Anglicans to release report October 18 on gays and church unity

How to cope with tensions
Long-awaited recommendations will be made public October 18 in London on how the Anglican Communion should cope with tensions and threats of schism created by the election and consecration of gay Bishop V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire and a proposal in the Anglican Church of Canada to authorize a service of blessing for same-sex unions.

The publication of the recommendations will coincide with a meeting of the joint standing committee of the primates, or leading bishops, and the Anglican Consultative Council, the two bodies that deal with the affairs of the worldwide Anglican Communion between the once-a-decade gathering of all the world’s Anglican bishops.

The release date was announced September 10 at the end of the third and final meeting of the commission, chaired by Archbishop Robin Eames, the primate of Ireland.


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