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September 17, 2004

The Lambeth Conference of 1968 proposed the formation of an Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), the most comprehensive gathering of the Anglican Communion, representing the voice of the inner life of the provinces. It continued the responsibilities previously entrusted to the Lambeth...

February 7, 2004

The Lambeth Conference

The Lambeth Conference is a gathering of bishops, meeting every ten years under the presidency of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The first was held in 1867. Since 1988 the members of the Anglican Consultative Council have been invited to attend the Conference.

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January 31, 2004

There are an estimated 70 million members of the Anglican/Episcopal family in 38 self-governing Member Churches or Provinces in more than 160 countries. The Anglican Communion has developed in two stages. Following the first stage, which began in the 17th century in Britain, Anglicanism was...

October 22, 2003

My dear brothers in Christ,

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I returned home from our meeting at Lambeth grateful for the spirit of candor in which we shared our thoughts and feelings. I thank God for the opportunity to come together in Christ'...

September 1, 1998

Recognizing the importance and urgency of issues of international debt and economic justice, this Conference adopts the following statement:

We see the issues of international debt and economic justice in the light of our belief in creation: God has created a world in which we are bound...

September 1, 1998

Having just returned from the Lambeth Conference, I am still in a time of sorting and sifting the events of those weeks in Canterbury with my brother and sister bishops. I have written a first letter to the church about one aspect of the conference, and will have more to share in the autumn...

September 1, 1998

The bishops of the Anglican Communion meeting this past August for the Lambeth Conference tried to embrace diverse articulations of the Gospel in reference to the question of homosexuality. A group of bishops holding widely divergent views succeeded, after two and one-half weeks of intense...

August 17, 1998

As the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, I am moved to comment on Review and Outlook for Friday, August 14, 1998, and its assessment of the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops recently held in Canterbury, England.

It is, of course, easy to pit liberal against conservative and...

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...

July 1, 1998

While nearly 800 bishops meet at the Lambeth Conference this summer, some 600 of their spouses will hold concurrent Bible studies, attend workshops and spend time in some of the world's most famous gardens. Plans also include the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Queen...

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