Calm urged as Anglican split over sexuality threatens to deepen

May 6, 2019 by

By Marcus Jones, Premier:

Anglicans on both sides of the sexuality debate are being encouraged to calm the rhetoric ahead of a very important meeting next year.

Bishops from across the world are due to come together for the once a decade Lambeth Conference but there’s concern many will boycott.

Conservative group GAFCON says its bishops won’t attend due to the fact gay bishops will be permitted to attend.

Conservatives within the Church are also unhappy at how they’ve been portrayed by the Anglican Communion.

Speaking at the Anglican Consultative Council last week, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon (pictured below right) said the divide in the Church was due to “largely autocratic Primates and bishops in the Global South who do not behave as Anglicans”.

The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) has written to him to ask him to reconsider his words.

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