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Communique from the Council of the Church in East Asia meeting in Rangoon

The Archbishops and Bishops committed themselves to pray and work for peace and harmony in the world in the light of religious extremism and violence.


Life as God’s gift

An ongoing push in Australian parliaments for euthanasia or “assisted dying” has been unanimously rejected by Sydney’s Synod


Ferrying the Primates across the rubicon: Lambeth Resolution I.10 and the 2017 Primates Meeting

The 2017 Primates’ Meeting was an attempt, using the prestige of Canterbury and funds from New York, to undo Lambeth I.10 and the Global South movement that resulted from it.


Prime Minister backs Church of England drive to eradicate modern slavery

The Clewer Initiative helps the CoE's 42 dioceses work to support victims of modern slavery and identify the signs of exploitation in their local communities.


Former Bishop of Chester under investigation for child abuse

Statement from Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and Bishop of Chester. Dr Peter Forster


Reforming Marriage talks at Leicester Cathedral

Dean of Leicester reports on Bishop's plea to change marriage to meet evolving cultural circumstances


Pastoral letter from the bishops of the Reformed Episcopal Church on women's order

[REC] retains its conviction that the threefold-ordained ministry of bishop, presbyter, and deacon are reserved for males only


Bishop worships at the altar of the State

Jules Gomes comments on the Bishop of Buckingham's call to remove legal protections from the CoE in the face of pro-gay pressure from the govt


Statement on cancelled sale of Newport Beach property

Though sale cancelled, bishop will only permit St James Newport Beach to be reopened as a bishop's chapel


St James the Great still locked out

Sale of Newport Beach parish falls through, however bishop will not allow the congregation to return


101 years later, peace at last for RFC aviators

In a moving ceremony near The Somme in France, the final resting place of two RFC aviators has finally been marked exactly 101 years after their deaths


Parliamentary committee proposes govt registration and oversight of all churches

Proposals to ban snakehandling and curtail fraudulent ministers an overreach of authority by the state, church leaders say


First bishop for India's newest diocese

Dr Oommen George consecrated as Bishop in Kollam-Kottarakara


Sydney synod focuses on mission

Sydney Archbishop Glenn Davies has used his Presidential Address as a rallying call to stand firm in proclaiming the gospel.


Judges Who Are Indifferent to Injustice

It is a sad day for judicial integrity in South Carolina when its present and former judges ... circle the wagons around one of their own


Cape Town parish firebombed

Student protester arrested for arson attack on St Mark's in District Six


Justin Welby Broadway Bound

Jules Gomes gives the Archbishop of Canterbury the Lerner & Loewe treatment -- casting him in the ecclesial edition of 'My Fair Lady'


Anglican primates meeting abandons the Scottish faithful

[T]he “consequences” agreed to at the 2016 Primates’ meeting have been all but ignored


UK Unity Forum meets

Women clergy not in the cards for British traditionalists


Presiding Bishop's remarks at the close of the primates' meeting

Bishop Michael Curry addresses the Episcopal Church about this week's meeting in Canterbury


Bishop Andy Lines responds to the Primates' Communique

The document does not criticize false teaching, but focuses on ‘border crossing’ as if it is more harmful.


Primates' Meeting Communique

Statement released on October 6, 2017 by the primates of the Anglican Communion meeting in Canterbury


Atlanta Corcordat

Statement of full, institutional and organic union signed today by four continuing churches


Continuing churches sign concordat of full communion

Anglican Church in America, Anglican Catholic Church, Anglican Province of America and the Diocese of the Holy Cross to seek "full, institutional and organic union with each other”


South Carolina cases go to mediation

Mediation hearing to be held 6-8 Nov 2017 in Columbia in the state and federal Episcopal Church cases


The need for a confessing church of England grows day by day

African Christian turned away from British university for the crime of being a believing Christian


St Andrews to mark 500th anniversary of the Reformation

October 31 marks five centuries since the event regarded as the start of the Protestant Reformation


Welby back on top

The primates are fully satisfied with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s handling of the disciplinary measures handed down by the 2016 primates gathering, Justin Welby said today.


African Anglicans stooges of wealthy Americans, affirms Idowu-Fearon

ACC secretary general tells reporters he stands behind his December remarks the GAFCON movement in Africa was created with American money


Welby unable to affirm personally Christian teaching on marriage

Gavin Ashenden reflects on Welby's inability to give a ‘straight answer’ on whether gay sex is sinful.


Scottish Primus defends adoption of gay marriage

Mark Strange says the SEC will not back down over the adoption of same-sex marriage rites


Scotland on day one's docket at the Canterbury primates meeting

The revision of the Scottish Episcopal Church’s marriage canons to permit same-sex weddings was among the first topics addressed yesterday at the meeting of primates in Canterbury.


Turkey holds American minister hostage

President Erdogan seeks swap of the Rev. Andrew Brunson for a Turkish political rival living in the US


Bishops United Against Gun Violence statement on Las Vegas shooting

[A] comprehensive solution to gun violence,  ... will not simply be a matter of changing laws, but of changing lives.


Homage to William Tyndale

Jules Gomes on a fitting model for a statue of libery


Presiding Bishop delivers message from Primates on Nevada shooting

Statement from the Primates of the Anglican Communion to Bishop Dan Edwards of the Diocese of Nevada.


Primates meeting opens in Canterbury

Conservatives look to Gregory Venables of Argentina to rally the archbishops


Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Trinity

By What Authority? The question and the answer, a homily by Gavin Ashenden.


Pastoral Letter from the Southern African Synod of Bishops

Bishop Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, the Suffragan Bishop of Natal, was elected Bishop of Mthatha.


Four consecrations for the Anglican Church of Burundi

Bishops seated for Matana and Gitega and the new dioceses of Rutana and Buhiga


Feminism is destroying its elders

It’s odd to find gender activists demonstrating in favour of love, peace, tolerance and inclusion, beating up elderly feminists at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park.


Sunday Sermon - 15th Sunday after Trinity

Gavin Ashenden preaches on "The First shall be last"


Number of women in ordained ministry at record high

Church of England reports more women than men now training for ordained ministry


ACC Standing Committee member weds same-sex partner

SEC's Alistair Dinnie marries Peter Matthews at St John's Edinburgh


Peter Jensen responds to the Ashenden consecration

GAFCON general secretary distances his organization from events on the ground in England


Gavin Ashenden appointed missionary bishop to the UK

US continuing church appoints former Queens Chaplain as missionary bishop to serve disenfranchised Anglicans in Europe and the UK


CoE pro-gay advocates lobby primates

General Synod Human Sexuality Group urges primates to acknowlege God is doing a new thing


Communique from the 12th General Synod of the Church of Nigeria

General Synod "calls on all Anglicans in the world to return to biblical foundation of the Anglican Church and reject the theological innovations of this present age."


San Joaquin writes to Nashotah chairman over Curry award

Eric Menees asks if Nashotah House is an appropriate place for ACNA seminarians


Studying the Culicidae Cantuaria

Jules Gomes sees the Archbishop of Canterbury as a small biting insect spreading the disease of Keynesian economics


A crisis of character at the top of the Anglican Communion

Is Justin Welby incapable of thinking seriously about ethical problems in relation to the Bible during a live radio interview?


Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad

[Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept.


Pentecostal poaching behind Indian ecumenical crack up

The CSI has withdrawn from the Kerala Council of Churches after the Believers Church was admitted to the ranks of the ecumenical Protestant organization.


Toronto archbishop to retire

Archbishop Colin Johnson calls for the election of a coadjutor


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