CofE unity threatened by conference split

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Bishop of Rochester could be heading for a confrontation with the Archbishop of Canterbury over the ordination of gay bishops.

The issue has threatened to cause the biggest split in the Anglican Church’s history, which the archbishop has so far managed to narrowly avoid.

Dr Rowan Williams flew out to New Orleans in September for last-ditch talks to persuade the American Episcopal Church to abandon its decision to ordain gay bishops, as it had done in 2003 with the ordination of Gene Robinson in New Hampshire.

Several diocese split from the American church as a result of the ordination, which also prompted some conservative clergymen, particularly in Africa, to call for the Americans to be cast out of its international body, the Anglican Communion.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)CoE BishopsLambeth 2008

Posted December 30, 2007 at 2:39 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. paulo uk wrote:

As a conservative I won’t cry (I will be very happy) if the CofE split. I think that is time for us who believe that THE BIBLE IS THE TRUE WORD OF GOD(in the CofE) to live the heretic boat(CofE, Williams and friends) before is to late

December 30, 4:53 pm | [comment link]
2. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

I don’t put a lot of credence in this article, penned by an unknown journalist. He or she does not seem to have a total grasp of what is going on, as there are several inaccuracies in the article, and most of it is clearly gleaned secondhand from other news sources.

December 30, 6:24 pm | [comment link]
3. Harvey wrote:

#2 Thanks for the background I needed it!

December 31, 5:58 pm | [comment link]
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