Bishops to decide on Lambeth 2018

Oct 6, 2014 by

From Anglican Journal: In an interview with the Church of Ireland Gazette on Oct. 3, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed speculation that the next Lambeth Conference, which is usually held every 10 years and was expected to be in 2018, might be postponed. When asked by Gazette editor Canon Ian Ellis if he had made up his mind or was rethinking Lambeth 2018, Welby said, “I am not rethinking. I’m following through with what I said to the primates when I was installed as archbishop,...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Sees Little Hope for ACNA Being Part of the Anglican Communion

Oct 5, 2014 by

by David Virtue, VOL: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby said in an interview with Irish Gazette editor Canon Ian Ellis that there is little hope the Anglican Church in North America will [ever] be part of the Anglican Communion. “It is not part of the Anglican Communion” he said, indicating that he saw no point in the foreseeable future when this might be the case. He described the ACNA as a “separate church”. He said that where there is the possibility for ecumenical...

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Lambeth Conference in jeopardy over homosexuality row

Oct 1, 2014 by

by Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The next Lambeth Conference, the ten-yearly gathering of more than 600 Anglican bishops from around the world, is in jeopardy because of the row over homosexuality that is dividing the Church. The Anglican Communion, the body that represents the episcopal leadership of millions of Anglicans worldwide led by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, is split by the battle between its conservative and liberal wings over gay relationships and gay ordination....

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Archbishop Justin Welby snubs the Royal College of Organists

Oct 1, 2014 by

By Tim Walker, Telegraph: Given that bongo drums were the defining sound of his multicultural enthronement ceremony, I am not entirely surprised to learn that Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has declined to involve himself with the Royal College of Organists. Still, it represents a break with tradition that stretches back as long as anyone can remember — the august body was established in 1864 — and sets Welby apart from other leading Church figures who are proud to serve it. “It...

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Welby calls for reconciliation in referendum aftermath

Sep 19, 2014 by

by Tim Wyatt, Church Times: CHURCH leaders have been reacting to the news, announced early this morning, that Scotland has voted to stay in the UK. Fifty-five per cent of Scots voted no in yesterday’s referendum, with a record turnout of 84.5 per cent. The Archbishop of Canterbury said in a statement that Scotland’s decision “will be welcomed by all those who believe that this country can continue to be an example of how different nations can work together for the common good...

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Archbishop of Canterbury: my doubts about existence of God

Sep 17, 2014 by

by John Bingham, Telegraph: The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has disclosed that he questions whether God exists. Britain’s most senior churchman, who is effectively the leader of almost 80 million Anglicans worldwide, admitted that there are moments when he asks himself “Is there a God?” and “Where is God? He also said that Christians cannot explain why suffering exists in the world but that the answer was faith. His remarks came in an interview conducted as part of a...

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