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                                                                                                           ISSUE No.4   WEDNESDAY JULY 22 1998              OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF THE 1998 LAMBETH CONFERENCE




                       Delegate champions                                              TODAY’S KEY EVENTS                                                    GETTING TO                               Anglican scholars
                                                                                                         7.15am Prayer Time
                                                                                     9.30 - 11.00am Morning Prayer and Bible Studies                         KNOW YOU
                        Aboriginal rights                                                        11.30 Feast Day Eucharist
                                                                              2.30 - 4.30pm Plenary presentation:“Making Moral Decisions”                How the primates line up                    respond to Cardinal
                                         Page 3                                                   5.45pm Evening Prayer
                                                                                        7.30pm Spouses’ Evening at the Old Palace                                      Page 2                                        Page 2

                        Bishop buries                                                                                                                               Prayers, ideas illumine Ecumenical Vespers

                       his distress over                                                                                                                        Cardinal voices concern
                        ‘Angels’ play                                                                                                                           about obstacles to unity
                             by David Skidmore
                            dramatic presentation in yes-                                                                                                                 by Ted Malone                     Reformed and Baptist denomina-
                      A     terday’s plenary session pro-
                      duced its own drama when the                                                                                                              F    ire from a paschal candle lit one
                                                                                                                                                                     small taper, and the light spread
                                                                                                                                                                                                            tions and from world and regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christian associations.
                                            Bishop Coadjutor                                                                                                    from that to another, to yet anoth-              Vatican official Edward Cardi-
                                            of      Jerusalem                                                                                                   er, until the gloom in the darkened         nal Cassidy addressed the Confer-
                                            walked out in                                                                                                       hall was brightened by their glow.          ence in a homily in which he
                                            protest over lan-                                                                                                   And the rising smoke of incense,            praised the concept of Christian
Photo: Harriet Long




                                            guage that he felt                                                                                                  billowing high in the air, became a         unity but voiced the concern of the
                                            slighted Palestin-                                                                                                  light-reflecting cloud that lit all         Roman Church that deviations in
                                            ian interests in the                                                                                                below it.                                   theological practice among local
                      Riah Abu el-Assal     Holy Land.                                                                                                              Thus began the Lambeth Con-             churches present a grave obstacle to
                                                “Wrestling                                                                                                                          ference’s Mon-          reunion.
                      with Angels,” a play performed dur-                                                                                                                           day night service            He did not specify any particu-
                      ing the morning plenary on the                                                                                                                                of light, an Ecu-       lar situations difficult to the Roman
                      Bible, the World and the Church,                                                                                                                              menical Vespers         Catholic Church, making no men-
                      drew enthusiastic applause from most                                                                                                                          in which leaders        tion of the ordination of women as
                      bishops and spouses present but not                                                                                                                           of the Anglican         priests and bishops within the
                      from Bishop Riah Abu el-Assal.                                                                                                                                Communion               Anglican Communion and only a
                                   Please see Bishop Riah page 4                                                                                                                    introduced       a      general reference to controversies
                                                                                                                                                                                    wide variety of         over questions of human sexuali-
                         Today’s plenary                              Vatican official Edward Cardinal Cassidy
                                                                                                                                                                                    representatives
                                                                                                                                                                                    from the Roman
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ty—issues that for the past two
                                                                                                                                                                                                            decades have at times thrown a
                        will pick up hard                             addresses the Ecumenical Vespers as
                                                                      Conference participants look on.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Catholic, Ortho-
                                                                                                                                                                                    dox, Lutheran,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            damper over Roman-Anglican dia-

                        moral decisions                               Photos: Lynn Ross                                                                                             Methodist,                   Please see Cardinal Cassidy page 4

                           by Lisa Barrowclough                                                                                                                         Pointing out that the hero of       sources. Bishop Swing says addi-
                           A widow who is expected to marry
                      the brother of her husband even though
                                                                         ‘United Religions’ is                                                                     the Good Samaritan story was
                                                                                                                                                                   someone from a different religion,
                                                                                                                                                                   Bishop Swing admonishes: “Jesus
                                                                                                                                                                                                            tional support sometimes has come
                                                                                                                                                                                                            from surprising places.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                An offer from the highly
                                                                         Bishop Swing’s goal
                      he has AIDS, Chinese children left aban-
                      doned in an orphanage, and the pain of a                                                                                                     said,‘I have other sheep that are not    respected Centre for Social Innova-
                      man watching the suffering of his dying                                                                                                      of this fold that I must bring also.’    tion in Global Management
                      wife will catch the attention of the Con-               by Carol Barnwell                                                                    The question is can we stand the         (SIGMA) in Ohio was a turning
                      ference today.                                                                                religions.“I committed my life then generosity of God in that he reveals                point for the group. The centre’s
                                                                           n initial request in 1993 from           to being a catalyst for the creation himself to other people in the                     co-chair, Dr David Cooperrider,
                           These stories are central to this
                      afternoon’s plenary session as it tackles
                      the everyday difficulties of “Making Moral
                                                                      A    the United Nations planted
                                                                      the seed for a global flowering of
                                                                                                                    of a United Religions,” he says.
                                                                                                                        With no prior
                                                                                                                                                                   world through other symbols and
                                                                                                                                                                                    through other sto-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            read of Bishop Swing’s lofty goals
                                                                                                                                                                                                            in his local newspaper.
