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Stephen Cottrell: Disagree as siblings not enemies?

Mon, 10/07/2023 - 19:47 -- James Oakley
Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York

In his presidential address to the July 2023 General Synod, Stephen Cottrell appealed to members of the Synod to debate and disagree not as enemies, but as siblings. On the face of it, this seems such an obvious and charitable standard to hold out, that it's hard to disagree with him. But we need to look more closely at what he's actually asking the Synod to do. This is not quite as smooth-running as it sounds.

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