Magazine article Anglican Journal

Conference Manager Gives Bishops a Preview of 2008 Lambeth Meeting

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Conference Manager Gives Bishops a Preview of 2008 Lambeth Meeting

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Mississauga, Ont.

Canadian bishops said they want to focus on relationships at the next Lambeth Conference, the decennial meeting of the world's Anglican bishops, which will be held in Canterbury, England at the University of Kent from July 16 to Aug. 4, 2008.

Sue Parks, conference manager, joined the bishops and outlined the schedule and logistics for attendees, noting that Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has directed that there be fewer legislative-style plenary sessions and resolutions. The last Lambeth Conference, in 1998, saw vitriolic debate on the issue of homosexuality and the passage of a resolution that declared homosexuality "incompatible with Scripture," but also committed the church to listen to the experiences of gay people.

This conference will be modeled on a South African concept called indaba, which means a discussion and listening group, she said. Bishops will meet in groups of 40 or 50 to help give voice to those who aren't comfortable with parliamentary procedure. …

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