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Will 'Gracious Restraint' Make a Difference?

Anglicans urged to work out their problems with a new commitment to Christian charity.

Update: 4:30, CST

Reactions to statements from Anglican primates are piling up in my in box.

Here's one important voice: Bishop Martyn Minns, CANA:

"We also welcome a period of gracious restraint as the Primates describe it but are distressed by the reality that The Episcopal Church continues to initiate punitive litigation on a massive scale. To date, there are at least 56 lawsuits initiated by The Episcopal Church, or its dioceses, against individual churches, clergy and vestries across the country.

"We are saddened to read that within hours of agreeing to this statement Presiding Bishop Schori is already questioning whether the Primates' call for gracious restraint is something to which The Episcopal Church wants to make a commitment ?'the long-term impact of ?gracious restraint' is a matter for General Convention,' she said in a statement.

"We appreciate the encouragement for those of us connected with the Anglican Church in North America to continue to move forward as faithful Anglicans ...

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