Anglican leaders set to converge on N.O.; September gathering to tackle growing rift
The head of the worldwide Anglican church will meet with Episcopal bishops from across the country in New Orleans this fall, in an effort to keep the 77 million-member Anglican Communion from breaking apart over opposing views of homosexuality.
Washington National Cathedral -their 'strategic vision' for the future (pdf.file)
Opposed are conservative Anglicans in the Southern Hemisphere, especially Africa and Asia, who take a traditional Scriptural view of homosexuality.
American Episcopalians have the wealth, sending tens of millions of dollars to Anglican churches overseas. But conservatives have the numbers. Nigeria alone, headed by the outspoken conservative Archbishop Peter Akinola, has 17 million Anglicans -- seven times the United States membership.
Press Release: FUTURE OF THE CHURCH IN THE 21st CENTURY: ACCLAIMED THINKERS GATHER AT THE CATHEDRAL TO DISCUSS INNOVATION, TRADITION
During a three-day gathering in May, mainline and evangelical Christians will talk about the best practices within their ministries and how these practices are addressing a new set of cultural conditions in the 21st century.