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Outgoing and incoming chairmen of GAFCON at loggerheads

These elections did not follow the Protocol between the Anglican Church in North America and the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), and were not made in consultation with the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America. … Conversations between Archbishop Beach and Archbishop Okoh are ongoing as they seek a way forward that honors Christ and his Church, and builds up the Gafcon movement. – ACNA press release

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Choosing between the Scottish Episcopal Church, the ACNA, and marriage equality in Edinburgh

Last year, the Scottish Episcopal Church voted to remove language from its canons that restricted marriage to a man and a woman. Individual clergy retain the right to decide for themselves whether or not to officiate at same-sex marriages.

Even given that provision, at least one congregation in Edinburgh is leaving the SEC rather than continue in congress with those offering marriage equality.

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Breakaway group files new petition in Fort Worth

The churches that broke away from the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas more than nine years ago have filed a petition to review the April 2018 decision of an appellate court which found in favor of members of the Diocese loyal to the Episcopal Church.

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Legal saga in Fort Worth continues: Iker’s ACNA diocese to appeal

The trial court initially ruled in favor of the Episcopal Church. On appeal, the state Supreme Court remanded the case to the trial court which then ruled in favor of Iker’s group. On Friday the Appeals Court remanded to the trial court. Iker’s group, in this press release, has announced it will appeal the Appeals Court decision to the state Supreme Court.

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