Showdown in Africa
Religion: A midnight session narrowly averts a divide between The Episcopal Church and worldwide Anglicans
Edward E. Plowman
A new round of turmoil is sweeping through the leadership ranks of The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the aftermath of the meeting of the world's top Anglican leaders (primates) last month in Tanzania in East Africa.
If the primates are "asking us to undo what we have already done, that is a step many of the [U.S.] bishops would be unwilling to take," Connecticut liberal bishop Andrew Smith told a reporter.
Smith was referring to the official response TEC made last June to the Anglican Communion's request in the 2004 Windsor Report. the rest