Anglican bishops to meet in small groups online in preparation for Lambeth Conference

Jun 8, 2021 by

from ENS: Bishop from across the Anglican Communion, including from The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops, are preparing to participate in a series of online conversations with each other in preparation for gathering in 2022 for the Lambeth Conference. The conversations, in groups of 20, will be held on Zoom for all active bishops in the Anglican Communion’s 41 provinces. They will be held each month from July to December and will focus on the theme “God’s Church for God’s World.” As a...

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COME, LET US CONFER, Part 2: Justin Welby Enters the Fray

Mar 8, 2021 by

by Stephen Noll: This is a continuation of my recent appeal “Appeal to the Leadership of the Global Anglican Future Conference.” Right on cue, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, seconded shortly thereafter by Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York, jumps into the fray uninvited, accusing Henry Ndukuba, the Archbishop of Nigeria, of homophobia, the one unforgivable sin in the index of the Pansexual Revolution. Archbishop Welby proceeds to rebuke Archbishop Ndubuka for violating the...

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Bishops Gear Up For Long Lambeth Walk

Feb 1, 2021 by

by Charles Raven, Gafcon: Lambeth 2022, the worldwide gathering of Anglican bishops held roughly once a decade, but twice delayed due to the pandemic, will actually get under way this year – 2021. According to an announcement made last October ‘the conference journey’ will begin in 2021 as a virtual phase with a yet to be revealed programme, but we do know that the theological underpinnings for this project are being provided by the St Augustine Seminar, a group of 35 New Testament scholars...

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The Lambeth Conference reschedules to 2022

Jul 9, 2020 by

from ENS: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has sent a message encouragement to “walk together and be good news” to the bishops and spouses of the Anglican Communion today – in the month that would have seen the fifteenth Lambeth Conference hosted in Canterbury. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this decennial meeting of Anglican bishops and spouses had been rescheduled to the British summer of 2021. Since then – after ongoing monitoring of the pandemic and consultation with bishops and...

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Lambeth Conference and Gafcon Kigali Conference postponed to Summer 2021

Mar 23, 2020 by

The Lambeth Conference website has been revamped to reflect the postponement of the Conference until 2021. On March 23rd The Archbishop of Canterbury posted a message announcing the postponement: In recent weeks, the organising teams for the Lambeth Conference have been prayerfully thinking through the impact of coronavirus pandemic on the plans and preparations for this important event. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Lambeth Conference Company has been monitoring the situation and...

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An Anglican Lament

Mar 12, 2020 by

by Matt Kennedy, Stand Firm: It seems that we are on the brink of another Lambeth Conference. I heard that it was coming up and vaguely noted to myself that I should mark the date and start paying attention. But it is all so deadly boring. What a difference a decade makes. For Lambeth 2008, I was on the scene in Canterbury, fresh from the first Gafcon meeting in Jerusalem. Hopes that the Communion might still rally, that orthodoxy might somehow still win the day were sinking but had not yet...

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