Sticks and stones . . .

Sep 8, 2019 by

The Abuse of Language and the Language of Abuse by Andrew Kirk; Grosvenor House Publications 2019, 209p. £6.39 and e-book £4.00  WOULD that all the house of bishops and their press officers might read and discuss Andrew Kirk’s discussion of the current use of words in public debate. With chapters on tolerance, equality, freedom, rights, liberal (ism), fundamentalism and homo (and other) phobias, he argues that these words (and their opposites) are bandied about in current debate purely as...

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12,000 at EFAC NIGERIA Convention address Perilous Times

Aug 28, 2019 by

from EFAC: The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion was founded in 1961 with the conviction that a strong biblical witness is essential for the life and health of the Anglican Communion, within the wider context of seeking first God’s kingdom and building up His people. Motivated by the same conviction some Anglican Church leaders in Nigeria became interested in EFAC programmes abroad, including the scholarship scheme. In 1978, at a Congress on World Evangelization held at Ife in...

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Allied Democratic Forces attack Boga, DR Congo

Aug 24, 2019 by

by Alison Barfoot, Gafcon Press Release: Bishop William Bahemuka, the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Boga (DR Congo) has reported that ADF rebels attacked Boga town in the early morning hours of Friday, 23rd August. Boga is located in the southern part of Ituri Province and is where the diocesan Cathedral is located. More than 200 youth, children, and women were abducted, shops were looted, cows stolen, and the Anglican Mission Hospital was looted. A doctor and lab technician from the...

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Mary Luwum, Archbishop Janani’s widow, dies at 93

Aug 10, 2019 by

Mary Luwum, Archbishop Janani Luwum’s widow, has died 8/6/2019 With deep regret, Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has announced the death of Mama Mary Luwum, the wife of Church of Uganda’s martyred Archbishop Janani Luwum. Mama Mary Luwum died at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 6th August at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), following a courageous battle with cancer of the gallbladder. She was 93 years old and is survived by six children and many grandchildren. Archbishop Ntagali said, “Mama Mary has been a...

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Archbishop Kwashi defies the terrorists on Nigeria’s front line

Aug 10, 2019 by

Benjamin Kwashi has paid a heavy price for standing by his faith By Michael Binyon,  The Times: Few places are as deadly as central Nigeria. For years villages on the front line between Islam in the north and Christianity in the south have been victims of the fighting between Muslim militants and Christians determined to protect their lives and rights. Boko Haram, the extremist group linked to al-Qaeda, has been harassing the population for a decade, but has recently been overshadowed by more...

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Bishop John Ellison, chair of AMIE Panel of Bishops, dies at age of 78

Aug 9, 2019 by

Bishop John Ellison, who was Bishop of Paraguay from 1988 – 2007,  and honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Winchester died on Sunday at the age of 78. He was chair of the Panel of Bishops of the Anglican Mission in England.  Bishop Andy Lines writes: “I have known John and Judie for 30 years, serving alongside John in Paraguay and more recently in Europe. John was my first experience of a bishop at close quarters, and it took me a while to realise how privileged I have been...

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