Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Lambeth Conference "Launched"

Lambeth Conference has begun ... or has it? (My money is on this question having as many answers as last week's question of the week: Is +Schofield in or out of TEC?)
Episcopal Cafe , however, is reporting that The Lambeth Conference IS underway with the first event to be held next week. It seems the media received the following invitation for January 21:

Official Launch of the 2008 Lambeth Conference and Spouses’ Conference with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs Jane Williams. Briefing panel includes the Archbishop of Melanesia, the Archbishop of the Indian Ocean and Mrs Margaret Sentamu, Spouses Programme to be followed by a photo call with Bishops from around the Anglican Communion.

Monday, 21 January, 2008 at 2.30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served

An interesting side note:
The nugget of news tucked in this announcement is that the Most Rev. Ian Ernest, Primate of the Indian Ocean, will be on hand. Ernest recently succeeded Archbishop Peter Akinola as the chairman of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA.) It would appear that the efforts of Akinola and his American allies to organize an all-African boycott of the conference have failed.

So there you have it ...

PS - Here's the link to the official Lambeth Conference website and there's also a Lambeth Conference blog to bookmark for future reference.


1 comment:

Jim Costich said...

Gee Susan, thanks for the links. I guess. The Lambeth and Lambeth Spouces thing... um...this is right up there with your name tag story. Very Stepford. Or Night Gallery for those of us old enough to remember that.

It's very important that we don't allow straight people to cut their own hair, decorate their own houses, design their own clothes, or have run of the church. Look what they do to it. The GLBT members of the body of Christ are not expendable and you don't need to look very far to prove it.

Jim in Rochester, NY