Thursday, 17 July 2008

Plantu, cartoons and Lambeth

Quite amazingly - given how proud of laïcité France likes to claim to be - the debate about homosexuality in the Anglican communion has made the front page of Le Monde and inspired the wonderful Plantu to draw this colourful cartoon. There is always at least one mouse in Plantu cartoons - in this one there are two and they seem to be a male and female bishop - not sure whether they are called Minnie and Mickey though. Do visit Plantu's site here, it's got brilliant cartoons and drawings for peace and showcases his work over many decades.
Anyway the Lambeth Conference has its own resident cartoonist in Dave Walker. He does a great job updating the Church Times blog, adding further spice to deliberations with his drawings. Dave has a lovely small tent in Canterbury with a view towards a Tardis-like blue structure structure - perhaps he'll be able to tell us what the collective noun for a group of bishops is. I know it's a conclave of cardinals - is it an oversight of bishops?

4 Comments:

GEORGE said...

That I can't answer - but it should definitely be a 'committee' of Methodists...

Jane said...

My friend Colin tells me it's ahouse of Bishops but I'm sure that's only for the C of E

Tom Zweifler said...

It would certainly be a "font of baptists"

Jane said...

And an election of Calvinists??