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Foley Beach and Ben Kwashi to lead GAFCON

ACNA archbishop to be chairman of GAFCON, Jos, Nigeria bishop to be general secretary

 

GAFCON III Communique

Statement adopted by the GAFCON III Conference on June 22, 2018 in Jerusalem

 

Welby urges GAFCON to consider the cost of rebellion

Archbishop tweets call for prayer after delegates have the first reading of their conference statement

 

Letter to the Primates from Josiah Idowu-Fearon

Original letter sent to the Primates asking them to withdraw from GAFCON

 

"Indissolubly together" GAFCON III at the midpoint

Spirits are high at GAFCON III as the conference moves towards its close, but major issues remain to be addressed

 

GAFCON response to ACC SecGen's schism charge

"Had the institutions of the Communion been clearer in their theological stance, movements of reform and renewal like Gafcon may not have arisen.”­

 

GAFCON fomenting schism, says Idowu-Fearon

ACC General Secretary defends his turf by rubbishing GAFCON to the primates

 

The "war in heaven" has spilled over into Anglicanism, says Okoh

The Anglican wars were issues of life and death, heaven and hell, Archbishop Okoh warns GAFCON III in his presidential address.

 

Grant LeMarquand Rejoins Trinity School for Ministry Faculty

The Rt. Rev. Grant LeMarquand, former Anglican Bishop of the Horn of Africa will return to Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge this July.

 

GAFCON III urged to pursue good disagreement

Jerusalem archbishop urges GAFCON leaders to engage in dialogue and reconcilliation with liberal Anglicans

 

GAFCON III opens with a call to stand fast for Jesus

There is no other way to salvation than through Jesus Christ, the son of God, the Bishop of Lango, Uganda proclaimed in the opening session of GAFCON III meeting 

 

GAFCON III opens in Jerusalem

Largest Pan-Anglican gathering since 1963 sees 2000 Anglicans gather in Jerusalem

 

Being LGBT in the Church: Coming out, solidarity and support

"I've been very inspired by meeting LGBT Christians who've challenged and have spoken out – and come out in often very difficult circumstances," said the Rev Sally Hitchiner

 

No “Fence Sitting” For GAFCON Anglicans

Jeff Walton of the IRD reports on the first day of GAFCON III

 

ACNS report on GAFCON III

The Anglican Communion News Service applied for media accreditation to cover the Gafcon conference, but organisers declined.

 

Allchurches Trust announce £750,000 bursary grant for Lambeth Conference

“Our bursary support will enable bishops from some of the poorest countries in the world – many of whom serve dioceses torn apart by conflict and persecution – to attend Lambeth 2020,” Sir Philip Mawer, said

 

Homily for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

The miracle of the self- growing kingdom of heaven

 

Where's GAFCON: Avoiding the obvious

David Ould reports from the first day of the GAFCON III Conference in Jerusalem

 

NZ lottery contributes $6 million to ChristChurch Cathedral rebuilding

Lottery Significant Projects to donate six million dollars towards the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral.

 

NZ bishops say no to euthanasia

NZs seven diocesan bishops have had their views aired before Parliament's justice select committee debating euthanasia

 

Warner out as head of George Bell inquiry

Canterbury vicar-general Timothy Briden to take over the reins

 

Cape Town archbishop calls for strengthening rape victims' rights under church law

Archbishop Makgoba welcomed the Constitutional Court judgement making it easier to bring to justice the perpetrators of sexual assault and vows the church will follow

 

Church of Uganda opens new hq building

Church House is a 16-floor commercial office building located on Plot 34 on Kampala Road, directly opposite the Bank of Uganda

 

Dr James Hawkey appointed New Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey

Hawkey, a former Minor Canon of Westminster, returns to the Abbey after three years as Dean and Director of Studies in Theology at Clare College, Cambridge.

 

Episcopal National Cathedral Rallies for Capital Pride Parade

Washington National Cathedral will continue an annual tradition by participating in the Capital Pride Parade

 

Justice Denied: SCOTUS Refuses South Carolina Petition

A.S. Halley "the impossibly fractured, highly partisan and irresponsible decision of the court below will stand in infamy as possibly the worst application of so-called 'neutral principles' on record"

 

Supreme Court declines to hear South Carolina case

Decision leaves in place South Carolina Supreme Court ruling on properties

 

Andrew Asbil elected coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Toronto

The Very Rev. Andrew Asbil, rector of St. James Cathedral and dean of Toronto, has been elected coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Toronto.

 

No election for Barbados, again

The Diocese of Barbados Synod has failed to elect a bishop to succeed Archbishop John Holder

 

​Christian Presence and Witness in Europe: An address to the Assembly of the Conference of European Churches

"The EU has been the greatest dream realised for human beings since the fall of the Western Roman Empire. It has brought peace, prosperity, compassion for the poor and weak, purpose for the aspirational and hope for all its people"

 

Church of England will not seek costs in the Pemberton case

Church Estates Commissioner tells Parliament that the CoE will not seek reimbursement of its legal costs from Jeremy Pemberton

 

Church responding to Guatemala volcano disaster

Episcopal Relief & Development is working with the Episcopal Diocese of Guatemala to respond to the needs of those impacted by the Fuego volcano.

