‘Grown-up’ Primates’ Meeting affirms Anglican links with Canterbury

Jan 15, 2020 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times: AT the Lambeth Conference this year, bishops will “draw a line under some of the inward-looking approach of the past”, the Archbishop of Canterbury predicted this week at the close of the Primates’ Meeting in Jordan.Primates praised the “mature” and “grown-up” discussions at this week’s meeting. Primates from 33 of the 40 Provinces were present. Three — those of Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda — chose not to attend, while others were detained by illness or other...

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Episcopal House of Bishop Agonize over Attending Lambeth 2020

Sep 27, 2019 by

by David Virtue, VOL: You would have thought by now, that with all the resolutions passed by the Episcopal Church’s General Conventions, over many years, that homosexuality, in all its pluriform manifestations, would be a done deal and that going to Lambeth next year would be a simple matter of ho hum it’s off to Canterbury we go. That would be too easy. With one eye on the Archbishop of Canterbury and another eye on the Global South, The Episcopal Church would simply affirm that...

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TEC House of Bishop opens fall meeting with discussions of same-sex spouse exclusion from Lambeth 2020

Sep 18, 2019 by

by David Paulsen, ENS: The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops gathered here on Sept. 17 to begin a four-day meeting where the question of the Lambeth Conference 2020 loomed from the outset, both as a point of punctuation in Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s opening sermon and as the scheduled topic of discussion for the first afternoon. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, in calling all bishops in the Anglican Communion to attend the Lambeth Conference next summer, chose to invite gay and...

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No decision on Justin Welby’s attendance at GAFCON conference

Sep 6, 2019 by

by Marcus Jones, Premier: The Church of England’s representative in Parliament says no decision has been made about whether the Archbishop of Canterbury will attend the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Kigali, Rwanda next year. The event is seen as a rival gathering to the Lambeth Conference which Justin Welby will host next year. While all Anglican bishops have been invited to the Lambeth Conference on 27th July – 1st August 2020, some have suggested they won’t...

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Communique from Gafcon Tanzania

Aug 20, 2019 by

Tanzanian Bishops re-commit to Gafcon, reaffirm Lambeth I:10 teaching on sexuality and marriage: WE, the undermentioned ten bishops of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, meeting at Holiday Inn, Dar es Salaam, on the 14th August 2019, after prayerful discussion, hereby issue this Communique. PREAMBLE Recognizing the need for us to contribute to the global movement seeking to renew the Anglican Communion through Gafcon; Recollecting our experiences and commitments through our participation in the...

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Why Archbishop Ben Kwashi isn’t going to Lambeth 2020

Aug 7, 2019 by

from Gafcon. Evangelism and Gospel mission are at the heart of Gafcon: “We will proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations.” But in 1998 at the Lambeth conference the focus of discussions amongst the bishops from around the world was controversy about sexuality, which was a great disappointment to Archbishop Ben Kwashi and many other bishops in the Anglican Communion who work hard and risk their lives to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus. “Nobody wanted to hear about those of us...

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