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MPs send message on Asia Bibi case

More than fifty Members of Parliament, from across the political spectrum, have written to the Pakistani authorities asking for an urgent review in the case of Asia Bibi. 

 

Death penalty affirmed in Pakistan blasphemy case

The Lahore High Court has rejected the appeal of Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy

 

Stolen diocesan funds used to for Las Vegas junkets, court told

A Manitoba court has frozen the assets of the former Archdeacon of Brandon, after the diocese’s insurance company brought suit to recoup funds embezzled by the Ven. Noah Njegovan.

 

Archbishop resigns after report damns inaction against abusers

The former Archbishop of York, Lord Hope, has resigned as the Honorary Assistant Bishop of Bradford after an inquiry found he had protected a cathedral dean from scandal

 

Bishop Baker to step down as FiF chairman

The Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker has announced he will not stand for re-election as chairman of Forward in Faith UK.

 

Corruption is killing South Africa: Archbishop warns

The “insidious cancer of corruption” is “the most egregious threat” to South Africa's democracy today, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has said in a public lecture.

 

Church backs dam protests in Luzon

The Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the Philippines Renato Abibico has written to President Benigno Aquino urging government intervention in a dispute between villagers and an energy company accused of despoiling their land.

 

Impasse in General Seminary strike talks

Negotiations over the return to work of 8 General Theological Seminary faculty appear to be at an impasse, according to a statement released by the faculty.

 

Egypt Fights Terrorism

Bishop Mouneer Anis reports on the terror attacks in Sinai

 

Forward in Faith bishops defend Bishop Baker

None of the bishops of The Society underestimates the searing grief that accompanies the breakdown of a marriage

 

David Reed elected Bishop of West Texas

The Rt. Rev. David Mitchell Reed was elected as bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas at the Special Council of the diocese on Oct. 25, 2014.

 

CoE bishop given permission to remarry after divorce

The chairman of Forward in Faith (UK), the Rt. Rev. Jonathan Baker, Bishop of Fulham, has been given permission by the Bishop of London and Archbishop of Canterbury to remarry following his divorce to his wife.

 

Tribalism holding back Nigeria warns Okoh

Tribalism remains the greatest threat to the integrity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, warns Archbishop Nicholas Okoh.

 

Christian backing for BJP

Indian church leaders have given their support to the Hindu-Nationalist BJP Party

 

Gafcon secretary appointed

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala writes on the first anniversary of the Gafcon conference in Nairobi

 

Nashotah House names new Dean

Dr. Steven Peay named dean and president of Nashotah House

 

Ex-Diocese of Connecticut church to become mosque

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) has sold its property at 35 Harris Road, Avon, former home to Christ Episcopal Church, to the Farmington Valley American

 

ANiC Prayers for Canadian terror victims

23 October 2014

Today, Canadians are grieving the deaths of two members of the Canadian Armed Forces at the hands of terrorists this week. 

 

GTS Faculty agree to return to work

Statement from striking GTS faculty agreeing to seek reinstatement

 

Archbishop laments Canadian terror attacks

Statement by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, in the wake of attacks in Ottawa and Quebec on servicemen by suspected Islamic terrorists.

 

Uganda Martyrs Museum foundation stone laid

President Yoweri Museveni has laid the foundation stone for the Uganda Martyrs Museum in Namugongo.

 

Archbishop of Canterbury on dealing with ISIS and jihadism

Writing in Prospect magazine on 15 Oct 2014, Archbishop Justin Welby says while force against jihadists may be needed, the West must also provide an alternative narrative of purpose and hope.

 

Australian dioceses join divestment campaign

The Perth and Canberra diocesan synods of the Anglican Church of Australia have voted to exclude coal, oil and gas companies from their investment portfolios as a sign of their commitment to fighti

 

Indian bishop arrested on fraud charges

The former Bishop in Madras of the Church of South India

 

Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement applauds Pope Francis

The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement today welcomed the outcome of the Roman Catholic’s Church’s Synod
 

Southern Pines rector resigns following indecent exposure arrest

The Bishop of North Carolina is set to hold a parish meeting at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines tomorrow to answer questions in the wake of the resignation of the church’s rector follow

 

Archbishop Kwong writes from Hong Kong on the territory's political unrest

Many people have asked me about the present situation in Hong Kong, which has drawn the attention of people on the mainland and all over the world.

 

Episcopal Church continues shedding members

A U.S. denomination that prides itself on inclusivity is including significantly fewer people in its 2013 membership and attendance figures.

 

Porvoo session held in York

Dr John Sentamu played host to the meeting of the Porvoo Communion of Churches at Bishopsthorpe last month.

