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Church of Uganda makes inroads on disability inclusion in development

Church including persons with disabilities in its “Empowering youth and women for sustainable livelihoods” project.

 

Bristol statement on the aftermath of the "take note" debate at General Synod

A statement from the Rt Rev Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol, and the Very Rev David Hoyle, Dean of Bristol, in response to the debate at General Synod on the Bishops’ report following the shared conversations:

 

Being Radical about Radical Inclusion

David Walker argues: "To be purposefully paradoxical is to recognise that whilst consistency may be a feature of the endpoints of a journey it is rarely present all along the way."

 

Dear Archbishops: What Is 'A Radical New Inclusion'?

"The gospel Jesus preached was certainly 'radically inclusive' – but also deeply transformative," David Baker reminds the archbishops.

 

Cape Town archbishop calls for moratorium on nuclear power

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has appealed to the South African government to scrap plans for developing nuclear energy and instead to spend the money on education, training and other development initiatives.

 

ACNA releases new liturgical resources

Nearly all the remaining working texts proposed for the Book of Common Prayer 2019, approved by the College of Bishops in January, are now available online

 

Bishops' Bloody Nose? - The Bishop of Selby urges the CoE to move forward on same-sex relations

"The majority view of the Synod therefore is that we need to explore a more creative way ahead for faithful human relationships rather than remaining where we are"

 

Diocese of Hereford to debate motion calling for same-sex blessing prayers

Call for prayers following same-sex marriages or civil unions that will not, however, contravene the doctrine of the Church of England

 

Bishop of Lomego: "Soldiers attacked a village and rape women and girls"

A Sudanese bishop has accused the South Sudan army (SPLA) of mass rapes and violence against civilians in the state of Eastern Equatoria.

 

GAFCON UK responds to the Synod vote, and offers a new vision for faithful Anglicanism

Traditionalist group's statement following the defeat of the Bishops' Same-Sex Marriage report by General Synod

 

Result of the vote on the House of Bishops’ Report

Press Release: The General Synod of the Church of England has voted “not to take note” of a Report by the House of Bishops following a debate on the report earlier today on Marriage and Same Sex Relationships.

 

Welby calls for radical inclusion for the Church of England

Damage control by the Archbishop of Canterbury released after General Synod rejects bishops' paper on same-sex marriage

 

Bishop's daughter arrested on terrorism charges

Primate of the Philippines calls for the immediate release of Sarah Abellon-Alikes

 

Archbishop of Canterbury's address to General Synod

There are a thousand ways to explain the Brexit vote, or the election of President Trump, or the strength in the polls in Holland of Geert Willders or in France of Madame Le Pen and many, other leaders in a nationalist, populist, or even fascist tradition of politics.

 

Pro-gay Evangelicals urge rethink of church teaching on human sexuality

We write as evangelicals who share grave concerns about the hardening public stance on sexuality taken by many senior evangelicals in the Church of England.

 

East African drought appeal

As drought and famine grip East Africa, stricken Christians cry for help

 

GAFCON UK's response to the lobby group OneBodyOneFaith

"It is a remarkable thing that a tiny English campaign group sees fit to be so disrespectful to the Godly leader of a vibrant, growing Church of many millions."

 

Retired bishops voice concern over same-sex relationships report

Fourteen retired bishops have taken the unprecedented step of intervening in the Church of England’s controversial debate over Same Sex Marriage, warning that the bishops appear to be “managing rather than enabling and leading” the debate.

 

Invitation to debate the propriety of reading the Koran in Christian worship

An Open Letter Inviting Kelvin Holdsworth for a Public Debate on the Blasphemy of Reading Quran during Holy Eucharist

Dear Kelvin Holdsworth, the politician in St Mary's,

 

Review: The Unnecessary Pastor

In Marva Dawn and Eugene Peterson’s book The Unnecessary Pastor, we are given an insight into the plight of contemporary pastoral leadership.

 

Anglican Unscripted Playlist

Here is a link the Anglican Unscripted playlist. Time to catch up.

 

Oasis Trust claims link between church teachings and self-harm by gays and lesbians

Progressive group sees link between church attitudes toward same-sex relationships, attitudes in society and poorer mental health in LGB people

 

ACNA orders valid state Archbishops of Canterbury and York

"The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have recognised the orders of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) under the Overseas and Other Clergy (Ministry and Ordination) Measure 1967."

