(Reuters) Primates shun Anglican talks over U.S.Bishops in Same Sex Partnerships

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Conservative primates say they are disillusioned by a lack of disciplinary action against the U.S. church, despite recommendations made at previous primates' meetings, and add that there had been a lack of consultation before the meeting.

The Anglican Communion said primates refusing to attend included those of the Indian Ocean, Jerusalem and the Middle East, Nigeria, South East Asia, the Southern Cone of Latin America, Uganda, and West Africa.

Last June, [Katharine Jefferts] Schori said that plans to discipline her church violated Anglican traditions, moving toward a centralized authority.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalArchbishop of Canterbury Anglican PrimatesPartial Primates Meeting in Dublin 2011Episcopal Church (TEC)Global South Churches & PrimatesInstruments of UnitySexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessingsWindsor Report / Process

Posted January 27, 2011 at 9:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ralph wrote:

“...the leaders’ absence “calls into question the ability of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Rowan Williams) to fulfill his role as gatherer of the Communion.”

Well, that’s an understatement.

January 27, 10:50 am | [comment link]
2. tired wrote:

“...her church’s recent ordination of a lesbian bishop despite a request not to do so issued by the Communion after its first gay bishop, Gene Robinson, was installed in 2003. Conservative churches say pro-homosexual reforms are unbiblical….

Last June, Schori said that plans to discipline her church violated Anglican traditions,... “

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity”

Andre Gide


January 27, 11:00 am | [comment link]
3. Bookworm(God keep Snarkster) wrote:

That’s great, #2, along with what I’ve always said—“Beware of those utterly confident in their dysfunction”.

January 27, 2:25 pm | [comment link]
4. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

I love how Bishop Schori laments a centralization in the Anglican Communion abroad but has been involved in a massive centralization of power at 815.

January 27, 3:54 pm | [comment link]
5. KingDavid wrote:

Surely it’s shoddy journalism that has reduced the protest to 1/5 of the Communion instead of counting all the Primates who have explicitly stated they are not attending because of the Episcopal Church’s actions and the failure of previous disciplinary agreements.  It seems to me, too, that a good reporter should point out the inequality of representation in the GS.

January 27, 5:52 pm | [comment link]
6. Cennydd13 wrote:

I would call Mrs Schori’s power grab a consolidation of power, after she uncanonically booted out every bishop who dared to oppose her.

January 27, 9:09 pm | [comment link]
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