 

Anglicans reject call for Kenya referendum

Opposition calls for a national referendum to reform the Kenyan constitution are premature, the leaders of the Anglican Church of Kenya said last week

 

Anglican leaders aloof from Hong Kong protests

Anglican leaders have taken a neutral stance in the street demonstrations

 

Ebola kills Anglican doctor in Sierra Leone

The West African Ebola outbreak has claimed the life of an Anglican doctor

 

Church support for Palestinian statehood

The House of Bishops of the General Synod of the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have released a joint statement urging Parliament to back a motion recognizing Palestine as an independent state.

 

New Primate for North India

The Bishop in Amritsar, PK Samataroy, was elected 13th moderator of the Church of North India.

 

Parameters for sexuality discussion in the Diocese of Oxford

Changing the church's teaching on same-sex relations is a matter of justice, the Bishop of Oxford writes

 

ACNA is Anglican

Seven archbishops repudiate Archbishop Justin Welby's assertion that ACNA is not Anglican

 

Papal greetings for newest Anglican archbishop

[Atlanta, GA] Pope Francis has communicated his personal greetings and blessings for the new ministry of the Most Rev. Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America [ACNA].

 

"Most look to Rome to stem Islamic militancy" says Anglican bishop

(6 Oct 2014) The prominent Anglican Bishop, Michael Nazir-Ali, formerly the Bishop of Rochester, has spoken of the overriding importance of the Catholic Church's global voice for the future of Chri

 

Archbishop of York beset by gay protesters

Victimisation of gay married priest Jeremy Pemberton condemned

 

Conservative protests over hijacking of Church of England's sexuality dialogue

"It is difficult to see how the process of shared conversations can command credibility if those who are most committed to the Church of England's official teaching are in effect excluded." -- Reform

 

Australian diocese facing bankruptcy

The Archbishop of Sydney has urged the Diocese of Bathurst to “stand and withstand”, and not lose heart in the face of A$25 million in potential liabilities.

 

Vicar rejects anti-Semitism accusations

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has demanded the Church of England investigate the participation of a Surrey rector, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer, in an anti-Israel conference in Tehran.

 

Petition campaign launched in support of the GTS 8

An online petition has been launched calling for the Board of Trustees of the General Theological Seminary to reinstate eight striking faculty members

 

German call to legalize incest

A government sponsored ethics panel has recommended that Germany scrap its laws banning incest between consenting adult siblings

 

Abortion may not always be best, bishop notes

The Bishop of Iceland has defended her participation in a Christian festival that included prayers for unborn children.

 

Church support for Indian alcohol ban

The Deputy Moderator of the Church of South India has backed the plan to ban the sale of alcohol in South India

 

Anglican churches partner to support Vicar of Baghdad

Two Anglican churches in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Christ Church Plano and All Saints Dallas, recently partnered in hosting the Rev. Canon Dr.

 

Dean Dunkle responds to his accusers

On 3 Oct 2014 Dean Kurt Dunkle of the General Theological Seminary wrote to the school's students responding to criticisms of his administration and character.

 

Canterbury buries the instruments of unity

The Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed the authority to determine who is Anglican.

 

Lambeth Conference Postponement Spells More Uncertainty For Anglicans

Turmoil that has rocked the worldwide Anglican Communion for the past decade isn’t about to settle down, if 

 

Statement from the Board of Trustees of the General Theological Seminary

"[T]he Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary [has] voted with great regret to accept the resignations of eight members of the Seminary faculty."

 

Michael Scott-Joynt dead at 71

The former Bishop of Winchester, the Rt. Rev. Michael Scott-Joynt, has died after a long illness.

 

Lambeth Conference cancelled

The 2018 Lambeth Conference has been cancelled.

 

Ex-Jesuit writes to Pope Francis about leaving the Catholic Church

Ex Jesuit scholastic turned Episcopal seminarian writes to Pope Francis on his reasons for withdrawing from the Catholic Church

 

Church leaders call on govt to cancel Trident

In a letter to The Times, the Bishop of Chelmsford and Archbishop of Wales along with five other prominent Christian leaders have called on the government to cancel the Trident missile programme.

 

Faculty strike at General Theological Seminary

Eight members of the faculty of the General Theological Seminary in New York have written to their students stating they have begun a work stoppage in protest to the policies and administration of the school's president, the Rev. Kurt Dunkle

 

Canterbury backs bombing in Iraq

The Archbishop of Canterbury addressed the House of Lords on 26 Sept 2014 and gave his support to the use of armed force to crush ISIS

 

Presiding Bishop to be deposed in Fort Worth case

Bishop Iker will accompany our attorneys Shelby Sharpe and David Weaver on a trip to New York City to take the deposition of Katharine Jefferts Schori on Monday, Sept. 29

 

Diocese responds to Supreme Court request

Fort Worth files brief in opposition to U.S. Supreme Court review of Texas Supreme Court ruling

 

The Unraveling of the Anglican Communion

"The Archbishop of Canterbury has cast his lot with ECUSA, as have those denominations which depend on ECUSA for financial support." - Allan Haley

 

Pastoral letter from Archbishop Eliud Wabukala from the Divine Conference in Nairobi

"AMiE is authorised by the GAFCON Primates to work within and, where necessary, outside the structures of the Church of England as a missionary society." -- Eliud Wabukala.

