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The Anglican Consultative Council met for a marathon voting session on April 18th, as part of ACC 2016. Many hoped that the votes and comments
The Rt Revd James Tengatenga, ACC chairman, affirmed the “right and responsibility” of Episcopal Church delegates to vote at the next ACC meeting. This directly contradicts
The Church of England is holding their regular annual General Synod this week; Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby used his presidential address to make remarks
… we know that the Anglican Church of Canada, Scotland, Whales (sic), Brazil and New Zealand are on the way to toeing the footsteps of TEC. We are yet to be convinced that the restrictions imposed on TEC will be implemented. – Okoh
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
But really, shouldn’t this be expected? Our work for equality and full inclusion, on a communion-wide scale, is a kind of civil disobedience, and civil disobedience is often met with oppression and further injustice. But that doesn’t mean that we should disengage with the Anglican Communion because a couple of dozen men have sought to censure us.
The Community of St Anselm have temporarily relocated to Canterbury and are spending this week praying in Canterbury Cathedral for the Primates as they continue their meeting.
Well, dear friends, it is important because in spite of all the hard feelings and anathemas being hurled at various churches, in spite of colonial history, there are residual feelings of real companionship in the Gospel and real hopes for engagement in common mission.
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