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Letter from Church of Ireland clergy in support of TEC following Primates gathering

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry received a letter from clergy in the Church of Ireland, affirming their support for the Episcopal Church, and a notification that they’d disassociated themselves from the statement the Primates issued.

To Most Rev. Michael Curry
Presiding Bishop The Episcopal Church

Most Reverend Sir,
We the undersigned serving and retired clergy of the Church of Ireland greet you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

1. We dissociate from the decision of the Primates’ Meeting in respect of TEC.
2. We thank you […]

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Listening to all voices on human sexuality in the Church of Ireland

“Select Committee met with all who requested an interview, as part of a process of listening to those with experience of living with same-sex attraction, either personally or closely connected with those who would be so identified. This was a creative and deeply moving process or engagement that left no one unaffected, even those who did not take part in the actual interviews, but, as members of the Select Committee, had access to the type-scripts afterwards. Witness from parents with children searching for their true sexual identity was particularly powerful, indeed, almost overwhelming.”

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The Irish electorate embraces Marriage Equality

UPDATED: with statement from the Church of Ireland (Anglican)
In spite of being a largely Roman Catholic nation and against the admonition of the Irish Roman church’s episcopate, the Republic of Ireland’s electorate has legalized marriage equality in an overwhelming vote.

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Irish Methodists will join Anglican Bishops in consecrating Kearon

When Canon Kenneth Kearon is consecrated Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, in the Church of Ireland, some of the consecrators will be Methodist.

That’s because the Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland now are in full communion.

Belfast News Letter:

And tomorrow proves the point when, in Dublin, Methodist leaders will take part in the consecration of a new Church of Ireland Bishop.

For the first time in the history of the two churches, Methodists with join with Anglicans ‘in the laying […]

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