Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly: 2009 Episcopal General Convention Report

ARCHBISHOP ROWAN WILLIAMS: Along with many in the Communion, I hope and pray that there won’t be decisions in the coming days that could push us further apart.

[KIM] LAWTON: Much of this week’s debate centered on balancing Communion concerns with a desire to move forward.

BISHOP GENE ROBINSON: I believe with my whole heart that we all know where this is going to wind up. It is going to wind up with the full inclusion of all of God’s children in God’s church.

BISHOP PETER BECKWITH: I would concede that if indeed that it is the right thing to do, we should do it now. I do not believe it is the right thing to do.

BISHOP NATHAN BAXTER: While I am very, very much concerned about our covenant with the Communion and our mission, I am also concerned about our covenant with our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.

BISHOP SHANNON JOHNSTON: The Communion, for me, is too much to lose. There is too much at stake with mission and our ability to apprehend larger, wider truths that go way beyond our own small church and setting in the Western world.

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Anonymous David Handy+ said...

An interesting summary in collage form. Some nice, juicy quotes here, but they're snippets taken out of context and hence liable to misinterpretation. Still, it's a relatively objective collection of sharply contrasting viewpoints.

It's always interesting and helpful to see how the outside world sees us.

David Handy+

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