The meeting of the Primates (episcopal representatives of each Anglican province) has just commenced. Given the boycott of up to a 1/3 of the members due to the intransigence of the American church it looks like an exercise in futility.
The question at hand is whether the Archbishop of Canterbury should have exercised leadership by not inviting the Presiding Bishop of TEC. Another question at hand is whether the boycotting primates should exercise leadership by turning up and guiding the meeting into a rejection of TEC’s position… but, oh wait, they have done that a few times. So the Instruments of Communion dip into futility and new networks emerge. I hope that some honesty is communicated from this meeting, in my cynicism I am expecting wallpapered cracks.
It is telling that even the moderate and open see very little value in this Lambethised meeting. Andrew Goddard from Fulcrum offers the best commentary so far.