Archbishop Ernest’s balancing act

Consider the political balancing act currently being executed by the Most Rev. Ian Ernest, primate of the province of the Indian Ocean and president of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa. On October 30, he signed a group statement calling for the postponement of the Lambeth Conference. (Item 7.2, here.) It was the second such statement he had signed.

But then, earlier this week, he chaired the meeting of the Lambeth Conference design team, which met first in Canterbury and later in London with Archbishop Rowan Williams. As there are no plans to postpone the conference, Archbishop Ernest is probably going to have to declare himself publicly in the near future.

Here’s more (and more) on the archbishop.

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