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.