Comments: General Synod presidential address

I like the Archbishop's idea of 'respect' for the views and feelings of others as 'careful attention'. I'm old enough to have some sympathy (in the sense of 'feeling with' rather than 'agreeing with') those who think the good old C of E is about to come crashing around their ears if women are admitted to the episcopate. And it is important that 'careful attention' is given to them as a new church is being born from the rubble of the collapsed medieval notion of 'Ecclesia' - the Ruler of Kings and Princes. It can only be hoped that those who are feeling threatened can give the same 'careful attention' to the experience of those who don't share their fears.

Posted by Rodney McInnes at Tuesday, 12 July 2005 at 3:58am BST
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