Rowan Williams’ belief in the priority of personal relationships and explosive, puzzling resurrection experiences

What did we learn from the interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury on ‘Start the Week’ yesterday? We learnt that the BBC blew up his comments about the Catholic Church in Ireland out of all proportion. What he actually said didn’t sound anywhere near as dramatic or critical as the news stories put out on […]

Archbishop accused of abrogation of responsibility in gay debate

Bishop Peter Selby, patron of Changing Attitude England, delivered a devastating critique of the Anglican Covenant, the Archbishop of Canterbury and, above all, the church’s treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in a paper he presented to Inclusive Church’s residential conference Word on the Street last week. Bishop Peter named thoughts that many […]

Chicago Consultation responds to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reflections on General Convention

The Chicago Consultation released this statement from its co-convener, Ruth Meyers, in response to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s reflections on the Episcopal Church’s General Convention. Meyers is the Hodges Haynes Professor of Liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific: During General Convention, the Episcopal Church was pleased to welcome many international visitors, including the […]

Integrity Canada responds to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reflections

It has now been three weeks since the Archbishop of Canterbury published his “Reflections” on the outcomes of this year’s General Convention of the Episcopal Church of the United States of America.. There have been all kinds of reaction from the American Church, and from the Church of England, from both traditionalist and reformist viewpoints. […]

Integrity USA responds to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reflections

The Archbishop of Canterbury issued a statement this morning entitled “Communion, Covenant and our Anglican Future” and subtitled: Reflections on the Episcopal Church’s 2009 General Convention from the Archbishop of Canterbury for the Bishops, Clergy and Faithful of the Anglican Communion. In it, +Rowan Williams does what he believes he is called to do as […]

When words are no better than silence, one should remain silent

A married, ordained heterosexual posted an anonymous comment on Monday 27th’s blog about the Archbishop’s Reflections on General Convention. The comments were far too valuable to be left there, read by the few, so I am posting them here as blog in their own right. Thank you, anonymous, for your wisdom. Anonymous: As I read […]

On the Archbishop’s Reflections: A joint statement from groups working together in the Church of England

We have read and reflected upon the Archbishop’s response to the Episcopal Church of the USA “Communion, Covenant and our Anglican Future” and have a number of questions about the consequences of his response. We question whether the voices of those within the Church of England who are or who walk alongside lesbian, gay, bisexual […]

Archbishop’s Reflections impossible for Changing Attitude supporters to accept

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s reflections on the Episcopal Church’s 2009 General Convention are going to satisfy very few, if any, people. Perhaps that’s the intention. Conservatives posting on Stand Firm think this is just a form of words to ‘suggest’ TEC is little bit ‘hasty but not wrong while the rest of the communion is […]