Bishop of Crediton Statement on Revised Lambeth Call for Human Dignity
The Bishop of Crediton, the Rt. Rev’d Jackie Searle, is the Diocese of Exeter advocate for the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith process and is currently at the Lambeth Conference. Here is her statement in response to the revised Lambeth Conference ‘Call’ for Human Dignity:
“It is right that the Lambeth Call for Human Dignity has been revised to reflect accurately that the Anglican Communion is of a mind that all the baptised are full members of the body of Christ and to be welcomed and treated with respect; but the Communion is not in agreement about same sex relationships and marriage.
“In the Church of England we continue our learning and discernment through the Living in Love and Faith project.
“The Calls are calls for justice and equality in our world. Read as a whole they are inspiring and challenging, and my hope is they will be read and studied in their entirety.
“Please pray for all who gather at the Lambeth Conference, that we may discern together the creative presence of the Holy Spirit among us.”
The Living in Love and Faith process is exploring Christian teaching on identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. You can find out more about the timeline for discussion about it here.