Week commencing 25th July 2022

The Guardian reports on the response by Archbishop Welby to the outcry over a ‘call’ for bishops to affirm the Anglican position against same-sex marriage at the Lambeth Conference. The Archbishop has been forced to allow bishops in the Anglican Communion the choice of rejecting the statement that marriage is between a man and a woman.

In an edition later this week, the Guardian reported on the continuing row at the Lambeth Conference over the issue of same sex marriage. The paper suggests that the gathering is likely to descend into acrimony over the issue.

The Church Times reports that the global south bishops at Lambeth will not share Communion with bishops in same-sex relationships or who support same sex relationships and were putting forward their own ‘call’ to reaffirm that marriage is between a man and a woman.

According to the news service, Religionnews.com, an interfaith group in Oregon, US, is behind the country’s strictest gun control measures.