Thursday, January 7, 2016

Welby urges Anglicans to pray for the Primates’ Meeting

From Anglican Journal (with video)-

Less than a week before a meeting that will bring primates of the provinces in the Anglican Communion together for the first time since 2011, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has released a video asking Anglicans to pray for “wisdom and love” for their leaders.

The video acknowledges that the Communion’s 38 primates will be “dealing with some very difficult issues” both within the life of the Communion and within the wider church and world. In it, Welby expresses a hope that “the love of Christ for each of us—for each of us who are sinners, each of us who fail—will so overwhelm us that we are able to love each other as we should.”

The Primates’ Meeting, to be held at Canterbury Cathedral from January 11-16, has been the subject of many secular media reports and religious blogs since it was announced in September 2015. Welby’s decision to invite Archbishop Foley Beach, leader of the breakaway Anglican Church of North America, and his comment that the primates will need to consider “look[ing] afresh at our ways of working as a Communion and especially as Primates,” have led to varying comments about the fate of the Anglican Communion and of  churches with more liberal views on human sexuality.

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