One might expect the answer to at least be a Finnish church. However, at the moment the fastest growing denomination in Finland is the Church of England. The CoE congregations in Finland are part of the Diocese in Europe.
Day: August 6, 2016
The Diocese of Central New York has elected the 11th bishop diocesan on the 2nd ballot. The Very Revd Dr DeDe Duncan-Probe received more than the required votes for her election.
An Evangelical minister, the Revd Stephen Holland, who isn’t even a member of the Church of England, has now interrupted four consecrations of women in the CoE to the office of bishop. His objection to the consecrations appears to have been facilitated by the Deans of the cathedrals in which some of the consecrations occurred, with him even being provided a microphone to be better heard.
US Muslims hear often that they need to be on the leading edge of distancing Islam from the atrocities of terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. US Muslims are raising their voices against the jihadists, but these are often in the sermons of imams in mosques across the US and not heard by average US citizens. To counter that lack of public knowledge of their disagreement with the horrible crimes of ISIS, a group of Muslims have pooled their funds for a billboard campaign to let neighbors, family and friends know of their stand.
Ministry is what we do when we go out into the world just as much as we do more within the walls of the church.