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Weekend Roundup for Nov 7

Weekend Roundup for Nov 7

Episcopal Church

Bishop McConnell of Pittsburgh, who was the first bishop elected after the schism there has announced his intention to retire.
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/12/04/Pittsburgh-Episcopal-bishop-to-retire-Dorsey-McConnell/stories/201912040126

 

Texas Supreme Court held a hearing in the Ft Worth property case on Thursday, though no decision is expected before March
https://episcopaldiocesefortworth.org/texas-supreme-court-hears-oral-arguments/

 

Story in local press on upcoming episcopal election in Alabama
https://www.al.com/news/2019/12/three-bishop-candidates-2-women-make-list-for-episcopal-church.html

 

Integrity’s head resigns. It seems to me that this organization has run past its purpose and the inclusiveness work that still needs to be done is awaiting the leadership of a new generation.
https://www.christianpost.com/news/episcopal-lgbt-advocacy-group-head-resigns-amid-allegations-of-mismanagement.html

 

A Latinx ministry conference next year
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/nuevo-amanecer-2020-conference-on-latino-hispanic-ministries-is-may-12-15-2020/

 

Church of England

A great look into how establishment looks in the CoE propmpted by a review of  a century of church self-governance
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/6-december/features/features/the-cry-for-self-government-100-years-of-the-enabling-act

 

CoE bishops stand against expansion of abortion access past 24 weeks in UK
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/6-december/news/uk/c-of-e-bishops-will-oppose-extension-of-abortion-provision

 

Bishop Sarah Mullally leads remembrance of victims of London Bridge attack
https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/6-december/news/uk/bishop-leads-minute-s-silence-at-guildhall-for-london-bridge-victims

 

CoE reports growing attendance at Cathedrals
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/11/church-of-england-cathedrals-continue-to-attract-increasing-numbers.aspx

and a reflection on  the phenomena
http://laudablepractice.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-advent-of-high-church-populism.html

 

A story from ENS about last month’s consecration of the first black female bishop in the CoE
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/2019/12/04/episcopal-leaders-join-celebrations-of-church-of-englands-first-black-female-bishop/

 

Anglican Communion

Irish senator and member of Church of Ireland calls for laws to extend employment discrimination protections to churches after two people are fired for marrying their same-sex partners
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/government-must-address-anti-discrimination-laws-says-norris-1.4101340

 

Anglican Communion office names a Director for Gender Justice
https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2019/12/leading-anti-gbv-campaigner-mandy-marshall-to-join-the-anglican-communion-office-team.aspx

 

Other Interesting Items

A nice overview of the genuine St Nicholas
https://www.anglicanjournal.com/st-nicholas-a-legendary-figure-with-contemporary-relevance/

 

The latest updates of proposals for reorganizing the UMC
https://www.umnews.org/en/news/comparing-plans-headed-to-gc2020

 

Interesting piece on Trump and Evangelicals in the face of impeachment
https://rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2019/11/04/trump-white-house-cranks-religion-to-11-as-impeachment-looms/

 


 

image: The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, with Mandy Marshall, who was named today as the new Director for Gender Justice (ACNS)

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