Saturday, 5 July 2008

Church of England urged to "disagree in love" over women bishops

The Church of England has been urged to be an example of how Christians can "disagree in love" as it debates plans for women bishops that threaten to tear it apart.

At the General Synod's opening at the University of York, the Rev Prebendary Kay Garlick acknowledged the outcome would inevitably bring "hurt" to some members.

But she said the Synod should present a model of how Christians who disagree can respect and care for each other.

Around 1,300 traditionalist clergy, who believe ordaining female bishops goes against the bible's teachings, have threatened to leave the Church raising the prospect of a damaging schism. Read more
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