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.
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.”
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.
This past week the Lambeth Conference Design Group has been meeting for the first time. Two things have been set. The 2020 Conference will be during July of 2020 in Canterbury England. The theme of the Conference will be “God’s Church for God’s world.”
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.
Anglican Choral Evensong was held in St Peters Basilica last Monday night with music from the choir of Merton College, Oxford. The service was led by Archbishop David Moxon, the director of the Anglican Center in Rome and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi to be his representative to the Holy See and the new director of the Anglican Center in Rome.
Bishop Thompson last year told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse his efforts to expose a decades-old culture of abuse and cover-ups had led to a concerted push to get rid of him.
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.
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.
“Episcopal Migration Ministries is committed to embracing the command of Jesus, and his definition of neighbor.” – Canon E. Mark Stevenson, EMM Director