On May 22, the Archbishop of Canterbury announced (through a spokesperson) that the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, the openly gay Bishop of New Hampshire, would not be invited to attend the Lambeth Conference in the summer of 2008. Integrity responded with a strongly worded press release.
The Lambeth Conference is still over a year away. It may yet be possible to persuade Rowan Williams to change his mind about inviting Bishop Robinson to Lambeth. Integrity encourages all of its members and friends to write the Archbishop of Canterbury about this issue...Letters By Post
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- The fax number for Lambeth Palace is 011-44-20-7261-9836.
[INSERT YOUR MAILING ADDRESS]
[INSERT YOUR CITY, STATE, AND ZIP CODE]
The Most Rev'd Rowan Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury
London SE1 7JU
I am writing to express my profound disappointment at your decision to withhold an invitation to participate in the 2008 Lambeth Conference from the Rt. Rev'd Gene Robinson. Bishop Robinson is a duly elected and consecrated bishop of The Episcopal Church. As the only openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion, it is imperative that Bishop Robinson be present at the Lambeth Conference so that real listening and learning can occur.
[INSERT YOUR ADDITIONAL ARGUMENTS HERE. BE POLITE!]
I strongly urge you to reconsider your decision and invite Bishop Robinson to the Lambeth Conference as a full participant.
[INSERT YOUR NAME]