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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."



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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


Statement by the Roman Catholic Church in England on General Synod's women bishop's vote

The Catholic Church remains fully committed to its dialogue with the Church of England and the Anglican Communion.


Women bishops an adventure in faith and hope, Welby tells Synod

Transcript of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby's remarks during the General Synod debate on women bishops in York today.


Day Five diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

Day Five for the Diocese of SC v. The Episcopal Church (TEC) began with a slight hiccup.


Statement by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the women bishops' vote

This is a watershed moment for the Church of England and a huge step forward in making our society fairer.


Forward in Faith statement on women bishops' vote

Forward in Faith thanks its members who serve in the Catholic Group in General Synod for their faithful witness, and for the hard work that has secured the provision that enables us to look to the


Church of England General Synod approves Women Bishops bill

The General Synod of the Church of England has today given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England.


Archbishop of Canterbury's statement upon the vote by General Synod to approve women bishops

Archbishop of Canterbury "delighted" at result but stresses this is not "winner takes all" but "in love a time for the family to move on together."


Lord Carey backs euthanasia bill before Parliament

The former Archbishop of Canterbury says he has changed his mind about the morality of assisted suicide, stating it is compatible with Christian morality.


Presiding Bishop responds to border crisis

"Justice" must dictate America's response to the wave of illegal immigrants crossing America's border with Mexico, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori has said.


Church of England declines Elton John's theological advice on gay marriage

General Synod will not be taking up Elton John's belief that if Jesus were alive today he would back gay marriage.


Day Four diocesan report on the South Carolina Trial

Judge asks both sides of Diocese of South Carolina case to agree on facts for parish witness testimony.



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Falsehoods Being Spread in South Carolina

Allan Haley examines the arguments of the Episcopal Church's partisans in the South Carolina case and finds they do not stand up to scrutiny.


Canterbury statement on Gaza conflict

The Archbishop of Canterbury has issued a statement in response to the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip and across Israel.


Canon Lewis examined on second day of trial

Episcopal Church in South Carolina summary of the second day of trial


Baghdad: a city afraid

The vicar of Baghdad, Canon Andrew White, reports on the destruction of Iraq's Christian heritage


Report on Day 3 of SC church trial

Day three testimony shows churches have no connection to the Episcopal Church


Day 2 of South Carolina Trial

Second day of trial includes testimony from treasurer of Diocese of South Carolina Board of Trustees


Archbishop commissions new Bishop to the Forces

Justin Welby has appointed a Bishop to the Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands


Discursus: Confession and the Anglican Way

A brief outline of traditional Anglican thinking on private auricular confession


People & Places: Ryan Danker appointed to Greensboro College faculty

Greensboro College has appointed Ryan N. Danker, currently special assistant to the president for church relations, to a full-time faculty position effective with the Fall 2014 semester.


Australia lifts the seal of the confession

The Anglican Church of Australia has voted to amend the church’s 1989 canon on confession, no longer requiring its clergy to maintain the seal of the confession.


Pastoral Letter from South Carolina Bishop Mark Lawrence

I write on the eve of the upcoming trial between the Diocese of South Carolina and The Episcopal Church


Archbishop Justin Welby: Risk-taker and Reconciler by Andrew Atherstone

The first major biography of the Archbishop of Canterbury, including detailed analysis of his first 14 months in the role


South Carolina Court Reporters Will Be Busy on Monday

After a flurry of last-minute emergency motions and appeals, the so-called "Episcopal Church in South Carolina" rump group has run out of maneuvers to delay the start of the scheduled trial next week before Circuit Judge Diane Goodstein


South Carolina trial set for July 8

After 18 months of delays, a South Carolina court will on Tuesday begin considering the lawsuit to protect Diocese of South Carolina assets from seizure by The Episcopal Church (TEC) and its local subsidiary, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC)


ACNA Bible Study: Luke 10

Dr. Justyn Terry and Dr. Peter Walker of Trinity School for Ministry offered a study of Luke focusing on the theme of courage


Biking accident takes the life of bishop's husband

The husband of the Episcopal Bishop of El Camino Real in California, the Rt. Rev.