                      Decisions.”                                     peace just five short years ago. Since        expertise in inter-                                             ries?”                      Dr Cooperrider’s group works
                           At the centre of the session will be a     then Bishop William Swing (Cali-              faith work, Bishop                                                   Never theless,     in 50 countries on global initiatives
                      paper by Bishop Rowan Williams (Mon-            fornia) has met the Pope, the Dalai           Swing found inter-                                              the first buds of the   that will change the next century
                      mouth,Wales). This looks at ethics within       Lama, sheikhs, rabbis and patriarchs          national interfaith                                             United Religions        and called UR “one of the most
                      the Body of Christ, reminding us of the         to explore the formation of a group           groups involved in                                              initiative appeared
                      “self-knowledge” and the awareness of the       that would, in spiritual terms, paral-        a portion of work                                               during the summer               Please see Bishop Swing page 4
                      “body” to which we belong which must be         lel the United Nations and work               but none that had                                               of 1996. Represen-
                      central to all decision-making.                 for world peace.                              succeeded in a                                                  tatives of different
                           The session also features a video that         United Religions (UR) seeks               global effort. Early                                            religions announced          Photo Call:
                      focuses on five scenarios:native Canadians,
                      abortion in China, homosexuality,AIDS in
                                                                      to bring religions and spiritual tra-
                                                                      ditions to a common table in a per-
                                                                                                                    meetings        with
                                                                                                                    historical religious
                                                                                                                                                                                    their intention to
                                                                                                                                                                                    take the UR con-          follow the crowd
                      Africa and euthanasia/assisted suicide.         manent, daily global gathering.               leaders were admit-                                             cept to other parts          The Conference photo will be
                           It listens to the voices of various peo-       Gathering religious leaders for           tedly “ambiguous,”                                              of the world through    taken today at 4.30pm following the
                      ple affected by these issues, and asks:“Will    the celebration of the UN’s 50th              many unwilling to                                               regional conferences    plenary session. Bishops are asked
                                                                                                                                          Bill Swing, United Religions founder
                      the Church help show the way forward?”          anniversary celebration at Grace              accept the concept                                              and to write a global   to move from the plenary as quickly
                                                                                                                                          Photo: Carol Barnwell
                           The plenary also will hear from sever-     Cathedral in San Francisco led                of UR.                                                          charter. Additional-    as possible and to assemble, in cas-
                      al bishops around the Communion as they         Bishop Swing to consider the 40                   “Most see their job as defending           ly, the group outlined plans for co-     socks, behind Rutherford College.
                      share brief stories of prominent issues in      wars that were currently being                the faith, not pursuing global good ordinating a 24-hour ceasefire and                  Bishops need to bring their cassocks
                      their dioceses.                                 waged throughout the world,“most              on behalf of all faiths, and they peace day on December 31, 1999.                       to the plenary with them and go
                           The session will be chaired by Bish-       fuelled, at some level, by religion.”         don’t want to be seen as giving                                                         immediately to the appointed area.
                      op Victoria Matthews (Edmonton, Cana-               “For 50 years the nations of the          away the store. But we didn’t get Support from odd angles                               Promptness is essential because
                      da) and is set for 2.30pm in St Augustine       world have met daily and struggled            disarmament because someone at                      Ninety-nine percent of UR’s         there is no way to determine when
                      and St Columba Halls. All Conference            for the global good,” but the same            the Kremlin called someone at the current budget of $1.5 million is                     all bishops have arrived. Late-comers
                      participants are invited.                       has not been true of the world’s              Pentagon,” Bishop Swing notes.                 raised from private, non-religious       cannot be accommodated.
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                          Getting to know you…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   26. Archbishop Keith Rayner of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   27. Verger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   28. Prime Bishop Ignacio Soliba of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Philippine Independent Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   29. Archbishop Remi Rabenirina of
                          Placing faces among the Anglican Primates                                                                                                                                                                    the Indian Ocean
                                                                                                                                     1. Archbishop Samuel Sindamuka of              10. Archbishop Robert Okine of                 30. Archbishop John Takeda of
                                                                                                                                        Burundi                                         West Africa                                    Nippon Sei Ko Kai (Japan)
                                                                                                                                     2. Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini of               11. Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold            31. Lady Eames
                                                                                                                                        Rwanda                                          of the United States                       32. Bishop William Moses, Moderator,
                                                                                                                                     3. Archbishop Livingstone Mpalanyi-            12. Archbishop Alwyn Rice Jones of                 Church of South India
                                                                                                                                        Nkoyoyo of Uganda                               Wales                                      33. Bishop Dhirendra Mohanty,
                                                                                                                                     4. Archbishop David Hope of York               13. Archbishop Walter Makulu of                    Moderator, Church of North India
                                                                                                                                        (England)                                       Central Africa                             34. Archbishop Orland Lindsay of the
                                                                                                                                     5. Archbishop George Carey of                  14. Archbishop Matthew Chung of                    West Indies
                                                                                                                                        Canterbury                                      Korea                                      Other primates
                                                                                                                                     6. Archbishop Andrew Mya Han of                15. Bishop Peter Kwong of Hong                 Not present for photograph:
                                                                                                                                        Burma                                           Kong (expected to be primate of            •   Archbishop Michael Peers of
                                                                                                                                     7. Archbishop Cornelius Wilson of                  future province)                               Canada
                                                                                                                                        the Central American Region                 16. Archbishop Joseph Adetiloye of             •   President Bishop Ghais Abdel
                                                                                                                                     8. Bishop Barnabas Mondal,                         Nigeria                                        Malik of Jerusalem and the Middle
Photo: William Killough




                                                                                                                                        Moderator, Church of Bandladesh             17. Archbishop Robin Eames of                      East
                                                                                                                                     9. Bishop Daniel Zindo of Sudan                    Armaugh (Ireland)                          •   Archbishop David Gitari of Kenya
                                                                                                                                                                                    18. Archbishop Glauco Soares de                •   Archbishop Samuel Espinoza of
