h/t The Lead
Both these videos filled me with hope. I am so pleased that ++Katharine described the Primate's meeting as 'wonderful' and 'filled with grace'. I loved the way that she said that what she had gained from the meeting is new friends and deepened friendships. I personally think this is the most important aspect of the Primate's meeting.
I also think ++Rowan presented the results of the meeting very well. He described the work that needed to be done at the meeting:
What we expect of the Primates corporately and how we can best achieve that.
Clarifying what the role of the Standing Committee.
Responsibilities of the churches in combating violence based on gender.
All of these statements and more can be found at Thinking Anglicans.
I was especially interested in what the Primates think the Primates meeting is for, as I have mentioned before. Nice of them to answer that for me ;) As ever, it is a bit unclear, but it seems to me that it is primarily to support the worldwide churches together, to share stories and to get to know and understand each other. See the statement here, and tell me what you think.
I want to congratulate them all on a successful meeting, and long may it continue.
Oh, and if you do listen to the second video, in the questions, one of the Primates describes the Communion as a family, families have disagreements, but we need to all keep talking. I couldn't agree more.