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Hear My People's Cry: An Appeal to the people of goodwill

We hear the cries of innocent people from Nigeria, Sudan, Pakistan and throughout the Middle East. Atrocities are being committed in the name of religion. We are often reminded in the West that “Islam is the religion of peace.” Qur’an teaches “Let there be no compulsion in religion” Then what is wrong with this picture?

 

Archbishop Okoh: Ebola will be defeated by science and prayer

Archbishop Nicholas Okoh has urged Nigerians to seek medical attention if they suspect they have been infected by the Ebola virus, and not to look to faith healing as a cure for the disease.

 

Coote case closed

The Diocese of The Murray has revoked the license of its former archdeacon for abuse

 

Crime tops church agenda for the West Indies

Crime is destroying the fabric of West Indian life, the Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago, the Rt. Rev. Claude Berkley told his diocesan synod last week.

 

Joint statement on Iraq by the Archbishops of Canterbury and Melbourne

Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq during press conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday.

 

IRD interviews Archbishop Foley Beach

Transitioning into his new role, the recently elected Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) kindly shared some of his time to explain his vision for the ACNA’s social engagement in an interview with Jacob Stubbs for IRD.

 

Two new counts of abuse laid against Bishop Ball by police

The former Bishop of Gloucester was summoned to the Brighton Magistrates Court last week to answer allegations that he had sexually assaulted a teenaged boy and a young man.

 

PB asks for a day of prayer for those in Iraq

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has urged Episcopalians to observe Sunday, August 17, as a day of prayer for those in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East living in fear of their lives,

 

Banner year for TEC trusts

The treasurer’s office of the Episcopal Church of the USA reports the church’s investment performance continues to be strong.

 

Delhi bishop quits

The Church of North India’s Bishop in Delhi, the Rt. Rev. Sunil Kumar Singh, wrote to the members of his diocesan synod announcing he was standing down for health reasons.

 

Calcutta Cathedral falling down

St Paul’s Cathedral in Calcutta has launched an appeal for aid to save the Gothic revival style cathedral from falling down.

 

Ebola fears halt use of common communion cup in Nigeria

The Anglican and Roman Catholic churches in Nigeria have suspended the exchange of peace and the common cup during Eucharist services in order to halt the spread of the Ebola virus.

 

ACNA priest murdered

Police have arrested a North Carolina man and have charged him with the murder of the Rev. Kent Torrey Hinkson, a retired volunteer priest at All Saints Anglican Church in Durham, NC.

 

Slaughter of the innocents underway in Iraq

The Vicar of Baghdad Andrew White spoke to the BBC this week, reporting on the crisis unfolding in Northern Iraq.

 

Gloucester diocesan statement on Bishop Perham

Letter from the Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, to the Diocese of Gloucester following the resignation of Bishop Michael Perham

 

Bishop of Gloucester questioned by police

A second Bishop of Gloucester has been questioned by police over claims of sexual abuse.

 

SOS from Iraq

The Chaldean Patriach of Babylon has issued an appeal to save the Christians of Iraq from the terror of the forces of the Islamic State (IS)

 

Statement from the Archbishop of Canterbury on Iraq

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, issued the following statement today on the situation in Iraq, shortly before he travelled from the Philippines to Papua New Guinea.

 

Killings escalate in Iraq

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, says fer

 

Canterbury arrives in Manila

The Archbishop of Canterbury arrived in Manila yesterday at the start of a 10-day visit to Anglican provinces in the Pacific.

 

N ن

Dean Phillip Jensen of Sydney urges Western Christians to adopt ن (the Arabic symbol for the letter n) as a symbol of their faith.

 

Irish primate castigates Lord Carey's "perplexing" support for suicide

The Primate of All-Ireland has criticized Lord Carey’s about face in support of euthanasia, saying the former Archbishop of Canterbury’s support for a bill proposed by Lord Falconer before Parliame

 

Are we helping to die or helping to live?

The Archbishop of Armagh has rejected calls to legalize euthanasia

 

No sale for GAFCON in New Zealand

The Gafcon movement has yet to close a sale with congregations quitting the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Anglican Ink has learned.

 

Wabukala's plea for peace

As Chairman of GAFCON, I want to join with other Christian leaders who have called for an immediate end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel,

 

Bishops on the hook for $25 million debt

A law suit has been filed against the current and former bishops of Bathurst of the Anglican Church of Australia to recoup approximately $25 million lost in the collapse of the Ang

 

Okoh calls for united front against Boko Haram

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh has called on all Nigerians to unite against the threat from Boko Haram.

