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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

 

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.

 

Correction

An article posted on this website entitled "Forward in Faith UK leader celebrates London's Gay Pride Festival" has been taken down

 

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

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