Lambeth Conference 1998

Lambeth Conference 1998

Articles

September 25, 1998

Bishops of the Episcopal Church have been struggling to explain the meaning of this summer's Lambeth Conference to the folks back home. Some of them took advantage of the technological facilities-over 200 computer terminals spread across the Kent University campus, thanks to a grant from...

September 3, 1998

As 750 bishops arrived at Canterbury for the 13th Lambeth Conference, it was already clear that sexuality was the landmine issue. The debate began well before the official opening of the conference July 19, with bishops lining up on opposing sides. Some even predicted that, if the landmine...

September 3, 1998

When nearly 750 bishops of the Anglican Communion poured, in a river of purple cassocks, into historic Canterbury Cathedral on July 20 to open the 13th Lambeth Conference, the worship service was a powerful display of the diversity that now marks the world's 70 million Anglicans.

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September 2, 1998

International debt and economic justice were at the top of nearly everyone's agenda as 750 bishops gathered for the 13th Lambeth Conference. Even though sexuality grabbed the headlines, the economic issues are life-and-death matters for Anglican bishops from the developing world and they...

July 1, 1998

Through daily Bible study as well as special plenary sessions at the beginning and end of the Lambeth Conference in England this summer, scripture, and especially II Corinthians, is expected to permeate the three-week gathering of Anglican bishops. A third plenary session will emphasize...

July 1, 1998

When nearly 800 Anglican bishops gather on the grounds of the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral this summer for the 13th Lambeth Conference they will be bringing more than their vestments. Most will also be carting a satchel brimming with cultural, political and theological concerns--...

July 1, 1998

As the Anglican bishops of the world gather at the University of Kent and Canterbury Cathedral in England for the Lambeth Conference of 1998, their deliberations over the question of international debt will be shaped by the impending Jubilee Year of 2000.

While United Nations figures...

July 1, 1998

Bishops of the Anglican Communion will gather at the Lambeth Conference in England this summer from all over a world many see as spiritually malnourished.

Like a hungry body yearning for food, a hungry humanity is seeking spiritual sustenance, and some bishops hope Lambeth 1998 may...

July 1, 1998

Ten years ago at the last Lambeth Conference the most threatening issue was women's ordination. Only a handful of provinces ordained women to the priesthood and none yet had taken the next step of ordaining women bishops. A decade later women's ordination is taking the back seat to sexuality as...

July 1, 1998

Stretching back to 1867 when an archbishop of Canterbury first invited the world’s Anglican bishops to meet, Lambeth Conferences have played a key role in the Anglican Communion’s sense of historic continuity. But they have also marked the milestones of profound historical change for an...

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