Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Reactions to Lambeth Conference Span The Spectrum

By Mary Frances Schjonberg

[Episcopal News Service, Canterbury] The buses bearing the 2008 Lambeth
Conference's 670 purple cassock-clad bishops had barely arrived at
Canterbury Cathedral for the 18-day gathering's final Eucharist August 3
when reactions to the event and its final reflections document began to

The reactions ranged across the spectrum of opinion, with some urging
decisive action in concert with the comments made in the reflections
document and some cautioning against making legislation out of a document
that is a self-described narrative of the conference.

Noticeably quiet on that day was the Global Anglican Future Conference,
which held a June gathering of conservative Anglicans and Episcopalians in
Jerusalem. Its silence was noteworthy considering that the absence of the
so-called GAFCON bishops is referenced in the introductory section of the
reflections document.

Full story: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_99775_ENG_HTM.htm

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