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Weekly Roundup for February 1

Apologies that aren’t apologetic, some significant milestones, and everyday people doing amazing things; it’s our weekly roundup of stories you don’t want to miss

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Hearing Scheduled for Albany Bishop

The Albany Times-Union reported last week that a Hearing Panel will be convened on April 21, following Bishop William Love’s refusal to allow same-sex couples to be married in his diocese.

In a letter addressed to his diocese earlier this week, Love said the hearing will be held at the Desmond Hotel April 21. A start time has not been given, but Love said he expected the hearing to start mid-morning and last a few hours.

… Last January, […]

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Commentary: Membership decline = God’s own pruning

Leigh Silcox has a provocative commentary on membership decline in the Anglican Church of Canada.

Some extracts:

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. […]

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Weekend Roundup for January 25

Lots from the recent gathering of Primates, the PB seems to be everywhere at once, and more – it’s our weekly roundup of stories from around the church and the world.

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Church, diocese & community gun buyback program honors MLK Jr.

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.

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MLK: Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution, National Cathedral – March 31, 1968

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.

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