TANZANIA: Gafcon Communique Affirms Traditional Marriage

Aug 20, 2019 by

A COMMUNIQUE FROM GAFCON TANZANIA, Virtueonline: 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 GAFCON Conferences (2008, 2013, 2018);...

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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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Citing inclusion of LGBT clerics, Anglican bishops in Africa to shun Lambeth Conference

May 30, 2019 by

from RNS: As disputes over homosexuality continue to stir within the worldwide Anglican Communion, conservative African bishops say they will boycott a decennial gathering of top clerics next summer unless what the Africans consider godly order is restored. After delaying the Lambeth Conference, normally held once a decade, for two years, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the global leader of Anglicanism, has invited all active bishops and their spouses to the United Kingdom in July and...

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Ethics and policy for invitations to Lambeth 2020

May 14, 2019 by

from Anglican Ink: Andrew Goddard writes: Last month Archbishop Justin made his first public statements about his invitation policy for the Lambeth Conference in 2020.  He is reported as having told The Times: Well over 90 per cent of the Anglican Communion are conservative on issues of sexuality. I’ve invited all the bishops, including those in same-sex marriages. And I had to consider…getting as many people as possible there and excluding as few as possible. It’s a lose-lose situation. I had...

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Calm urged as Anglican split over sexuality threatens to deepen

May 6, 2019 by

By Marcus Jones, Premier: Anglicans on both sides of the sexuality debate are being encouraged to calm the rhetoric ahead of a very important meeting next year. Bishops from across the world are due to come together for the once a decade Lambeth Conference but there’s concern many will boycott. Conservative group GAFCON says its bishops won’t attend due to the fact gay bishops will be permitted to attend. Conservatives within the Church are also unhappy at how they’ve been...

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Ontario House of Bishops declares support of Kevin Robertson and same-sex spouse ahead of Lambeth 2020

May 3, 2019 by

by Tali Folkin, Anglican Journal: The Ontario House of Bishops is lending its voice to the diocese of Toronto’s College of Bishops in publicly supporting Kevin Robertson, area bishop of York-Scarborough in the diocese of Toronto, and his same-sex spouse, Mohan Sharma, in the ongoing controversy about the invitation of spouses to the Lambeth Conference in 2020. In a statement released Wednesday, May 1, the ecclesiastical province’s House of Bishops announced it had met in April and discussed,...

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