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Welby: Anglicans Must Deal with Their Past

In comments made during the online election service for the new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, Justin Welby said that Anglicans must confront their own history of racism.

The Church of England’s highest-ranking cleric was speaking in a virtual ceremony to mark the formal election of Stephen Cottrell as the 98th Archbishop of York.

The Church of England, established in 1534 after king Henry VIII’s split from Roman Catholicism, last month apologised for its links to slavery, calling […]

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Roundup: Bishops on This Week’s Protests

Episcopal and Anglican bishops from all over the world have weighed in on the Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the United States this week, as well as the use of St. John’s, Lafayette Square as a prop for a presidential photo. (See the Cafe’s previous coverage of the protests and reactions here, here, and here.) What follows is a collection of more statements from the past few days.

The Province III (covering dioceses in the mid-Atlantic) bishops write:

We […]

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Rapper Has Choice Words For Christians Who Don’t Want Him To Talk About Race

[Carol Kuruvilla – Huffington Post]

Lecrae Moore is a rapper from Atlanta whose album “Anomaly” debuted as No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
On Instagram on Thursday, the father of three criticized his Christian fans who accuse him of spreading a “divisive message” and ask him to “just stick to the gospel.”

ADELA LOCONTE VIA GETTY IMAGES Lecrae Moore is a rapper from Atlanta whose album “Anomaly” debuted as No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

“True faith stands up for the oppressed and […]

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