 

Prayer is the answer to crisis in the Middle East, Bishop of Egypt writes

The Middle East is groaning.  You hear about what is happening in Iraq and the many Christians who are being forced to leave their homes and also those who were killed by ISIS (Daash).  Over 1,500

 

Archbishop Beach issues call to prayer and action for Syria and Iraq

Greetings in the Name our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  May God grant you the abundance of His Grace as you follow Him day by day!

 

Vatican says no to happy clappy masses

The Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW) has urged the church’s bishops to crack down on boisterous exchanges of peace during the Eucharist service.

 

The Diocese of Quincy: the mouse that roared.

On July 24, 2014 the Diocese of Quincy (Quincy) won a major victory against The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago after nearly 6 years of litigation and a two week trial i

 

West Indies applauds Synod vote on women bishops

Leaders of the Church of the Province of the West Indies have applauded General Synod’s vote last week to permit the consecration of women bishops, saying the Caribbean churches wi

 

Newcastle bishop denounces govt immigration policies

The Anglican Church of Australia’s Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt. Rev.

 

NZ congregation quits church over gay marriage vote

A second New Zealand congregation and its clergy have quit the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia over the May vote by that church’s general synod to begin the

 

Meriam Ibrahim freed

Meriam Ibrahim and her family have arrived safely in Italy after criminal charges against her and her husband were dismissed and they were permitted to leave the Sudan.

 

Stand with Canterbury in solidarity with Iraq's Christians

Archbishop Justin Welby today requested that his homepage photo be changed to the Arabic letter for "N" in solidarity with persecuted Christians suffering in Iraq.

 

Making Sense of the Trial in South Carolina

In trying to make sense of the trial in South Carolina (which I did not attend, but know only from the reports of those who did), I noted certain pervasive themes.

 

Sydney Archbishop calls for an end to Iraqi persecution

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has joined calls for prayer and international assistance for Iraqi Christians facing severe persecution, even death, for their faith.

 

Statement from Archbishop Justin Welby on Gaza

"You can't look at the pictures coming from Gaza and Israel without your heart breaking," Justin Welby said on 30 July 2014.

 

Capetown appeal for peace

The Archbishop of Capetown, the Most Rev. Thabo Makgoba, issues a call to prayer for the people of Gaza and the Ukraine.

 

Bishopscourt sale process

The chairman of the Anglican Property Trust, Dr Robert Tong, says an initial offering of the neo-gothic mansion ‘Bishopscourt’ in Darling Point, has been encouraging but no buyer has yet emerged.

 

Australian diocese facing liquidation

The Anglican Church of Australia’s Diocese of Bathurst has launched a million dollar appeal to fund its legal battle to save its properties from foreclosure. Last week the Rt.

 

Archbishop publishes prayers for Mosul

The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has today published three prayers highlighting the worsening situation in Iraq where Christians and Muslims are being killed by ISIS forces.

 

Christian aid workers murdered in Afghanistan

The International Assistance Mission, IAM, reports that two of its missionaries in Herat, Afghanistan, have been killed.

 

Kurdistan declares "safe haven" for Christian refugees

Kurdistan has declared a safe-haven for Christian refugees, as Islamist militants extinguish the Christian presence in Iraq’s second city, Mosul.

 

Statement from Bishop Mouneer about Iraqi Christians

Dr. Mouneer Anis calls upon the world to save Iraq's persecuted Christians

 

Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Judgment for Anglican Diocese

On July 24, 2014 the Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District filed its opinion in the appeal taken by the Episcopal Church from a judgment entered against it by the Hon. Thomas J. Ortbal in September 2013.

 

Nigerian churchmen lament CoE synod vote on women bishops

Leaders of the Church of Nigeria have voiced their displeasure with the vote by the Church of England’s General Synod to permit the consecration of women to the episcopate.

 

Day fourteen diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

Bishop Says He Tried to Keep Diocese in TEC – But Denomination Tried to Strip His Authority

 

South Sudan losing faith in its political leaders bishop claims

The Bishop of Rejaf has warned South Sudan's politicians that they have lost the trust of the nation.

 

Church building ban imposed by Khartoum

The Sudanese government has banned the construction of Christian churches.

 

TEC loses Quincy Appeal

The Dennis Canon does not apply to property owned by a diocese, the 4th Appellate Court of Illinois held on 24 July 2014, ruling the neutral principles of law doctrine controlling Illinois church property disputes gives title to $3.5 million in funds and title to the diocesan office to the breakaway Diocese of Quincy.

