Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop: Anglicans Didn’t “Vote us off island”

Feb 8, 2016 by

By Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Episcopalians won’t see changes stemming from limits on the church’s participation in the worldwide Anglican Communion put in place by top Anglican bishops (primates), according to the U.S.-based church’s Presiding Bishop. “We’re not changing – so there shouldn’t be an expectation that in the next three years the Episcopal Church is going to change,” declared Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry about the denomination’s approval of new...

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The AAC and Gafcon

Feb 5, 2016 by

By Canon Phil Ashey: We have just finished a meeting with our American Anglican Council (AAC) Board of Trustees.  It was a great time of assessing the Canterbury gathering of Anglican Primates just a few weeks ago, our work there with the GAFCON Primates, a group representing the majority of the world’s Anglicans, and the possibilities and challenges before us. Most people don’t know this, but the AAC has supported and worked with GAFCON’s leaders since the movement began in 2008. Our Board of...

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US Presiding Bishop Uses His Color to Lambast Primates in Canterbury

Jan 20, 2016 by

By David W Virtue, VOL: “I stand before you as your brother. I stand before you as a descendant of African slaves, stolen from their native land, enslaved in a bitter bondage, and then even after emancipation, segregated and excluded in church and society. And this conjures that up again, and brings pain.” — PB Michael Curry It was a brilliant move by the black US Presiding Bishop to use his color in Canterbury following the vote to discipline the American Episcopal Church by...

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Who dares to call it by name?

Jan 20, 2016 by

by A S Haley, Anglican Ink: There appears to be some reluctance on both sides of the aisle to express the full rationale behind the Primates’ vote to impose consequences upon ECUSA for its adoption at GC2015 of canons allowing the performance of same-sex marriage ceremonies in the church, in parallel with the traditional ceremonies between a man and a woman. The activists within ECUSA see the consequences as unjust “punishment” for their having taken a visionary stance...

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Seven Ways the Episcopalians Will React to Suspension

Jan 16, 2016 by

By Fr Dwight Longnecker, Patheos: The progressive Episcopal Church of the USA has been suspended from the Worldwide Anglican Communion for three years because of their formal endorsement of same sex marriage. The point of the suspension is to encourage the Episcopalians to reconsider their decision and return to the moral values of historical Christianity and the Biblical principles of Christian marriage. The chances that this will happen are remote. Instead the progressive Episcopalians will...

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Primates suspend TEC from full participation in the Communion

Jan 14, 2016 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The primates of the Anglican Communion have suspended the Episcopal Church from full participation in the life and work of the Anglican Communion. On 14 January 2016 a motion was presented to the gathering of archbishops and moderators gathered in the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral that called for the Episcopal Church to be suspended for a period of three years. The resolution as shared with Anglican Ink calls for the Episcopal Church to lose its “vote” in...

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