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May 8, 2012

Bishop Todd Hunter Joins the ACNA (Updated)

Anglican Ink reports that Bishop Hunter has left Bishop Murphy’s whatchamacallit and has joined the ACNA. This is good news. I especially appreciated this section of the report:

Bishop Hunter also stated that he had asked for and had received forgiveness from the Primate of Rwanda, Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje for “my part in actions, attitudes or communications that were hurtful to him or to my brother bishops in Rwanda…more

There had been some concern that Bishop Hunter’s role in the upcoming ACNA Provincial Synod might in some way legitimize the schismatic actions of Murphy and his followers - of which Bishop Hunter had been one. Now those concerns can be put to rest. May more AMiA bishops follow Bishop Hunter’s lead.

Update: Here’s a statement from Bishop Hunter’s office received via emai:

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter has requested transfer from the Anglican Province of Rwanda to the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Anglican Church in North America.  Bishop Todd has requested to serve as Bishop with Special Mission.  He will continue to lead Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO) as his principal call in ministry and will be headquartered on the West Coast.

Bishop Hunter looks forward to meeting with Archbishop Duncan in Pittsburgh in the next few weeks to achieve the canonical and jurisdictional precision necessary for a church planting mission to work cooperatively with provincial and diocesan structures.

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Yes.  This is what reconciliation as a requirement looks like.  Very well done indeed.  I look forward to working with +Hunter.

[1] Posted by Ed McNeill on 5-8-2012 at 04:58 PM · [top]

Let us pray that the close relationship between Rwanda and ACNA continues to prosper.  It is only due to faith and prayer that what began as a schism is developing into greater unity within the Church. Continuing prayers for all concerned.

[2] Posted by tjmcmahon on 5-8-2012 at 08:19 PM · [top]

I wonder how this affects Fr. Ellis Brust who’s working with Bp. Hunter.  Good move on Bishop Hunters part.

[3] Posted by bob+ on 5-8-2012 at 10:12 PM · [top]

So with Barnum and Glenn in PEAR, Miller, Johnston and Hunter in ACNA, what bishops does that leave in AMiA? I suppose Rogers is retired, so that means Doc Loomis, Sandy Greene and Philip Jones would be the active folks still with Murphy.

[4] Posted by Jeff Walton on 5-9-2012 at 11:00 AM · [top]

I think Matt’s description of the group Bishop Hunter just left as “Bishop Murphey’s whatchamacallit” is the funniest thing I seen in some time. Almost fell out of my chair in guffaws!

I do hope Bishop Hunter is blessed by being in ACNA, and is a blessing to it..

[5] Posted by Filmore Strunk+ on 5-9-2012 at 02:44 PM · [top]

Bishop Hunter talks further about this transition and answers some questions here:

[6] Posted by Firinnteine on 5-11-2012 at 01:12 PM · [top]

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