Friday, September 15, 2006

Archbishop Williams Calls for Patience from Primates

September 15th, 2006 posted by kendall at 5:26 pm

Make sure to read the letter to the Primates the link for which is given below–KSH.

The primates have a responsibility to provide leadership to the “ordinary people of God” during a time of “continuing uncertainty,” according Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Archbishop Williams wrote the other 37 leaders of the Anglican Communion Sept. 14 asking them to exercise both leadership and restraint in the debates over human sexuality currently dividing the church.

Many Anglicans have become “puzzled, wearied, or disoriented by our present controversies,” he wrote, and were repelled by some of the “extreme or divisive” stances taken by some partisans.

Archbishop Williams thanked the primates for sending him their initial responses to the actions of the 75th General Convention in light of the February 2005 primates’ communiqué and the Windsor Report. He also outlined the “process currently going forward in the Communion to help all of us weigh and interpret Convention’s work.” The letter also included a brief summary of the findings to date of the primates’ advisory group.

The recommendations of the Windsor Report, Archbishop Williams said, had been accepted widely within the Communion and the “Communion as a whole remains committed to the teaching on human sexuality expressed in Resolution 1.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference,” which rejected “homosexual practice as incompatible with Scripture.”

Read it all.


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