Day: May 6, 2016

Outgoing ACC Standing Committee response: “receiving” means “neither endorsed nor affirmed consequences”

Outgoing ACC Standing Committee response: “receiving” means “neither endorsed nor affirmed consequences”

In receiving the Archbishop of Canterbury’s formal report of the Primates’ Gathering and Meeting, ACC16 neither endorsed nor affirmed the consequences contained in the Primates’ Communique. No consequences were imposed by the ACC and neither was the ACC asked to do so.

Southern Baptist leader: will Evangelical white voters be “on the right side of Jesus”?

Southern Baptist leader: will Evangelical white voters be “on the right side of Jesus”?

“White American Christians who respond to cultural tumult with nostalgia fail to do this. They are blinding themselves to the injustices faced by their black and brown brothers and sisters in the supposedly idyllic Mayberry of white Christian America. That world was murder, sometimes literally, for minority evangelicals.” – Russell Moore

House of Commons question time – marriage equality

House of Commons question time – marriage equality

Cat Smith: Will [the right hon. Lady] do her best to ensure that LGBT clergy are not discriminated against here in the Church of England?

Mrs Spelman: As I mentioned, the Anglican Communion is extremely diverse. What we must remember, living here in the liberal west, is that a typical Anglican communicant is in Africa and black, female and under 35; in many African nations there are also very strong views on this subject, and keeping the Communion together is a big challenge.