 

Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church announces retirement

The Most Rev. David Chillingworth will step down from office at the end of July

 

NZ Church working group on Same-Sex Marriage issues interim statement

Group tasked with finding a way to keep supporters and opponents of ssm in the Anglican Church reports progress

 

A taste of their own medicine?

A.S. Haley looks at the Stacy Sauls lawsuit and what he finds is not pretty

 

Stacy Sauls sues national church

Church's former chief operating officer files suit over his severance package

 

Exacerbating Disunion

Essentially, the Anglican Communion is sundered, and is no longer accurately described as a "Communion." It should be restyled "the Anglican Disunion."

 

Suffolk rector cleared of fraud charges

Jury finds the Rev. Canon Ian Finn not guilty of fraud

 

Mokiwa arrested

Bishops of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar arrested after scuffle at consecration in Western Tanganyika

 

Victim's statement from the Bishop of Guildford in the John Smyth affair

I am one of the survivors of John Smyth’s appalling activities in the late 1970s and early ‘80s. I am also one of the Bishops in the Church of England.

 

GAFCON statement on Voting at Lusaka

The agreement from the January Primates meeting was broken when The Episcopal Church (TEC) took part in decision making on issues pertaining to polity and doctrine in Lusaka.  Equally damaging, was an attempt by the Anglican Communion Office to deny the fact by claiming that, technically, the process included no formal votes.  This is sophistry.

 

Chelmsford vicar arrested on possession of child pornography charges

An Essex vicar has been stood down by the Diocese of Chelmsford following his arrest for possession of child pornography. The Rev.

 

Long Island vicar arrested on child porn possession charges

A 51-year old vicar has been suspended by the Bishop of Long Island following his arrest for possession of narcotics and child pornography.

 

Welby's claims of ignorance of abuse not credible bishop charges

Bishop of Buckingham said he was "absolutely sure" Justin Welby "talked about" abuse at the Christian summer camp where he served as a counsellor in the 1970s.

 

What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem

Gavin Ashenden does not believe the compromise reached by the House of Bishops on gay marriage will bring peace in our time

 

Valedictory sermon of the Bishop of London

What the Church has to offer is not an ideology or a mere critique but a community in which the Spirit of Jesus Christ dwells.

 

Camp gay liturgy raises concerns at English theological college

A student-led service of Evening Prayer written in a camp gay slang known as polari, has led to recriminations and embarrassment for an English theological college.

 

Bishop Ball paroled

Former bishop of Gloucester released on parole half way through his 32 month sentence for abuse

 

Resolution adopted by the Diocese of Central Florida

Central Florida votes to honor the request of 78th General Convention to increase its giving to the national church,

 

Leander Harding elected dean of All Saints Cathedral Albany

The Cathedral Chapter’s New Dean Search Committee is very pleased and honored to announce that the Venerable Dr. Leander S. Harding has accepted the call from the Cathedral Great Chapter to serve as the 21st Dean of the Cathedral of All Saints.

 

TEC rejects ACO contention that its members did not participate fully at ACC-16 in Lusaka

Open letter from Bishop Ian Douglas, Canon Gay Jennings, and Mrs. Rosalie Simmond Ballentine disputes claim in ACNS report that they did not vote on matters of doctrine or polity at ACC Lusaka.

 

Welby statement on Smyth abuse allegations

Statement on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, following reports by Channel 4 News: 

 

Statement from the Church of England's National Safeguarding Advisor on Bash Camp abuse

Statement from Graham Tilby, the Church of England's National Safeguarding Adviser, following reports on Channel 4 news: 

 

Catholic and Anglican bishops come together for joint meeting

Catholic and Anglican bishops came together in Birmingham for a two-day joint meeting this week (31 January - 1 February).

 

500 years on - does the reformation still matter?

When all is said and done, the fundamental question for every human being is, ‘How can a sinner like me stand before God on the Day of Judgement?’

