London, July 19, 2011 — Seeing a need for a concise introduction to the Covenant, the No Anglican Covenant Coalition has issued “A Short Introduction to the Anglican Covenant.” This document consists of a single page of text.
“A Short Introduction” is intended for duplication and distribution to Anglicans who need to know about the Covenant but who do not have the time or inclination to wade through the flood of history and commentary available on this Web site and elsewhere. As the Revd. Dr. Lesley Fellows, Moderator of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition put it, “This brief, plain‐language explanation is intended to help ordinary Anglicans worldwide to understand what is being proposed.”
“A Short Introduction” also attempts to give a more balanced view of the Covenant than is available elsewhere. As our Convenor for the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Revd. Canon Hugh Magee, has said, “Many people have complained that the official study material from the Anglican Communion Office has lacked balance and has failed to take seriously the concerns of Covenant critics.”