The heart of GAFCON and the future of the Anglican Church

May 12, 2019 by

from The Pastor’s Heart: A special edition featuring GAFCON’s new leaders Archbishops Foley Beach and Benjamin Kwashi. The most significant movement within the Anglican Church globally is GAFCON, representing 50 million of the world’s 70 million Anglicans. GAFCON aims to remain faithful to Jesus and the scriptures, and not follow the cultural winds. The GAFCON Primates Council resolved last week in Sydney to hold a global conference of bishops just six weeks before the Archbishop of...

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GAFCON gathers Bishops in June 2020 to guard and proclaim the faith

May 8, 2019 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: As I mentioned last Friday on my way home from Sydney, the Communique from the GAFCON Primates meeting has now been published. Others have noted that it is exceptionally clear—without the ambiguity and “parsing” that so many official Anglican Communion documents demand.  There is an abundance of concrete actions, good news of leadership transitions, new Primates on the GAFCON Primates Council, and positive developments among the GAFCON Networks and new “Branches”...

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GAFCON primates to hold conference for orthodox Anglican bishops in Rwanda in 2020

May 6, 2019 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline; Primates and archbishops of GAFCON meeting in Sydney announced today that they will hold a conference next year to provide a venue for faithful bishops unable to attend the Lambeth Conference because it is conflicted over sexuality issues specifically Lambeth Resolution 1:10. The bishops, who represent 50 million of the 70 million Anglicans in the Anglican Communion will meet in Kilgali, Rwanda from June 8-14 one month before the Lambeth Conference which meets...

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Proclaiming Christ Faithfully to the Nations: A Communiqué from the Gafcon Primates Council

May 6, 2019 by

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. ~ Psalm 127:1 Introduction As Archbishops and Primates of the Anglican Communion we came to Sydney, Australia, for prayer, worship, and fellowship.  We were joined by the leaders of our branches, and worked together to support the ministry of our people.  Our provinces and branches represent 50 million of the 70 million active Anglicans of the...

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Evangelical Anglicans demand answers after GAFCON criticism

May 5, 2019 by

from Christian Today: Suggestions that a fellowship of orthodox Anglicans is fuelling divisions in the worldwide Anglican Communion have been strongly criticised. The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) has written to General Secretary, the Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, asking him to explain comments he made during an address to the Anglican Consultative Council in Hong Kong, which drew to a close on Sunday. In an address to ACC-17, the Archbishop had asked how the...

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GAFCON confirms they will boycott Lambeth conference of bishops

May 4, 2019 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: A conservative evangelical wing of the Anglican communion, GAFCON, has confirmed that their representatives will not attend the global meeting of Anglican bishops in a year’s time. Anglicans on both sides of the debate about sexuality within the church are unhappy with plans for the Lambeth Conference in 2020, with some, including the Bishop of Liverpool, Rt Rev Paul Bayes, saying their partners will not come, in protest at same-sex bishops not being allowed to...

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