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Re: Fwd: Archbishop of Canterbury : Not an Equal Three-Legged Stool
On Tue, 1 Jun 1999 JDonne6441@aol.com wrote:
> Passed with blessings, FYI, --- John Donnelly+
I recognize that blessings are your intention, John, but it is hard to
receive this report as a blessing when it sounds like gloating, especially
with Father Hurd's revision of the subject line from "Archbishop Carey
emphasizes 4 Anglican ministries" to "Archbishop of Canterbury : Not an
Equal Three-Legged Stool."
I take no delight in seeing the Archbishop sit on a stool that is
whampijawed and unstable, especially when many routinely detach the longer
leg, sand away its comfortable words, and hurl the remaining condemnation
upon my my people as a club rather than as a book of life.
It certainly commands no courage for the Archbishop to choose the parts of
the Lambeth conference that his audience wants to hear and already agrees
with. I would have more respect for him if he dared also to invite them
into the pledge that he and all others voting for the Lambeth resolution
made, to listen to lesbians and gays. I would have more respect for him
if he used that setting of the Southern Cone, known for its machismo, to
dare to condemn the abuse of lesbians and gays as did the Lambeth
resolution. His coded and selective remarks sound cowardly in that place.
I appreciate the sign at his own cathedral enjoining folks to keep the
door firmly closed against sheep. That's honest.
I rejoice that I have another Shepherd who knows my voice, who goes to the
highways and the hedges to be with my people.
L Crew, Box 30, Nwk, NJ 07101 973-485-4503. http://newark.rutgers.edu/~lcrew
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 08:41:33 EDT
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Subject: Fwd: Archbishop of Canterbury : Not an Equal Three-Legged Stool
Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 16:14:05 -0700
>From: The Rev Ed Hird <email@example.com>
>Organization: St Simon's Anglican Church
>Subject: Archbishop of Canterbury in Southern America: Not an Equal
> Three-Legged Stool
Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 14:57:23 -0500 (GMT)
>From: alc <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ALC NEWS SERVICE
Archbishop Carey emphasizes 4 Anglican ministries
MONTEVIDEO, May 28 (ALC) In a speech given before the Provincial Synod
of the Southern Cone of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of
Canterbury George Carey underlined the 4 main ministries carried out by
With the speech given last Wednesday, Archbishop Carey concluded a
pastoral tour that began last week in South America and included visits
to Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay. The British Anglican leader was
accompanied by his wife Eileen.
The Southern Cone Synod is one of 38 autonomous provinces of the
Anglican Communion around the world. There are some 70 million Anglicans
in 164 countries on 5 continents.
Carey recalled that "halfway through the last century the shape of an
'Anglican Communion' began to emerge as emigrants and missionaries alike
spread outwards to the United States, to Canada, to India, to China, to
Africa, to South America and many other places beside."
Anglicanism, said Carey, is both Catholic and Reformed. He underlined
that the Anglican Church bases its teaching on Scripture, tradition and
reason. "but this is not an equal three-legged stool; the scriptures
remain the definitive guide, anchor and abiding source of revelation-
pointing to Christ the living Word," said Carey.
"We have grown into a diverse and united body. We are made up of many
cultures, and many histories," the Archbishop said.
He pointed to the most recent Lambeth conference where the majority of
800 participating bishops were from the southern hemisphere. "If color
and the richness of diversity grounded in a common faith typifies
Anglicanism, so does our style of evangelism and mission. We do have a
distinguished history of evangelism," said Carey.
Anglicans have never really been very comfortable with just preaching
the Gospel but, at our best, we have always endeavored to live it and
put it to work as well, said Carey.
He offered "four other examples of 'incarnational' Anglicanism: healing,
education, conflict resolution and compassion for the weak.
"From the beginning our mission as Anglicans has been directed towards
the whole person - body, mind and spirit. The Church Mission Society has
established very many hospitals and clinics, and Eileen and I have
visited some impressive ones in India, Africa and elsewhere," said the
Archbishop. He emphasized the role of women, as doctors, nurses,
physiotherapists, among others.
Regarding education he recalled a young man who asked for a job in the
Anglican school in Uganda. He was given a junior post and was found to
have an eagerness to learn. "That young man is now the President of
Uganda, President Museveni, and he is the first to say, 'She (the
headmistress) believed in me. She helped me. Through her I learned the
grammar of Anglicanism'" said Carey.
In terms of Conflict Resolution, he underlined the Anglican concern to
protest against everything that dehumanizes people and strips them of
their human rights. He applauded Anglican work with indigenous peoples
in northern Argentina.
In compassion for the weak he mentioned Bishop Dinis Sengulane and his
late wife Berta and their work in Mozambique and Bishop Alexis
Bilindabagabo and his wife Grace, a
doctor, and their work among the orphans of Rwanda.
Carey warned that it is easy to merely talk about mission. He noted that
in his diocese of Canterbury there is a "wonderful, ancient Church in
the Romney Marshes where there is an innocent sign in the Church porch.
It reads, 'Keep door firmly shut, sheep may enter'. And, for too many
years, this has been the unspoken view of many Anglican Churches - this
church is not for you, keep out!", said the Archbishop.
The Archbishop concluded by pointing out the challenges that confront
the Anglican Church in the current decade: We must welcome people, we
must care for them, we must ensure that they feel at home in our
worship, and that we relate our faith to the needs of people outside.
We must be willing to take young people seriously and focus on their
needs and goals. And finally, we must raise up godly, educated men and
women for Christ's work.
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