Warring Anglican Primates Summoned To New Meeting In October

Jan 23, 2017 by

from Harry Farley, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury has called the heads of warring Anglican factions together for a second meeting in two years. Justin Welby wrote to the Anglican primates in November, the website Anglican Ink revealed, confirming details of an upcoming gathering in October. Rather than being an official “Primates meeting” the leaders of the different Anglican provinces will meet “only as Primates of the Communion in 2017”, Welby said. The...

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Archbishops call on Queen to repent of being Supreme Governor of the Church of England

Jan 18, 2017 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: In this 500th anniversary year of an obscure monk called Martin Luther banging his 95 Theses onto the door of Castle Church in Wittenburg, the event which history marks as the beginning of the Reformation, the archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement which coincides with the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Acknowledging that the Reformation “was a process of both renewal and division amongst Christians in Europe”, they note that many...

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Are martyrs of 500 years ago really a burning issue for Welby?

Jan 16, 2017 by

by Jonathan Petre, Mailonline: It was one of the bloodiest periods in English history, with thousands brutally put to death, often burned at the stake for their religious beliefs in the Reformation. But even though Henry VIII’s war with the Pope began 500 years ago, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is expected to express his remorse this week. The move was ridiculed by former Conservative Minister Ann Widdecombe, an Anglican who converted to Catholicism. ‘These gestures are...

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Who is Jesus?

Jan 13, 2017 by

from Gafcon: The GAFCON UK website carries a report that Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali and a GAFCON UK leader have called on the Archbishop of Canterbury to rebuke the Scottish Episcopal Church following a reading from the Koran at an Epiphany service in St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, in which the divinity of Jesus is denied. While the Archbishop does not have jurisdiction in the Scottish Episcopal Church, it is disappointing that he has not publicly distanced himself and the Anglican Communion from...

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The choices that face our archbishops in Canterbury

Jan 10, 2017 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink: (Reposted from 2016) THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY…. In Germany in the 1930’s, the seed of fascism was taking root. It grew ferociously fast. Some parts of the Church saw what was coming and stood against it. They became known as ‘the Confessing Church’. Other parts of the Church cooperated with the secular agenda of the new regime, hoping to buy political credit and claiming it gave them an invaluable influence. Before long, the fascist state turned on...

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Archbishop of Canterbury tells Britons to heal Brexit divisions

Jan 1, 2017 by

from The Guardian: The archbishop of Canterbury will urge Britons to reconcile the divisions left by the “tough” EU referendum campaign in his new year message. Brexit would “profoundly” affect the country’s future, but its citizens should look to examples from Britain’s past for a route towards social harmony, the Most Rev Justin Welby is expected to say when he addresses the nation on Sunday. His message comes after the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage criticised as “negative” the...

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