Lambeth Conference: University of Kent defends hosting event excluding same-sex spouses

Mar 19, 2019 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: The University of Kent has defended its decision to host an Anglican conference that excludes same-sex spouses. The university’s Canterbury campus is set to be the venue for the 2020 Lambeth Conference, a once-a-decade meeting of global Anglican bishops and spouses that has come under fire after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby banned same-sex spouses from attending. In a statement to PinkNews, the university defended the decision to host the £4,950-a-head event...

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Royal Wedding bishop Michael Curry condemns exclusion of same-sex couples

Mar 18, 2019 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered the sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has criticised exclusion of same-sex spouses from an Anglican gathering. The 2020 Lambeth Conference, which will bring together Anglican bishops and their spouses from across the world, has been facing criticism after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby banned same-sex spouses from attending. The decision has sparked anger in the US Episcopal Church, after New York...

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“Mind of the House” resolution from TEC bishops on gay spouses dis-invitation to Lambeth 2020

Mar 17, 2019 by

from Anglican Ink: The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church met in retreat at Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC. At their March 15 business meeting, they adopted the following Mind of the House Resolution and received a statement from the Bishops’ Spouses Planning Group which follows the bishops’ statement: Bishops gathered at the Spring 2019 meeting of the House of Bishops are aggrieved and distressed by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s decision to exclude same sex spouses of...

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Lambeth invitations and the Communion’s future

Mar 7, 2019 by

from Psephizo: Andrew Goddard writes: In January I raised a number of concerns about the invitation policy for the 2020 Lambeth Conference.  The issue hit the headlines again in February following further developments – the election of a same-sex married priest to be Bishop of Maine and the February 15th message from the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion which contains much encouraging and positive news about Lambeth 2020 but also confirmation that all serving bishops are being...

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Bishops should take Church of England summit to court over same-sex partner ban, says MP

Feb 28, 2019 by

by Helena Horton, Telegraph: An MP has hit out at the Church of England after bishops were told they could not bring same-sex partners to the Lambeth Conference. In an interview with The Telegraph to mark LGBT history month, Nigel Evans said that allowing bishops in heterosexual relationships to bring their spouses to the international summit, but banning same sex partners, could be classed as workplace discrimination. He said: “I’m wondering whether that’s discrimination. It...

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Bishop to attend Lambeth Conference without wife in protest at bar on gay clergy partners

Feb 28, 2019 by

by Alex Williams, Premier: The Bishop of Liverpool has said he will attend an international summit of Anglican leaders without his wife next year, in protest at a bar on the partners of gay clergy. Rt Rev Paul Bayes described the decision to prevent same-sex partners of clergy from attending the 2020 Lambeth Conference as an “act of exclusion”. In a message posted on Twitter, he said: “I deeply regret that, in the fractious complexities of our life as a worldwide people, this...

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