Is the Episcopal Church’s role in the Anglican Communion in jeopardy?
I think the whole Communion is in a process of development. We affirm the relationships that we have across the Communion, and those relationships are healthy. The mission partnerships that are going on are incredibly healthy. We’re struggling with the place of authority within the Communion, and that’s a developmental piece, and it’s an important one. Q: How much pressure is the Episcopal Church under from the rest of the Anglican Communion? A: The Episcopal Church, and it’s beyond the U.S., it’s not just the United States part of this church — some people are feeling a great deal of pressure from other parts of the Communion. Other people say that this is an opportunity for us to be clearer about who we are. We are eager to continue in our partnerships and our relationships around the Communion, and I don’t think that’s going to change abundantly. We are eager to continue and grow our relationships around the Communion, and I think most people believe those relationships will not cha