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German Catholic bishop backs gay blessings

The Vice President of the German Catholic Bishops' Conference has called for a dialogue on blessing same-sex unions

 

Welby's criticism of George Bell "irresponsible and dangerous" say historians

(The text of a letter delivered to Lambeth Palace on 17 Jan 2018 written by seven leading historians of the 20th Century on the archbishop's criticisms of George Bell.)

 

Two street preachers interviewed for hate speech in Camberley, Surrey have all charges dropped

A Reading street preacher of 30 years (Dave Barker) and co-preacher (Stephen Wan) have had all charges dropped against them.

 

Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

God's Break-in to the human heart; the Lamb who was slain.

 

Princess Anne signs a slate for Truro

Princess Royal backs catheral's roof appeal campaign

 

How important is sex, asks Peter Jensen

GAFCON leader reflects on faith, sex and the public square

 

22-month conditional sentence for disgraced archdeacon

The former Archdeacon of Brandon, the Ven. Noah Njegovan, has been given a 22-month conditional sentence by a Manitoba court following his conviction for fraud.

 

Hiltz to step down in 2019

Pastoral letter from the Archbishop of Canada

 

Chuck Murphy dead

Bishop Philip Jones reports the passing of the Rt. Rev. Charles H. Murphy, III

 

Cambodia Anglicans Chart a New Path

The IRD's Jeff Walton reports from Phnom Pen

 

SEC vows to defy diocese and consecrate a bishop for Aberdeen

Preparations are underway for the consecration of the Rev Canon Anne Dyer as the new Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney.

 

Howl of outrage from SEC bishops over Aberdeen objections

Scottish Primus slaps down protests over appointment of Bishop of Aberdeen saying the diocese now has no say

 

Church pledges £24 million for nationwide new projects

An ambitious project aimed at opening new churches in deprived urban estates has been singled out for funding.

 

Affirmations and Resolutions

There is something about the gung-ho attitude of New Year's Resolutions, writes Gavin Ashenden, that always fails to convince me

 

Melbourne archbishop calls for talks on marriage divide

Dr Freier says it will take time for the consequences of Australia's same-sex marriage debate to be worked through

 

New Years letter from Archbishop Okoh

Doctrine takes precedence over legalism in church life, Nigerian archbishop declares

 

Livingstone Nkoyoyo dead at 80

Fifth archbishop of Uganda died on 5 Jan 2018 in Kampala

 

Background email to Aberdeen controversy

Despite assuring the Diocese that the Bishops would listen ... they appointed someone whose views do not accord with those of the Diocese 

 

Revolt over Aberdeen appointment

An Open Letter to the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Canon Anne Dyer Bishop elect of Aberdeen & Orkney

 

State Department Names the World’s Worst Violators of Religious Freedom

Chairman Mark praises State’s designation of some countries but claims the “list falls short of what is needed”

 

Reform announces changes at the top

Susie Leafe to resign as director of the conservative evangelical group

 

State Department Announces the First Global Magnitsky Sanctions

USCIRF praises the inclusion of General Maung Maung Soe in the list of sanctioned individuals. 

 

Christmas comes to Rangoon

For the first time in 50 years, Rangoon’s Christian communities were permitted to celebrate Christmas in public, sources in the Anglican Church in Myanmar tell Anglican Ink.

 

Christmas pageant rehearsal bombed in Pakistan

Fourteen people were killed and scores injured in a bomb blast last week in Quetta

 

Statement by the Diocese of Peshawar on Quetta church bombing

Moderator of the Church of Pakistan condemns bombing and promises support for the injured

 

Christmas church attack kills nine in Egypt

Terrorists strike as Egyptian churches brace for violence. Many spared as bomb fails to go off.

 

Vanuatu bishop dead

James Ligo passed away suddenly on December 24

 

Bishop of Egypt Christmas sermon 2017

Dr Mouneer Anis' Christmas sermon preached at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo

 

Christmas Eve homily 2017

The birth of Jesus, the savior of addicts by Gavin Ashenden

 

Questions in Parliament over support for Syrian rebels

Baroness Cox asked the Government “what is their assessment of the current situation in Syria”. The Bishop of Leeds, Rt Rev Nick Baines, asked a follow-up question

 

Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas sermon 2017

Sermon delivered on 25 December 2017 at Canterbury Cathedral

 

Patriarchal Proclamation of Christmas 2017

Bartholomew, By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch ... To the Plenitude of the Church

 

Un-justin Welby and the innocence of George Bell

"Let him live by the same standards that he imposed on the elderly George Carey," writes Gavin Ashenden about Justin Welby.

 

Created Male and Female

An Open Letter from Religious Leaders, December 15, 2017

 

Christmas note from AS Haley

As Advent slides into Christmas, I should explain my extended silence on this blog.

 

Fisking Bishop Fearon

The Lambeth Establishment takes on the Global South

 

Carol singers arrested and held in India on anti-conversion charges

Six carol singers have been arrested in India after they were accused of trying to convert people to Christianity.

 

London flubs first broadcast outing

Sarah Mullally channels Sir Humphrey Appleby in her first radio interview following appointment as Bishop of London

 

Safe-space Sarah

Jules Gomes offers his views on the appointment of Sarah Mullally

 

Bishop of London appointed

The next Bishop of London will be the Rt Rev Sarah Mullally DBE, currently Bishop of Crediton, 

 

Justin Welby must apologise or resign

Gavin Ashenden confronts the injustice of Justin Welby's treatment of George Bell and George Carey

 

Sorry’s not enough for Church’s betrayal of a hero falsely accused

"[O]ne factor that sticks out ... the unconcealed contempt the CofE has displayed for the fundamental principles of justice and fairness"

 

Garwood Anderson appointed interim dean of Nashotah House

The Board of Directors of Nashotah House is pleased to announce that Garwood Anderson, Ph.D. has been appointed to the position of Interim Dean and President, effective January 1, 2018.

