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Cape Town archbishop calls for end to student protests

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba  urged university students to return to their classrooms following a week of violent protests over proposed hikes in tuition.


Ugandan Church to focus on the family in 2017

Ugandan families were “facing deliberate attack by different evil forces both from within and outside,” Archbishop Ntagali said


Final respects paid to former Bishop of Durham

Memorial Service held today for the late Dr. David Jenkins


Archbishops' statement on Ulster parade agreement

Archbishops applaud resolution of Loyalist/Republican dispute in Belfast


Justin Welby affirms traditional family values in the face of a changing world

Transcript of 22 Sept 2016 address cast doubts on claim the archbishop denounced "Victorian" morals and family structures


Archbishop of Canterbury writes in defense of church schools

The CofE has educated millions of Britons alive today, and it has ambitious plans to extend its reach, Archbishop Justin Welby writes in the Times Education Supplement


Woman bishop address Forward in Faith-Wales on living well with diversity

At a conference organized by Credo Cymru, the body representing traditionalist beliefs in the Church in Wales, the Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, has spoken about living with div


Anglican and Catholic bishops on pilgrimage to Canterbury and Rome

Thirty-six IARCCUM Anglican and Catholic bishops, representing 19 different regions where Anglicans and Catholics live side by side in significant number, will meet in Canterbury and Rome for a summit meeting in October of this year. 


Archbishops of Canterbury and Westminster write to Polish President

Letter to Andrzej Duda from Archishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols on English prejudice against Poles in Britain


NZ Bishops statement on Euthanasia

Submission from 9 Anglican bishops to the Health Select Committee on Medically Assisted Dying


NZ church council urges parliament to reject euthanasia

In an oral submission to the Health Select Committee this week, three members of the InterChurch Bioethics Council (ICBC) presented a submission to oppose legalising assisted suicide or euthanasia in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Episcopal Church Continues Uninterrupted Decline

Declines in Episcopal Church membership continue a downward spiral that began in the early 2000s.


AU 248 - Wexit Time

Some British politicians are complaining about that Welby guy.


Civil unrest cuts short Nigerian bishops meeting

The Church of Nigeria cut short the joint meeting of its standing committee and house of bishops following the threat of civil unrest by supporters of an independent Biafra.


Cape Town archbishop backs country's embattled finance minister

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has published an open letter to SA Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan offering his prayers and full support along with those of “people of faith” across the country.


China prints 150 millionth Bible

State Protestant Church's publishing arm makes milestone


Congolese archbishop installed

The Most Rev. Zacharie Masimango Katanda has been installed as Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of the Congo at a service held at the Cathedral of SS Peter & Paul in Kinshasa on 10 Sept 2016


Justyn Terry to Oxford

Appointed academic dean of Wycliffe Hall


Toronto elects first partnered "gay" bishop

The Diocese of Toronto elected three suffragan bishops at a special meeting of synod including the Anglican Church of Canada’s first “gay” bishop.


Episcopal Church Bishop for Armed Services and Federal Ministries elected

The Rev. Carl Wright was elected Episcopal Church Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries on the second ballot.


DA will not file charges against rifle rector

An Episcopal priest who spent $3000 from his church discretionary fund to purchase an AR-15 will not be prosecuted for transferring the weapon without conducting a background check, the Clackamas County District Attorney said.


Archbishop of Central Africa writes to Ban Ki-moon on refugees

At the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Albert Chama has written to the UN Secretary General ahead of the UN summit on refugees and migrants today.


Spong discharged from Michigan hospital

Controversial bishop under going rehabilitation at a New Jersey nursing home


Peter Jensen on "The Power of the Laity"

"Access to the Bible empowers the laity. It enables them to test all things for themselves. It enables them to live the Christian life both inside and outside the Church."


Welsh evangelicals urge Christians to place their faith in Scripture, not Barry Morgan

The Archbishop of Wales claims the Bible supports same-sex relationships, but the Evangelical Fellowship of the Church in Wales considers this a licence to disregard biblical authority.


News Analysis -- Ugliness and Anglican architecture

 The Lambeth Palace Library is the natural architectural expression of the modern Church of England. Tedious, tired, and tasteless.


Statement by GAFCON UK on Bishops Reflection Group

GAFCON UK is puzzled as to why the Church of England needs a 'Bishops' Reflection Group' on homosexuality. 


Pagan - Christian clashes in Yorubaland

Under the cover of the start of the Carnival season, costumed members of a pagan religious cult have attacked Christians in a town in southwestern Nigeria’s Ekiti State.


News Analysis -- Welby must go UKIP leader declares

Has Nigel Farage joined the GAFCON primates council? Political and church worlds collide.


