Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Bishop calls for conference rethink

[Religious Intelligence] 2 Jan 2007--The bishop of Jerusalem has called for the planned Global Anglican Future Conference in the Holy Land to be reconsidered.

The Rt Rev Suheil Salman Dawani today expressed his concern, saying that he had not been consulted about the gathering, noting that he only learnt about it through a press release.

“I am aware that the post-Christmas announcement that this conference is to be held here has excited considerable interest around the Anglican Communion, and has become the subject of online discussion. Yet we Anglicans who minister here have been left out in the cold.”

He also expressed concern that the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen, had encouraged clergy and lay people from his diocese to attend.

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