Comments: General Synod - Friday roundup

Andrew Carey refers to Saturday's groups as a form of Indaba. I believe this is incorrect, as Indaba is something quite different from Mediation which is what I believe these groups were.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Friday, 12 July 2013 at 3:18pm BST

'they merely substitute process for truth-telling' ....
Andrew Carey shows little understanding of either approaches to meeting on this evidence - which is why they are so needed.

Posted by David at Friday, 12 July 2013 at 3:44pm BST

The problem with "truth telling" is that it is talking *at* people. Indaba and mediation are processes of conversing *with* people.

Posted by Erika Baker at Friday, 12 July 2013 at 5:01pm BST

Interesting that these reflections and comments make no mention of the speech of the ABC and his remarks about the present 'revolution'.

As an aside, I was amused to read in Andrew Brown's review of the press in the current Church Times 'that the Archbishop had been pointing out merely the bleeding obvious'.

What followed was priceless:-

'...the women-bishops debate was opened on Monday with a point of order from Andrea Williams, of Christian Concern, who wanted the whole thing put off for a day, so that the bishops could travel back up to London and object to gay marriage in the House of Lords.'

At the very least one has to wonder whether Ms Williams had listened to what the ABC had said.

Posted by Richard Ashby at Saturday, 13 July 2013 at 11:31am BST

Ms Williams has also written a letter to the Archbishop, copied to all the Lords Spiritual castigating them for not doing more on both Monday and Wednesday. The tone of letter could perhaps be described as "hectoring". And as already noticed elsewhere on this site, Christian Concern has called off its prayer meeting outside Parliament on Monday.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento at Saturday, 13 July 2013 at 11:40am BST

Alas not only Carey senior has a go at Archbishop Rowan but Carey junior has now joined in the fray.

Posted by Father David at Sunday, 14 July 2013 at 8:14pm BST
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