The next ACC meeting is in Lusaka and begins soon, this Friday.
But who will be there?
There have already been some withdrawals.
Now Archbishop Mouneer is not going (see here).
Why the withdrawals?
Because the Chair of ACC, Bishop James Tengatenga has said that it will be business as usual re TEC's role at ACC, and that is both a disregard and a disrespect of the recent Primates' Meeting communique which said that TEC's role should be restricted.
This is the new politics of the Communion: playing the "rules" card as +Tengatenga has done in defiance of the "leadership" card which ++Welby played by exerting considerable diplomatic persuasion to gather the primates in one meeting and which the primates played by responding with "a way forward" for the Communion.
Has +Tengatenga misread the situation?
What can ACC meaningfully say and decide with a truncated turnout?
Is ACC heading down a blind alley?
Is the Communion on course for a crossroads in which either TEC is finally and firmly constrained by all Instruments of Communion or the Communion is irrevocably split into two blocs?