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Anglican Strategy for Inclusion
Abstract: Anglicans for full inclusion meet in Chicago.
Anglicans from around the world met near Chicago December 5-7 to build international coalitions and develop a strategy for the full inclusion of gay and lesbian Christians in the life of the church.
Meeting at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, the 50-member group known as the Chicago Consultation urged leaders of the Episcopal Church to permit the blessing of same-gender relationships and to remove barriers that keep gay candidates from being elected as bishops, according to a news release from the group.
"We are asking our church and our communion to see what God has created and know that it is good," said the Rev. Bonnie Perry, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Chicago, co-convener of the Consultation.
The Consultation also called upon Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to invite New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson as a full participant to the 2008 Lambeth Conference.