Anglican Unscripted 172 – GAFCON Opportunities

Apr 18, 2015 by

Kevin and George explain why AU has been a little quiet of late!  Also discussed is Christ Church and the Bishop of Salisbury, the presence in Salisbury Diocese of the Presiding Bishop; and what the GAFCON primates could be doing during their recent meeting.

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LGBT Therapy Ban

Apr 18, 2015 by

By Dale O’Leary: Suppose parents were informed that their child has a serious condition, one for which the recommended treatment included: a lifetime regime of powerful drugs which could cause serious, even life threatening, side effects; mutilating surgeries, which leave scars and compromise urinary track function; total loss of the ability to procreate; and partial or complete loss of genital function and feeling. Even with this radical treatment, their child would be at high risk for...

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Conservative Manifesto – Historic Opportunity missed

Apr 18, 2015 by

From Grassroots Conservatives: The Conservative Manifesto says ‘Our historic introduction of gay marriage has helped drive forward equality and strengthened the institution of marriage’, (page 46 of the manifesto). This is a piece of doublespeak unrivalled even in George Orwell’s1984.   Marring an otherwise impressive record over the last parliament, this was an unnecessary, fundamentally misconceived and badly drafted piece of legislation.  It has discredited the legitimate...

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BBC ‘Kill the Christians’ – at last, thank God, but please don’t leave it th...

Apr 18, 2015 by

by Gillan Scott, Archbishop Cranmer: As regular readers of His Grace’s blog will be fully aware, the plight of Christians around the world is a subject that is discussed frequently on these pages. I sometimes wonder if such repetition will turn people away in a ‘read that; been there before’ approach, but as long as such intense suffering continues, given the nature of this site’s religio-political focus, there is an overwhelming duty to speak up and attempt to lay the facts bare. The Bible is...

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Leaving home: The Future of the Faith in England

Apr 17, 2015 by

By Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink: The thought of leaving Canterbury, spiritually or emotionally, breaks my heart. I grew up there. I spent five years in the school built around its cloisters. I sang from its tower on Ascension days. I sat for hours at the entrance to the cloisters where Thomas a Becket was struck down for refusing the demands of the secular over the sacred. I took the Eucharist there in the bowels of its undercroft before dawn in the mists of winter. I was confirmed there when...

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GAFCON plans to touch more Anglican lives

Apr 17, 2015 by

By Madeleine Davies, Church Times: GAFCON is receiving increasing calls for affiliation from Anglicans who feel they are regarded as “pariahs” and want to “know we are not alone”, one of its leading figures said on Friday. The Revd Dr Peter Jensen, a former Archbishop of Sydney, was speaking at the end of a five-day GAFCON conference in London. A communiqué  issued by seven Primates at the conclusion of the meeting was energetic in tone: a conference is planned for 2018...

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Punished for believing in traditional marriage

Apr 17, 2015 by

From Coalition for Marriage:   Read: 30 cases that show why we were right to oppose the redefinition of marriage. DOWNLOAD In the UK, France and elsewhere we see the same thing – far from promoting freedom, the introduction of same-sex marriage has led to people losing their jobs, their businesses and their free speech. Even volunteers like Bryan Barkley have been shown the door just for expressing their belief in marriage. Some campaigners talk as though Parliament has passed a law...

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Autobiography of the late David Gitari, launched at Lambeth Palace – video

Apr 17, 2015 by

Troubled but not Destroyed: The Autobiography of the late Most Reverend Dr David Mukuba Gitari   View video of launch here: https://vimeo.com/125216446 Photos from the launch are here https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephensizer/sets/72157652012751151/ The Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life held the UK launch of Archbishop David Gitari’s autobiography in the Guard Room at Lambeth Palace, London on Thursday 16th April 2015, in the presence and by kind permission of the Most Reverend...

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News Bulletin, 17 April 2015

Apr 17, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: Featured stories Public ignored in NI abortion consultation US: Donations pour in for sued Christian florist Mum of locked-in sufferer: ‘He’s astonishing’ Also in the news Latest news stories News...

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A Communique from the GAFCON Primates Council

Apr 17, 2015 by

For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations. ~ Isaiah 61:11 This week, from 13th to 17th April 2015, we have met in London for prayer and fellowship in order to help chart the future of global Anglicanism. We are uniting faithful Anglicans, growing in momentum, structured for the future, and committed to the Anglican Communion. Uniting Faithful...

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