on Sunday, 3 August 2008 at 2.11 pm by Simon Sarmiento
categorised as Anglican Communion, Lambeth Conference 2008
The final version of the Reflections document is now available at Lambeth Indaba Reflections.
The Notes are separate as a PDF.
A PDF version of the main document is here.
From the Notes: “In Section H, the difficult questions around the tensions over homosexuality are explored, leading into a reflection on the authority of scripture in Anglican thinking in Section I. While there is a fairly common view of the authority of scripture, these [scl. “there”?] is no agreement on the understanding of homosexuality.” As I recall, one of the 1998 Lambeth Resolutions tried to say that the assembled bishops “were not all of one mind” on homosexuality. This was, and is, a plain statement of fact, but it was destined to be steamrollered by the badly misconceived Lambeth 1.10.… Read more »
Yes, the engineers have banished themselves to obscurity. And Geo Carey who permited the debacle, has now gone on to greater things, himself…
“Yet Anglicans can continue to live and worship together, though at a steep price symbolized by the first two of the three Windsor moratoria.” Yes, a high price indeed. How mamny more years at the back of the Anglican Communion bus for glbt people? How many glbt people imprisoned, beated, killed in places like Nigeria, while Akinola cheers on the sidelines? And number three has cost the border crossers exactly nothing, while it is costing, for example, the Diocese of Virginia, large amounts of money to try and recover the property held in trust for TEC but currently being squatted… Read more »
They stand in solidarity with many around the world, but not with those who are beaten and imprisoned or killed for being gay. Way to go… 🙁