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Weekend Roundup for January 25

Weekend Roundup for January 25

It was a busy week for church news around the world.

 

Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church Joint Standing Committee for Nominations for General Convention has issued a call for nominations for Episcopal Church positions, committees, and boards in advance of elections at General Convention next year.
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/joint-standing-committee-on-nominations-opens-nomination-process-for-episcopal-church-positions-committees-boards/

 

Great op-ed on the recent too-successful (they ran out of money) gun buyback sponsored by an Episcopal parish in Pittsburgh and the spirit of celebrating MLK, Jr’s legacy
https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/tony-norman/2020/01/24/Homewood-gun-buyback-Episcopal-Church-Holy-Cross-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-MLK/stories/202001240051

 

Churches in downstate New York vandalized
http://westchester.news12.com/story/41582601/sign-in-front-of-st-johns-episcopal-church-in-pleasantville-vandalized
and
https://www.theexaminernews.com/pvilles-st-johns-episcopal-church-sign-vandalized/

 

Local reaction to bishop election in Alabama
https://www.al.com/news/2020/01/first-woman-bishop-elected-for-episcopal-diocese-of-alabama.html

 

An interesting blog post concerning the recently resigned rector of Trinity Wall Street
https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2020/1/20/trinity-episcopal-church-wall-street-can-reporters-solve-the-case-of-the-missing-rector

 

 

Presiding Bishop
in Atlanta
https://www.ajc.com/news/bishop-michael-curry-speak-cau/7ehzQDJMTKBfWW9rkv9Q1J/

 

Speaking at MLK breakfast in Boston
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/19/boston-mlk-breakfast-marks-50-years-with-most-rev-michael-curry-to-deliver-keynote/

 

PB’s take on the recent Primate’s meeting
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2020/01/21/presiding-bishop-says-anglican-primates-at-meeting-showed-commitment-to-walking-together/

 

And, one more thing connected to the media fascination with the Sussex’s
https://pagesix.com/2020/01/18/head-of-us-church-reaches-out-to-harry-and-meghan-to-offer-support/

 

 

 

 

UK items
Church of England reaffirms its current traditionalist stance on who can have sex
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/sex-is-for-male-female-marriage-only-church-of-england-confirms/134075.htm

 

Rick Steve’s updates us on the tourist hot spots of Britain, including several famous CoE sites
https://www.heraldnet.com/life/rick-steves-on-whats-new-for-travelers-in-great-britain/

 

 

Anglican Primates Gathering in Jordan
Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III tells Primates meeting in Jordan of unprecedented strains on Christian communities in the Levant
https://www.thenationalherald.com/281483/patriarch-theophilos-of-jerusalem-we-face-unprecedented-threats-to-our-life-here/

 

An interview with South American Primate, Archbishop Greg Venables; a strong proponent of GAFCON concerning the recent Primate’s gathering in Jordan.
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/gafcon-archbishop-reveals-inside-track-on-anglican-primates-meeting/134080.htm

 

Somewhat conservative view on the Primate’s meeting
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.mysterious.case.of.the.anglican.primates.gafcon.and.justin.welby/134065.htm

 

And  an overview from the Anglican Communion News Service
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.mysterious.case.of.the.anglican.primates.gafcon.and.justin.welby/134065.htm

 

Primates renew baptismal vows on the shore of Jordan
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.mysterious.case.of.the.anglican.primates.gafcon.and.justin.welby/134065.htm

 

And a new province of the Communion, in Egypt
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2020/01/go-ahead-given-for-new-anglican-communion-province-of-alexandria.aspx

 

 

Anglican Communion
Lessons in resilience from the Episcopal church in Cuba
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/balancing-institution-and-mission-lessons-from-change-in-the-cuban-church/

 

 

Other Items
An article about a former female TEC priest who moved the RC church as a laywoman and her warnings to the RC about women’s ordination being part of an evil gay agenda (sigh)
https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/female-episcopal-ex-priest-links-womens-ordination-to-homosexual-activism

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