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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


Nashotah House Dean resigns

Steven Peay to step down Aug 31 due to health concerns, and desire to foster new leadership


WNC priest arrested on aggravated assault charges

Fr Rian Adams arrested by Florida State Troopers in "road rage" incident


Pastoral letter from Mark Lawrence following the SC Supreme Court decision

Many important decisions are before us and we want to be faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ and walk in step with the Holy Spirit.  


On Lawsuits and Losses

Phil Ashey looks at the South Carolina decision in light of Psalm 37


Call to prayer for South Carolina

Archbishop Foley Beach has asked Anglicans to pray for South Carolina on August 4


Fort Worth bishop responds to SC Supreme Court ruling

We were surprised and deeply disappointed in the ruling released yesterday


Celebrations as Sudan becomes Anglican Communion’s 39th province

Hundreds of worshippers joined distinguished guests from around the world in All Saints Cathedral in Khartoum on Sunday as Sudan was inaugurated as the latest province of the Anglican Communion.


South Carolina responds to the state supreme court decision

Lead counsel for the Diocese, Alan Runyan, said the lead opinion and concurring’s decision is inconsistent with South Carolina and long-standing United States Supreme Court precedent involving church property disputes. 


South Carolina Court Hands Down Mixed Ruling in Episcopal Dispute

Episcopal Church officials speak regularly about themes of reconciliation, but their actions in the courts indicate that property and exclusivity of their Anglican Communion franchise is paramount.


AS Haley -- South Carolina decision is out

"more on this rather surprising result as soon as I finish my analysis."


Sermon delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the launch of the Episcopal Province of Sudan

The birth of a new province is a rare event, one that many Archbishops of Canterbury will never have attended, and like all rare and precious events, like even normal but precious events like the b


Split decision from South Carolina Supreme Court in Episcopal Church cases

In a divided decision, the trial court's order is reversed as to twenty-nine parishes and affirmed as to the remaining parishes. The trial court's intellectual property ruling is affirmed by a vote of 2-2, with one justice declining to reach the issue.


St James the Great applauds PB's move to protect them

Statement issued by the congregation following the Presiding BIshop's injunction against Jon Bruno


Presiding Bishop strips Bruno of jurisdiction over St James Newport Beach

Curry removes congregation and its vicar from the line of fire, prevents revenge action while Bruno fights Hearing Panel ruling


Sunday Sermon - Trinity 7

Love, justice and the crisis of choice. A homily for the 7th Sunday after Easter


Response to the Archbishops' Statement on the 50th anniversary of decriminalisation of homosexual behaviour

[W]hat is operating is not a moral approach but a political one that panders to the lobbies who will label as condemnation anything that questions their behaviour.


Canterbury & York statement on anniversary of the de-criminalization of homosexual acts in Britain

A statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Act of Parliament passed in 1967 which decriminalised homosexual acts in our Country


Embattled British Anglicans appeal for support

Call to all Christians to endorse the "Movement for Renewed Orthodox Anglicanism"


Alternative Synod? What's happening in the CoE?

One year ago the Telegraph announced on its front page the new ‘Anglican Partnership Synod’. Peter Sanlon looks at what has happened so far


Hull parish stops payments to diocese

St John Newland cuts off funds to the Diocese of York over General Synod actions


Statement on gender transformation from Dr Jo Inkpin

Open letter from Queensland priest on his decision to change genders


Sunday Sermon -- Trinity 6

Gavin Ashenden's homily for the 6th Sunday after Trinity: Jesus, Judgement and Justice, (with reference to Mother Julian & Frodo)


Dissenting opinion in the Bruno case

"Resolution of property disputes properly resides within local diocesan entities,” wrote Bishop Michael Smith


Bruno guilty

Hearing Panel recommends 3 year suspension and restoration of congregation to the parish properties


Double standards in the church?

