A version of the following letter, redacted to exclude logistical details, was sent to The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops on July 23 in preparation for the Lambeth Conference and in view of concerns around language and content released in “Lambeth Calls: Guidance and Study Documents.”
While this situation is rapidly changing, I want to assure all Episcopalians that the House of Bishops will be meeting Wednesday in Canterbury to discern its way forward before the Lambeth Conference begins.
For now, I offer this message of love to all my LGBTQ+ siblings: We have worked hard to become a church where, as the old African slaves used to sing, “There is plenty good room, plenty good room,” for all of God’s children. We are all The Episcopal Church, and we will not compromise who we are, our connections, or our love. We head to this conference with you in our hearts and Jesus’ Way of Love as our guide.Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry