Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Looking Ahead to Lambeth
The Lambeth Conference begins next month in England with some amount of trepidation and anxiety. This is a gathering of all the bishops from the Anglican Communion, which is held every 10 years at the Archbishop of Canterbury's invitation. This Lambeth is marked by some invitations withheld (Gene Robinson and Martin Minns among them), some invitations declined (Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria and Archbishop Michael Nazir-Ali of Rochester, England, among them), the upcoming discussion of an Anglican Covenant, and a lot of posturing and mystery.
To try to sort out all the issues and players, the July-August issue of The Messenger, which is already online at our website and is in the mail to you today, has a look at Lambeth, what the fuss is all about, and how you might answer questions from your friends and co-workers, as Episcopalians and Anglicans make news for yet another summer.