Tuesday, July 20, 2010

GERMANY: Archbishop of Canterbury to deliver keynote speech to Lutherans

Story courtesy of EpiscopalLife Online and the Ecumenical News International, Geneva.  Now let's see what trouble the ABC will stir up among our Lutheran "brethren" [our sisters and brothers]...read the story below

Ecumenical News International, Geneva] Lutherans from around the world are converging on the German city of Stuttgart for the 11th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, where on July 22 Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will deliver the keynote address.

Williams, the spiritual leader of the 78-million-strong Anglican Communion, may offer advice in his keynote address on how to deal with the issue of clergy who are in same-sex relationships, as this issue has left his communion verging on a schism and has triggered fierce debate among Lutherans.

The Geneva-based LWF comprises 140 member churches in 79 countries, representing more than 70 million Christians, and it is expecting an estimated 1000 people, including 418 delegates from Lutheran churches, to participate in the Stuttgart assembly.

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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Shamelessly lifted from Openly Episcopal in Albany...

Thanks to John White, new Facebook friend and fellow Episcopalian for posting the quote transcribed by Dennis Wisnom at the diocesan convention of Central New York, 2009.  I invite you to check out John's blog too at this Wordpress blog.

The Presiding Bishop shares her personal opinion about the Proposed Anglican Covenant

"My personal opinion is that it's really an inappropriate structural response to a situation that is going to become more and more common.  My shorthand is that it's an Enlightenment response to a Post-Modern problem.  Building more structure is not going to fix the challenge of living in a diverse community.  The challenge of living in a diverse community is most effectively responded to by building more relationships, not by building walls, and that's hard work.  It's easier just to say, 'well, you're not doing what we want, so goodbye.'  That's not a Christian way of responding, that's not living into the love poured out in Christ, in my understanding."

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
speaking at The Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY
site of the Diocesan Convention, Episcopal Diocese of Central New York