for immediate release
We are bitterly disappointed with the recent report of the Lambeth
Commission. Despite the effort that has gone into the report it does
not effectively address the serious underlying issues nor does it provide
proper pastoral care to ECUSA and Canada. However, given the terms
of reference and the composition of the Commission this outcome is
If the report's recommendations are followed it will allow immorality
to fester. In time it will destroy the churches of the Anglican Communion
and the spiritual lives of their members.
What is needed is clear action and discipline without creating international
structures that will undermine the historic nature of Anglicanism.
We hope that when the leaders of the Communion meet in February they
will set aside the Windsor report and take decisive action.
There must be a clear rebuke to the provinces of the United States
and Canada, together with a call to repentance. Christian repentance
always involves putting right what is wrong. Until this is done the
provinces concerned should be declared to be outside the Communion.
They must not be involved in any of its central bodies.
Alongside this action, the Communion must seek to support and embrace
those within North America reject the innovations.
Analysis of the Windsor Report