The Anglican’s gay debates took a new spin this week. Homophobic leaders are threatening to hold their own Jersualem-based conference ahead of the international communion’s Lambeth meeting in London this summer.
Jerusalem’s Archibishop Suheil Dawani, however, says he hasn’t been consulted. Nor does he condone the meeting.
I am deeply troubled that this meeting, of which we had no prior knowledge, will import inter-Anglican conflict into our diocese.
It could also have serious consequences for our ongoing ministry of reconciliation in this divided land. We who minister here know only too well what happens when two sides cease talking to each other. We do not want to see any further dividing walls.
Sydney Archbishop Peter Jensen, however, fears the crumbling walls: Some American Anglicans are as committed to their new sexual ethics as to the Gospel itself…The problems posed by the American church are not going to remain in America.”