With the consecration of Gene Robinson in New Hampshire as the first openly homosexual bishop in the Episcopal Church USA, the question was not if the Anglican Communion to which it belongs would split, but along what lines. Though no provinces have officially left the Communion, several do not recognize Robinson's office and have declared a state of "impaired communion." Below are the responses, if any, of each province.
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Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey said the consecration has done "incalculable" damage to the Communion.
Christianity Today's earlier coverage of the Anglican Communion's strife includes:
Translating the Anglican Primates | Interpretations vary widely on what last week's statement means, how forceful it was, and what's next. (Oct. 21, 2003)
Anglican Leaders Criticize Episcopal Church, Canada's New Westminster Diocese on Homosexual Actions | Future of the Anglican unity "in jeopardy," they say, but don't break communion—yet. (Oct. 16, 2003)
Anglicanism's Communion of Saints | Under the somber portraits of their predecessors, Anglican archbishops will discuss the fractious issues of the church and homosexuality. (Oct. 15, 2003)
Florida Bishop Defies Episcopal Church Head | The consecration of a new bishop becomes the latest battleground between Frank Griswold and the American Anglican Council. (Oct. 10, 2003)
Reimagining Anglican Bonds of Affection | Orthodox American leaders begin describing what realignment of the Anglican Communion might look like. (Oct. 09, 2003)
Conservative Episcopalians Challenge Church Politics as Usual | "A Place to Stand" conference combines unofficial convention, pep rally, and communiqué to Anglican leaders. (Oct. ...1