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Episcopal Bishop to Attend Decennial Anglican Conference

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The head of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago is preparing to attend a once in a decade gathering of Anglican bishops from around the world tomorrow. Bishop Jeffrey Lee says attendance at the Lambeth Conference in England is important. He says Episcopalians here are concerned about the health of the wider Anglican Communion. That’s because there’s a deepening divide over issues like same-sex marriage, openly gay clergy, and women bishops.

LEE: Episcopalians in Chicago want the church to make a difference in this world and know that we can do that more effectively if we’re united than if we’re divided.

Last week, the Church of England sparked a furious debate when it voted to allow women bishops. That further alienated some conservative Anglicans. More than 200 conservative bishops are boycotting the Anglican conference.

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