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Lambeth 2020 Update

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Planning for the next Lambeth Conference, to be held in 2020 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, is well under way. Dr. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, shared some of his thoughts about it in a new blog post over at ACNS. He writes, As I travel around the…(Read More)

This year’s National Prayer Breakfast, held on February 7, received widespread coverage from many news outlets on account of the presence of the President and Vice-President. Religion News Service described the guest list thus: “In addition to Trump, Coons and Lankford, political attendees included Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence…(Read More)

From Episcopal News Service: An Episcopal Church court has concluded that retired Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno was properly suspended from ordained ministry for three years because of misconduct. The Court of Review for Bishops said it made the three-year suspension retroactive to Aug. 2, 2017, the day a hearing panel…(Read More)

(photo credit: The Alexandria Times, https://alextimes.com/2018/12/shannon-ayres/)  At the end of a very tough news week, we decided to focus on a positive story about how old traditions are being passed on to the next generation of Episcopalians, specifically about the work of acolytes. They are not new in the…(Read More)

The story of the contested episcopal election in the Diocese of Haiti has taken yet another turn, as the Presiding Bishop’s Office today has given notice that consents have not been received: On 3 January 2019, the 120-day canonically mandated period for gathering consents to the ordination and consecration of the Venerable Joseph…(Read More)

The Diocese of Florida this week moved forward with the demolition of the former St. Michael’s Church in Gainesville, in anticipation of selling the property to a developer and over the objections of the local community. The Gainesville Sun reports that, Diocese officials accelerated efforts to demolish the church after some residents began pushing…(Read More)

ACNS reports that Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi has resigned as the Director of the Anglican Centre at Rome following allegations of sexual misconduct. The resignation was announced today in a statement by the Centre’s Governors – its independent board of trustees. They said: “the Governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome have accepted the resignation of…(Read More)

The Café has covered its fair share of news about episcopal transitions this year. There have been so many, it seems like more than the “usual” number. Our friends at ENS have picked up on this, too. In an article they ran yesterday, they noted that just in the month of November, there were five…(Read More)

Lambeth 2020

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The planning process is well underway for the next Lambeth Conference (the once-a-decade meeting of all Anglican bishops), to be held July 23-August 2, 2020 at the University of Kent in Canterbury. “This conference is about listening to God, through scripture and in prayer and through each other, so we go out…(Read More)

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