Welby Issues Accusations to Lambeth Conference Holdouts

Oct 25, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline:

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby issued accusations at those refusing to attend the Lambeth Conference next year. He said they were playing “power games” and were a “tool of power” for “small groups that claim extraterritorial jurisdiction”.

While not naming names, he clearly had GAFCON archbishops and bishops in mind who have made it abundantly clear that they will not attend because of unresolved issues over homosexuality and Welby’s failure to uphold the strictures placed by the ’98 Lambeth Conference Resolution 1:10 on provinces that no longer uphold marriage between a man and a woman, refusing to forbid homosexual practice as “incompatible with Scripture”.

In an article published on the Lambeth Conference website, Welby said, “[we] will seek to find a way forward on the issues that have divided us for so long over marriage, sexuality and relationships”. Such hopes are wishful thinking.

Welby then undermined his own position, saying; “It is unlikely that we will have a single common understanding. We are a global communion with more than 2000 languages, and such deeply embedded and possibly different views of what is right and wrong, both culturally and in our understanding of the Bible. But this is what marks the Church out as different. We are called to find ways of continuing together, knowing that we belong to one another and obeying the commands of Jesus to love one another, and where we disagree, disagreeing well.”

But that will not be possible if dozens of bishops from the Global South do not attend, and many have made it clear they will not. These provinces include Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania to name but a few.

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