By Miranda K. Hassett
The signal outdoor the conservative, white church within the small southern U.S. city pronounces that the church is a part of the Episcopal Church--of Rwanda. In Anglican Communion in Crisis, Miranda Hassett tells the attention-grabbing tale of the way a brand new alliance among conservative American Episcopalians and African Anglicans is remodeling conflicts among American Episcopalians--especially over homosexuality--into international conflicts in the Anglican church.
within the mid-1990s, conservative American Episcopalians and Anglican leaders from Africa and different components of the Southern Hemisphere started to forge ties towards the yankee Episcopal Church's perceived liberalism and becoming toleration of homosexuality. This led to dozens of yankee Episcopal church buildings filing to the authority of African bishops.
according to vast study, interviews with key individuals and observers, and months Hassett spent in a southern U.S. parish of the Episcopal Church of Rwanda and in Anglican groups in Uganda, Anglican Communion in Crisis is the 1st anthropological exam of the coalition among American Episcopalians and African Anglicans. The booklet demanding situations universal views--that the connection among the american citizens and Africans is simply one in every of comfort or perhaps that the american citizens obtained the help of the Africans. as an alternative, Hassett argues that their partnership is a planned and dedicated flow that has tapped the facility and language of globalization so one can flow either the yankee Episcopal Church and the global Anglican Communion to the right.
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