Hurricane Irma devastation: relief efforts through local Anglican churches need help

Sep 13, 2017 by

Opportunity to assist those affected by Irma in the Caribbean. The Diocese of North East Caribbean and Aruba (NECA)  covers the low-lying islands that were heavily hit by Hurricane Irma last week. Their main economy is tourism, and four islands in particular have been badly affected.  You may have...

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As a Religious Education teacher, here’s why the subject must not disappear

Sep 19, 2017 by

by Tim Burdon, inews: It is no surprise that significant numbers of schools are breaking the law by not offering Religious Education (RE). When Michael Gove omitted to include it in the English Baccalaureate (ebacc), he was sending a message to schools that it was a second-class subject, giving...

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UK ‘biggest audience’ in Europe for jihadist web content

Sep 19, 2017 by

from BBC News: Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found. Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Policy Exchange’s study said. The think tank...

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Statements, confessions, “here-I-stand”s; what do they achieve?

Sep 19, 2017 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. We’re approaching the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s famous action which lit the fuse for the social, political, cultural and religious revolution later known as the Reformation. The milestone has led over the past few months to a number of commemorative...

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Ban conservative bishops until we have gender equality, Church told

Sep 19, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today: A senior Anglican academic is calling on the Church of England not to appoint any ‘traditionalists’ – those opposed to women priests – until a third of all bishops are women. Warning the Church is damaging ‘its public witness and Christian...

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Is Gafcon divisive?

Sep 19, 2017 by

by Peter Jensen, Gafcon: The suggestion that Gafcon is a divisive movement, and in particular aimed at breaking up the Anglican Communion, is one I hear from time to time. It’s heartbreaking to hear it because it is untrue and it is an indication of the power of gossip. I never tire of telling the...

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Shotgun wedding? Forcing religious vendors to participate in wedding ceremonies

Sep 19, 2017 by

by Hannah Smith and Eric Rassbach, MercatorNet: Counsels for a case in the US Supreme Court outline their argument. Weddings are kind of a big deal. What some have called the “wedding-industrial complex” seems to grow larger every year, and by some accounts, the average American wedding now costs...

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‘It’s not okay to vote No’: Boss fires worker over same-sex marriage views

Sep 19, 2017 by

from ABC Australia: It began with an ‘It’s OK to vote No’ Facebook filter and ended two weeks later, when 18-year-old Madeline was fired over her views on same-sex marriage. The story of her sacking has blown up, but until she was contacted by Hack today, Madeline had no idea she...

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When push comes to shove on the gender battlefield

Sep 19, 2017 by

from TCW: If you haven’t read this yet, it’s a gem and will brighten your day. The Mail on Sunday, to which full credit must be given, highlighted the latest manifestation of the gender wars. Its report of a 60-year-old woman being shoved to the ground in a punch-up between transgender...

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I’m a T-Shirt Maker With Gay Customers and Gay Employees. Still I Was Sued

Sep 19, 2017 by

by Blaine Adamson, The Stream: In 2012, my promotional printing company, Hands on Originals, was approached by a customer to print a message that conflicted with my conscience. When I said no, they sued me. Hi, my name is Blaine Adamson. I got into the T-shirt printing business because I wanted to...

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Forward in Faith North America Council Statement

Sep 19, 2017 by

Beloved in Christ, As the Council of Forward in Faith, North America we have discussed with the six FiF NA bishops who have just returned from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where they met in Conclave, the implications of the Message from the College of Bishops. They have been very clear that...

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