                                                                                                                                                                                        Lima of Brazil                                 Mexico
                                                                                                                                                                                    19. Archbishop Ellison Pogo of                 •   Primus Richard Holloway of
                              he faces of the Anglican’s
                          T   Communion’s primates are
                          becoming more familiar around the
                                                                                                                                                                                        Melanesia
                                                                                                                                                                                    20. Archbishop James Ayong of Papua
                                                                                                                                                                                        New Guinea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Scotland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Archbishop Moses Tay of South
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       East Asia
                          Lambeth Conference as proceed-                                                                                                                            21-22.Vergers                                  •   Archbishop Njongonkulu
                          ings gain pace. To assist in the                                                                                                                          23. Archbishop Donald Mtetemela of                 Ndugane of Southern Africa
                          process of placing names with faces,                                                                                                                          Tanzania                                   •   Presiding Bishop Maurice Sinclair
                                                                                                                                                                                    24. Bishop Michael Gear of                         of Southern Cone
                          here is a view from the primates’
                                                                                                                                                                                        Doncaster (England), MU chaplain           •   Archbishop Patrice Njojo of
                          gathering in York Minster July 17                                                                                                                                                                            Congo
                                                                                                                                                                                    25. Presiding Bishop John Paterson of
                          with Lady Eames, president of the                                                                                                                             Aotearoa, New Zealand and                  •   Bishop Samuel Azariah,
                          Mothers’ Union.                                                                                                                                               Polynesia                                      Moderator, Church of Pakistan



                                   Daily Quote                                          Daily Voices
                          “Christianity does not so much
                             have a culture, but seeks a
                                                                                                                                    Anglican scholars respond to Vespers address
                           culture in which it can become
                                   a living faith.”
                                          Bishop Fred Borsch
                                                                                    Cardinal highlights need for realism
                          The Daily welcomes letters from its readers. Prior                  by James Thrall                        Roman Catholics are “increasingly              leads to an increasing disunity with           gested, however, that “our bishops
                          to publication, letters may be edited to conform
                          with space requirements. Submissions are collected
                                                                                                                                     bound up with each other,” is a                the Roman Catholic Church,”                    may come up with other forms of
                                                                                      top official of the Roman                      “technical but important descrip-              Dean Franklin noted.                           universal authority which are not
                          each day from The Daily mailboxes in near the
                          main entrances of the dining halls in Darwin, Eliot
                          and Rutherford colleges.
                                                                                 A    Catholic church has offered a
                                                                                 positive but cautionary assessment
                                                                                                                                     tion,” he said.And even though Car-
                                                                                                                                     dinal Cassidy offered clear warnings
                                                                                                                                                                                        “When Cardinal Cassidy refers
                                                                                                                                                                                    to new interpretations of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   focused on one person or a single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   office.”
                            The Lambeth Conference 1998                          of the relationship between the                     that some developments in the                  Gospel creating new problems, he                   A key benefit of the homily,
                               Meeting in residence at The University of Kent,   Anglican and Roman Catholic                         Anglican Communion could impair                seems to imply something, but he               Dean Franklin said, is that it offers a
                                            Canterbury, England
                                                                                 churches, according to ecumenical                   that relationship, his comments                doesn’t name it, so it is difficult to         “useful context” for the discussion
                                             PRESIDENT
                                 The Most Revd and Rt Hon George Carey           consultants assisting at the Lambeth                reflected “a level of communion                know just he means,” Canon Bar-                of Anglican-Roman Catholic rela-
                                       Archbishop of Canterbury
                                                                                 Conference.                                         where we need to be realistic with             nett-Cowan said. The Cardinal’s                tions by the Section Four subgroup
                                   EPISCOPAL COORDINATOR OF
                                         COMMUNICATION                               The homily at Monday night’s                    one another,” Dean Franklin said.              homily mentions the issue of                   chaired by Presiding Bishop Frank
                                       The Most Revd Robin Eames                 ecumenical vesper service by                            The Rev Canon Alyson Bar-                  homosexuality, but did not name                Griswold of the United States.
                                          Archbishop of Armagh
                                        and Primate of All Ireland               Edward Iris Cardinal Cassidy, presi-                nett-Cowan, Director of Faith,                 any other topics being considered              “What the cardinal has done is to let
                                DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS                       dent of the Pontifical Council for                  Worship and Ministry for the Gen-              by the conference.                             us know what their understanding is
                                       Canon James Rosenthal
                                     Anglican Communion Office                   Promoting       Christian      Unity,               eral Synod of the Anglican Church                                                             of what our relationship should be
                              DIRECTOR OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
                                    The Revd Kris Lee, New York
                                                                                 reasserted that the two churches
                                                                                 “share a real, but imperfect com-
                                                                                                                                     of Canada, observed, however, that
                                                                                                                                     Cardinal Cassidy’s words were
                                                                                                                                                                                         ‘he has laid out a                        for the next decade-which is real
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   but imperfect communion, with
                                     DIRECTOR OF NEWS TEAM
                                       James Thrall, North Carolina              munion,” said Professor William                     “more cautious than enthusiastic.”                  context; we should                        cautions about ways that commu-
                           DIRECTOR OF SECTION COMMUNICATORS                     Franklin, dean of the Berkeley                      Like Franklin, Canon Barnett-                                                                 nion can be improved but also
                                       Margaret Rodgers
                                  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
                                                                                 Divinity School at Yale.                            Cowan is an advisor to the Section                       respond’                             weakened.”
