The Church of England Evangelical Council are trying to spoil the Lambeth Conference for everybody by asking bishops not to attend. To quote their home page:
We support those Bishops who have said that under the present arrangements they cannot attend the Lambeth Conference. We invite those English dioceses who are twinned with dioceses and provinces overseas to consult with their companion dioceses about whether to attend the Lambeth Conference. We prayerfully counsel Church of England bishops to consider whether in the light of TEC′s response they may wish to absent themselves.
The Church of England Evangelical Council (we’ll call them the CEEC) are, if you remember the people who made that so called ‘covenant‘ between themselves last year. It was widely discredited as being a bit silly, misunderstanding as it did the nature of a ‘covenant’.
The CEEC claim to represent a range of organisations: CMS, Scripture Union, New Wine, the Evangelical Alliance to name but a few. Once again I suspect that not all members of these organizations would support this ‘boycott Lambeth’ stance. I hope that such members will make their feelings known.
I may have more to say about this later or tomorrow or another day, but in the meantime I’d like to continue to refer everyone to Bishop Alan’s article, which blows all of these ‘Let’s not go to Lambeth’ arguments away.
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