 

Praise for appointment of traditionalist as next bishop for Sheffield

Welcoming the news of the appointment of the next Bishop of Sheffield on behalf of The Society, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Chairman of the Council of Bishops, said:

 

Traditionalist appointed Bishop of Sheffield

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Right Reverend Philip John North, MA, Suffragan Bishop of Burnley, in the diocese of Blackburn, for election as Bishop of Sheffield

 

Anglican Summit: Abortion is Our Problem

Pre-born children are a people group hidden, unrecognized, unreached and persecuted, but Christians are called by God to have concern for them, according to a speaker at a gathering of Anglican Chr

 

Sudan imprisons Christians for espionage for helping refugees

Czech Christian given life sentence for 'spying' in Sudan, for showing compassion to injured refugee

 

Here I straddle: I can do no other

The "way is clearly being paved for the acceptance, without any call to repentance" of same-sex marriage in the Church of England

 

ACNA Archbishop issues call to prayer in response to migrant crisis

 I encourage you to ... make a special effort to reach out to refugees and immigrants in your local community. 

 

Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

"Awake from your sleep, church militant, and do not compromise one inch of God's truth and practice."

 

AU 266 - More SEX from CofE

The Church of England House of Bishops has delivered another report on... Sex.

 

Statement by the Bishop of Maidstone, reassuring traditionalists over Bishops' paper on gay marriage

The Rt. Rev. Rod Thomas: "[T]his is not a report which should lead to a ‘believe and do what you like’ form of false unity in the Church."

 

Care and repair of church floors:

Guidance note from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and ChurchCare

 

Appeal for action to the ACC Standing Committee from Scottish Episcopalians

Please Take Action Against the Blasphemy of Reading Quran during Holy Eucharist in St Mary's Cathedral–– An Open Letter to the Anglican Consultative Council

Dear Sir/Madame,

 

‘Leave the dying Church of England,’ -- Correction

Dr Ashenden reports he was quoted inaccurately by The Conservative Woman's press release

 

Statement by Michael Nazir-Ali on the Church of England's Bishops' Statement on Gay Marriage

Although Scripture, tradition and reason are mentioned as a ‘classic Anglican triad’ the primacy of Scripture is not affirmed. Instead, the report, mistakenly, invokes ‘provisionality’ in theology, although Lambeth Conferences have done this only in relationship to ecclesiology.

 

Open Letter to the Bishops of the Church of England from the LGCM

It is now clear that the process has almost entirely failed to hear the cries of faithful LGBTI+ people. 

 

Reform press statement in response to Bishops' gay marriage document

Reform are grateful to God that the House of Bishops have decided not to propose any changes to the Church of England’s doctrine of marriage and support their desire to ensure that everyone receive

 

GAFCON UK response to bishops' statement rejecting gay marriage

GAFCON UK is grateful the Church of England has ruled out any intention to change its teaching on marriage. 

 

Statement by the Bishops of the Church of England on same-sex marriage

The Church of England's law and guidance on marriage should be interpreted to provide "maximum freedom" for gay and lesbian people without changing the Church's doctrine of marriage itself, bishops are recommending.

 

Deposition of Australian bishop for misconduct overturned

Appellate Tribunal finds deposition from holy orders of Keith Slater was "null and void"

 

Bishop asks courts to ban troublesome parishioners

Bishop of Manicaland asks court to block 26 members of a Mutare parish from returning to church

 

Ray Sutton appointed Presiding Bishop of the REC

In an Epiphany letter to the church Bishop Sutton discusses the transition and the work that lies ahead for the REC.

 

Episcopal Migration Ministries responds to President Trump's Executive Order

"[I]solating ourselves from the world does not make us safer; it only isolates us," Canon Mark Stevenson argues

 

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize: The Reverend Gavin Ashenden

Very occasionally -- even in contemporary Britain -- some good news arrives. No single piece of news has been more invigorating than the discovery that a member of the clergy of the Church of England has found a vertebra.

 

Ugandan president to pay medical bills for archbishop stranded in London

The president of Uganda has donated $23,000 to the fundraising appeal for the former Archbishop of Uganda Livingstone Nkoyoyo

 

What is Welby saying in his letter to the primates?

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

    And treat those two impostors just the same;  

 

 

Letter to the primates from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Our battle is not against flesh and blood, least of all against each other.

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