                                        Lynn Ross, Quebec                            “He categorically reaffirmed                    Four group of bishops considering                                                                 As the conference pursues all the
                                                                                 the commitment of the Roman                         ecumenical issues.                                  While Cardinal Cassidy was not            topics on its agenda, the homily is a
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                                                                                 Catholic Church to the full visible                     Cardinal Cassidy in particular             explicit in his references to the need         reminder that “one of the important
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                                                                                 unity of all the baptized, which                    raised difficult but important ques-           for a universal authority as an instru-        issues on the table is how important
                                                EDITOR
                                        Robert Williams, Los Angeles             means establishment of full com-                    tions about the role of authority for          ment of unity, he seemed to be                 do Anglican bishops feel is the rela-
                                        ASSOCIATE EDITOR                         munion,” including reconciliation                   the two churches, questions “the               “offering the papacy as that author-           tionship with the Roman Church at
                                               Brian Thomas
                                        Christchurch, New Zealand                of ministries and sacraments, Dean                  Anglican Communion wrestles                    ity,” Dean Franklin said.“I think he’s         this time,” Dean Franklin said.“They
                                        CREATIVE DIRECTOR                        Franklin said. Cardinal Cassidy’s                   with all the time,” she said. He also          giving us that, as if to say, would you        should make that evaluation.”
                                         Marla Murphy, Los Angeles
                                                                                 statement that Anglican and                         warned that “our internal disunity             like to use this?” Dean Franklin sug-              In response, and picking up on
                                           ART DIRECTOR
                                           Andy Day, Canterbury                                                                                                                                                                    language Cardinal Cassidy used,
                                    SENIOR CORRESPONDENT
                                         Carol Barnwell,Texas
                                                                                        Daily Question                                                                                                                             “we might want to express, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Christian love, the concerns of the
                                           STAFF WRITERS
                                         David Duprey • Bob Libby                       What fruit do you see in the ecumenical work of the Anglican Communion?                                                                    Anglican Communion about the
                                    CONFERENCE NEWS TEAM                                               Presiding Bishop                                Metropolitan John                             Cardinal Edward               relationship,” Dean Franklin said.
                                     Lisa Barrowclough • E.T. Malone, Jr
                                 Jan Nunley • Allan Reeder • Katie Sherrod                             Frank Griswold, of                              of Pergamon                                   Cassidy, of the               “The spirit of the Conference
                                               David Skidmore
                                                                                                       the Episcopal Church                            Ecumenical                                    Roman Catholic                ought to be: he has laid out a con-
                                    SECTION COMMUNICATORS
                                       Nicola Currie • Randal Lee
                                                                                                       of the U.S.                                     Patriarchate,                                 Church                        text; we should respond with our
                                       Sarah Moore • Doug Tindal                                    “One very important point,                         Greece                                         “The various dialogues       interpretation of what it means.”
                                     STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS                                            not to be undervalued, is                           “I have the feeling that                      in which the Anglican
                                      William Killough • Harriet Long
                                          Jeff Sells • Anne Wetzel                                  that these ecumenical                               the Anglican Communion                        Communion has been
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                                            CIRCULATION                                             participants are here—one                           is ready to face the                          involved have made
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      Daily Lives
               ‘We’ve had to fight for justice, and for our values and beliefs’                                                        Evangelical, Charismatic. I saw the
                                                                                                                                       fullness of God’s gift to us in this

 Australian delegate asserts                                                                                                           Church.”
                                                                                                                                           Ms Parker says her hope for the
                                                                                                                                       future is that we will become a


    rights of Aborigines
        by Roland Ashby
                                                                                                                                       Church which reaches out to “our
                                                                                                                                       suffering, broken world” and “is a
                                                                                                                                       place for all people to be embraced
                                                                                                                                       in the love that was so freely given
                                                “Imagine the pain of those                  can Council (NATSIAC).                     by God.”
      ustralian MP Pauline Hanson          mothers and children. My cousins                      A member of NATSIAC since                 She is called, she believes, to
A     recently made world headlines
when she said the Australian Gov-
                                           still cannot return to their home-
                                           town for long periods because their
                                                                                            its inception in 1993, Ms Parker says
                                                                                            the Council has been instrumental
                                                                                                                                       challenge the Church to listen to the
                                                                                                                                       voice of its faithful Aboriginal peo-
ernment spends too much money              memories of being taken away are                 in changing attitudes to Aboriginal        ples, “because we have a depth of
on Aboriginal Australians’ welfare.        too painful.”                                    issues and is helping to give her peo-     spiritual awareness which is thou-




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo: Roland Ashby
     But Aboriginal Australian Lenore           Ms Parker has, nonetheless, been            ple “more of a sense of belonging to       sands of years old.”
