Thursday, October 11, 2018

Synod news

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Synod news
Yesterday’s briefing included a summary that bishops were optimistic that the synod could make a difference for young people, but also mentioned dangers of new forms of totalitarianism and political populism.
Reports from the English-speaking working groups, which include the U.S. representatives, have spent time considering the impact of clergy abuse scandals on the global church's credibility.
Some at the synod have expressed concern that the final document for young people will not be effective in communicating to them, instead suggested a series of short videos.
The bishops who will write that final document have been selected.
The FutureChurch blog has been following how women’s issues are being discussed (or not) at the synod.
New Ways Ministry’s blog has summarized what the working groups have had to say about sexuality and LGBT issues.