Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The ‘Last” Lambeth Conference?

John Howe Bishop of Central Florida says that Lambeth was a significant moment for the communion.

"But now that the Conference has ended, I would like to venture a final impression. In doing so I find myself in sharp disagreement with many who are saying that this Conference “accomplished nothing,” that the Communion itself is disintegrating, and that what has just concluded will turn out to have been the “last” of the Lambeth Conferences. It is true that the Conference passed no Resolutions, offered no Teaching Statements, and took no votes – on anything. But, on the final afternoon, in his Third Presidential Address, Archbishop Rowan Williams (in the words of one of the senior English Bishops) “decisively tipped the balance for the first time in the Conference.”"


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