San Francisco Church Leaders Endorse Gay Marriage

Protestant and Jewish leaders have praised Gavin Newsom, the Mayor of San Francisco for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Many of the synagogues and churches in the city had already been blessing gay couples with commitment ceremonies. The Rev. Karen Oliveto, pastor of the Bethany United Methodist Church said, “This is a good and […]

Canadian House of Bishops task force report

A task force appointed by the Canadian House of Bishops, headed by the Bishop of Edmonton, the Rt Revd Victoria Matthews, has recommended the provision of alternate episcopal oversight (AEO) for minorities that dissent from church decisions on the blessing of same-sex relationships. The report from the task force says AEO has received only “grudging […]

Lambeth Commission

As the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Commission met for the first time, 13 Primates issued a statement on the current state of affairs in the Anglican Communion. The full text of the statement follows: “We, Primates of the Global South greet you in the name of our Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The actions […]

Statement of the Episcopal Church of Guatemala on the participation of the Central American Primate in Gene Robinson’s consecration

THE CASE HISTORY The Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA) elected the Rt Revd Gene Robinson as Bishop Coadjutor by a legal canonical process according to the law and constitutions of ECUSA. The aforementioned canonical legislation stipulates that to be consecrated as a bishop, it is […]

Lambeth Conference Design Group meets in London

The 2008 Anglican Gathering and Lambeth Conference Design Group has been appointed and met for a series of meetings in London in the first week of February. The brief of the Design Group is to plan for the proposed Anglican Gathering in 2008 and the next Lambeth Conference. The chairman of the group is the […]

Where Ecusa stands with the rest of the Communion following Bishop Gene Robinson’s consecration

By the middle of January 2004, nine Provinces of the Anglican Communion had issued formal statements declaring some kind of “impaired communion” with the Episcopal Church over the actions of General Convention and the consecration of Bishop Gene Robinson. These are: Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Southeast Asia, Southern Cone of the Americas, Tanzania, Uganda and […]

Blacks object to gay marriage comparison

In the USA, conservative blacks are objecting to recent comparisons between the gay marriage and civil rights movements, arguing that sexual orientation is a choice. Links between the two struggles were made when the Massachusetts highest court ruled that the state’s constitution guarantees gay couples the right to marry. The court cited landmark laws that […]

The Lambeth Commission chaired by Archbishop Robin Eames

On Tuesday 28 October 2003 the Archbishop of Canterbury announced the setting up of the Commission that had been promised at the meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion at Lambeth Palace earlier that month. Mandate The Archbishop of Canterbury requests the Commission: To examine and report to him by 30th September 2004, in […]

Press Release: Changing Attitude welcomes the consecration of Bishop Gene Robinson

Changing Attitude, a national organisation of Bishops, Priests and Lay People in the Church of England calling for the full participation of lesbian and gay people in the Anglican communion welcomes and celebrates the consecration today of Canon Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire. Bishop Robinson is a priest of great integrity, generosity, courage […]