Episcopal Head: Anglican Churches Will Follow 'Journey' to Pro-Gay Stance

After affirming that the 2008 Lambeth Conference will not be cancelled over sexuality debates, the Anglican Communion is moving forward with plans for the worldwide assembly.

Next year's decennial conference will be different, however. Rather than a parliamentary debating chamber with a string of resolutions, it will be a time for "spiritual reflection, learning, sharing and discerning," said Archbishop of Melanesia, Sir Ellison Pogo.

The 77 million-member Anglican Communion had been considering whether to cancel the global event in the wake of heightened controversy over the Episcopal Church's recent actions and stance favouring the consecration of homosexuals and the blessing of same-sex unions.