Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Purple Huddle

This is basically a link to someone else's excellent portrait two days ago of the Lambeth Conference. It really does have the ring of authenticity about it, that shows what it was like as seen from from the boundary. The bishops became increasingly remote, a purple huddle mainly somewhere else, decisions of sorts being taken from behind metaphorical high wire that will change Anglicanism into something else. It comes across in this writing as a conference of fear: fear about itself, fear about others, fear about the future, operated as such not for the rest of us but in spite of the rest of us.

Holding Together but Going Nowhere is by Jean Mayland of the Modern Churchpeople's Union, who made the effort to run the MCU stall, and it is just dripping with insight.

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