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Catherine Roskam, Suffragan Bishop from New York, spoke at Lambeth about domestic violence: she rightly noted that domestic violence appears in all religious communities…she then went on to say that likely there were domestic abusers among the hundreds of male […]

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According to this report, Sir Jonathan Sacks, British chief rabbi, spoke at Lambeth earlier this week about the need to find unity within difference: The Anglican Communion has held together quite different strands of Christian theology and practice better than […]

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Christian Leaders Must Be Careful Not To Elevate Constitutional Principles Above Biblical Principles In Exodus 3 we see one of the most beautiful, delicious ironies in all of recorded human history. It is the story of the captives plundering the […]

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The Windsor Continuation Group has released a document calling for, according to Ruth Gledhill, a “new Pastoral Forum is to be set up to bring rebel provinces into line in the Anglican Communion.” The full report will be popping up […]

Over the last few months Randy Pausch captured the attention of much of the world as he had captivated his students for years. Pausch, an extremely popular Carnegie Mellon University professor of computer science, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. […]

The late Tony Snow, one of public policy’s “happy warriors” (he always reminded me of the late Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the original liberal “happy warrior”), was a grateful man. “Grateful” might seem to be an odd description for someone […]

One of the questions that casts a long shadow over Anglican and Episcopalian decision-making about issues such as the ordination of women and the blessing of same-sex unions is how movement on these issues will affect Anglican churches’ relationship with […]

Things are heating up at Lambeth: A Sudanese bishop is calling for Bishop Robinson’s resignation: “God is not making a mistake creating Adam and Eve,” he said. “He would have created two Adams if he wanted.” And the bishop of […]

I got an email today: “Why exactly does anyone beyond America’s handful of Episcopalians care about the Lambeth conference?” It’s a good question. As a colleague of mine pointed out to me last year, in 2006, the American Baptist Churches […]

The bishops’ spouses meeting (and, no, Mark Andrew is not there) has gotten some news attention – perhaps because Lambeth itself seems low-key so far. I have often thought that there is little I would rather do less than be […]

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