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The Episcopal Church knew plenty about serial child sex abuser

Victim Meg Yarbrough: “I have never understood how the Vestry of Grace Church in 1996 refused to fire Howdy after the West Virginia case,” she said. “Bishop [Robert Hodges] Johnson [Diocesan, Western North Carolina] wanted to … It weighs heavily on me that I didn’t go to Bishop Johnson then.”

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GAFCON Consecrates New Bishop for Its Work in New Zealand

Following the news this past May that the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans in New Zealand, a group affiliated with GAFCON, had elected the Rev. Jay Behan as its bishop, the group followed through by holding a consecration service for him at Centennial Chapel of St. Andrew’s School in Christchurch last weekend. The Rev. Bosco Peters, a priest in New Zealand, reported on his blog that,

The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) and […]

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Former Episcopal priest pleads guilty to serial child sexual abuse

The details of the assaults, as read into the record by Welch, were horrendous. White used not only his position of power within the church to abuse children, but also his status as a guardian ad litem. Two of the four victims were troubled teens who came to stay briefly with White, who was at the time considered a responsible adult. In addition, he frequently used alcohol as a means to both draw close to and impair his victims. – The Mountaineer

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Executive Council names companies complicit in the occupation of Palestinian territories

Last year’s General Convention debates over Israel, Palestine, and the path to peace in the Holy Lands was fraught, but the Fall meeting of the Executive Council has returned to the challenge, hoping to find a way to thread the needle of support for the human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories through economic pressure that does not fall under the controversial umbrella of BDS.

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Bishop Curry to Preach in Fond du Lac

The FDL Reporter notes that Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is coming to Wisconsin as part of the Way of Love series of revivals this weekend.

Imagine the power of love.

This is what Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asked guests at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle to do as he gave the sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.

On Sunday, he will […]

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Episcopal Churches in Germany respond to Yom Kippur attack

“We are … keenly aware of the long and grievous history of the church in denying its historic connection to the Jewish people, and in failing to speak with moral clarity when Jewish communities have been singled out for discrimination and violence. … We will not fail to remind our communities of the profound errors of the past, when the church made easy alliance with the evils of white supremacy and nationalism.”

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