Parker, Lambeth Conference dele-           “greatly encouraged” by the recent               the Church. Last year a Council                This spirituality is attested to in
gate and member of the Anglican            National Sorry Day when many                     member became the first female             her prayer, “God of Holy Dream-
Consultative Council, insists there is     thousands of Australians across the              Aboriginal Anglican priest, and            ing,” which has been included in A          Lenore Parker: deeply thankful for Australian
a strong case for special treatment for    country signed Sorry Books and                   another three Aboriginal women             Prayer Book for Australia:                  Church’s apology to Aborigines.
Aborigines: “Ever since the white          attended services.                               will be ordained at the end of this
man arrived in Australia 200 years              She is also “deeply thankful” for           year!”                                     God of holy dreaming, Great Creator Spirit,
ago the Aborigines have been dis-          the Australian Anglican Church’s                      Ms Parker believes that God first     From the dawn of creation you have given
possessed and oppressed. We haven’t        formal apology at its General Synod              led her to the Anglican Church             Your children the good things of mother earth
had the right to negotiate or had the      in February: “That was an amazing                through the life and witness of an
same opportunities as white Aus-           time.There was real recognition that             Anglican priest, the Rev Stanley           You spoke and the gum tree grew
tralians.We’ve had to fight for justice,   injustice had been done.”                        Gaden.“He didn’t speak down to us,         In the vast desert and dense forest, in cities at the water’s edge
and for our values and beliefs.”                At the Synod Ms Parker called               and he was tireless in his pursuit of      Creation sings your praise
     Ms Parker is equally forthright       on Anglicans to “listen to the stories           justice, truth and improved living         Your presence endures as the rock at the heart of our land
about Australian Prime Minister            of my people” and “get down on our               conditions for the people in my            When Jesus hung on the tree you heard the cries of your people
John Howard’s refusal to apologise         knees and say to God that we are                 town.”                                     And became one with your wounded ones
formally for the “stolen genera-           sorry...so that we can look directly                  Later, she benefited from the         The convicts, the hunted and the dispossessed
tions”—Aborigines who were                 into the face of an Aboriginal person            healing ministry of Anglican priest
removed from their families as chil-       and say I love you, please forgive               Mark Lavelle, and in more recent
                                                                                                                                       The Sunrise of your son coloured the earth anew
dren with the aim of assimilating          me.”                                             times it has been as a member of the
                                                                                                                                       And bathed it in glorious hope
them into white society.                        The Synod also voted to amend               ACC that her appreciation of Angli-
                                                                                                                                       In Jesus we have been reconciled to you, to each other
     “I can understand why he              the constitution of the Anglican                 canism has grown.
                                                                                                                                       And to all creation
refused to apologise—he’s afraid it        Church of Australia to provide six                    “At the ACC’s 1996 Panama             Lead us on, Great Holy Spirit, as we gather
might cost the government                  positions in Synod for Aboriginal                meeting I started to get a taste of the    From the far corners of the earth
money—but he’s looking at it with          Australians as of right; and passed a            rich Anglican flavour; and I realised      Enable us to walk together in trust
his head, not his heart, and saying        bill formalising the National Aborig-            that I am allowed to be me through         From the hurt and shame of the past
sorry is a matter for the heart.           inal and Torres Strait Islander Angli-           the Church’s diversity—Catholic,           Into the full day which has dawned in Jesus Christ Amen.


Be quick to catch Mrs Carey helps spouses share stories           by Sally Hastings
                                                                                                                                              Daily Events Tomorrow
  the ‘Murder’                                  Eileen Carey, wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury, has
                                           interviewed 21 spouses of Anglican bishops from all over the                                           7.15 am
                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday July 23
                                                                                                                                                              Eucharist (Province:The Scottish Episcopal Church)
          by Bob Libby                     world about what it is like to be married to a bishop.                                                             followed by Bible Study video with Frank Sargeant,
                                                These interviews are published for the first time in a book                                                   Bishop at Lambeth 2 Cor. 3
     special “Lambeth” perfor-
A    mance of T.S. Eliot’s “Murder
in the Cathedral” will be held in
                                           titled The Bishop and I. The subtitle is: “Taking the lid off the
                                           Church’s best-kept secret.”
                                                In her introduction to The Bishop and I, Mrs Carey talks
                                                                                                                                           8.15 - 9.15
                                                                                                                                          9.30 - 11.00
                                                                                                                                         11.00 - 11.15
                                                                                                                                                         am
                                                                                                                                                         am
                                                                                                                                                         am
                                                                                                                                                              Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                              Morning Prayer and Bible Studies
                                                                                                                                                              Coffee
the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral          about her own experience as the wife of the Archbishop of Can-                                11.30 - 12.30   am   Spouses: Workshops
tomorrow at 8pm.                           terbury and her reasons for writing the book. She says:“One of                                                     - The Role of the Bishop’s Spouse (2)
                                           the most wonderful aspects of the work is the travel to many of the countries where                                - Creative
                                           there are Anglican congregations and to feel immediately at home with them.”                    11.30 - 1.00pm     Sections
                                                Inspired by these meetings Mrs Carey wanted to allow bishops’ spouses to tell                     1.00 pm     Spouses: Gentle Keep Fit Exercises to Music
                                           their own stories and provide their own insights into the Anglican Church around                1.00 - 2.30 pm     Lunch
                                           the world. The result is a series of profiles of remarkable people whose skills, com-           2.45 - 3.45 pm     Regional Meetings
                                           mitment and hard work form the backbone of the Anglican Communion.                              2.45 - 5.15 pm     Spouses: Presentation 2 ‘A Healthy World?
