Comments: Inclusive Church Open letter to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

Thank you, Inclusive Church! I hope that ++Katharine gets many more letters in this vein, from individuals and justice organizations on both sides of the pond.

Can anyone on TA say when the next scheduled meetings for these bodies are?

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 3:12pm BST

To Inclusive Church. As a member of Inclusive Church I thank you for your letter, and join in your plea that both the American amd Canadian Anglicans remain at the table. For their sake, and sake of all those in the Communion who share their understanding.
It is time for all like minded Anglicans to stand up against the action of the ABC, and his coherts.
We have communion with our Anglican bretheren in America, Canada and the members of the Porvoo churches.

Let us stand together for inclusiveness, and Christian charity and love.

Fr John (Scotland)

Posted by Fr John E. Harris-White at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 3:30pm BST

Letters like this and groups like IC give one nore hope and encouragment.

(Williams is such a disappointment poor man)

Posted by Pantycelyn at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 4:23pm BST

I am sure that the majority of Church of England members would support the sentiments expressed in this marvellous letter.

Posted by Rev Sidney Jensen at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 4:25pm BST

¨Let us stand together for inclusiveness, and Christian charity and love¨ Fr. John E. Harris

Exactamente! Time to say no to the marginalizing, outcasting, demonizing and the initiating of crimes of hate against LGBT Anglicans/others at The Anglican Communion.

Posted by Leonardo Ricardo at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 5:37pm BST

Thank you for this!

Posted by Charlotte at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 5:53pm BST

Thank you Inclusive Church for this insightful and quite beautiful letter to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. I hope some bishops in England will follow through and write some supportive letters as well.

Posted by Chris Smith at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 6:41pm BST

I also appreciate Inclusive Church's support of PB Schori's efforts. But, it was two letters. One was thanking the PB and asking her to remain firm and steadfast. The other was using the first as a vehicle to condemn some of the ABC's actions. Why didn't they simply write two open letters? One to the PB, the other to the ABC?

Posted by peterpi at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 7:37pm BST

I thought that Rev Sidney Jensen's fab blog needed a puff - I haven't laughed so much in ages

Posted by Jeremy Pemberton at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 7:51pm BST

Thank you Mr Pemberton for your comment about my deadly-serious writings.

Posted by Rev Sidney Jensen at Wednesday, 9 June 2010 at 10:54pm BST

I love the Rev. Jensen's photo of Canon Sugden.

Posted by JPM at Thursday, 10 June 2010 at 2:43am BST

This letter from 'Inclusive Church' is testimony to the regard in which Bishop Katharine and TEC is held by many Anglicans around the Communion. We in New Zealand are hoping to welcome her amongst us soon. The more Provinces that are open to her visitation, the better understanding there will be of the true position of our American Episcopal sisters and brothers about all aspects of mission - not only those to do with gender and sexuality.
I hope the ABC at least asks her to Afternoon Tea.

May God richly bless Katharine's ministry.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Thursday, 10 June 2010 at 11:11am BST

Canadian Anglican.

Remember that ABC can only ask us to withdraw. (And remember, he really only speaks for the Church of England: not that of Ireland or Wales even.) It's not in his power to make us either join or withdraw because as Anglicans we de facto have a place at the table because of who are are.

What he can do though is to ask us to stop pitching our funding into the pot, and he can say that England can carry it on its own.

Given the needs right here at home in North America, I await such a request from ABC.

Perhaps Nigeria and Uganda will be willing to step up to the plate and help out.

Posted by Randal Oulton at Thursday, 24 June 2010 at 9:28am BST
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