Same-sex unions, as well as the consecration of gay bishops, are among the most contentious issues facing the worldwide Anglican Communion at the Lambeth Conference in England this week.
Six-hundred-and-fifty bishops of the worldwide Anglican Communion assembled in Canterbury, England this week for the Lambeth Conference, a three-week-long meeting that's held just once every decade.
Read an excerpt from Anglican Communion in Crisis: How Episcopal Dissidents and Their African Allies Are Reshaping Anglicanism, by Miranda K. Hassett.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview with the Rev. Ed Bacon, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California.
Read excerpts from a June 28, 2008 interview with Rev. Samuel Scott Colley-Toothaker, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Danville, Virginia.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview with the Reverend Eric Dudley, rector of St. Peter's Anglican Church in Tallahassee, Florida.
Read more of Kim Lawton's April 22, 2008 interview with Bishop Gene Robinson, Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire and author of IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: SWEPT TO THE CENTER BY GOD (Seabury Books)
Next month marks five years since the Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire elected that denomination's first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, a move that has brought the U.S. Episcopal Church and the entire worldwide Anglican Communion to the brink of schism.
the Episcopal Church divisions over homosexuality and the interpretation of Scripture. This week the U.S. Episcopal bishops went as far as they said they could to comply with the demand from the worldwide Anglican Communion that the U.S. church clarify its policies on gay issues.
Read more of Kim Lawton's September 27, 2007 interview with Bishop Robert Duncan of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.