Monday, January 07, 2008

Jerusalem bishop objects to conservative Anglicans' planned Holy Land pilgrimage

for me the very sad thing about the message below is that the Global South planned all this without telling the local Anglican Bishop.

By Matthew Davies

[Episcopal News Service, London] A group of conservative Anglican leaders,
including several Primates, who met in Nairobi in December, have announced
that they will invite bishops, senior clergy and laity from every province
of the Anglican Communion to attend a June 15-22 Global Anglican Future
Conference (GAFCON) in the Holy Land.

But the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem, the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, has
objected (, saying that he was
not consulted about the planned conference that is set to be held in his

"I am deeply troubled that this meeting, of which we had no prior knowledge,
will import inter-Anglican conflict into our diocese, which seeks to be a
place of welcome for all Anglicans," Dawani said in a January 2 statement
urging the organizers to "reconsider this conference urgently."

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