Mr Raven said: 'I have made it clear that although the Bishop of Peru does personally support the 1998 Lambeth Conference
, he is coming as the bishop's proxy.
Abridged version of a paper given at the Lambeth Conference
of Anglican Bishops, Canterbury, England, July 1998.
The Lambeth Conference
agreed the Church needed to listen to the experiences of gay people and we were considering how best to do that at this conference.
Asked if he had decided yet whether Bishop Robinson would attend in any capacity, and what his message would be to those bishops who are threatening to boycott the event, Dr Williams replied, "Gene Robinson has not been invited to the Lambeth Conference
and it is proving extremely difficult to see under what heading he might be invited to be around, and that is where we are.
Strange, isn't it, that the Lambeth Conference
has shown up a common interest about delivering the message.
Considered one of the four instruments of unity in the Anglican Communion, the council was established in 1969 after the 1968 Lambeth Conference
decided that the church needed "more frequent and more representative contact" among churches.
In a surprise move last night, members of the Anglican Communion called on the Episcopal Church in the United States and the Anglican Church of Canada to voluntarily withdraw their members from a consultative council until the next Lambeth Conference
The events and the aftermath of last summer's Lambeth Conference
(1998) indicate that there is no effective teaching authority in Anglicanism, where each bishop, each vicar acts as his own pope.
What a circus of spite the Lambeth Conference
of Anglican leaders turned out to be as bishops, led by vociferous homophobes from Pakistan and Africa, declared that homosexuality was 'incompatible' with the Bible and vowed to outlaw gays.
Questions about blessing same-sex marriages were discussed at the Lambeth Conference
(the decennial meeting of Anglican bishops around the world) as well as at the meeting of the Canadian house of bishops in the fall.
And Rowan will soon have to host another Lambeth conference
of the world's Anglican Bishops, some of whom have already said they are troubled by his appointment.
London--The question for the 735 bishops, 11 of whom were women, at the decennial meeting at the July Lambeth Conference
in England was--as one member of the separated Anglican Traditionalist Church pointed out--whether the "mental image of a whole Communion shuffling off into the dusk of rose-hued heresy" could be reversed.