At Lambeth itself many bishops expressed a desire to somehow meet in their indaba groups in the future, and calls were heard for more frequent Lambeth Conferences
It has survived another Lambeth Conference
, a bit bruised, battered and fragmented.
A The first Lambeth Conference
was held in 1867 at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's residence in London.
Last July Anglican bishops from every corner of the world gathered in Canterbury, England, for the fourteenth Lambeth Conference
Coming to the, Lambeth Conference
does not commit you to accepting the position of others as necessarily a legitimate expression of Anglican doctrine and discipline, or to any action that would compromise your conscience or the integrity of your local church.
As Newbigin reflected later, the Lambeth Conferences
of 1948 and 1958 had been kairos moments in the history of the church, which provided rare opportunities for dramatic progress.
It is only by networking and fundraising, many say, that they have a chance of seeing the next gathering of the world's Anglican bishops at the 2008 Lambeth Conference
do anything other than postpone a decision about the place of gays and lesbians in the church.
This desire has manifested itself time and again at Lambeth Conferences
, primates meetings and gatherings of the Anglican Consultative Council.
Formal dialogue between the Anglicans and the Eastern Orthodox churches stemmed from recommendations of the Lambeth Conferences
of 1988 and 1998 and the decisions of the Oriental Orthodox Churches that the Anglican-Orthodox dialogue be upgraded from a forum (1985-1993) to a commission.
The ACC meets between Lambeth conferences
, which are held once a decade and include only bishops.
The archbishop, it is true, has a hand in setting agendas of the Primates' meetings and of Lambeth conferences
, but in the end, his voice at these proceedings is only a voice.
Since 1930, successive Lambeth Conferences
have criticized the resort to violence to resolve economic, cultural, political, or religious disputes.