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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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GAFCON response to Daily Mail report on a flying bishop for Britain

Apr 25, 2017 by

from Anglican Ink: “The situation in the UK is not uniform. Within England there is troubling ambiguity from diocese to diocese in their teaching and pastoral practice as it pertains to human sexuality and biblical church order. However, the situation in the Scottish Episcopal Church is of...

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Conservative Anglican Leaders Ready for ‘Nuclear Option’ as Church of England Softens on Homosexuality

Apr 25, 2017 by

by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post: Conservative African and Asian Anglican church leaders are reportedly ready to put forth their own bishop in the Church of England in defiance of Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who they believe is softening on gay marriage. According to The Mail,...

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BBC’s ‘bold and provocative’ Gay Britannia set to rule the airwaves

Apr 25, 2017 by

by Josh Jackman, Pink News: The BBC will air a “bold and provocative” season of LGBT programming to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. Actors Vanessa Redgrave and Simon Callow, Sandi Toksvig and Years and Years singer Olly Alexander will feature in TV...

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Redefining marriage? EU Court to rule on national marriage laws

Apr 25, 2017 by

from ADF International: In a landmark case that could lead to the EU-wide imposition of same-sex marriage, ADF International submitted its observations as a third party intervener to the Court of Justice of the European Union. In the case of Coman and others, the Court in Luxembourg must decide...

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Transgender students should not have to declare birth gender when applying to university sports teams, NUS expected to rule

Apr 25, 2017 by

by Camilla Turner, Telegraph: Transgender students should not have to declare their birth gender when applying to university sports clubs, the National Union of Students (NUS) is expected to rule. At the moment transgender or intersex students are only allowed to join the teams that they were...

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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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