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Lambeth Conference postponed until 2022

Today, the Lambeth Conference announced that it will be postponed an additional year:

In March it was announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and global restrictions on travel and mass gatherings, the Lambeth Conference of 2020 would need to be rescheduled to the British summer of 2021.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has now taken the important decision to reschedule the Lambeth Conference by a further year to the British summer of 2022. The conference will meet in […]

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ACNA praying about the ordination of women

The Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) has issued a call for prayer as ACNA bishops discuss the ordination of women following a five-year study on holy orders by an appointed task force.

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Facets of identity

These four terms – Christian, Anglican, Episcopalian, and post-theist – are how I describe my religious identity. I choose which term(s) to use on a particular occasion depending upon context and what I want to communicate about myself.

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Church of England could close thousands of churches in 2016

Photo of St Mary’s, Newington

In a BBC video, the Revd Cannon Giles Fraser talks about the high cost of securing the steeple for St Mary’s, Newington, and says that clergy forced to manage buildings are left without the time needed to evangelize and proclaim the Gospel.

From the video:

“It’s not about the buildings. It’s actually about proclaiming the Gospel. Moses did fine in tents, and we can do fine in tents, too.”

The Church of England is investigating alternative uses for countryside churches, which […]

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Anglican Church of Canada releases report from The Commission on the Marriage Canon

The Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada released the following announcement on Tuesday, September 22:

Dear Friends in Christ,

Today the Council of General Synod received The Report of The Commission on The Marriage Canon.  The report is very comprehensive and reflects the commitment of the members to address General Synod 2013’s Resolution C003 in its fullness.

You will recall that the resolution requested consideration as to whether the proposal for amending The Marriage Canon would contravene The Solemn Declaration […]

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Leaving Catholicism for Anglicanism

Catholic author and columnist Michael Coren found his way from the Catholic church for which he was a voice to the Anglican church, finding both harsh criticism and spiritual relief. He writes about his religious migration in the Anglican Journal:

While I never swayed from Catholic theology—and continue in my adherence—I began to question, then doubt, then reject Roman Catholic teaching on papal supremacy, authority, contraception and especially homosexuality and equal marriage. On the latter, I simply could no longer glue […]

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Justin, not Your Grace: A Newsweek interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury

Newsweek has just published a somewhat prickly interview with Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, by Robert Chalmers, touching on questions of prayer (“Prayer isn’t a means of making things happen. If God exists, God is worth talking to and listening to. That’s the simple way of putting it”), corporate ethics, wealth and the relationship of religion and the state:

Does he believe he was chosen by God?

“The church recognised that I was the appropriate person to be the next Archbishop.”

“Meaning God, […]

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Judge rules in favor of diocese selling St. James the Great in L.A.

The Daily Pilot, in Fountain Valley, California, reports that a judge has allowed the sale of a church property to move forward after parishioners of St. James the Great in Newport Beach filed a lawsuit to at least temporarily halt the sale. A developer purchased the property for $15 million, a deal made by Bishop J. Jon Bruno and announced to the congregation in May.

Legacy Partners Residential is the buyer and plans to replace the 1940s-era church with high-end townhomes. […]

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