                                                Profiles include those of Mrs Thelma Mehaffey, wife of Bishop James Mehaffey                                  Strategies for Hope’ Looking at Social Issues
                                           (Derry and Raphoe, Ireland) and Mrs Jennie Chesters, wife of Bishop Alan Chesters               4.00 - 5.30 pm     Sections
                                           (Blackburn, England).There is also a moving account from Mrs Madeleine Kayum-                          5.45 pm     Evening Prayer (Province:The Church of Pakistan)
                                           ba, wife of Bishop Norman Kayumba (Kigeme, Rwanda).                                                                followed by Bible Study video with Richard Holloway,
                                                The first man to be married to a female bishop in the Anglican Commu-                                         Archbishop of Scotland 2 Cor 4: 1-6
                                           nion–Dr Ian Jamieson, husband of Bishop Penny Jamieson (Dunedin, New                            6.30 - 8.00 pm     Dinner/Free Evening
                                           Zealand)–also has contributed.                                                                         7.30 pm     Spouses: Coffee and Tea in the Home Tent
                                           *The Bishop and I, written by Eileen Carey with Andrew Carey (Hodder Stoughton; £7.99).                8.00 pm     Spouses: Women in Leadership, video and dialogue,
                                                                                                                                                              led by Dr Jean F O’Barr, Director of Women’s Studies at
                                           Brief ly                                                                                                           Duke University, USA.
                                                                                                                                                  8.30 pm     The Market Place Events:
    Tickets for the performance are        For ‘Crowning Glory’: This is a cru-             Conference diaries: Additional                                    Burrswood: Christian Centre for Healthcare and Ministry
available only from the Enquiry            cial evening,planners say.Scores/scripts /       copies are now available at the Giles                             in the UK. Presentation by Dr Gareth Tuckwell and Mr Tim Mills.
Office on campus.At press time only        learner tapes, etc.,will be distributed.The      Lane Enquiry Office.                                              Grimond Lecture Theatre 3
a few £5 unreserved tickets were left.     cast will be sorted, and what is more,                                                                             Urban Bishops’ Panel: Dialogue with bishops involved
    The play will be performed for         Songs of Praise (BBC1TV) will be film-           Dr Carey to launch Cathedral                                      in urban ministry. Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 and seminar rooms
the general public on Friday and Sat-      ing. Everyone who returned tied-off              Education Centre: The Archbishop                                  Ecumenical Church Loan Fund: WCC programme
urday, July 24-25. Tickets for these       slips to Veronica Bennetts (by post)             of Canterbury will this evening lay the                           providing financial resources for church construction
                                                                                                                                                              throughout the globe. Presentation by Mr George Petty,
performances can be bought only at         and/or who has signed up, please come            foundation stone of the new Education
                                                                                                                                                              Programme Secretary. Grimond Lecture Theatre 2
the public box office in the cathedral     to: the Hexagon Tents tonight, 8pm               Centre being built within the Precincts
                                                                                                                                                              Springboard: Evangelism initiative at Lambeth Palace.
precincts for £8 reserved and £5           (until 9pm). Coutiers/“jigsaw people”            of Canterbury Cathedral.The primates                              Darwin Lecture Theatre 1
unreserved.                                required until 10pm.                             of the Anglican Communion will join                               Porvoo Bishops’ Reception: Opportunity to meet the
    The play is produced by “Group                                                          Dr Carey for the 8.45pm rites to                                  bishops of the (Lutheran) Scandinavian and Baltic Churches.
81,” a Canterbury-based theatre            Chapel open for silent prayer: A                 launch the two phases of construction,                            Eliot Junior Common Room (‘Possums’)
group, and tells of the assassination of   space for quiet meditation is set apart          the first of which includes an auditori-                          Correction
Thomas Becket at the hands of King         upstairs in the Senate House and open            um, classrooms and office, and the sec-                           Market Place Events Wednesday July 22 8.30pm
Henry II’s henchmen on St Stephen’s        to all. Members of the chaplaincy staff          ond residential accommodation for                                 Nifcon: (Network for Inter-faith Concerns) An evening of
Day, December 26, 1170AD.                  are available for consultation.                  groups of up to 35 people.                                        Inter-faith story-telling. Eliot Junior Common Room (‘Possums’)
4      The LambethDaily WEDNESDAY JULY 22 1998

                                                   addressed; otherwise theological              Bryce (Polynesia), chair of the Ecu-     Church: Cardinal Cassidy, Arch-                         Sections Daily
                                                   chaos ensues, he added.                       menical Advisory Group of the            bishop Alex Brunett, Bishop Philip
                                                       “Is not some form of universal            Anglican Communion and chair of          Pargeter, Bishop Pierre Duprey and                       SECTION ONE
                                                   authority necessary even while                Section One, “Called to be One.”         Rev Tim Galligan.
                                                   Christians are on the way to uni-
                                                   versal union?” he asked. “As we go
                                                                                                     After the homily, Metropolitan
                                                                                                 John Pergamon, representative of
                                                                                                                                              Bishop Griswold talked of the
                                                                                                                                          commitment toward unity that is
                                                                                                                                                                                            Debt dominates
                                                   into the third millennium, the risen
                                                   Lord still calls us to go and make
                                                                                                 the Ecumenical Patriarch to the
                                                                                                 Lambeth Conference, led worship-
                                                                                                                                          “already in the mind and imagina-
                                                                                                                                          tion of God.”
