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Chancellor and three archbishops elected for Church of Nigeria

General Synod has elected three new archbishops to serve the ecclesiastical provinces of Jos, Kaduna and Kwara and a chancellor for the national church.

 

Nigerian General Synod underway

12th triennial synod meets this week in Port Harcourt

 

Schools failing British students by dropping religious education

A quarter of secondary schools in the UK are not teaching their pupils any religious education 

 

R.E. Lee Memorial Church changes name

Vestry at SW VIrginia parish votes to change name of historic church 

 

Waynick nominated provisional bishop of Eastern Michigan

Former Indianapolis bishop's appointment to be ratified at diocesan convention

 

Bruno suspended again

Appellate court suspends disgraced LA bishop from exercise of ministry and authority during the appeal process

 

Episcopal Church Still Skidding Downhill

Episcopalians have yet to hit bottom in their downward membership spiral that began in the early 2000s.

 

Archbishop Justin excited by prospect of “extraordinary” Primates’ Meeting

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been speaking of his excitement at the prospect of next month’s Primates’ Meeting.

 

Response asks SC Supreme Court to deny post-opinion motions

Episcopal Church in South Carolina press statement on its response to motions for a rehearing

 

Interfaith plea for peace on the Korean peninsula

Seoul – To sign and apply the cease-fire, negotiate a peace treaty, establish a long-lasting reconciliation era in the Korean peninsula: are the requests contained in a special peace appeal signed

 

Is Gafcon divisive

Peter Jensen responds to the canard that Gafcon is a stalking horse for schism

 

FIF-NA Statement on women clergy statement from the ACNA bishops

[T]he agreement of the College is that individual statements, and, in particular, attributing to individual bishops, their comments cannot occur.

 

Church of England, or Church in England?

diminishing the political power of religion ... increased its true spiritual power,

 

Former CANA archdeacon arrested for probation violation

Wayne Buchanan alleged to have used the internet to access websites and conduct searches prohibited under his plea deal

 

The Church of England will die unless we read the Bible

"A church cannot survive if its people are not formed by the Bible ..."

 

Presiding Bishop's reflections on hurricane relief

“It may be that we cannot solve everything, and we cannot do everything. But we can do something, no matter what,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry offers in a reflection.

 

College of Bishops residential meeting September 2017

The annual meeting of the College of Bishops of the Church of England was held in Oxford from 11-14 September 

 

FiF-UK response to the Independent Review on the North affair

In the last three years ... no priest who publicly espouses the traditional catholic position on holy orders has been appointed as an archdeacon, dean, or residentiary canon in the Church of England. 

 

Priest kidnapped in Yemen by Islamist terrorists freed

Christians in the Arabian Peninsula give thanks to God for the safe release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian Priest from India, who was abducted in Yemen on 4th March 2016.

 

Former Eastbourne priest found guilty of sex abuse

A former priest was today found guilty of 12 counts of historic sex abuse.

 

Independent Reviewer’s report on See of Sheffield published

"[T]he choice facing the Church is a simple one ... whether to continue wrestling with the issues I have identified, for the sake of the Gospel, or whether to abandon the Settlement."

 

Soldiers Chapel hosts regal commemoration

(US Army Garrison-Hawaii) Hawaii’s Army, Christian and Native Hawaiian communities gathered at the Soldiers Chapel, here, on Sept.

 

Beware the Oppressive ‘Rainbow Wooden Horse’

‘Who is the real parent of a surrogate child procured to embellish a same sex marriage’?

 

Global South Primates’ Communique, September 9, 2017

Bishop of Blackburn Julian Henderson briefs primates on the situation within the Church of England

 

Anglican Churches to Sign Statement of Full Communion at Historic Atlanta Joint Synod

The Anglican Church in America, the Anglican Catholic Church, the Anglican Province of America, and the Diocese of the Holy Cross will gather in Atlanta to sign a historic statement of full communion.

 

Show biz producer comes to the aid of Maltese cathedral

Cats producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh pledges €100,000 to save St Paul's Anglican Cathedral

 

The Anglican Communion is not dead yet

But it is not doing very well, Global South leaders believe

 

RIP the C of E – choked by her own niceness

The C of E lost her identity in the fog of congeniality. She was so nice to everyone

 

Statement from Bishop Todd Hunter on the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood

“I have just returned from attending the College of Bishops’ conclave on the ordination of women to the priesthood"

 

Bruno appeals Hearing Panel order

The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno has accused the hearing panel members of judicial misconduct by finding him guilty of offenses not presented in the charges against him.

 

ACNA bishops vote for the status quo on women's orders

[W]e continue to acknowledge that individual dioceses have constitutional authority to ordain women to the priesthood. 

 

Scots ‘impair’ communion with Australia

The General Synod has acknowledged that relationship with the Scottish Episcopal Church has been impaired by the SEC removing gender from its marriage canon.

 

General Synod Day 4 - putting things right

Domestic abuse was the focus of discussion on the fourth day of Australia's general synod reports David Ould

 

Australian synod rebukes Scottish Episcopal Church over gay marriage

In a complex but mainly well-tempered debate the Anglican Church of Australia’s General Synod has passed a motion regarding the recent move by the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) to change their ca

 

Brazil nixed as site of the next ACC meeting

Concerns over Brazilian church's possible endorsement of gay marriage forces move of 2019 meeting

 

Archbishop of Wales elected

John Davies, who has served as the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon for the past nine years, has been chosen as the 13th Archbishop of Wales.

 

General Synod Day 1 - Dealing with the past

David Ould reports on the first day of the Australian general synod

 

Women's orders under review at ACNA House of Bishops meeting

Letter from Archbishop Foley Beach asking for prayer for the bishops' deliberations

 

Nigeria to boycott October primates meeting

...what sort of unity? A unity that includes those who persist in rebelling against God’s Word is a false unity. 

