The fact that the diocesan Bishop will be a woman is of concern, especially considering there has been no publicly available provision by the Grafton diocese for those who cannot in good conscience accept her episcopal ministry. The matters raised in this document however are of more grave concern.
The Bishop of Arkansas, the Rt. Rev. Larry Benfield, has stood down the priest in charge of Grace Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff, Ark., after the Rev. Gregory J. Fry announced he wished to be considered a woman.
27 Bishops of the Church of England along with leaders of the Methodist, Reformed and Quaker churches have published an open letter in the Daily Mirror addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron denouncing the government's welfare policy.
Following their meeting on 13 Feb 2014 at the close of General Synod, the House of Bishops of the Church of England have released a statement outlining the practices and principles to be used by the clergy in addressing questions on same-sex blessings, gay marriage and homosexuality.
The former Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt. Rev. Peter Ball, who was arrested in November 2012 on suspicion of child abuse, has not been charged following an 18 month investigation by detectives from Sussex Police.
"The good advice of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York would carry much more weight if they were able to affirm that they hold, personally, as well as in virtue of their office, to the collegial mind of the Anglican Communion. At the moment I fear that we cannot be sure." Archbishop Eliud Wabukala
The Archbishop of Uganda has welcomed the Archbishops of Canterbury and York's letter to the primates about the communion's agreed statements on the pastoral care of homosexuals. However Archbishop Stanley Ntagali asks whether the English archbishops are also ready to act upon the entire statement and ban American and Canadian bishops from the next Lambeth Conference.
"While we should be thankful that the College of Bishops did not adopt the idea of services for blessing that which God calls sin, it did unanimously approve the conversation process and this is deeply troubling." -- Archbishop Eliud Wabukala
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Williams along with eight other bishops sitting in the House of Lords have endorsed a letter calling upon the British government to come to the aid of Syria's refugees.
Fr. Ray Leonard, the Catholic Navy Chaplain who sued the Department of Defense and the Navy after he was barred from celebrating Mass during the recent the Government shutdown, is now the target of Government retaliation, the Thomas More Law Center reports.
Statement from Lambeth Palace: The Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott, is to assume interim episcopal oversight of the work of the Church of England in the Channel Islands on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury, to whom the Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Revd Tim Dakin, delegated the oversight of the Islands.
On 7 January 2014, Rwanda officially launched Kwibuka20, a series of events leading up to the twentieth commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The national commemoration will begin on 7 April 2014.
Greetings to you in the name of Yahweh the Almighty, in the name of Allah the beneficent and merciful. Greetings to you in the name of the Eternal One who gave the Buddha his great enlightenment, and in the name of the Hindus’ Supreme Being that orders the cosmos.
The Most Reverend and Right Honorable Justin Welby, 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, has today announced the appointment of the Reverend Tory Baucum, Ph.D., Rector of Truro Church and Priest of the Anglican Church in North America, as one of the Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr Tory Baucum, Rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia, as one of the Six Preachers of Canterbury Cathedral.
On 9 January 2014 the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Sir Tony Baldry, responded to a question on the Pilling Report from Labour MP Ben Bradshaw -- In 2006 Mr. Bradshaw became the first Cabinet Minister to register a same-sex civil partnership.
On 15 December 2013 heavy fighting broke out in Juba between the presidential guards and soldiers loyal to the former Vice President Dr Reik Machar. The incident took us by surprise and resulted in the loss of thousands of lives.
Archbishop Bolly Lapok of Kuching has denounced as “shocking” a police raid on the Bible Society of Malaysia, which led to the arrest of the society’s president and office manager and the confiscation of over 300 Bibles.
The Christian Federation of Malaysia strongly condemns the raid conducted by officers from the Selangor State Islamic Department (JAIS), accompanied by the police, on the premises of the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) on Thursday afternoon 2 January 2014.