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Evangelical, Broad and Catholic Anglicans Working Together for an Inclusive Future [Left Alert!]
Thinking Anglicans ^ | 6/06/2005 | Simon Sarmiento

Posted on 06/06/2005 6:16:06 PM PDT by sionnsar

History was made on Saturday 4 June when representatives of 14 organisations from the full span of Anglican Communion tradition took part in a partnership and strategy day, organised by InclusiveChurch at All Saints Church, Fulham.

Representatives of organisations as diverse as Accepting Evangelicals, the Society of Catholic Priests, the Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians and Affirming Catholicism met with representatives from LGCM: Anglican Matters, the Modern Church People’s Union, Progressive Christianity Network, WATCH, Changing Attitude and others to deepen existing partnerships and to develop concrete strategies for joint action.

Erica Wooff, National Coordinator of InclusiveChurch, said:

‘We are a network of partner organisations and individuals whose very make-up reflects the breadth and scope of the Church of England and beyond. We come from differing traditions and differing locations today, but we are united in one aim: To celebrate and maintain the traditional inclusivity and diversity of the Anglican Church.

Revd. Giles Goddard, Executive Secretary of InclusiveChurch, said:

‘If we are to be faithful to the Gospel and to our Anglican traditions, it is essential that we celebrate the ministry of women as bishops without reservation, of lesbian and gay people on equal terms with the rest of the world, of people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. We hope that the upcoming meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council will be robust in their rejection of anything which might limit Anglican diversity.’

As the first joint action following the partnership day, InclusiveChurch and its partner organisations will be present at the ACC meeting in Nottingham and will be urging ACC members to ask all Provinces in the Anglican Communion to begin a process of genuinely listening to and seeking to understand, first-hand, the experience and theological positions of lesbian and gay Christians - a process that has been woefully lacking to date.

For further information contact Rev. Giles Goddard at or on 07762 373 674 (m); or Rev. Dr. Giles Fraser at or on 07811 444 011(m).

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; religiousleft
["from the full span of Anglican Communion tradition" -- hm. Well, okay. That explains the absence of groups such as the ACN, FIF-UK, etc. But whenever they talk about "inclusivity" and its sister word "diversity", I keep thinking of the following: --sionnsar]

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1 posted on 06/06/2005 6:16:06 PM PDT by sionnsar
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2 posted on 06/06/2005 6:16:58 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† ||Iran Azadi|| WA Fraud: votes outnumber voters, court sez it's okay!)
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Hell, this isn't at all "inclusive", they should be including the Rastafarians, Voodoo witch doctors, Druids and Wiccans!/sarcasm off

3 posted on 06/06/2005 6:28:41 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To clarify what should already be clear, the term 'Catholic' here is referring to Anglican pseudo-Catholics, not real ones.

4 posted on 06/06/2005 6:40:43 PM PDT by Conservative til I die
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To: Conservative til I die; sionnsar

"To clarify what should already be clear, the term 'Catholic' here is referring to Anglican pseudo-Catholics, not real ones."

Thanks; actually it wasn't clear to me at all, what with a local Latin priest well known for his appearance at gay pride marches, another who ran a website for gay priests (complete with porn) and lesbian nuns coming out with alarming frequency. Frankly given some of the "pink" clergy we have, I'm a bit surprised I didn't see the word "Orthodox" anywhere too. What a mess!

5 posted on 06/06/2005 8:09:15 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: sionnsar

Whilst I recognize how absurd it is to point out, given the basic mortality of the sins being trumpeted as normal in the excerpt, it does bear noting that the intent to mislead the faithful is evident and clear. Thus, they are the worst form of liars and false prophets.

I know, I know, to them that's a real 'SO WHAT', but it just bears repeating, just as often as they repeat the lie that they somehow represent anything close to a consensus of Anglicans, much less Catholic ones. I wonder if they lie to each other with such frequency?

In Christ,
Deacon Paul+

6 posted on 06/07/2005 10:52:52 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (I think, therefore I vote Republican)
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