The Archbishop of Canterbury appealed to hundreds of bishops to demonstrate mutual generosity as the row over sexual ethics continues to embroil the Anglican Communion. Dr. Rowan Williams said that warring factions in the worldwide Communion were "threatening death to each other, not life."
A group of senior Anglican clergy presented a document on Monday demanding a halt to the consecration of partnered gay and lesbian bishops, blessings for same-sex unions and cross-border interventions. The group warned that if the three moratoria were not observed, the Anglican Communion was "likely to fracture."
My dominant impression during my four brief days at Lambeth was not controversy, but rather the spirituality of the participants.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has urged Anglicans not to give up on the Anglican Communion as it gears up for a week of intensive discussion on divisive issues including human sexuality and a document on unity.
Hundreds of Anglican bishops, faith leaders and Christian charity representatives marched passed Parliament and Downing Street Thursday in a call to world leaders to do everything they can to halve extreme global poverty by 2015.
One of the emerging church’s foremost figures, Brian McLaren, challenged Anglicans earlier this week to speak the Gospel into the world’s ever-changing cultures. He argued that religion had “orphaned” emerging culture and failed to answer questions raised by the “hurricane of change” in the modern world.
The head of the Anglican church in Sudan said on Tuesday that unity could be restored to the troubled Anglican Communion only when the openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson resigns or confesses he has "made a mistake" in embracing homosexuality.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said on Monday that the hundreds of conservative bishops boycotting the Lambeth Conference would have helped heal divisions in the Anglican Communion had they decided to take part.
The Archbishop of Canterbury told 650 bishops gathered at the Lambeth Conference on Sunday that the Anglican Communion is in the midst of “one of the most severe challenges” in its history.
All eyes are on Canterbury as more than 600 bishops from across the Anglican Communion arrive on Wednesday for the start of the Lambeth Conference.
The church, police and community must work together to empower young people and help them feel valued and loved, if gun and knife crime are to be stamped out, says the founder of Street Pastors. “The first thing the church needs to do is come out of the church,” he said.
Governments need to acknowledge Christians and the faith community as partners in overcoming religious fundamentalism, said the international director of the World Evangelical Alliance at the conclusion of his Australia tour last month.Tags WEA
Conservative Anglicans launched on Sunday a new global fellowship charged with defending traditional Anglicanism against the "false gospel" of homosexuality being promoted within liberal western member churches of the Anglican Communion.
At a time when Christian witness should be at its strongest, there is reluctance even among Christians to speak about faith in Jesus, the Bishop of Rochester said at a major summit of conservative Anglicans.
International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander joined a host of MPs, peers and church leaders at a Micah Challenge reception to inspire greater action on behalf of the world’s poor.