 

Sunday Sermon - Trinity 12

Gavin Ashenden reflects on "discriminating love"

 

Islamist terror attack on Kenyan church

Al Shabaab suspected in attack that killed two policemen in Ukanda

 

President's address General Synod 2017 - Lament

David Ould reports from the Australian General Synod -- Archbishop Freier avoids discussion of the pressing issue before the church

 

Faults in the South Carolina Decision Laid Bare (II)

Part two of AS Haley's analysis of the Episcopal church case petitions before the South Carolina Supreme Court

 

Faults in South Carolina Decision Laid Bare

AS Haley looks at Friday's petitions in the Episcopal church cases

 

Motion for rehearing filed is SC church case

Court has issued a standard that negatively impacts religious organizations over similar secular organizations
 

 

Thousands of South Carolina Christians to be displaced due to judicial bias

Call for voter action from the Palmetto Family Council over judicial bias in the Episcopal Church case

 

The Trans Dilemma – Human Dysphoria & the Life of Brian

The problem, the dysphoria, may lie more in the heart and soul than our biological formatting.

 

Oriental Christians: 2000 years of history

Exhibition 26 Sept 2017 to 14 Jan 2018 at the Institute du monde arabe, Paris

 

Bendigo v Sydney documents

Documents distributed to the Australian bishops in the dispute over the participation of Australian bishops in the Lines consecration

 

Fallout in Australia over Lines consecration

Archbishop Freier asks for Appellate Tribunal review of Australian participation in the consecration of the ACNA's Andy Lines

 

Presiding Bishop's Hurricane Appeal

Michael Curry asks Episcopalians to support relief efforts in Texas

 

What we learned from Hurricane Katrina

It is very, very hard to watch images coming out of Houston in the wake of Harvey. Katrina left deep scars. When I see an image of my hometown under water, I can look past the damage and heart ache. And what I see is the church there about to experience its finest hour. 

 

Bishopscourt burgled in Nassau

Armed robbers invaded the home of the Bishop of The Bahamas this morning

 

“War on terror” shuts down churches and prayer

Churches shuttered by police over concerns they will iritate Muslims

 

New archbishop elected for the Indian Ocean

The Bishop of the Seychelles, the Rt. Rev. James Wong Yin Song, has been elected Archbishop of the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean, in succession to Archbishop Ian Ernest.

 

The Enemy Within

I have written here more than once about the threat from violent, imperialistic Islam. But Britain – all Europe indeed – faces an equal and opposite danger: aggressive, intolerant secularism.

 

Looking forward to Jerusalem 2018

Peter Jensen writes about next year's GAFCON conference in Jerusalem

 

TSM appoints professor of Practical Theology

Dr Jack Gabig to head up the Doctor of Ministry Program and will serve as Associate Professor of Practical Theology

 

Hard truth about soft power

Charles Raven writes in Evangelicals Now on how Canterbury uses its influence to manipulate the Communion

 

Bishop Lawrence Calls for a Day of Prayer and Fasting

South Carolina bishop sets August 30 as a day of special intention for prayer

 

Learning not to hate in the plural

Gavin Ashenden recommends PG Woodhouse as a balm for these troubled times

 

Jonathan Jukes appointed President of Oak Hill College

Johnny has served in Anglican churches in inner city London, market and university towns, the City of London and, for the last 19 years as incumbent of St Andrew’s, Kirk Ella, East Yorkshire.

 

St James the Great statement on Taylor's sale of church

Parish issues statement on suprise announcement that the diocese will follow through with disgraced Bishop Jon Bruno's sale of the property

 

Plea for calm following Kenyan general election

Church leaders in Kenya have called for calm in the wake of last week’s General Election.

 

Sermon for the 9th Sunday after Trinity

Gavin Ashenden recounts the tale of an amphibian Christian

 

Bishop lobbies parliament to strike down Jamaica's sodomy laws

Bishop Howard Gregory calls for revamp of Sexual Offences Act including criminalizing marital rape and decriminalizing "buggery"

 

Thursdays in black campaign launched for Uganda

Mother's Union to lead anti-rape and gender violence campaign

 

Primate urges diocesan chancellors to protect Anglican trademark

Orthodox Anglican Church should not claim that it is Anglican, Archbishop Okoh says

 

Pastor jailed for preaching the Gospel in Tajikistan

Bakhrom Kholmatov has been jailed for three years for allegedly "singing extremist songs in church and so inciting 'religious hatred'". 

 

Clergy targeted in South Sudan attacks

Episcopal Church of South Sudan clergy singled out for attack in Yei

 

The Mythical Middle

Peter Jensen is not persuaded by claims that a third way can be found through the Anglican doctrinal wars

 

Standing against anti-trans legislation

Statement from the TransEpiscopal steering committee on Texas bathroom legislation

 

Twelve dead after gang war spills over into church

Gunmen invaded a Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria’s south-central Anambra State on 6 Aug 2017, shooting to death 12 and wounding a score of others.

 

SC diocese to seek rehearing before state Supreme Court

"We want you to know this: the legal process continues. We will be filing a motion for a rehearing from the Supreme Court"

 

Awakening monsters in the quest to be free

Gavin Ashenden examines the dangers of the transgender moment

 

The holy helicopters of Kabul

Thousands of feet above Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, two Airmen, riding in a helicopter, wearing more than 75 pounds of gear, hover around the city before landing. These Airmen are not pararescuemen or tactical air control party—they’re a chaplain and chaplain assistant.

 

Fatwas to go in Cairo

Al-Azhar opens Kiosks in subway stations offering fatwas

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