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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Citing inclusion of LGBT clerics, Anglican bishops in Africa to shun Lambeth Conference

May 30, 2019 by

from RNS: As disputes over homosexuality continue to stir within the worldwide Anglican Communion, conservative African bishops say they will boycott a decennial gathering of top clerics next summer unless what the Africans consider godly order is restored. After delaying the Lambeth Conference, normally held once a decade, for two years, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the global leader of Anglicanism, has invited all active bishops and their spouses to the United Kingdom in July and...

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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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