Ethics and policy for invitations to Lambeth 2020

May 14, 2019 by

from Anglican Ink: Andrew Goddard writes: Last month Archbishop Justin made his first public statements about his invitation policy for the Lambeth Conference in 2020.  He is reported as having told The Times: Well over 90 per cent of the Anglican Communion are conservative on issues of sexuality. I’ve invited all the bishops, including those in same-sex marriages. And I had to consider…getting as many people as possible there and excluding as few as possible. It’s a lose-lose situation. I had...

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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...

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Ontario House of Bishops declares support of Kevin Robertson and same-sex spouse ahead of Lambeth 2020

May 3, 2019 by

by Tali Folkin, Anglican Journal: The Ontario House of Bishops is lending its voice to the diocese of Toronto’s College of Bishops in publicly supporting Kevin Robertson, area bishop of York-Scarborough in the diocese of Toronto, and his same-sex spouse, Mohan Sharma, in the ongoing controversy about the invitation of spouses to the Lambeth Conference in 2020. In a statement released Wednesday, May 1, the ecclesiastical province’s House of Bishops announced it had met in April and discussed,...

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Statement from GAFCON chairman Archbishop Foley Beach on Canterbury’s invitation to ACNA to observe Lambeth 2020

Apr 28, 2019 by

from Anglican Ink: The Most Rev. Foley Beach, Primate of the Anglican Church in North America and Chairman of GAFCON writes from Sydney: Yesterday I received a letter from Archbishop Justin just moments before the invitation was reported online. I read the online report first and was disappointed to see that the original “news” source had furthered a partisan, divisive, and false narrative by wrongly asserting that I left the Anglican Communion. I have never left the Anglican Communion, and...

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Welby: British law prevents ACC from debating his decision to exclude same-sex spouses from Lambeth

Apr 28, 2019 by

by Mary Frances Schjonberg, ENS: [Episcopal News Service – Hong Kong] The members of the Anglican Consultative Council, meeting here April 28-May 5, cannot formally discuss Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby’s decision to exclude the same-sex spouses of bishops invited to the 2020 Lambeth Conference. Welby  told a news conference on April 27, in response to a question from Episcopal News Service, that the ACC is the only one of the Anglican Communion’s Instruments of Communion that is...

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Lodging for spouses becomes Anglicans’ latest battleground over LGBT clergy

Apr 18, 2019 by

by Catherine Pepinster, RNS: A British university that customarily houses those attending the Anglican Communion’s worldwide gathering of bishops is welcoming same-sex clergy couples to stay on campus despite the archbishop of Canterbury’s attempt to ban gay and lesbian bishops’ spouses from the 2020 Lambeth Conference. For years the issue of homosexuality and how the Church of England treats gay people has haunted the church and the wider Anglican Communion, causing a rift with African...

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