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Police say sex abuse of student occurred at Episcopal-affiliated school

A former staffer at Church Farm School in Exton, PA has been arrested, accused of forcing a student at the school into hundreds of sexual encounters. The staffer has acknowledged the abuse. It is the second such case at the all-male school in recent years. Earlier this year a former teacher pled guilty to child sex abuse. There is also a lawsuit against the school.

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New allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse in ACNA

Our leadership has become aware of information involving credible allegations of serious sexual misconduct and abuse of a female adult from former Greenhouse Movement staff member Joel Girard during his time serving on the Cornerstone Anglican Church staff. We understand that on 7/28/21 a police report was filed regarding this matter. – ACNA, Diocese of the Upper Midwest

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Diocese of Vermont faces “financial cliff” warns bishop

[The financial] assessment revealed that a “financial cliff is on the horizon.” In his report, which was submitted to me and presented to Diocesan Council on June 16, Mr. Burnett wrote, “The Bishop envisioned financial shortfalls early on in her ministry, and we can reaffirm that there is, in fact, trouble ahead, likely in the first quarter of 2023, where, without intervention, expenditures will far exceed revenues.”

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Diocese of Central Gulf Coast summer reading program: Freedom School

An Episcopal priest who champions learning, and a retired teacher have created Freedom School, a summer program to bring kids in Pensacola up to grade level in reading. The Rev. Kammy Young is Canon Missioner for Development: Evangelism and Mission Engagement for the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. Mrs. Nettie Eaton is former principal at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola.

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GAFCON Australia: we plan a schismatic diocese

Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia responds to GAFCON plan for schismatic diocese: “orthodox Anglicans can continue with confidence as members of the Anglican Church of Australia. To suggest or insinuate otherwise is to not speak the truth.”

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