Lambeth Daily - Sun - 03- August
‘We are witnesses,’ says Peter in our reading from Acts, ‘of what Jesus did in Judea, Jerusalem and Galilee’ (10.39). We have a story to tell. But to be ‘witnesses’ can, at first, sound almost as if it’s not strong enough or particular enough. Witnesses get called in law suits; they’re bystanders very often, who can tell you what happened. It could be almost anybody. But the apostolic witness is something different.
Audio from Press Conference, Sunday August 3rd, chaired by Phillip Aspinall, Archbishop of Brisbane, with the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
The Reflections Group has been privileged to serve the Lambeth Conference in their capacity as Listeners in and for their indaba. Face to face conversations, often exchanging conflicting and challenging points of view, have led to deeper understanding and new insights. The task of the Listener has been to capture the spirit of these encounters.
Whenever attendees of the 2008 Lambeth Conference hear the word “steward” they’ll probably conjure up an image of a green-ribboned, neon orange-clad young person trying valiantly to direct wandering bishops to the correct location or seat. In Saturday evening’s crowded plenary, steward Sarah Kerr reminded bishops and other leaders that they, too are stewards
I began the second of these plenary addresses with a reminder of the question, ‘What is Lambeth ’08 going to say?’ And I suggested that we also needed to ask ‘Where are we going to speak from?’ I hope that in recent days there has been some growing clarity about both of these questions and how we answer them