First, the Church Times has a news report by Bill Bowder Bishops rally behind Dr Williams as Conference starts.
And there is a leading article Bishops should do their duty:
…A key constituency, though, is the conservative one. The loss of so many Nigerians, Ugandans, and Rwandans is critical. Given that the Lambeth Conference is not a church council with the authority to legislate for the Communion, one of its most important functions is to enable bishops to inform themselves of other models of the Church. The gay debate of the past five years has suffered from too much niche internet activity, whereby each side has logged on merely to those sites with which they agree. As a consequence, the personal encounters that would formerly have taken place through letters or telephone conversations have been lacking. This has made a face-to-face meeting all the more desirable…
And the Church Times blog carries an item on Blogging bishops.
Anglican Mainstream carries this report Today at Lambeth: Thursday 17th July 2008.
Scott Gunn has a report on Debunking mainstream media: the fence.
There isn’t much news as yet, and Jim Naughton has a good analysis of why this should be so, in Live: Can a quiet conference produce “good stories”?
Rebecca Paveley interviewed Rowan Williams in last week’s Church Times. It is now available online at Defiant amid the doubters.