The Church of England and same sex relationships: articles and comments

Apr 4, 2014 by

Facilitated Conversations   Changing Attitude Letter to Bishops and Statement   Anglican Mainstream Statement in Response to Changing Attitude     House of Bishops Pastoral Guidance on Same Sex Marriage, Church of England Website   Church offers prayers after same-sex weddings – but bans gay priests from marrying by John Bingham, Telegraph No blessings, no same-sex marriages for clergy: Bishops keep the door shut as Act comes into force by Paul Handley, Church Times...

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Bishop David Anderson on getting our AC statistics right

May 7, 2008 by

This is from a recent weekly letter written by David Anderson of the American Anglican Council.  He presents the ‘other side of the news’ and does so well.  Details to subscribe below.  ‘Under the Schori public mantra, we are about at the end of the churches leaving – most of those so disposed to leave have done so. In fact, she is terribly out of touch with the real world; churches are leaving on a weekly basis. Now it is true that as long...

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'Shocked and saddened' Bishop of Fort Worth: Letter to KJS

Apr 30, 2008 by

David Virtue   FT WORTH: Iker Blasts Schori over Venables Visitation April 30, 2008 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori 815 Second Avenue New York, NY 10017 Dear Katharine, I am shocked and saddened by the rude letter you released yesterday to Archbishop Greg Venables, concerning his visit this weekend to the Diocese of Fort Worth. Far from being "an unwarranted interference," he is coming at my request as an honored visitor and guest speaker. You should know that under...

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Evangelicals told they must rescue their title

Apr 17, 2008 by

By Matt Cresswell for Religious Intelligence EVANGELICALS must act now to stop the term ‘evangelical’ going the same was as ‘fundamentalist’, it has been claimed. Despite previously being associated with great names such as the abolitionist William Wilberforce and activist Lord Shaftesbury, now a group of researchers believe ‘evangelical’ is rapidly becoming a by-word. The warning came from extensive study carried out by the Jubilee Centre, a Christian...

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The Shrinking Church of England

Apr 16, 2008 by

By David W. Virtue www.virtueonline.org 4/8/2008 The Church of England (CofE) is shrinking even as its leaders argue over whether women priests should become bishops and if homosexual behavior is acceptable among its clergy. Provisional numbers attending on any given Sunday during 2006, and also the latest edition of "Population Trends", a report from the UK’s National Statistics Office, reveal that the CofE has been declining in Sunday attendance at least since 1970. In his...

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Official Launch of Lambeth 2008: Jesus-Free

Apr 16, 2008 by

(and Holy Spirit-Free and Trinity-Free; ‘God’ is given a very low profile, but does a little better than the ‘Bible’ - hmmmm, why does this sound strangely familiar?)  I missed the official launch when it first appeared.  However, given the increasing flurry of activity surrounding Lambeth (the latest, of course, being those apparently non-existent ‘letters in the mail’) it is really important to...

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