My understanding of how all this works is very limited. But there are nearly 1000 people taking part in this meeting. When I was there, they were voting on the ‘amendment to the amendment’. Fascinating for those who like that kind of thing – but I went off next door to the House of Bishops where I was ‘recognised’ with other visiting bishops. I have quite a few friends there – mainly from my involvement in their College for Bishops training programme.
But I gradually understand the following rather scary facts:
They do have joint sessions but it is essentially a bicameral body meeting every three years
The content of resolutions is not agreed before they get here – rather that is determined by a series of hearings at which anybody can speak. I hope to do that today.