Weekend Roundup for July 30

It’s been a hot summer across the northern hemisphere and it looks like that continues, literally and metaphorically, at the Lambeth Conference, where bishops from across the Communion are gathering in southern England.

Lambeth Conference

Lambeth gets underway, but with some underhanded shenanigans which left many bishops disappointed and angry https://episcopaljournal.org/lambeth-conference-gets-going-under-a-cloud/

And another reason for disappointment https://www.pressherald.com/2022/07/20/episcopal-bishop-of-maine-attending-anglican-conference-but-his-husband-was-expressly-disinvited/

UK news report on Welby’s u-turn on same sex marriage vote. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/26/justin-welby-forced-to-allow-anglican-bishops-to-reject-statement-on-sexuality

Episcopal Bishops join march in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2022/07/27/a-wave-of-love-episcopal-bishops-join-march-in-support-of-lgbtq-inclusion-in-canterbury/

Bishop Peter Carrell weighs in with a New Zealand perspective http://anglicandownunder.blogspot.com/2022/07/on-cusp-of-eve-of-lambeth-conference.html

Global South Bishops still want to reaffirm traditional understanding of marriage https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2022/5-august/news/uk/lambeth-2022-global-south-bishops-press-for-re-affirmation-of-resolution-110

A link to many more links from Thinking Anglicans https://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/lambeth-conference-2022-more-news-and-comment/ 

 

Parishes in the News

Thunderbolt ignites fire at Philadelphia church https://www.fox29.com/news/lightning-bolt-strikes-steeple-of-philadelphia-church-ignites-fire

 

Other Items of Interest

A lovely essay on the power of hymns https://earthandaltarmag.com/posts/christian-hymnody-and-social-power

Pope Francis admits his declining health is impcting his ministry, ponders his future https://religionnews.com/2022/07/30/leaving-canada-pope-francis-said-it-might-be-time-to-slow-down-as-health-declines/ 

 


Image: Archbishop Justin Welby addresses the Lambeth Conference/Lambeth Conference Media

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