Church Society launches new journal

Sep 9, 2020 by

By Ros Clarke, Church Society blog: The Global Anglican is the new name for Church Society’s quarterly theological journal…The Global Anglican is a theological journal committed to publishing international scholarship that speaks to the pastoral needs of the contemporary church. The journal will continue in the long tradition of The Churchman, as it was known when it was established in 1879, and more recently as Churchman. The launch issue of The Global Anglican demonstrates the...

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Who owns the Anglican Communion?

Jul 30, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: There is an arrogance emanating from both the Church of England and the American Episcopal Church that somehow, they own the Anglican Communion and what they say goes, even as their respective provinces whither on the vine. It’s subtle of course. The Church of England has the ecclesiastical power and The Episcopal Church has the monetary power which enables them, they think, to move mountains., i.e. persuade bishops of their authority, even as GAFCON...

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Egyptian Archbishop Reflects on The Ecclesiastical Conflict Between Anglicans and the Protestant Church in Egypt

Jul 29, 2020 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: An exclusive interview with Egyptian Archbishop Mouneer Anis. VOL: Thank you, Archbishop for giving of your valuable time to speak with VIRTUEONLINE about the situation in Egypt. First of all, congratulations on the formation of a new African & Middle Eastern Province. I am sure that it is a thrilling historical moment in the life of Christianity in the Middle East, particularly for the Anglican Communion and for yourself personally. ANIS: Thank you so much....

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Where now for the Anglican Communion?

Jun 20, 2020 by

By Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden, Evangelicals Now: Covid-19 has prompted many thoughts about what life could look like now that we have been forced to abandon, for a while, uninterrupted global travel, foreign holidays, and despite the foreshortened lives and devastated economies, enjoyed with the earth and its airspace a sabbath of sabbaths. Lambeth 2020 and GAFCON in 2020 postponed gatherings that would have signalled the continuing tear in the fabric of the Anglican Communion. Does this...

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Anglican Communion: Anxious Times

May 28, 2020 by

by Charles Raven, GAFCON: What are we learning about the Anglican Communion under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic? This crisis has highlighted many unknowns, but some things do become clearer. Reactions to the unexpected are revealing. Africa is likely to be the region that ends up suffering most. Although the death toll, at the time of writing, is much lower than that in the West, the impact on the region’s economy and food security will put growing millions at risk even if the disease...

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The Blessings of a Global Church

May 28, 2020 by

by Charles Raven, Latimer Trust: In August 2008 the Rt Revd Gavin Reid, former Bishop of Maidstone and leading evangelical, wrote an article for the Church of England Newspaper entitled ‘Why I am no longer an Anglican’.   Was he then withdrawing from the Church of England? No, far from it, but he had run out of patience with the Anglican Communion. Writing just after the first Gafcon conference had met in Jerusalem to launch a movement of Confessing Anglicans, he wrote ‘The crucial issue for...

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