New Zealand's Anglican archbishops have issued a statement in the run up to the country's September 20 national elections highlighting their concerns over the environment, poverty and social inequality.
The Global South of the Anglican Communion welcomes the unanimous request of Bishop Mark Lawrence and the Convention of the Diocese of South Carolina to “accept the offer of the newly created Global South Primatial Oversight Council for pastoral oversight of our ministry as a diocese during the temporary period of our discernment of our final provincial affiliation.”
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?
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.
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.
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.