Bishops’ Reflection Group on Human Sexuality

Following the statement from the College of Bishops issued on 15 September 2016, the Church of England has published the terms of reference of the Bishops’ Reflection Group on Human Sexuality and the membership of the group


Church Attorney rejects Bruno's arguments for dismissal

"The Bishop’s entire motion is based on claims of misconduct by others, namely after-the-fact conduct by Complainants, investigators and the intake officer. Such conduct does not bear on the proof of his conduct." 


Primates Task Group agrees to talk to each other

Organizers roll back primates' mandate of consequences for the Episcopal Church


Ntagali says no to abortion on demand

Ugandan archbishop calls upon govt to reject pressure from population control advocates to permit abortion under any circumstance


Archbishop of Wales declares scriptural support for same-sex marriage

Studying the Bible in its full context can lead to a very different view of same-sex relationships than that traditionally held by the Church, Archbishop Barry Morgan said today


Egyptian youths escape Sharia inferno

Mocking Islam or mocking the prophet of Islam spells doom in Egypt


Vicar's assault on Everest in aid of St Winfrid's Totton

A vicar from Totton near the New Forest in Hampshire will this month climb Mount Everest in order to raise funds for the renovation of his parish church.


The Five Tasks of a Theologian in the 21st Century

Address delivered at the Opening Convocation of Cummins Theological Seminary, Summerville, South Carolina on September 10, 2016.


Spong hospitalized following stroke

Diocese offers prayers for his recovery -- though Spong rejects the efficacy of petitionary prayer.


Archbishop of Armagh denounces the politics of feeling

Dr. Richard Clarke stressed the need for a better quality of public discourse in a closed door address to the British-Irish Association meeting yesterday.


Who are the real mass murderers in Syria?

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali reports on the situation on the ground in Damascus and Aleppo


AU 247 - That's how we roll!

The heterosexual double standard 


British delegation presses Assad to protect civilians

The conflict in Syria was a “brutal war” with “abuses on all sides,” Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali said. However, the “government cannot be excused from having committed atrocities.”


Australian archbishop's statement on same-sex marriage plebiscite

Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier: "Individual Anglicans have adopted a variety of positions taken in good conscience based on their Christian understanding of the principles and issues, and this is right and proper."


Cathedral Council Disbanded as Newcastle Anglican Crisis Deepens

As we reported last Friday,  the entire council of Newcastle Cathedral has been removed from their positions.


Archbishop Ntagali pooh-poohs murder for hire charge

The Archbishop of Uganda has denied suggestions that last month’s attack on the House of Bishops was a premeditated murder plot orchestrated by prominent government leaders.


Episcopal Relief & Development and Islamic Relief USA Announce Partnership on Gender-Based Violence in Liberia

Episcopal Relief & Development and Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) have launched a partnership to increase engagement among Christian and Muslim faith leaders to end gender-based violence (GBV) in L


UN call for Pakistan to repeal blasphemy laws

UN report noted with concern the “the high number of blasphemy cases based on false accusations with no related investigations and prosecutions"


Police repress pro-democracy march in Harare

"The Anglican Church stands on the side of the People of Zimbabwe as they exercise their right to be heard by their Government."


Archbishop writes to Perth diocese in the aftermath of the Royal Commission on abuse hearings

Archbishop Roger Herft to take the counsel of his peers and diocese as to whether he should step down over his handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations when he was Bishop of Newcastle


Bishop's rights and powers end with death, Bombay High Court rules

The High Court has handed down an employment law decision arising from a dispute between the Church of North India and the family of a deposed bishop


Archbishop gives genocide warning for South Sudan

South Sudan is on the brink of genocide, the Primate of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan warned members of the UN Security Council.


Malawi sees spike in cholera and typhoid cases

An Anglican nursing school in Malawi has reopened after health officials gave it a clean bill of health following an outbreak of typhoid in early July.


Vale -- The Rt. Rev John Ball

The former general secretary of the Anglican mission agency Crosslinks, Bishop John Ball, has died at the age of 81 after a period of illness


Christians under fire in Laos

As the ASEAN summit gets underway in Laos in South East Asia, Release International is calling for an end to Christian persecution in the host nation.


Filipino Anglicans denounce Islamist terror bombing

On 2 Sept 2016 at approximately 22:30 in the evening bombs exploded in crowded night market in Davao City in the Southern Philippines killing 15 people and wounding over 70 others. 


Anglicans meet with Assad in Damascus

The Syrian state news agency reports a delegation of British political and church leaders have met with President Bashar al-Assad last Sunday in Damascus.


