Franklin Graham hoisted on his own petard.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have apologised for the release of last week’s pastoral statement on civil partnerships, acknowledging that it “jeopardised trust”. The statement will not be withdrawn, however, after the College of Bishops voted against a proposal to do so. – Church Times
Leigh Silcox has a provocative commentary on membership decline in the Anglican Church of Canada.
The question I asked was this: as the Church of England had to grapple with the consequences of the Western church’s division—a contradiction to Jesus’s own prayer for concrete unity in life and witness—how could it go about discerning the truth in faithful witness?
What I discovered was that there was most certainly a strong drive for unity, called comprehension in the 17th century. […]
“We had very fruitful discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury. That is how we arrived at the point that those who will be going will be doing so in their own capacities since bishops are invited individually,” Archbishop Sapit said.
The Rt Revd Paul Bayes shared an open letter to the Archbishops describing the statement as “cold, defensive, and uncaring of its impact on the millions of people it affects”, warning it had made the Church “a laughing stock to a nation that believes it is obsessed with sex”.
The Church of the Holy Cross, the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and the community collected $5,100 for a gun buyback program. Holy Cross is a historically African American parish in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Planned as a day long event, before running out of money the church collected around 150 guns in under an hour.
The Episcopal Church Foundation announced Friday that it will no longer offer capital campaign consulting. It will serve all existing clients through their current campaigns.
a great revolution is taking place in the world today. In a sense it is a triple revolution: that is, a technological revolution, with the impact of automation and cybernation; then there is a revolution in weaponry, with the emergence of atomic and nuclear weapons of warfare; then there is a human rights revolution, with the freedom explosion that is taking place all over the world.
Please pray particularly on Monday, which is not only the day when we commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but is also Lobby Day at the State Capitol in the heart of Richmond. Thousands of people from across the Commonwealth and from states far away are expected to converge on the Capitol grounds to protest against gun control legislation that is before our General Assembly. In light of these challenging circumstances that bring immediately to mind the horrific events in Charlottesville almost two and a half years ago, we pray. We pray first and foremost for peace and for an end to violence.
“There’s worry about the other person. There’s worry that they’re going to be disruptive, they’re going to be messy, they’re going to smell, and the facilities will get trashed. None of that happened, and none of that has happened at any of the churches.”