Embattled Anglicans look to U.S. gathering for signs of calm or confrontation - USA Today

In an Easter season letter to leaders of the Anglican Communion, the Archbishop of Canterbury set out his priorities for a once-a-decade summit planned for 2008. The note was all about survival: How do we heal the feuds over gay clergy and other rifts and manage to hold together 77 million followers around the world?

But a deeper question — being asked with increasing urgency — is whether it’s worth the effort.

Some critical judgments may emerge when the Episcopal Church — the American branch of the embattled Anglican family — begins its General Convention on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

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