Anglican clerics defy British embassy to kick-start Egyptian tourism

Oct 15, 2016 by

by Jayson Casper, Lapido Media:In a  defiant gesture of faith from beneath the Pyramids, Anglican bishops sent a message to the world this week:  Egypt is safe. And this on a weekend the UK embassy warned against visiting public places. Representing twenty of the more conservative provinces of the worldwide Anglican Communion, delegates to the Sixth Global South conference in Cairo visited the Giza pyramids and dined on the Nile in a show of solidarity. ‘I appeal to you as an Egyptian, please...

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Unity, truth and courage in Cairo and Paris: direction for the C of E faithful?

Oct 11, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Several important meetings occurred last week, large and small, all on the theme of Anglican mission in a changing world. The meetings were by invitation only: I wasn’t present at the big ones in Cairo and Rome, but Chris Sugden and others provided daily reports from Global South which can be seen, along with the official statements and final Communique, here , while reports from Rome can be found here. The general impression from these global gatherings...

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Anglican Communion Task Group holds first meeting to ‘maintain conversation’

Sep 10, 2016 by

by Adrian Butcher, ENS: The Task Group set up after the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting in January to “maintain conversation” has met for the first time and stressed its determination to work together. But it acknowledged the process would take time and could not be rushed. The primates asked Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to appoint the group to restore relationships, rebuild mutual trust, heal the legacy of hurt and explore deep differences. Welby presented the group’s mandate to the...

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What should we expect from our Bishops?

Sep 3, 2016 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: Somewhere tucked away my basement in an old Ashey family album there is a picture of the bishop visiting in our home.  It must have been around 1960, when my father was rector in a new posting, and I was just a toddler. In this old black and white photo the bishop is on all fours with me on the carpet, smiling and inspecting one of my toys. In many ways, that picture represents what we would love to expect from bishops: kindness, gentleness and the ability to step...

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Could a Parallel Anglican Communion be in the Works?

Aug 12, 2016 by

by David W Virtue DD, Virtueonline: Former Sydney Archbishop, Peter Jensen, has a nasty habit of speaking his mind. In fact, he tells the truth so boldly, bluntly and deliberately, he is undoubtedly causing serious heartburn to fellow archbishop, Justin Welby. Every time he opens his mouth, he commits the unpardonable “sin” of stating in clear, unapologetic terms where he stands on core issues that affect the communion so that his hearers are left in no doubt what he believes....

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African Churches urged not to be distracted by Western progressives

Aug 10, 2016 by

by Gavin Drake, ACNS: The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has urged Anglican leaders in Africa not to “fall in line” with “socially progressive” views and programmes “which suggest that the Bible is wrong”. Speaking to members of the Council of African Provinces of Africa (CAPA) during their meeting in Rwanda, Dr Idowu-Fearon said that the Church “will not crumble or bow the knee to a godless secular culture that despises the Bible and what it teaches” and...

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