Leaders of the Common Cause Partnership, a federation of more than 100,000 Anglican Christians in the United States and Canada, will release to the public the draft constitution of an emerging Anglican church in North America. The leaders will also formally affirm the conclusions of the Global Anglican Future Conference in Jerusalem last summer and reiterate the need to reform, heal and revitalize the worldwide Anglican Church.
Orthodox Anglicans, unhappy with the direction of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the Anglican Church of Canada, have been working to form a “biblical, missionary and united Anglican Church in North America,” as Bishop Robert Duncan, moderator of Common Cause, described it. The new structure would be separate from the current two North American bodies.
Duncan said that the Episcopal Church is no longer in line with traditional understandings of Scripture, the person of Jesus and Christian morality.