Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Canadian Anglicanism, RIP

The stats are in, and the Anglican Church of Canada -- a communion to the Left of ECUSA -- is in precipitous decline:
Between 1961 and 2001 the Anglican Church of Canada, the Canadian branch of the worldwide Anglican community, lost 53 percent of its members, from 1.36 million to 642,000. However, the report also ominously stated that the decline is accelerating. While membership dropped 13 percent between 1981 and 1991, it fell 20 percent between 1991 and 2001.
But their dear archbishop says he gets it: "Canadian Archbishop Andrew Hutchison told The Church of England Newspaper that although the report was a 'wake-up call,' he hoped a new emphasis on social justice and ecumenical cooperation would stem the decline."

When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail....

Anglicans in Canada may find this link of interest.

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