Resolutions in shape for plenaries
from staff reports
After final editing this weekend, resolution texts are now ready to come before the Lambeth bishops for debate and voting in this week's plenary sessions. Bishops have scheduled timeslots today for reading of reports, as well as texts of both sectional and regional resolutions.
Leadership and secretariat staff in each of the Conference's four sections worked late into Friday night and Saturday evening to finalise texts for the bishops' discussion, debate and voting, scheduled to start in tomorrow's plenary session, set for 3.30-5.30pm. Additional plenary sessions are scheduled for 11.30am-1pm and 3.30-5.30pm on Wednesday, and 3.30-5.30pm on Thursday.
Christian-Islamic relations and other interfaith-related resolutions from Section Four, ``Called to Be One,'' are expected for consideration tomorrow afternoon. Urban evangelisation will be among topics discussed on Wednesday morning.
Resolutions from Section One, ``Called to Full Humanity'' whose topics of consideration include the environment, euthanasia, human rights, human sexuality, international debt, and technology, among others--are expected as items on Wednesday afternoon's agenda, officials say. Action on resolutions regarding structures of the Church is expected on Thursday afternoon.
Professor David Ford is scheduled ``to place the events of the Conference in a biblical and theological context" in a final plenary session scheduled from 11.30am to 1pm on Saturday. Protocol and procedures for the plenary sessions are printed at the outset of the Conference Diary, a copy of which has been supplied to every participant.
Voting, as the procedures specify, is open to each bishop of the Anglican Communion.
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