Anglicans who oppose gay bishops meet in Jerusalem


06/23/2008 - More than 1000 senior leaders of the Anglican Communion, including about 280 bishops from Africa, Latin America and Asia, who oppose the ordination of homosexuals are preparing for a summit meeting in Jerusalem, reports Ecumenical News International. Many of the church leaders attending the 22-29 June meeting are from the global South, and have said they will boycott the next 10-yearly Lambeth Conference in England due to begin on 16 July. One of the root causes of the disagreement is a long running controversy relating to same-sex blessings and the consecration of a gay bishop in the United States.