South Africa Church plans to amend Marriage Canon

Sep 13, 2017 by

Church of England Newspaper September 15 The Archbishop of Cape Town has appointed a Commission on Human Sexuality to report to both the Synod of Bishops this month and to table a motion at Provincial Synod 2019. The aim of the Commission among other things is “…. to amend Canon 34 which will...

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Why Synod’s decision on ‘therapy’ is UnAnglican.

Aug 3, 2017 by

by Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden,  Church of England Newspaper August 4: What has happened to General Synod that it now appears unable to weigh evidence in coming to a decision, especially decisions that relate to human sexuality? A group of pastors and social activists persuaded good hearted and...

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Response to the Archbishops’ statement on the Decriminalisation of Homosexual Acts

Jul 27, 2017 by

We welcome the Archbishops’ reminder that the Church of England supported ending  the criminalisation of homosexual behaviour among consenting adults, which is no more appropriate than criminalising adultery. We are also glad that they speak of homosexual people who want to follow Christ and are...

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“Including the Exclusive” responses to the first Inclusive Church lecture

Jul 25, 2017 by

In the first Inclusive Church Lecture, initiated by the Dean of St Pauls, the Dean, the Very Rev Dr David ison, speaks on “Including the Exclusive: How Liberal can you be?” It can be downloaded from the Inclusive Church website here We publish three engagements with this lecture below. My brief...

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Double Standards in the Church?

Jul 20, 2017 by

Church of England Newspaper July 20 . Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden It would appear so. Consider the evidence. An Archbishop of Canterbury with 57 years of service, including very risky visits to the trouble spots of the world where he is still much revered, who maintains the faith once delivered...

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Anglican churches rise to the challenges of Africa’s growth

Jul 20, 2017 by

Church of England Newspaper report. AFRICA will have overtaken China as the continent with the largest population by 2100, a meeting at General Synod sponsored by Anglican Mainstream was told. However, most Africans have not yet reached childbearing age. As people flock to the cities for work,...

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