The Cairo Covenant

The GSFA (Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches) convened their latest meeting in Cairo in October of 2023 for orthodox leaders across the Communion to fulfill their commitment that ‘with the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury forfeiting their leadership role of the global Communion, GSFA Primates will expeditiously meet, consult and work with other orthodox Primates in the Anglican Church across the nations to re-set the Communion on its biblical foundation.’ Fourteen Primates participated and ten other Anglican orthodox leaders joined as observers in this meeting. The assembled Primates committed to setting two priorities:

  • ‘to take the gospel out urgently’ recognising the roots of the global Communion in the faith and costly proclamation of the gospel;
  • ‘to work on re-setting the Communion according to its biblical and historical roots. We all know and lament that our Communion has entered into a deep darkness of rebellion to the truth of God’s word.’

The Primates agreed to work together to ‘firewall’ the spread of false teaching and give fresh hope and a strong identity to orthodox Anglicans throughout our historic communion and affirmed the GSFA Covenantal Structure (the Cairo Covenant) as a locus of structural unity for the orthodox of the whole Communion.

Read the TEXT of the Cairo covenant here

The AAC Video series on the cairo covenant

Canon Phil Ashey shares our video teaching series regarding the historic breakthrough in the reformation of the Anglican Communion. On October 12, 2019, representatives at the 7th Global South Conference adopted a Covenantal Structure that could reshape the Anglican Communion around a Biblical confession of faith. On October 15, 22 bishops from around the Communion gathered for the American Anglican Council’s second Bishops Leadership Summit-a significant initiative to establish cross-cultural partnerships among bishops and their dioceses. Canon Ashey tells us how these two events are connected and why they are important in the life of the Anglican Communion in this Introduction. Each new video delves into the various sections of the covenant to help you better understand its contents and implications.

Read the TEXT of the Cairo covenant here

More on the cairo covenant

The AAC has published may articles on the Cairo Covenant and its implications for the Global Anglican Communion. Below are links to our top articles: