Gay bishop accuses Primates of homophobia

Mar 14, 2019 by

by Tim Wyatt, Church Times: ONE of the bishops who were told that they could not bring their same-sex spouse to next year’s Lambeth Conference has accused conservative Primates of homophobia in their opposition to his presence. The Area Bishop of York-Scarborough, the Rt Revd Kevin Robertson, a suffragan in the diocese of Toronto, said that he was not convinced that archbishops from the global South who had insisted that his husband, Mohan Sharma, could not attend the Conference were motivated...

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Gafcon Chairman’s March Letter

Mar 12, 2019 by

In his March letter, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh reflects on the joy of meeting with faithful Anglicans in ‘restricted situations’ at the G19 conference in Dubai recently. In contrast to the blessings of that Gafcon gathering, he considers the confusion and inconsistency surrounding invitations sent to same-sex partnered bishops for Lambeth 2020 and the ‘disinviting’ of their spouses. The Chairman makes the point that faithful Anglicans who are persecuted for their faith suffer doubly...

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Persecuted Anglicans experience “sense of betrayal” as Liberals “undermine the gospel”, says Gafcon

Mar 8, 2019 by

from Evangelical Focus: The Global Anglican Futures Conference (Gafcon) has said Anglicans in countries where Christianity is persecuted experience a “sense of betrayal when the very gospel for which they are suffering is being undermined and denied in other parts of the Anglican Communion”. Four primates, 31 bishops and archbishops and more than one hundred other clergy and lay people from 12 countries gathered in Dubai (UAE) in the G19 conference “for Anglicans living in restricted...

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Streams in the Desert

Mar 6, 2019 by

from GAFCON: A Letter from Churches in Restricted Situations. G19 Conference Statement. Dubai: 25th February – 1st March 2019. Preamble We gathered together as the people of God, under the Word of God and aware of His presence and love for the whole of His creation (Matt 6:25 -29, Rom 8:20-23).  Among us were 4 Primates, 31 bishops and archbishops, 44 clergy and 59 lay people from twelve countries. We were grateful that the Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) organised this gathering...

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G19 Dubai: Conference Statement

Mar 5, 2019 by

From Gafcon: A special conference for Anglicans who could not attend Gafcon 2018 was held last week in Dubai.  137 delegates from 12 countries attended.  Below is the conference statement developed by the delegates.  The conference was organized by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali and hosted by Bishop Azad Marshall.  Streams in the Desert: A Letter from Churches in Restricted Situations G19 Conference Statement Dubai: 25th February – 1st March 2019 Preamble We gathered together as the people of God,...

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On the road in Dubai: Closing reflections from GAFCON 2019

Mar 2, 2019 by

[Editor’s note: Phil Ashey, writing for American Anglican Council, shows how Anglicans persecuted for their faith in global South countries offer a challenge to comfortable Western Christians.] In a few hours I will fly home from this extraordinary gathering of Anglicans who live, witness and worship in restricted circumstances where they are often the religious minority. Four primates, 31 bishops and “internal provincial” archbishops, 44 clergy and 59 lay leaders from twelve countries shared...

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