Friday, 20 July 2007

A Statement from the Global South

This is a critical time says the Global South Steering Committee. In particular, they say this about Canada in Paragraph 8:
We have also noted the decisions of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada and are dismayed by their unilateral declaration that ‘same-sex blessing is not core doctrine’. While we were grateful for the temporary restraint shown in not proceeding with any further authorization, we have observed that a number of the bishops are continuing to defy the recommendations of the Windsor process. We are exploring the possibility of additional pastoral provisions for those who want to remain faithful to Communion teaching and have been affected by the continuing actions of their own bishops.

I, and many others, share their dismay. It seems less and less likely that the 2008 Lambeth Conference will be a meeting of the whole communion.

Read it all here.