Updated Tuesday afternoon
The talks given on Saturday by the Bishop of Durham and by Andrew Goddard are published in full:
Conflict and Covenant in the Bible by Tom Wright
Conflict and Covenant in the Communion by Andrew Goddard
Update Monday morning
The Advent Letter can be found in full here. The relevant passage appears to be:
I have underlined in my letter of invitation that acceptance of the invitation must be taken as implying willingness to work with those aspects of the Conference’s agenda that relate to implementing the recommendations of Windsor, including the development of a Covenant. The Conference needs of course to be a place where diversity of opinion can be expressed, and there is no intention to foreclose the discussion – for example – of what sort of Covenant document is needed. But I believe we need to be able to take for granted a certain level of willingness to follow through the question of how we avoid the present degree of damaging and draining tension arising again. I intend to be in direct contact with those who have expressed unease about this, so as to try and clarify how deep their difficulties go with accepting or adopting the Conference’s agenda.
And what Bishop Wright said was:
…After a summer and autumn of various tangled and unsatisfactory events, the Archbishop then wrote an Advent pastoral letter in which he reiterated the terms of his initial invitation and declared that he would be writing to those bishops who might be thought particularly unsympathetic to Windsor and the Covenant to ask them whether they were really prepared to build on this dual foundation. Those letters, I understand, are in the post as we speak…
Emphasis added in both quotes.
Tuesday afternoon update
Ruth Gledhill has been talking to Lambeth Palace and to Tom Wright and she reports all that here.
Update Wed And now also here.
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