29 January 2007

IC needs your money

Inclusive Church needs your money. There is much work to do. Here's a good summary:

We find ourselves up against people who, quite simply, insist on excluding themselves from the most inclusive church that has ever been. That is not, of course, how they would put it. On the contrary, they keep on wanting to exclude others from the church. They call themselves names like ‘Reform’. They issue grand-sounding Covenants. But in the end, they want to slam their church doors shut. They don’t much want women priests, they certainly don’t want women bishops. As for gays, it seems that they don’t want them in church, or in the community, or in the country.

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26 January 2007

Special guests in Tanzania?

So you might think the Primates' Meeting would be just for primates. Wrong. Apparently +Rowan has invited three bishops from the US to attend. News comes today that +Bob Duncan, +Bruce McPherson, and +Christoper Epting will be there. What does this mean? Cynically, we might think it means +Rowan doesn't think our Presiding Bishop can represent the breadth of the US. Maybe there's a better explanation, but I'm stuck in cynical at the moment. One wonders if other bishops (say, moderate bishops working under conservative primates) will be invited.