Judge Gorsuch’s Episcopalianism a concern to conservatives

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Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neal Gorsuch has been attending Episcopal churches for much of his adult life. This has been the source of some concern for conservative Christian leaders, given the Episcopal Church’s more liberal stance on issues such as abortion and equal marriage rights.

Diocese of Virginia and ACNA church to coordinate on “school for Peace and Reconciliation”

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The Diocese of Virginia released the following statement today, regarding a joint effort between them and the church in Fairfax City, which is affiliated with the ACNA. Discussions between the two groups have been ongoing for several years, and are progressing favorably towards the establishment of an “institute or school for peace and reconciliation.”

Promoting services of Thanksgiving & Eucharists for LGBTQ couples in the Church of England

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The Rt Revd Steven Cottrell, bishop diocesan of the Diocese of Chelmsford, Province of Canterbury in the Church of England has called for the CoE to offer services of Thanksgiving and Eucharists to celebrate the civil marriages of LGBTQ folks in England.

A Statement from the Australian Primate regarding the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

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In 2013 the Australian federal government established the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. As the Commissions moves to a final hearing with the Anglican Church of Australia, to be held in Sydney, the Primate, Archbishop Philip Freier, of that national church has issued a statement.

Rising racial conflict and the decline of church

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The Atlantic has a new article titled “Breaking Faith” which argues that the decline in religious participation, rather than leading to lessening of the “culture wars,” has instead made possible a much more vicious cultural struggle rooted in race and tribal affiliation with little common ground on which to build reconciliation and renewal.

Bexley Hall’s Rare Book Collection donated to the Newberry Library

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Among the books in the Bexley Hall Collection are early Bibles and Books of Common Prayer, early printings of works by Erasmus; and works of theology, philosophy, and travel. The collection includes over 25 sixteenth-century imprints and books from the presses of distinguished early printers such as Plantin, Elzevir, and Froben.

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