Presiding Bishop elect Katharine Jefferts Schori meets Archbishop Rowan Williams

rchbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams – hosting a discussion that affirmed the Episcopal Church’s commitment to the shared ministries of the Anglican Communion — welcomed Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold and Presiding Bishop-elect Katharine Jefferts Schori to Lambeth Palace October 27 for a 90-minute meeting described as a “cordial and collegial” exchange. The morning visit, requested […]

Reflections on General Convention in Columbus and the Consultation at St George’s, Windsor

I’ve spent the last two days at St George’s House, Windsor, participating in a Consultation organised by the Bishops of Chelmsford and Liverpool. For the previous week, I had been at the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio. Resolution 161 I returned home on Tuesday evening to news reports of the voting […]

Testimony to Episcopal Church General Convention on the Windsor Report

estimony to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church public hearing on the Windsor Report Delivered by the Revd Colin Coward, Director of Changing Attitude 14 June 2006 “I am Colin Coward, the Director of Changing Attitude England, a group working for the equality of LGBT people in the Anglican Church. I was the person […]

Archbishop Peter Akinola expects to elect and consecrate bishops in America

In a letter sent on 30 March 2006 from Archbishop Peter Akinola to Bishop Jack Iker of Fort Worth, Archbishop Akinola wrote that he expects to elect and consecrate new Episcopal leadership in the coming months for CANA, the Convocation for Anglicans in North America. Archbishop Peter Akinola, the Bishop of Abuja, Anglican Primate of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inclusive Communion – summary of member group responses to the Windsor report

Inclusive Communion Summary of member group responses to the Windsor report We welcome the recommendation that the process of Communion-wide dialogue on homosexuality (specified in Resolution 1.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference) which has not taken place, should be implemented (¶146). We welcome the report’s statement that “any demonising of homosexual persons, or their ill […]

ECUSA Rector includes all in marriage moratorium

Church Times and New York Times A rector in Connecticut has announced a moratorium on all weddings in his church, in order to express solidarity with same-sex couples. The Rector, the Revd Michael Ray, of St Thomas’s Episcopal Church in New Haven, is gay. His daughter, Catherine, had planned to marry at St Thomas’s this […]

The Presiding Bishop, Frank Griswold, reflects on the Windsor Report

From the Presiding Bishop: A Word to the Church Some preliminary reflections regarding the Windsor Report St. Luke’s Day Monday, October 18, 2004 The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold Dear Brothers and Sisters: I write to you from London where I am attending a meeting of the Primates’ Standing Committee. I have had a matter […]

The Windsor Report

The Windsor report gives Changing Attitude powerful encouragement to go on engaging with the Anglican Communion, presenting the rich experience of lesbian and gay people and our need to be treated as equals. Archbishop Robin Eames reminded the Communion that we have live in relationship with one another across our differences. The report reprints the […]