Canadian, US and African bishops affirm common mission at third Consultation

Last week, the Anglican Church of Canada hosted the third Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue. Growing out of Lambeth 2008, which uncovered divisions and disagreements between African and other Anglicans on the issue of human sexuality and same-sex relationships, the dialogue held its first meeting in London in 2010 and it second last year in […]

Misapprehensions by Anglican Mainstream – 3: The Listening Process

This is going to be a long blog, but there’s no other way to set the record straight. Having written about the meetings Dr Philip Giddings thinks we, LGB&T Anglican groups, had with the liberal bishops, Dr Giddings then goes on to explain that the listening process wasn’t authorized by and didn’t begin with Lambeth […]

Moderating and deleting inappropriate behaviour by Primates and bishops in the Anglican Communion

‘Anonymous’ continues to post comments to this blog. I have to read them to decide whether to post or bin them. It’s tedious. Sometimes I contemplate posting the less offensive in a spirit of openness and generosity, but think again. Tolerance and generosity are admirable qualities. But why would readers of a blog dedicated to […]

What the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Secretary General should really be doing

The old, patriarchal paradigm of power, authority and control continues to exert its influence over some leaders of the Anglican Communion as they respond to the presence of LGBT people and the campaign waged by the self-proclaimed majority against our full inclusion. In his Pentecost letter the Archbishop of Canterbury proposes that members of provinces […]

IDAHO day event and a lesbian blessing in Kenya contrast the 14 year sentence given in Malawi

Revd Michael Kimindu, Changing Attitude’s contact in Kenya, took part in a gathering of sexual minorities at the National Museum, Nairobi where they assembled to mark the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17. He was given the opportunity to talk about what Other Sheep Ministries and the Metropolitan Community Church are doing to check […]

Listening and dialogue with lesbian and gay Anglicans – paper submitted to Anglican Consultative Council Delegates

The resolutions passed at the 1978, 1988 and 1998 Lambeth Conferences and the paragraphs in the Windsor Report identify five distinct processes to which the Anglican Communion has committed itself: 1. Encourage dialogue with those who are homosexual and listen to the experience of homosexual persons (1978 Resolution 10; 1998 Resolution 1.10) 2. Find practical […]

Inclusive Communion

Press Release Inclusive Communion expects the ACC to consult lesbian and gay Anglicans from the beginning of the listening process Inclusive Communion has submitted a paper to the Anglican Consultative Council outlining their recommendations for the listening and dialogue process which will be set up at the ACC meeting in Nottingham on June 22. Inclusive […]

ACC meeting – ECUSA and Canadian level of involvement still uncertain

The Episcopal Church in the United States (ECUSA) and the Church of Canada are both sending representatives in response to the request to them to give the reasoning behind the appointment of bishop Gene Robinson in New Hampshire and the blessing of same-sex unions in New Westminster. The degree to which they will be allowed […]

Anglican Church of Canada announces ‘presenters’ to Anglican Consultative Council

The Anglican Church of Canada has announced the names of four people who will respond to a request that the church make a presentation to the Anglican Consultative Council next month on actions the church has taken in the area of same-sex blessings. As well as the four presenters, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the […]

Episcopal Church delegation named for June 21 ACC Meeting

Writing to the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church on May 18, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold announced the composition of the delegation accompanying him to next month’s meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) in Nottingham, England, to for the Episcopal Church. The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, Bishop of Atlanta; the Rev. Michael […]