Anglican unity in ‘grave peril’ if gay bans not enforced, Williams says

Report from Lambeth
The three-week Lambeth Conference in England concluded with essentially the same prognosis that bishops of the global Anglican Communion were given before they met in Canterbury.

The spiritual leader of the communion said it will be in “grave peril” if North American churches ignore temporary bans on the ordination of gay bishops and the consecration of same-sex unions. “If the North American churches don’t accept moratoria” on gay bishops and blessings, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams told reporters August 3, “as a communion we are going to continue to be in grave peril.”

The archbishop also said conservative archbishops from the global South must stop transgressing traditional geographic boundaries and seeking to adopt like-minded parishes in the U.S. and Canada.


This article is available to subscribers only. Please subscribe for full access—subscriptions begin at $2.95. Already have an online account? Log in now. Already a print subscriber? Create an online account for no additional cost.

This article is available to subscribers only.

To post a comment, log inregister, or use the Facebook comment box.