "global
south Anglican primates" meeting held in Singapore a month and a half
or so (in Singapore), sent out to other global south Anglican primates
for endorsement, went something like this:  "Here is our communique,
if we do not hear from you otherwise by such-and-such a date, we will
deem you to agree with the communique."  It was this communique that
was then issued sometime later with "the approval of 22 global south
Anglican primates".  This approach to the other global south primates
seems to me very shoddy for several reasons: (1) some of them may not
even get the fax because of bad communication, travel, etc., yet end
up on the list, (2) the invitation is to declare themselves out of
communion with these eight primates which most south primates would
not do and (3) there is almost an invitation to declare yourself a
heretic.  Yet if you don't answer, you are deemed to agree with the
communique.  In the case of Melanesia, I do not know how our
Archbishop answered or if he did, but we are not out of communion with
ECUSA.  I agree with Pat, let's see the signatures of the 22 primates
who supposedly signed or agreed with the most recent communique.

Bishop Terry Brown
Bishop of Malaita
Church of the Province of Melanesia

(Louie:  You may circulate this note.)

Louie Crew <lcrew@andromeda.rutgers.edu> wrote:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 09:57:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: Louie Crew
To: "bishopsdeputies@hobd.org"
Subject: Impaired Communion

Shared with the permission of Canon Patrick Mauney, director of
Anglican and Global Relations for The Episcopal Church.

L., Nwk Deputy, member of Executive Council

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 09:43:43 -0400
From: pmauney@episcopalchurch.org
To: lcrew@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Subject: FW: Impaired Communion

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Mauney
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 9:41 AM
To: 'Dr.Bill Atwood'
Cc: 'David Virtue'
Subject: Impaired Communion

Dear Bill:

You were quoted in Virtuosity today as saying that "21 of the 38 provinces
are in impaired communion" with us. You then give examples of impaired
communion in the "on-record" statements of "Global South bishops" as saying
they will not "eat with" or "speak with" or "receive money from" Frank

I have heard various figures for the number of provinces that have declared
"impaired communion" - anywhere from 18 to 22. But the problem I have is
that no one can tell me who these provinces and primates are. I asked Virtue
and he couldn't. I twice asked the CAPA secretariat and they could only come
up with 10 names of primates. I have been unable to get more than ten names
after repeated inquiries. By my count, only 9 provinces have actually issued
"official" statements from provincial synods or provincial houses of bishops
declaring one degree or another of impaired communion. I am also aware of
another half dozen primates who have spoken personally of their displeasure
with New Hampshire. I am aware of six - only six - primates who have said
they will not receive money from the Episcopal Church Center. I have not
seen any "on record" statements about not speaking with, or not eating with,

So, could you please provide me with the names of the 21 provinces and the
names of the "Global South bishops" who are "on record" as saying they will
not eat with, speak to, or receive money from Frank Griswold? You and David
Virtue constantly use these numbers - from 18 to 22 - but you never name
names. Could you please do so, in the interest of accuracy and to combat


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