Friday, August 18, 2006

Rowan Williams calls for emergency New York Summit: Leading Episcopal bishops respond to Canterbury's call to convene in September

Anglican Communion Office, London ---Following consultation with the Presiding Bishop the Archbishop of Canterbury has asked Bishop Peter Lee of Virginia and Bishop John Lipscomb of Southwest Florida to convene a small group of bishops from the Episcopal Church (USA) to meet together to discuss some of the difficult issues facing the Church and to explore possible resolutions. Along with Bishop Griswold, those invited include Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Bishop Bob Duncan, and Bishop Jack Iker . The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion will also attend. The first meeting will be taking place in New York in the first half of September.

For further information please contact:

Director of Communications
Canon James M Rosenthal
Anglican Communion Office
St Andrew's House
16 Tavistock Crescent
London W11 1AP UK

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