Prayer for mission: a reverse in direction?

Nov 12, 2021 by

Editorial from November 2021 Gafcon Great Britain and Europe Newsletter: “Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains.” Ephesians 6:19-20 Many of us are familiar with a “mission partner slot” in a prayer meeting or section of a worship service which takes place in many local churches. During these times we pray for men and women from our own, Western country, now working to...

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Welby Issues Accusations to Lambeth Conference Holdouts

Oct 25, 2021 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby issued accusations at those refusing to attend the Lambeth Conference next year. He said they were playing “power games” and were a “tool of power” for “small groups that claim extraterritorial jurisdiction”. While not naming names, he clearly had GAFCON archbishops and bishops in mind who have made it abundantly clear that they will not attend because of unresolved issues over...

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Eighth Trumpet of the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches

Oct 18, 2021 by

Communiqué from the 8th Global South Conference, 2021 : “To make ready for the Lord a people prepared” (Luke 1:17) 17 October 2021 1. The Eighth Global South Conference took place online from 14th to 17th October 2021. The theme of the Conference was “To make ready for the Lord a people prepared” (Luke 1:17). A Pre-Conference Forum was held online from 29th to 30th September 2021 for substantive matters to be deliberated in advance and preparations for electronic voting. 2. The Conference was...

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Commentary on Kenya’s new woman Bp: Gafcon, ACNA, FiFNA respond; Ashey, Nelson, Kennedy analyze

Oct 16, 2021 by

by Barbara Gauthier (received by email): Four weeks ago Abp. Jackson Ole Sapit consecrated Rose Okeno as Bishop of Betere in the Anglican Church of Kenya.  She is actually the third female bishop consecrated by a Gafcon province. In 2015, the Gafcon Primates Council had commissioned a Task Force on Women in the Episcopate to provide guidance on the advisability of consecrating women as bishops in the Church. But before the Task Force could finish its report, retired Abp. Daniel Bul Deng...

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Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali’s conversion to Catholicism

Oct 14, 2021 by

Newer items at the top: GAFCON Distances Itself from Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali Citing Theological Differences by David Virtue, VOL From Rochester to Rome:  Editorial, The English Churchman GAFCON-Australia board statement on Michael Nazir Ali’s departure for Rome Statement from Gafcon Ireland Trustees regarding Bishop Michael Nazir Ali The authentic church: witness to the reality of the spiritual, By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: No church is perfect, but some spiritual homes can offer more...

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Gafcon and women bishops: just a tiff or a real rift?

Sep 27, 2021 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: What’s going on with Gafcon? The global organisation of conservative-minded believers formed in reaction to sexual liberalism in parts of the Anglican Communion seems to be experiencing a bit of a turbulent year. First, a few months ago, there was a row over whether “the deadly ‘virus’ of homosexuality” – as one African archbishop put it – had “infiltrated” the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) – Gafcon’s...

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