Saturday, August 2, 2008

Bishops of South Asia urge 'continuing listening and healing'

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The Anglican Church of Canada


Aug 2, 2008

Canterbury, England
The bishops of the united churches of South Asia on Saturday urged the
Anglican Communion to resolve its differences over human sexuality "by a
continuing process of listening and healing, where we may be willing to
forgive and accept one another generously and move towards true

They invited the entire Anglican Communion "to do some heart-searching and
in humility walk the Calvary road so that our differences, self-
justifications and arrogant attitudes may be crucified and that we all
experience the power of the resurrection..."

At the same time, however, the bishops said that they "acknowledge the
biblical norms on human sexuality and urge that within the Anglican
Communion this may be upheld for the effective witness of the gospel."

Bishops John Wilson Gladstone (Church of South India), Brojen Malakar
(Church of North India), Alexander John Malik (Church of Pakistan), and
Paul. S. Sarker (Church of Bangladesh) signed the statement, copies of which
were given to the media.

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