 

Andrew White cleared of all charges

Police find "Vicar of Baghdad" did not pay ransom to ISIS to redeem sex slaves

 

Choose the relational over the adversarial, says Australian bishop-elect

“Why can’t we be catholic and evangelical, liberal and conservative," asks bishop-elect of Gippsland

 

Bake the Cake -- three cheers for the Supreme Court

Jules Gomes lauds the court's ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision

 

New bishop for Haiti

The Ven. Joseph Kerwin Delicat, dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was elected June 2 as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of Haiti.

 

Sydney Anglicans joining Federal redress program

The Diocese of Sydney has agreed to participate in the Commonwealth Government’s Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse. 

 

Tasmania synod votes to sell 76 church building to pay abuse compensation

25% of investment funds ($2.8 million); 25% of the net proceeds of sale from 108 properties ($4.7 million); and parish contributions ($1.1 million) will fund the redress program.

 

West Indian bishop endorses gay rights, but not gay rites

Bishop of Guyana urges respect for civic rights of gay and lesbian protestors

 

Sermon for the second Sunday after Pentecost

Choosing between the two ways - a challenge for the Church by Gavin Ashenden

 

Presbyterian Official: “I Don’t Despair” as Members Vanish

Statistics show the PCUSA is smaller and whiter, falling behind the Episcopal Church in size for the first time in the modern era

 

Archbishop of Finland installed

The Most Rev. Tapio Luoma seated as archbishop of Finland and primate of the Evangelisk-lutherska kyrkan i Finland

 

Two bishops for Scotland

Jeffrey John comes up short again

 

A distorted church with an anti-human anthropology

Stagnation replaces salvation, and "trans" replaces transformation with transsexual

 

IEAB synod adopts same-sex marriage canon

Synod of the Episcopal Anglian Church of Brazil voted in favor of amending its marriage canon to allow same-sex blessings with 57 in favor, 4 against and 2 abstentions.

 

Towards a Safer Church: Liturgical Resources

Church of England releases worship materials for abuse survivors and the church

 

No sanctions against Melbourne gay marriage priests

Archbishop Freier accepts explanation they were merely guests, not participants in the same-sex wedding reports David Ould

 

Rod Thomas responds to Lichfield call for transgender clergy

I would hope that those offering for ministry of any sort would see their primary identity as in Christ, rather than these aspects of their personhood.

 

Sin and Error in the Church

You cannot justify your own doctrinal failure by pointing out that other people are sinful. 

 

Homily for Trinity Sunday

Lost, found and driven home by Gavin Ashenden

 

ACB is fully Anglican, GAFCON chairman affirms

Statement by Peter Jensen on the Anglican Church of Brazil

 

What does Justin Welby think about same-sex marriage?

The fourth and final installment of a series on the same-sex marriage liturgies proposed for the Episcopal Church USA (TEC) and the response to it, especially in England. 

 

University suicides, drugs, ecstasy and God

Gavin Ashenden reflects on the life destroying culture in our universities

 

Project to combat loneliness extends its reach Inbox

More vulnerable families to benefit from project to combat loneliness as Allchurches grant helps Open Doors to extend its reach

 

 

Twenty-first General of The Salvation Army elected

Canadian Brian Peddle was elected by a High Council of The Salvation Army to be the next General of The Salvation Army

 

Where Were the Soldiers Quartered in Jerusalem?

This is Part II of a series: Where Did Israel's Temples Stand?

 

Seeing isn't believing in the Greek baby baptism

The preconceived notion the British and Australian press brought to the story was “look at those funny foreigners."

 

NZ move prompts ‘deep regret’

A move by the Anglican Church in New Zealand to allow for the blessing of same-sex unions has led to a strong statement from the Diocese of Sydney.

 

Former vicar sentenced for sex offenses against young girl in Warnham

A former Sussex vicar has been sentenced to 38 months imprisonment after admitting sex assaults on a young girl almost 40 years ago.

 

Thumbs Sideways: The Church of England responds to TEC

Part III of Stephen Noll's series on gay marriage rites and the Episcopal Church

 

Melanesia launches Decade of Evangelism and Renewal with crusade

“Arise and shine for Jesus Christ,” the Province said this week as it launched a decade-long focus on evangelism and renewal.

 

South Sudan Archbishop welcomes ceasefire agreement as peace talks continue

The Anglican Archbishop of South Sudan has led five days of mediated peace talks between the warring parties in South Sudan.

 

Deprive us of free speech and you turn us into animals

Here’s a magic spell for turning a human being into an animal: silence the person

 

The struggle to tell the truth about Jesus. Welby, Curry and the integrity of the Gospel.

Michael Curry is a superb preacher and a delightful man. And if everything wrong in the world could be put right by charm and beauty and wit, we would have nothing to worry about.

 

Royal wedding homily

Sermon preached by the Most Rev Michael Curry at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018 at St George's Chapel, Windsor

 

Funerals held for victims of bomb attacks on Indonesia churches

Funerals have been held for some of the victims of those killed in last Sunday’s suicide bomb attacks on three Christian churches in Surabaya.

 

South Carolina Case Goes to SCOTUS Conference

The petition for review (certiorari) filed by Bishop Mark Lawrence's Diocese of South Carolina with the Supreme Court of the United States is now ready for decision

 

Islamic terror attacks on three Indonesian churches

Three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, were hit in bomb attacks which killed 13 people and injured dozens

 

Four Nepalese churches firebombed

Four Christian Churches in Nepal have been attacked over a five-day period by unidentified assailants

 

Where Did Israel's Temples Stand?

Part 1 in a series by AS Haley on the Temple in Jerusalem

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