 

Dalai Lama leads interfaith call for peace in Ceylon

The Dalai Lama has added his voice to the call made by Anglican leaders of the Church of Ceylon for an end to Buddhist attacks on the country’s Muslim minority.

 

Day thirteen diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

Rebuttal Witness testifies that the words “Protestant Episcopal Church” preceded the existence of TEC in both England and the United States.

 

Multifaith Service for Flight MH17 victims

A Multifaith Service at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne on Thursday 24 July at 10am will mark the tragic loss last week of 298 lives aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
 

 

Memorial for the dead of MH 17 at Parliament House

Prayers were said in Parliament House, Canberra, surrounding the signing of the Book of Condolence for the victims of the MH17 aircraft disaster on Wednesday 23 July 2014.

 

Day twelve diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

Judge Again Says, “I Won’t Try that Case. It’s Neutral Principles”

 

Church of North India treasurer charged with fraud

Police have filed charges of fraud against the treasurer of the Church of North India, accusing Mr. Prem Mashih of participating in a conspiracy to sell church lands for personal profit.

 

Chief Justice appointed Jamaican diocesan chancellor

The Chief Justice of Jamaica has been appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

 

Hong Kong archbishop under fire from democracy activists

The Archbishop of Hong Kong is facing criticism after he told pro-Democracy activists to be “silent like Jesus”

 

Obama Administration is ignoring the religious roots of Boko Haram, archbishop charges

American foreign policy has ignored the religious ideology motivating the Boko Haram terrorist group, the Most. Rev. Nicholas Okoh told the Baptist Press last week.

 

Canterbury writes to new Archbishop of Sudan

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has written to the Rt Revd Ezekiel Kondo who was enthroned yesterday as Archbishop of the new Internal Province of Sudan.

 

Day eleven diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

TEC Spends Day Making Arguments that Judge Rules Irrelevant to the Case

 

WCC general secretary reappointed to five year term

The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit has been appointed to a second five-year term as general secretary of the World Council of Churches

 

Church declines to discipline priest for performing gay marriage

The Church of Finland’s Bishop of Helsinki has declined to discipline a priest for performing a same-sex wedding. The Helsingin Sanomat reports the Rev.

 

Kenya prepares for its first women bishop

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has written to the bishops of the Anglican Church of Kenya asking that they approve amendments to the language of the church’s constitution erasing any doubts that women p

 

Bishop to the Forces arrested for child abuse

The Roman Catholic Bishop to the Forces in Australia has been arrested for child abuse. The Rt. Rev.

 

Pilgrims gather at the shrine of Bernard Mizeki

Over 30,000 Anglican pilgrims gathered in Marondera outside of Harare last month to commemorate the feast day of Bernard Mizeki, missionary, catechist and martyr.

 

Day ten diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

TEC Attorney admits TEC Constitution does not prevent a diocese from leaving the denomination. Judge refuses to consider evidence about whether TEC is hierarchical.

 

Canterbury writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops

Archbishop Welby has written to ecumenical partners about the General Synod's decision to allow women to become bishops, emphasising that churches "need each other".

 

Satan absent from alternate CoE Baptismal Liturgy

The devil may not be in the details of a revised Baptismal Liturgy of the Church of England.

 

Day nine diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

Bishop Daniel concedes national church constitution does not forbid a diocese to withdraw from General Convention.

 

Forward in Faith (NA) Statement on General Synod vote

Forward in Faith (North America) "with deep sorrow" responds to the Church of England's vote to consecrate women bishops

 

Iraq Ultimatum to Mosul Christians: Leave or Die

Mosul Christians are "ordered to leave or face execution by midday Saturday."

 

DAY EIGHT: DIOCESE OF SC v. THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH – FIREWORKS IN THE COURTROOM

Diocese of South Carolina                NEWS RELEASE

PO Box 20127, Charleston, South Carolina 29413-0127

 

Day seven diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

TEC witness admits diocesan constitution, canons trump those of the national church

 

Church of Ugandan applauds CoE women bishops vote

Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of Kampala has released a statement welcoming Monday's vote by the General Synod of the Church of England to allow for the appointment of women bishops.

 

Day six diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

Testimony Shows Bishop Lawrence Tried To Keep Diocese in the Denomination, Used “Intact and In TEC” as a Slogan

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