Divorce in the Anglican family: A Look Back at the Break-Up

Oct 23, 2019 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: In September 2019, Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, shared some reflections with clergy and laity in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on the state of the Anglican Communion. “I am saying ‘Anglican family’ rather than ‘Anglican Communion’ because we’re a very fractured communion but we’re still family – like so many families, quarreling till the cows come home,” he said…. There is uncertainty, division, a measure of suspicion still...

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‘Please leave’: why the Sydney archbishop’s same-sex marriage message has Anglicans rattled

Oct 20, 2019 by

The blunt words of Sydney archbishop Glenn Davies come at a critical moment for Australian churches and demands for religious freedom. By Andrew West, Guardian: For a man renowned for his civility, the language was blunt. During his annual speech to the Anglican Church’s Sydney synod, Archbishop Glenn Davies told supporters of same-sex marriage to “please leave us”. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our church, they should start a new church or join a church more...

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Church of India files legal challenge against Archbishop Justin Welby

Sep 3, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: The Church of India has served the Archbishop of Canterbury with a legal notice accusing him of “misquoting facts and making fictitious statements.” It further asks Archbishop Justin Welby to “refrain from making any illegal comments” or promoting “felonious causes during his present visit” to six cities “in India and thereafter.” The notice issued on behalf of the Most Reverend John Augustine, Bishop of Lucknow and Metropolitan of the Church of India (CIPBC) on...

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Australian Bishop urges his Synod to endorse gay marriage rites

Aug 8, 2019 by

by David Ould, Anglican Ink. The Anglican Church of Australia has arrived at the crisis moment that so many of us have feared and warned about. The Melbourne Anglican reports that Bishop John Parkes of Wangaratta will ask his diocese’s upcoming synod (meeting on the weekend of August 30-31) to endorse a liturgy for the blessing of same-sex marriages and will, himself, be prepared to preside over such a service. So why this move and why now? Parkes gives his own reasons in the interview but one...

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Anglican Reality Check

Jun 23, 2019 by

from GAFCON: Why does Gafcon exist? What are the problems within the Anglican Communion? What is the Lambeth Conference?  If you’ve ever wondered why Gafcon started on 29th June 2008 then this ‘Anglican Reality Check’ timeline (below) will help to answer those questions above. The timeline shows some of the key events and the impact of liberal and revisionist teaching in the Anglican Communion over the last 21 years. The authority of the bible has been set aside by some, but this...

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Burundi: The advancing role of the Anglican Church

Jun 22, 2019 by

by Bishop Seth Ndayirukiye, EPAC: Burundi is a country of 12 million people to the south of Uganda and Rwanda. The Anglican Church of Burundi was started in 1935 by the Church Missionary Society and Ugandan and Rwandan missionaries. It is known for standing on three pillars : evangelism, medical services and education. The Church, now numbering about 1million members, has been able to grow and make an impact from its foundation up to today because of the influence and fruits of the East...

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