                                                                                                                                                                                           unfolding agenda
                                                   disciples in the nations.” But Car-           pers in the Niceno-Constantinop-                                                                 By Nicola Currie
                                                   dinal Cassidy added that divisions            olitan Creed.                            Bishop Jabez Bryce of Polynesia reads Gospel.              e have starved and sacri-
                                                   within Christianity are a detriment
                                                   to evangelism.
                                                                                                     Following the introduction of
                                                                                                 ecumenical guests,
                                                                                                                                          Photo by Lynn Ross                              “W         ficed our children for pay-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ing this world debt. Many unborn
Mrs Gladys Chiwanga, of Tanzania, who read             The Archbishop of Canterbury              Bishop Carlo Lopez-                                                                      children have to be born into slavery
evening’s Epistle. Photo by Lynn Ross              thanked Cardinal Cassidy for his              Lozano of the Spanish                                                                    because they are being born into
                                                   reflections, commenting: “This is a           Reformed Episcopal                                                                       debt.” So began a presentation by
Cardinal Cassidy: Vatican                          homily on which we will ponder                Church led the inter-                                                                    Bishop Geresom Ilukor (Soroti,
official keynotes Vespers                          most carefully.”                              cessions.                                                                                Uganda), one of the speakers at a
Continued from page 1                                  Songs, hymns and litanies in the              Dr Carey briefly                                                                     meeting of all the members of Section
                                                   service reinforced the theme of Chris-        thanked the ecu-                                                                         One yesterday.
logues, just as they have drawn                    tian unity and Anglican diversity.            menical guests for                                                                           The meeting was chaired by
attention to the problem of colle-                     Archbishop Patrice Njojo, of              their participation.                                                                     Bishop Peter Selby who is chairing
giality within the Communion                       the Congo, read in French a litany                Bishop      Frank                                                                    the sub-section on this topic. Interna-
itself.                                            of thanksgiving, and Mrs Gladys               Griswold, Presiding                                                                      tional Debt has dominated all the pre-
     “The theological practice of the              Chiwanga, wife of the Bishop of               Bishop of the Epis-                                                                      Lambeth meetings and will be the
local Church must be compatible                    Mpwapwa (Tanzania), read Eph-                 copal Church of the                                                                      subject of a major conference plenary
with the theological practice of the               esians 1:9-12 in Swahili.                     U.S.,     introduced                                                                     on Friday. Bishop Geresom outlined
universal Church,” he insisted. The                    The Gospel, John 17:20-26, was            representatives of                                                                       what international debt means on a
question of authority must be                      read in Greek by Bishop Jabez                 the Roman Catholic                                                                       day-to-day basis in his own country.
                                                                                                                                                                                          His presentation was followed by a
                                                                                                                                                                                          forceful presentation by Ann Pettifor
Bishop Swing: ‘United                              ive,” Bishop Swing says of his pri-           Bishop Riah: Pressing for                years by Christian evangelicals who             of the Jubilee 20000 Coalition UK.
Religions’ gains global support                    mary position for the past 19                 dialogue on Middle East                  see the creation of the modern state                The challenge facing the bishops
Continued from page 1                              years. Rather than a burden, this             Continued from page 1                    of Israel as the fulfilment of Old              is how to help realise a cancellation of
                                                   new work allows him to grow                                                            Testament prophecy.                             the unrepayable world debt and so
important initiatives” SIGMA has                   and expand, he says, adding: “I’ve                 “I must say I felt unhappy to the       Though he was tempted to                    save the lives of 21 million African
seen. The group sent a design                      got a new story to tell and every-            point of being sick,” Bishop Riah        leave the Conference, Bishop Riah               children that experts claim would be
team to help UR plan regional                      one wants to hear it.”                        said in a press conference after the     decided to stay and press for a dia-            saved if funds were transferred from
conferences and provided inter-                                                                  plenary. He was so unhappy that he       logue on the Middle East after                  debt service to health.
national introductions that made                   Standing tall                                 walked out during the plenary’s          meeting with the Archbishop of
it happen, Bishop Swing says.                          “I get tarred and feathered by a          keynote address by David Ford,           Canterbury.                                            SECTION THREE
    Mr Dee Hock, who invented                      lot of people,” Bishop Swing readily          Professor of Divinity at the Univer-         “I had a word with Dr Carey
the Visa card and its global system                admits. Some see UR as an attempt             sity of Cambridge.                       and we prayed about it,” he said.
for moving money, has helped to                    to establish one religion while oth-               The source of his distress was      “We Palestinians have learned to                 Finding our place
design UR’s unique organisation-
al model. “We are clear that we
                                                   ers are concerned about compro-
                                                   mising the First Commandment to
                                                                                                 the play’s approach to the origin of
                                                                                                 Israel. Based mostly on the Old Tes-
                                                                                                                                          bury our dead and start again.”
