Read the full article by Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Bishop of Kaduna If you disagree, at least be there.
DEAR brothers in Christ, — the Primates’ Meeting is one of the four instruments of unity within our Communion. Recommendations from the meetings carry weight and have an impact on the Communion. So we always look forward to your collective wisdom as the spokespersons of your provinces, and we uphold you in our prayers, that you may be led by the Holy Spirit.
Clearly our Communion has been going along a very difficult road since the Lambeth Conference of 1998. To put it bluntly, we are a traumatised family, though I would hasten to say that the Church has had worse crises, and survived every one of them. My conviction is that the Communion will also survive this present crisis, and emerge even stronger, and better positioned to make Christ known in a world that is becoming increasingly relativistic and pluralistic.
There have been reports that some of you are thinking seriously about not attending the Primates’ Meeting in January (News, 26 November). This is a very worrying situation, and, after waiting on the Lord, I have decided to make this open appeal to you all, to urge you to seek the face of the Lord before boycotting this next meeting…