Welby declines to endorse the Jerusalem Declaration and will not commit to attending GAFCON’s Kigali meeting

Sep 7, 2019 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink: The member for South Holland and The Deepings, the Rt. Hon. Sir John Hayes (Cons.) tabled six questions to Dame Caroline Spelman (Cons.) the Second Church Estates Commissioner in Parliament on the Anglican Communion, GAFCON, and the Church of England on 24 July 2019. Mrs. Spelman responded as follows: Anglicanism To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church of England has plans to adopt the approach of the...

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No decision on Justin Welby’s attendance at GAFCON conference

Sep 6, 2019 by

by Marcus Jones, Premier: The Church of England’s representative in Parliament says no decision has been made about whether the Archbishop of Canterbury will attend the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Kigali, Rwanda next year. The event is seen as a rival gathering to the Lambeth Conference which Justin Welby will host next year. While all Anglican bishops have been invited to the Lambeth Conference on 27th July – 1st August 2020, some have suggested they won’t...

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African Anglicans are the future of the Anglican Communion

Aug 28, 2019 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: From New Zealand to Nigeria, from Tanzania to Chile, from South Africa to Rwanda, from Kenya to North America, the steady drumbeat of orthodox Anglicanism corralled in GAFCON is taking root even as fissures in the Lambeth Conference widen and pansexuality separates the sheep from the goats. If Archbishop Justin Welby thinks he can blow off GAFCON by calling it a “ginger group”, he is gravely mistaken. If he thinks that his ecclesiastical consiglieres —...

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Communique from Gafcon Tanzania

Aug 20, 2019 by

Tanzanian Bishops re-commit to Gafcon, reaffirm Lambeth I:10 teaching on sexuality and marriage: WE, the undermentioned ten bishops of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, meeting at Holiday Inn, Dar es Salaam, on the 14th August 2019, after prayerful discussion, hereby issue this Communique. PREAMBLE Recognizing the need for us to contribute to the global movement seeking to renew the Anglican Communion through Gafcon; Recollecting our experiences and commitments through our participation in the...

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Priest quits for GAFCON plant

Aug 9, 2019 by

by Madeleine Davies, Church Times. A VICAR in the diocese of Truro is stepping down after 17 years to plant a new church community under the auspices of GAFCON, it was announced on Sunday. The Vicar of Fowey, the Revd Philip de Grey-Warter, who is also Priest-in-Charge of Golant, said on Tuesday that he had “wrestled” with the decision since December, when the House of Bishops issued guidance on using the liturgy for the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith to mark a person’s gender transition...

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Why Archbishop Ben Kwashi isn’t going to Lambeth 2020

Aug 7, 2019 by

from Gafcon. Evangelism and Gospel mission are at the heart of Gafcon: “We will proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations.” But in 1998 at the Lambeth conference the focus of discussions amongst the bishops from around the world was controversy about sexuality, which was a great disappointment to Archbishop Ben Kwashi and many other bishops in the Anglican Communion who work hard and risk their lives to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus. “Nobody wanted to hear about those of us...

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