 

EFAC Reorganizes and Renews Its Mission

Following a recent meeting of the trustees, the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) has restated its vision, and appointed new leadership.

 

Publication of Bishop George Bell independent review

Church of England admits it was incompetent but meant well in its handling of the George Bell case

 

ACC secretary general defends primacy of Canterbury

Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon says institutions not faith defines Anglicans

 

UFO Commission communique

The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order statement from their meeting last week in Colombo

 

What makes Anglicans Anglican anyway

David Baker asks what binds Anglicans together

 

Carey visit to Damascus prompts MPs outrage

Labour MPs denounce archbishop's visit to Syriac Orthodox Patriach as a propaganda coup for Bashir al-Assad

 

Statement of Full Communion with the ACNA from the Global South Anglican coalition

Recognition of full communion and fellowship with the ACNA from the churches of Nigeria, Uganda, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Sudan, South Su8dan, South America, West Africa, Rwanda, Mynamar, Congo and Bangladesh

 

Advent message: Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, chairman of GAFCON

Archbishop discusses AMiE ordinations, saying they are essential for the re-evangelization of England

 

Christmas message: Bishop Michael Curry of the Episcopal Church of the USA

“Have a blessed Christmas, a wonderful New Year, and go out and make music in the heart of the world,”

 

Egyptian prison ministry appeal

Diocese seeking funds to repatriate foreign prisoners from Egypt

 

University to offer trauma response training for clergy

University of Exeter to offer classes to teach clergy how to respond to terror attacks in their communities

 

WNC priest withdraws not guilty plea in Florida road rage incident

Attorneys for the Rev. Rian Adams have withdrawn his not guilty plea in an apparent plea bargain deal

 

ERD Responds to California wildfires

Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles to provide emergency support to help the most vulnerable impacted by the wildfires spreading across Southern California. 

 

Newcastle diocesan flaws allowed perpetrators to operate for more than 30 years

Primate accepts findings about Church's institutional, systemic and personal failings over child sexual abuse

 

Rwandan archiepiscopal election notice

Provincial Council issues call for election of a new primate

 

The curse behind an LGBT prayer

Gavin Ashenden reflects on Kelvin Holdsworth's gay prince prayer

 

Brain for Bendigo as Robinson resigns

The Anglican Diocese of Canberra-Goulburn has lost two senior leaders in the space of a week, with the resignation of Bishop Stuart Robinson and the appointment of Bishop Matt Brain as Bishop of Bendigo.

 

Beach in Kigali

ACNA Primate joins Rwandan church for provincial clergy conference

 

St Helen's Bishopsgate walks away from apostasy in the CoE

City of London parish breaks relations with those who reject the Biblical teachings on human sexuality

 

Plea for assistance from Bishop Ackerman

Keith Ackerman asks Anglicans to rally round to support an embattled urban mission

 

Rwanda begins primatial election process

Archbishop Rwaje expected to call for a successor in 2018

 

AMiE ordinations to be livestreamed

Follow the historic service on Facebook Live.

 

Duncan pushes back against Iker comments

A Clarification of the Instructions Given to the Holy Orders Task Force by Archbishop Duncan

 

AMiE to ordain its own clergy

Nine men to be ordained by Bisihop Andy Lines on 7 Dec 2017

 

Modern pharisees -- the moral preening of the archbishops

Jules Gomes takes Justin Welby and John Sentamu to task for engaging in empty moral gestures

 

 

Glasgow bishop repudiates gay prince comments

Comments made by the Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow do not represent the views of the SEC, Bishop Gregor Duncan says

 

Scottish Anglican Priest Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay

Dean of St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow hopes Prince George will be gay so that the Church of England will change its stance on homosexual marriage

 

Newfoundland bishop-elect dead at 45

Archdeacon John Meade, coadjutor bishop-elect of the diocese of Western Newfoundland, died early in the morning of Nov 29, 2017.

 

Royal wedding quiz: Must a 'Protestant' be baptized in order to become an Anglican?

Terry Mattingly looks at the press coverage of the news that Meghan Markle is to be baptised and confirmed in the Church of England

 

UT Scholars discover 5th Century Apocalypse of James

The first-known original Greek copy of a heretical Christian writing describing Jesus’ secret teachings to his brother James has been discovered

 

Is gay adoption wrong? The children say Yes

Jules Gomes reports on findings published in Jephthah's Children that the rosy picture painted by gay activists and adoption is not true.

 

Toronto a model for Anglicanism for the world, Archbishop declares

Archbishop Colin Johnson tells synod the Anglican world looks to Toronto for guidance on how to live with divisions over homosexuality

 

Cairo church conference center opens

A new conference centre in the centre of Cairo has been opened by the Diocese of Egypt. The All Saints’ Garden Conference Centre is in Zamalek – an island within the River Nile.

 

The Canterbury Bait and Switch

Prof. Stephen Noll compares the words of Justin Welby to his deeds

 

The Canterbury Tailspin on Truth

FRC president Tony Perkins slams Justin Welby for being out of touch with the Bible and American politics

 

Homily for the last Sunday before Advent

The sheep and the goats, accountability before Christ by the Rt. Rev. Gavin Ashenden

 

Bishop of Egypt responds to Sinai terror attack

Dr Mouneer Anis responds to ISIS attack on the Sufi community in Bir al-Abed

 

Archbishop defends firing of Jacob Worley

Archbishop Privett explains why he fired "without cause" Jacob Worley

 

Welby gives lecture on 'Christian hope' in Moscow

Address to the Postgraduate Institute of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Moscow given on 22 Nov 2017

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