General Convention 2006

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, and I will praise you . . . Psalm 43:3-4

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
met in Columbus, Ohio from June 11-21, 2006.
This blog offers a view of the convention and beyond from the perspective of Lydia Evans, a two-time lay deputy from the Diocese of South Carolina.
Visit the links found below for additional resources
as well as pre- and post-convention coverage.
Thank you for remembering the convention deputies and their families in your prayers. For further resources, visit my webpages.
For all posts from the month of June, click here.
For all posts from the month of July, click here.


Times Online: Rowan Williams Proposes Anglican Split

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Dr Rowan Williams, is proposing to split the Anglican church (Chris Harris/The Times)

Worldwide Anglican church to split over gay bishop
By Ruth Gledhill

"The Archbishop of Canterbury has outlined plans to expel the Episcopal Church of the US from the worldwide Anglican Church.

"The US branch of Anglicanism is to be punished for consecrating the openly gay Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire, an act which has propelled the worldwide church to the brink of schism.

"Dr Williams is proposing a two-track Anglican Communion, with orthodox churches being accorded full, "constituent" membership and the rebel, pro-gay liberals being consigned to "associate" membership."

Read the rest of Ruth Gledhill's interpretation of the statement from the ABC here and here.


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