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Hiltz: Why not the passion for human rights as for marriage equality?

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, spoke yesterday at the Council of the General Synod.

The Anglican Journal reports:

“I long for a time in our church when there is as much attention and conviction and passion and voice and action from the rooftops about sexual exploitation, about gender-based violence, human trafficking for the sex trade, missing and murdered Indigenous women, pornography, religiously-based violence around the world, our violence against creation itself, and the greed and the reckless […]

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What are the limits of Primatial power?

Or are the Primates here taking it upon themselves to speak for the whole Anglican Communion – that by “us” here they mean “Anglicanism”? If so, when and where, exactly, do they think they have received this mandate? Is a convenient crypto-papal ecclesiology at work here?

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Editorial: Response to the #Primates2016 Statement

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.

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Vikings, Muslims, and Anglicans: Justin Welby addresses first day of Primates’ gathering

According to Christian Today, the speech was supposed to be a private address to the gathered Primates, and it is not published on the official Primates 2016 website.

Although his office declined to comment, there was no denial that he had delivered the speech.

Nevertheless, the transcript of the speech leaked by Vanguard has been widely shared since yesterday’s opening of the “gathering.”

In his address, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby drew on the history of tension and mission of the churches together:

Since Augustine, […]

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