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Apr 2, 2017 by

The Anglican Mainstream website is now operating from a new ‘host’, and we hope that this will resolve the problems that some readers have been experiencing recently.  We are continuing to provide links to articles in the ‘Latest Posts’ carousel box above. Readers can sign up for our...

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Anglican Unscripted #283 – The Rebel Alliance

Apr 24, 2017 by

Kevin Kallsen and Gavin Ashenden discuss Jonathan Petre’s Daily Mail article suggesting that at the GAFCON Primates’ Meeting currently taking place in East Africa a Bishop will be appointed to oversee the conservative sector dissatisfied with the direction the Church of England appears...

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Church of Ireland set to vote on Pastoral Acceptance of Same-Sex Unions

Apr 24, 2017 by

by the Rev Dr Alan McCann, VOL: At the General Synod of the Church of Ireland 2017 a motion to recognize same-sex unions (see motion below) will be presented, debated and voted upon. At this moment, it would be impossible to say what the outcome of that vote would be. Back in 2012 the General...

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Reformation Anglicanism: A Vision for Today’s Global Communion

Apr 24, 2017 by

Book Review by David W Virtue, VOL: Reformation Anglicanism: A Vision for Today’s Global Communion A Manifesto for Reformation Anglicanism By Ashley Null & John W. Yates III Contributors include: Michael Nazir-Ali, Michael Jensen, Ben Kwashi Crossway, 220 pp $35.00, £28.23. For those of...

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Want to solve the crisis facing England’s cathedrals? Here is one answer

Apr 24, 2017 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: In terms of attendance, cathedrals are the modern success story of the Church of England. They seem immune from the savage decline that is decimating congregations, particularly outside London. Yet they are failing to monetise this success. And this is leading to...

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Canon Lawrence D. Bausch to Lead Forward in Faith North America

Apr 24, 2017 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: Recently, Forward in Faith North America elected the Rev. Canon Lawrence D. Bausch of Ocean Beach, California, as its new president. Canon Bausch succeeds the Rt. Rev. Keith L. Ackerman, who had served as FiFNA’s president since 2005. At their beginning in 1989 as the...

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Teacher Labels Kids’ Notebooks With LGBT Stickers, Demands Students Remove Cross Necklaces

Apr 24, 2017 by

from Charisma: Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to the Hillsborough County (Florida) Public Schools regarding a teacher who has prohibited Christian jewelry, is engaging in outrageous LGBT political activism in her classroom and punishes students who do not agree with her LGBT propaganda. Lora...

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Even in Canada, Conservative Churches Are Growing

Apr 24, 2017 by

by Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today: Amid the decades-long decline in mainline Protestantism in North America, researchers in Canada recently found an “elusive sample” of congregations whose growth has bucked the trend. The key characteristic these exceptional Anglican, Presbyterian, Lutheran,...

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New study threatens midwives’ freedom of conscience on abortion

Apr 24, 2017 by

by Steve Fouch, CMF: In the latest bid to circumvent the increasing number of younger doctors being unwilling to perform abortions, a new report has challenged the need for some surgical abortions to be undertaken by doctors at all. Sally Sheldon, a Law Professor at the University of Kent, has...

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Exposing the darkness within: Domestic violence and Islam

Apr 24, 2017 by

By Hayley Gleeson with Julia Baird, ABC: Most Muslims believe Islam abhors violence. So why do some say the Koran sanctions “lightly” beating your wife? An ABC News investigation into religion and domestic violence reveals the fight within Islam to stop the abuse of women and prevent...

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Education Secretary: Faith schools must find ‘common ground’ on LGBT issues

Apr 24, 2017 by

by Nick Duffy, Pink News: Education Secretary Justine Greening has said that “common ground” must be reached with faith schools on LGBT sex ed. The Education Secretary last month passed a bill to make SRE mandatory in all schools, after pressure on the issue from sexual health and children’s...

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