Kenya: Church marks 50 years with warning

Nov 25, 2020 by

By Charles Raven, Evangelicals Now: The Anglican Church of Kenya, which has just celebrated its 50th anniversary as an independent Province, is an interesting example. The current Archbishop and Primate, Jackson Ole Sapit, may not yet be as well known outside Kenya as some of his predecessors (such as David Gitari who was a prominent opponent of President Moi’s attempt to entrench one-party rule, and Eliud Wabukala, who was Chairman of GAFCON from 2011 to 2016), but he too is bringing...

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One of the World’s oldest Christian Communities targeted in Nagorno-Karabakh

Nov 25, 2020 by

From Evangelicals Now: Bearing the hallmark of ethnic cleansing, Azerbaijan escalated its military offensive against the civilian population of Nagorno-Karabakh, with reports that Azeri forces ‘deliberately targeted’ a medical centre in the city of Stepanakert, including a maternity and children’s hospital. DAMAGE FROM THE ATTACK ON STEPANAKERT Nagorno-Karabakh’s Human Rights Ombudsman, reporting from the medical centre said: ‘This is the continuation of war crimes [by] Azerbaijan… they are...

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Thanksgiving under COVID – Bangalore diary update

Nov 23, 2020 by

Vinay Samuel reflects on expressions of thanksgiving under COVID and focuses on relations with those of other faiths Two female doctors working with the Bangalore  Municipal Corporation medical team in our area have worked closely with our medical team for the past 7 months as they served together caring for  thousands of families. One is a muslim and the other a hindu. The muslim lady doctor came with gifts of kind (75 kg of sugar, 75 litres of cooking oil and sevral kg’s of vegetables)...

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Archbishop Welby responds to Synod question about Bishop Bill Love

Nov 22, 2020 by

General Synod Questions,      November 2020. A Question about Bishop Bill Love: Mrs Sarah Finch (London) to ask the Chair of the House of Bishops: Q45 Has the House of Bishops responded, on behalf of the Church of England, to the recent resignation of Bishop Bill Love from the Diocese of Albany (New York, USA), who adhered to the agreed teaching of the Anglican Communion as set out, for example, in Lambeth Conference 1998 resolution 1.10? If no response has so far been made, will one be made,...

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New Rector of All Souls Langham Place announced

Nov 22, 2020 by

It was announced on the St Helen’s Church Bishopsgate Sunday morning service today that Rev Charlie Skrine, the Associate Rector at St Helen’s is to be the new rector of All Souls’ Langham Place in succession to the Rev Hugh Palmer. Mr Skrine is 45, studied at Queen’s College, Oxford and Oak Hill College, and is a member of General Synod.  

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The roots of Religious Liberty

Nov 20, 2020 by

By Chris Sugden, Anglican Mainstream: What is a secure basis for religious liberty? According to President Macron in France, following the terrorist murders, such liberty is rooted in liberal notions of the rights of man as expressed following the “Enlightenment” in the French Revolution, liberty, equality and fraternity. He said: “The history of our country involves the construction of the res publica as being removed from religion. ….….  We created our laws, which stemmed from the ideas of...

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