Chris Sugden and Vinay Samuel ask why the Church of England's leadership has a selective sense of outrage


Fuller Theological Seminary to close satellite campuses

Letter from Fuller President announcing closure of Seattle, Menlo Park and Orange County campuses due to declining enrollment


‘Heroes and Heroines of Our Faith’

Baroness Cox speaks out against the presecution of Christians around the world


Egypt's churches on suicide bomb attack alert

Release International warns of terror threats against Egypt's Christians


Anything goes in today's Church of England

The Church of England has gone mad today, And good's bad today, And black's white today, And day's night today, observes Jules Gomes


General Synod has crossed the line

Open letter to British Anglicans of July 18, 2017 urging collective action to reform and renew the Church of England


Compassion for the lost

Bishop Trevor Edwards looks at Australia's 2016 religion census


Prominent Anglo-Catholic convicted on three counts of fraud

Fr Andrew Sloane stole from the collection plate to pay for prostitutes, prosecution charged


Joint Anglican-Catholic school for Syrian refugees launched in Jordan

The project will offer 160 children from one to five years of age the opportunity to be cared for in kindergartens


Nigerian archbishop castigates Church of England over its repudiation of traditional teachings on sexual morality

"Although the Church of England’s legal position on marriage has not changed, its understanding of sexual morality has," write Archbishop Nicholas Okoh


Testimony from the Eight Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue

Bishop Shannon Johnston participated in the Eighth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue, which was held June 14-18 in Nairobi, Kenya.


The curious case of the archbishop who could not sleep

Jules Gomes writes "Church says you can choose to be gay but not to be straight"


New Bishop of Loughborough announced

Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani has been appointed as the first Bishop of Loughborough.


Interim report released on program to keep the NZ church from splitting

The Archbishops have released the interim report of the Motion 29 Working Group - which is the group charged with finding mechanisms for the church to stay together.


Has Bruno quit?

LA bishops hands over his crozier to his successor, but does not say if he is leaving


Synod puts sex before the horrors of Christian persecution

General Synod has lost the plot of the Christian story, Jules Gomes writes.


Sunday Sermon -- Trinity 3 -- Jesus the Savior of the World v Jesus the Fake Therapist

After the General Synod of the Church of England redefine Jesus and redefine holiness, the Gospel rebukes those who exchange the truth for a fake to soothe their bodies at the expense of their souls.


Welcoming Transgender People

Church of England press statement on transgender services


Sin at Synod- How the Church forbad forgiveness.

Gavin Ashenden looks at what General Synod hath wrought in its decision on banning therapy


General Synod backs ban on conversion therapy

Press statement from the Church of England's General Synod


Bruno appeal rejected

Bishops Disciplinary Panel affirms order banning sale of St James Newport Beach


Synod calls for values-based politics based on the common good

Church of England press release following the first day of General Synod in York


Privilege and the use and abuse of power

Gavin Ashenden reflects on the abdication of proper authority within British society


Bishop for Kuching elected

Danald Jute to be consecrated Bishop of Kuching 


Nashotah House receives historic $3.5 million legacy gift

Order of Saint Benedict Servants of Christ pledges gift to endow chair in ascetical theology and monastic studies


Bishops elected for Tonga and Fiji

Dr. 'Afa Vaka to be bishop of Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji and Henry Bull elected bishop for Tonga


Legal challenge to moderator's election in Pakistan

Church of Pakistan ordered to produce minutes of the 15th General Synod for court inspection


Hearing Panel Response to Bruno Appeal

Counsel to the Panel's response to Bruno's appeal against sanctions


Nkoyoyo home

The former Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Rev. Livingstone Nkoyoyo has returned home following six months of medical treatment in London


Perth pays half a million in legal fees to defend embattled archbishop

Diocese paid $474,000 after insurers refused to cover the costs of Archbishop Roger Herft's legal counsel before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse


Child abuse in the Church of England: hypocrisy, inconsistency and ongoing cover-up

Archbishop Cranmer reports six serving bishops of the Church of England, including Archbishop John Sentamu, failed to take action on claims of clergy rape


ACL push back against Archbishop Freier

Anglican Church League Council issues statement rebutting arguments of the Australian Primate against Australian participation in the Lines consecration