Marriage before baptism affirmed by Australian synod

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia has rejected a call to remove the requirement of baptism before a church wedding.


Welby Africa bound

Justin Welby to visit Zambia, South Africa and Mauritius this week


Phillip Freier elected Primate of Australia

The Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Rev. Philip Freier, has been elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia.


Nigeria congratulates Foley Beach

The Archbishop of All-Nigeria extends his greetings to the newest member of the GAFCON primates council, Archbishop Foley Beach


Church leaders denounce blasphemous World Cup ads

Church leaders have denounced the use of images of Rio de Janeiro’s Cristo Redentor statue to promote betting on the World Cup.


Frank Lyons appointed vicar-general of Western Anglicans

(Latrobe, PA) The Rt. Rev. Frank Lyons has been appointed vicar-general of the Diocese of Western Anglicans.


Ed Salmon meets with ACNA

The Dean and President of Nashotah House, the Rt. Rev Edward L.


ACNA Bible Study: Mark 6:30

Dr. Justyn Terry and Dr. Peter Walker of Trinity School for Ministry offered a study of Mark focusing on the theme of conversion.


Archbishop & Mrs. Beach

The Archbishop-elect of the Anglican Church in North America and his wife, Foley and Allison Beach, at the start of Dr. J.I.


Gafcon greetings for ACNA

Peter Jensen welcomed to the 2014 ACNA Assembly


ACNA Bible Study: Matt 4:12-23

Justyn Terry and Peter Walker discuss the theme of conversion in Matthew 4:12-23


Malaysia on the edge warns Archbishop Lapok

Archbishop Bolly Lapok has criticized the Prime Minister of Malaysia for his silence over the government’s seizure of Malay language Bibles for using the word “Allah” for God.


Barbados celebrates 375th anniversary of parliament

The Primate of the Church of the Province of the West Indies, the Most Rev. John Holder, Bishop of Barbados, called upon members his nation’s parliament to put aside party differences and work for the good of the country.


Apostolic succession extended to Methodist Church

The Church of Ireland has extended apostolic succession of the episcopal ministry to the Methodist Church of Ireland.


Church of England calls for release of Meriam Ibrahim

The Second Church Estates Commissioner has assured Parliament that the Church of England supports the international call for clemency for Meriam Ibrahim.


Bishop of Gippsland dead

The Bishop of Gippsland of the Anglican Church of Australia has died following a brief illness. The Rt. Rev.


Place for Christians in al-Sisi's Egypt

The new president of Egypt Abdel al-Fattah al-Sisi was has reaffirmed the equal place of Christians in society, lauding their contributions to the country’s culture and national unity.


Sri Lanka pleads for help

The Bishop in Jaffna, the Rt. Rev. Daniel S. Thiagarajah has called upon the Indian government to come to the aid of Tamils left destitute by the civil war in Sri Lanka.


Pakistani priest assaulted by Taliban

A legal aid society in Pakistan reports that on 3 June 2014 five suspected members of the Pakistani Taliban ransacked the home of the Rev.


Indian bishop accused of assault

The Moderator of the Church in South India, the Most Rev. Govada Dyvasirvadam has been accused of assault and sexually harassing the wife of one of his clergy. On 25 June 2014 Mrs.


Courage breeds courage, Duncan tells ACNA

The belief the Anglican Church in North America has arrived and will not be dislodged from the Anglican or North American religious scene, was celebrated yesterday by the congregation worshipping a


No change in ACNA relations with Canterbury expected

LaTrobe, Penna: There is likely to be no change in the cool, cordial but noncommittal stance taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury towards the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) intimated the


Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested and charged with forgery

The U.S. State Department has clarified its claim that Meriam Ibrahim had not been re-arrested at the Khartoum airport.


Peace breaking out all over at the ACNA Assembly

A news analysis of the election of Foley Beach as Archbishop of the ACNA