 

No second term for Jefferts Schori

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori will not stand for re-election as Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

 

Second Suez Canal for Egypt

The Bishop of Egypt, Dr. Mouneer Anis, has applauded President Sisi's plan to build a second Suez Canal as an investment in the country's future.

 

Canterbury marks 1st anniversary of Peshawar terror attack

Archbishop Justin Welby has issued a statement on the first anniversary of the suicide bombings at All Saints Church, Peshawar, Pakistan, on 22 September 2013 in which more than 100 Christians were killed.

 

College of Bishops statement on Scotland vote

Speaking on behalf of the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Primus, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, said on 19 Sept 2014

 

Archbishop Sentamu launches 'Hope Stories'

‘The chances and circumstances of life are different for everyone but we should remember that God loves us for who we are, as well as who we might become or have been.’ -- Dr John Sentamu, Archbish

 

New Zealand archbishops' 2014 voters' guide

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.

 

Motive for murder disclosed in CANA priest's death

The man accused of murdering a Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) has told the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation that he was under the influence of narcotics when he strang

 

Statement on the death of Ian Paisley by the Archbishop of Canterbury

(12 Sept 2014) I would like to convey my condolences to Baroness Paisley and the family on the sad news today that Lord Bannside, Dr Ian Paisley, has died.

 

Swedish minister defrocked over anti-women priest sermon

The Church of Sweden has deposed a priest for having told his congregation in a sermon that those who support the ordination of women to the clergy will not be saved.

 

Archbishop of Canterbury backs Cameron's call for restructuring the Union

Archbishop Justin Welby has released a statement in the wake of Thursday's No vote on Scottish independence

 

Call to repentance for Climate Change

"Glaciers are disappearing, the polar ice cap is melting, and sea levels are rising" warn Episcopal and Lutheran church leaders in the US and Canada

 

Church of England College of Bishops Meeting

The College of Bishops of the Church of England has met for three days.

 

Scottish hopes to immanentize the eschaton

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Churchtells the Irish Times he has not yet made up his mind how he will vote in this week’s Scottish referendum,

 

How can Christians help to bring peace in the Holy Land?

Jerusalem the Golden is sacred to three great religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

 

ACNA to install Foley Beach as archbishop

Foley Beach to be installed as archbishop of the ACNA on Oct 9, 2014 at the Church of the Apostles in Atlanta.

 

Prohibition threat for South India

The Congress Party government of Kerala state has announced that it will outlaw the sale of alcohol

 

Mozambique peace deal signed

A peace agreement brokered by church leaders has been signed in Maputo by

 

Changing Attitude England writes to the College of Bishops

A week ago the Trustees of Changing Attitude England wrote to every bishop and elected senior woman in advance of the meeting of the College of Bishops from September 15-17 when they will start the

 

Re-creating Campus Ministry

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship forced to find new ways to operate in california after University System ruling requires permitting non-Christians to be chapter leaders

 

Billy Graham: a secret Anglican?

America’s Pastor, historian Grant Wacker’s assessment of the long career of Billy Graham, is to be published at the end of November by Harvard University Press.

 

Out of Kurdistan

A report from the Rev. Jerry Kramer on his visit this week to Christian refugees in Kurdistan.

 

Central Florida youth worker dismissed following arrest

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida has received information regarding the arrest of a parish youth worker who  Florda Department of Law Enforcement investigators say had child pornography o
 

Archbishop invites young Christians to spend year praying at Lambeth Palace

Archbishop Justin Welby is opening up Lambeth Palace to adults aged 20-35 to spend a year living, praying and studying together as a radical new Christian community

 

Nazir-Ali urges action in Iraq

In a letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph printed on Sept 2, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali has urged immediate military action in Iraq to save the country's religious minorities from ISIS.

 

Prayers for the release of captured Fijian peacekeepers

The Archbishop of Polynesia has issued a call to prayer for the safe release of 44 Fijian soldiers captured by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.

 

Wolfhart Pannenberg dead

Theologian Wolfhart Pannenberg died on Friday in Munich. Prof. William G. Witt offers an appreciation.

 

Same-sex blessings arrive at Falls Church Episcopal

A historic Episcopal parish that counts U.S. President George Washington among its past vestry members has hosted its first blessing of a same-sex union.

 

York plea for sanctuary for Iraq's Christians

The Archbishop of York has urged the British government to open the country's doors to Christians fleeing persecution in Iraq and Syria.

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