After Bishop Anis now Bishop Marshall of Iran has resigned from the SCAC - and, of course, Bishop Orombi stays on but says he's boycotting it.
"I can confirm that Bishop Azad Marshall has resigned from the Standing Committee, though I'm not in a position to cite his reasons," Jan Butter, director of communications for the Anglican Communion,
Meanwhile Kenneth Kearon says the last meeting was the worst he's ever attended and, as well as excluding TEC from some Ecumenical Committees (Official letter, Katharine Jefferts Schori, Kenneth Kearon) the Archbishop of Canterbury is reported to have asked the Presiding Bishop of TEC to resign - utterly unconstitutionally.
The Archbishop’s Pentecost letter is the public half of a campaign to rein in the Episcopal Church, The Church of England Newspaper has learned, and follows a private letter delivered to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori asking her to consider withdrawing from active participation on the Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. (CEN, June 4)
Does this sound like teething troubles - or an organisation incapable of leading the Anglican Communion anywhere?
More probably it's a result of developments predicted since this Covenant process began: if you draw so much power into one committee you also draw into that committee the strongest partisans of the divisions in the Communion. How can anyone expect it to function as a coherent team?