                                                                                                                                              Bishop Riah said he was look-                 in global culture
have to have the greatest author-                  have “no other gods but me.”                  tament story of Jacob wrestling          ing forward to the challenge of edu-                     by Sarah Moore
ity in smallest unit.”                             “When I spend time with Muslims               with Essau in the Book of Genesis,       cating bishops of the Conference
    “There is an emerging sense                    and come back to the Scriptures I             the play ends with Jacob and Esau        on the situation of Palestinian                             acDonaldisation”         and
of urgency at Lambeth for the
need of UR,” Bishop Swing
                                                   hear it like I’ve never heard it
                                                   before,” he says, “It isn’t diminished
                                                                                                 embracing, and the cast writing
                                                                                                 “Judah” and “Israel” on two sticks
                                                                                                                                          Christians in the Holy Land.“Igno-
                                                                                                                                          rance breeds indifference. The only
                                                                                                                                                                                          “M          “Balkanisation” of cul-
                                                                                                                                                                                          tures and “new tribalism” are terms
observes. “Bishop Munawar                          but enhanced.”                                and joining them to symbolise the        way to do away with indifference is             emerging from Section Three as
(Mano) Rumalshah, of Pakistan,                         “Exposure to the proliferation            creation of the state of Israel.         to invite them to come and see for              bishops begin to discuss being a
is in the real world of religious                  of faiths brings a humility to our                 For Bishop Riah this was an         themselves,” he said.                           faithful Church in the plural world.
persecution.                                       own spirituality in relation to the           affront to the people of Palestine,          There is also a need for “a prop-                In this time of “fragmenting
    “It’s not a matter of trading                  overwhelming,           inexhaustible         since Judah to them is the West          er Christian-Christian dialogue on              plurality... we must affirm our local
interesting ideas here but desper-                 glory of God that outdistances                Bank—home of more than 3 mil-            Christian thinking,” especially                 identity on one hand and [affirm]
ately trying to find an arena                      our grasp. It only energises my               lion Palestinians and territory occu-    related to the Old Testament, he                that community, indeed, is possible
where life can be worked out.”                     faith in God through Jesus Christ             pied by Israel since the 1967 Six        added.                                          on the other,” said section consul-
    Bishop Swing says other bish-                  in the power of the Holy Spirit,”             Day War.                                     Bishop Stephen Sykes (Ely,                  tant Christopher Duraisingh, pres-
ops are coming to the same con-                    he says of his experiences.                        “Judah today, in political terms,   England), who coordinated the ple-              byter of the Church of South India
clusions. “There are people in                         Of his work on behalf of UR,              stands for the West Bank-the occu-       nary presentation, said he had seen             and professor at Episcopal Divinity
areas like the Middle East and                     Bishop Swing says humbly: “We                 pied West Bank,” Bishop Riah said,       the play for the first time that                School in Cambridge, Massachu-
Kashmir who would welcome                          are embarked on a mission to do               noting that the international com-       morning and would consider very                 setts.
the knowledge that there is a UR                   something unprecedented in                    munity supports a complete with-         carefully the concerns raised by                     A major task today, Professor
initiative,” he adds.                              human history.”                               drawal by Israel as a condition for a    Bishop Riah.                                    Duraisingh added, is that a God-
    “My diocese is very support-                                                                 lasting peace.                               Director Paul Burbridge, who                inspired community has a single
                                                                  Illustration by Marla Murphy
                                                                                                      By symbolically joining Judah       helped script the play, said his team           instruction: that God intended a
                                                                                                 with Israel, the play was uninten-       was unaware that the language                   human community in the midst of
    Emblems of world faiths, from United Religions logo
                                                                                                 tionally lending credence to the         might pose a problem for Palestin-              diversity.
                                                                                                 cause of Christian evangelists such      ian Christians. “It is unfortunate                   Yet “all churches are afraid of
                                                                                                 as Jerry Falwell who support con-        that we have discovered a tripwire              plurality. We simply are hesitant to
                                                                                                 tinued occupation of the West Bank       that we didn’t know was there,” he              see the Church today as polycen-
                                                                                                 by Israel, Bishop Riah said.             said.                                           tric.”
                                                                                                      If the writers had been more            While they were aware of the                     The themes of globalisation and
                                                                                                 sensitive to Palestinian interests,      theological connotations, they had              localisation will thread through
                                                                                                 they would have included Ismael          no inkling of the play’s political              most conversations as bishops dis-
                                                                                                 and his issue in that scene, he said.    overtones, he said.                             cuss the section report, then begin
                                                                                                 The divine blessing comes to all             Mr Burbridge said he was sorry              to share experiences and hear one
                                                                                                 who worship God, not Israel alone.       for the unintentional slight and that           another’s stories.
                                                                                                      He also would have preferred to     he would meet Bishop Riah to                         “Christianity was born in a plu-
                                                                                                 see the presentation focus on the        apologise.                                      ralistic society,” said the section chair,
                                                                                                 Christian story. “There is so much           Mr Burbridge’s company, Rid-                Bishop Frederick Borsch (Los Ange-
                                                                                                 in the New Testament that we can         ing Lights Theatre in York, has 21              les), and the different gospels “cause
                                                                                                 bring to the Conference on recon-        years’ experience writing and stag-             us to interpret them differently.
                                                                                                 ciliation,” he said, noting “we are      ing biblically-centred plays and                     “Christianity does not so much
                                                                                                 the people of the New Testament.”        sketches, and is known throughout               have a culture, but seeks a culture in
                                                                                                      The Old Testament, he added,        England and the Anglican Com-                   which it can become a living faith,”
                                                                                                 has been misused for more than 50        munion.                                         Bishop Borsch said.

				
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