of the Windsor 2004 Report
need to be clear about what the mandate of the Commission has been....
Archbishop of Wales,
Barry Morgan, ... served as a member of the Lambeth Commission, and
of the report he says the following. "It
is not a report giving definitive answers to the issue of homosexuality
in the church, as many people believe. The Commission was not charged
with that task. Rather, the Commission was asked to find ways of keeping
the Communion intact when some provinces had moved ahead on particular
issues (and those issues did not necessarily have to be issues to do
with human sexuality, although those were the presenting
issues at present), which other provinces regarded as controversial
and problematic. In short,
- how do we make decisions
as a Communion?
- How do we govern
our common life?
- What means do
we have for either consultation or restraint?"
-From a letter to the Bishops of the Episcopal Church
September 17, 2004
Frank Griswold, Presiding Bishop