Church of Finland says no to gay church weddings

Church of Finland clergy will not be permitted to solemnize same-sex weddings after the ceremonies are created under the state Marriage Act that comes into effect on 1 March 2017.


Diocese of Los Angeles announces candidates for election as bishop

LA offers a variety of candidates for consideration -- gay/straight, black/white, young/old, male/female, liberal/liberal


Letter to The Sunday Times from married gay clergy

A Letter to the College of Bishops of the Church of England, published on 7 Sept 2016


LGBTI Mission: Statement about the Bishop of Grantham

Gay CoE pressure group applauds the "openness" of Bishop Nicholas Chamberlain in declaring he is a partnered gay man.


The 'gay' bishop of Grantham and the eroticisation of the Church of England

How have we got into this weird mess? Because the bishop of Grantham has adopted a sub Christian erotised anthropology in preference to the orthodox Christian understanding of personal and sexual identity.


GAFCON statement on the Bishop of Grantham

"We note with prayerful concern the revelation that Nicholas Chamberlain, Bishop of Grantham, is in a same sex relationship."


Carlisle episcopal palace sold

Rose Castle in Cumbria will now re-open its doors as an international centre of peace and reconciliation.


NZ Archbishops to form new gay marriage study panel

The archbishops have called for a new consultants' panel to accompany their Motion 29 working group.


Church Attorney backs call for St James the Great to go home

The Church Attorney in the Bruno case has endorsed the motion asking the Episcopal Church's Hearing Panel to permit the parishioners of St James the Great to return to their parish pending final di


New Dean for Winchester Cathedral

Downing Street has this morning announced that The Queen has approved the appointment of The Very Rev Catherine Ogle as the next Dean of Winchester.


Bishop Bruno -- the Hypocrite par excellence

A.S. Haley reviews Bishop Bruno's pleading in his misconduct case and finds it wanting


Bruno rejects allegations of misconduct

LA bishop responds to complaint asking TEC to dismiss the complaint


Bishop Beckwith to step down as chaplain of Hillsdale College

“I’ve had wonderful jobs in my life,” Beckwith said. “I’ve served four congregations and the diocese of Springfield, and they’ve all been challenging, all a blessing — and this is at least as good, if not the best, job.”


A Question of Resignation for Archbishop Roger Herft

This week has been an awful one for Archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft.


Toronto Church Creates Liturgy for Gender Transformation

Diocese of Toronto newspaper reports on parish transgender blessing rites


Muslim mob assaults Christian quarter of Faisalabad

An motoring accident in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad led to a pogrom against the town’s Christian residents last week.


Archbishop grilled over priest pedophile ring

Archbishop Roger Herft has returned to the witness stand for a second round of testimony before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse


Suffragan Bishop of Berwick: Mark Tanner

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Reverend Canon Mark Simon Austin Tanner to the Suffragan See of Berwick 


Pastoral Letter from GAFCON Chairman Archbishop Nicholas Okoh

The English House of Bishops has failed so far to demonstrate that it has the will to resist compromise 


Motion filed to allow St James the Great to return home

Motion to Compel Bishop Bruno to permit the parish to return to its buildings pending the disposition of the bishop's misconduct trial filed.


Vale -- the Rev. Prof. J. Alec Motyer

Lee Gatiss looks at the life and work of Alec Motyer, the great Anglican pastor and Old Testament scholar, who has died.


Muslim mob murders 8 in revenge attacks in Northern Nigeria

Bishop John Danbinta Garba reports a Muslim mob attempted to lynch a man who had converted to Christianity


Murder for hire plot targets Ugandan archbishop

A hired mob attempted to lynch the archbishop and bishops of the Church of Uganda on Tuesday, but were foiled when police arrived and drove off the attackers.


Details emerge in Eerdmans plagiarism affair

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. has withdrawn three of its popular New Testament commentaries written by an emeritus professor of Moore Theological College in Sydney, the Rev. Dr. Peter T. O’Brien 


Church of Norway sees 15,000 members depart

Survey reports one-third of registered church members do not believe in God.


Burundi archbishop enthroned

The Anglican Church of Burundi reports the Most Rev Martin Nyaboho was installed as fourth archbishop of the East African province on 21 August 2016 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Bujumbura


Wabukala urges South Sudanese leaders to preserve lives of citizens

The retired archbishop has urged the political leaders of South Sudan to preserve lives of citizens instead of struggling for power and wealth in the country.


Bishop of Central Busoga appointed for the Church of Uganda

The Rev. Canon Patrick Wakula Elected as the 1st Bishop of Central Busoga Diocese