Thursday, January 14, 2016

Primates Meeting in Canterbury-Day 4

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Archbishop of Uganda leaves primates meeting
Statement by Archbishop Stanley Ntagali
...On the second day of the gathering, I moved a resolution that asked the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada to voluntarily withdraw from the meeting and other Anglican Communion activities until they repented of their decisions that have torn the fabric of the Anglican Communion at its deepest level. They would not agree to this request nor did it appear that the Archbishop of Canterbury and his facilitators would ensure that this matter be substantively addressed in a timely manner.

Sadly, after two long days of discussions, I was concerned that the process set up for this meeting would not permit us to address the unfinished business from the 2007 Primates Meeting in Dar es Salaam.

In accordance with the resolution of our Provincial Assembly, it was, therefore, necessary for me to withdraw from the meeting, which I did at the end of the second day. It seemed that I was being manipulated into participating in a long meeting with the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada without the necessary discipline being upheld. My conscience is at peace....

Partial sanctions for TEC
Anglican Ink

Ruth Gledhill: US Episcopal Church could face sanctions for appointing gay bishops

David Ould: Primates Meeting Day 4 - Your Guess is as Good as Mine  It’s just gone 8am on Day 4. What can I tell you?

To be honest, not much. The reality is that our sources in Canterbury have dried up. They’re still there, they’re still happy to talk, but they have next to nothing to say to us. Which tells us one thing - if we thought that it was tense yesterday, today will be almost unbearable.

What we do know is that disquiet is bleeding out over the processes that have been involved. The UK Telegraph have reported that there was an attempt to use a Delphi Method in the discussions which did not go down well...

CANTERBURY: From My Ear to Your Ear: "Trust us" say GAFCON Primates -David Virtue

Archbishops ‘treated like children’ in church gay crisis talks   -Telegraph


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