Religion: Full Communion

The Lambeth Conference had made the proposal in 1920: that the Church of England and Britain's Nonconformist churches enter into "full communion" as the first step toward a church united. For more than a quarter century thereafter the project gathered dust in ecclesiastical archives. But this week, in a sermon at the University of Cambridge, the Most Rev. and Right Honorable Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, forcibly reminded British Christians that the idea was not dead. Excerpts:

"The road is not yet open. We are not yet ready for organic or constitutional union. But there can be a process of assimilation,...

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