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  • Breaking news: House of Bishops affirms gay commitment ceremony

    07/09/2012 8:37:55 PM PDT · by lightman · 36 replies ^ | 9 July AD 2012 | Cherie Wetze
    Breaking news: House of Bishops affirms gay commitment ceremony Posted on July 9, 2012 by cherie Cherie Wetzel reporting from the 77th General Convention in Indianapolis July 9, 2012 This afternoon, the House of bishops voted in roll call vote, to affirm A049 the resolution endorsing the same-sex commitment ceremony. The vote was 111 yes, 41 no and 3 abstained. As I listened to the 1:45 minute discussion prior to the vote, I continued to have hope as clearly 19 bishops stated they would vote no that I had not expected. At the end of the process, after announcing the...
  • Racism mars process to choose Anglican leader {Gay Bish's don't like African views}

    04/23/2012 4:28:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 17 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | 22 April 2012 | RICHARD EDEN AND EDWARD MALNICK
    The early favourite to become the next Archbishop of Canter-bury - spiritual leaders of the world's Anglicans - is the victim of "naked racism" by critics who are trying to besmirch his name, one of his closest sup-porters said. ..Arora's accusation of an "anonymous whispering" campaign against the archbishop has the potential to be hugely damaging to the church. It recalls the last time the Church sought a new Archbishop of Canterbury, in 2002, when the Michael Nazir-Ali, then Bishop of Rochester, was described as a "Paki Papist" by an unidentified cleric...., two bishops who spoke to the Sunday Telegraph...
  • Anglican Schism over Homosexuality Widens

    08/31/2007 7:00:44 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 23 replies · 674+ views ^ | August 31, 2007 | Hilary White
    Anglican Schism over Homosexuality Widens Two American Episcopal Church Bishops re-ordained for service in Kenya Anglican Church By Hilary White NAIROBI, August 31, 2007 ( - Two American Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the US were re-ordained for service in the Anglican Church in Kenya on Thursday. The Times' Ruth Gledhill reports that the ordination, while seen as "valid," will likely be condemned as a further step towards a complete separation of what many now perceive as two Anglican Churches. The Right Rev William Murdoch and the Right Rev. Bill Atwood, formerly of Massachusetts and Texas, respectively, were consecrated...
  • Samson N. Gitau: Reflections on the Reaction of the Global South to TEC’s new Theology

    08/26/2007 6:19:36 AM PDT · by Huber · 3 replies · 98+ views
    The Living Church Foundation ^ | September 2, 2007 | The Rev. Samson N. Gitau
    A Second Betrayal The leadership of The Episcopal Church seems intrigued as to why the Global South Anglican leadership has failed to buy into Western revisionism. The Episcopalians seem equally intrigued as to why the “poor” Global South church leaders, faced with multiple problems like HIV/AIDS, malaria and education, to name a few, refuse to take foreign aid, or even worse, why they have returned aid already received prior to the events of the infamous 2003 General Convention. The apparent intrigue is coupled with the failure of the Global South leaders to embrace the popular Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) warmly...
  • Global South as Growing Force in Catholic Church

    08/03/2007 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Titanites · 4 replies · 356+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 05, 2005 | Sophie Arie
    Christianity, and Catholicism in particular, are booming in the global South. The rise is so great, in fact, that Christendom's so-called center of gravity - the point on the globe where roughly the same number of believers live to the north, south, east, and west - is shifting ever further from Rome, not to mention Jerusalem, where Christianity started. Today, according to a trajectory mapped by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based in South Hamilton, Mass., the demographic heart of the Christian world has shifted to Timbuktu, in the mostly Muslim African nation of Mali. It...
  • The Next Christianity

    01/05/2007 9:58:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies · 559+ views
    CERC ^ | October 2002 | Phillip Jenkins
    The Next Christianity   PHILIP JENKINS In looking back over the enormous changes wrought by the twentieth century, Western observers may have missed the most dramatic revolution of all. While secular movements like communism, feminism, and environmentalism have gotten the lion's share of our attention, the explosive southward expansion of Christianity in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has barely registered on Western consciousness. Nor has the globalization of Christianity — and the enormous religious, political, and social consequences it portends — been properly understood. Ever since the sexual-abuse crisis erupted in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church in the mid-1980s, with allegations...
  • Statement of Archbishop Akinola on Windsor Report (Full Text)

    10/20/2004 5:36:52 AM PDT · by Martin Tell · 15 replies · 376+ views
    Virtuosity Online ^ | October 19, 2004 | Archibishop Peter Akinola
    Statement on Windsor Report From Nigeria's Primate, Archbishop Peter Akinola: Released on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 I welcome the sincerity and hard work of those who have prepared 'The Windsor Report 2004'. After an initial reading it is clear to me that the report falls far short of the prescription needed for this current crisis. It fails to confront the reality that a small, economically privileged group of people has sought to subvert the Christian faith and impose their new and false doctrine on the wider community of faithful believers. We have watched in sadness as sisters and brothers who...

    07/06/2004 10:48:46 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 4 replies · 222+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 6 July 2004 | David Virtue
    BEWARE REVISIONIST BISHOPS BEARING LINGUISTIC ALMS News Analysis By David W. Virtue Beware when a revisionist bishop comes to you bearing linguistic alms. All might not appear as it seems. Words like "dialogue", "mediation" and "conversation" can be smoke screens for my way or the highway. Consider the following. When disagreements appear between those who support pansexuality and those who do not, a liberal or revisionist bishop will usually invite a recalcitrant parish and its priest to have a "conversation" perhaps a "deep conversation" with him about what to do. "The church [needs] to engage in the costly and demanding...
  • The Anglican Re-Alignment--the Article

    06/27/2004 6:34:52 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 12 replies · 137+ views
    Anglican Mission in America (AMIA) ^ | June 2004 | staff writers
    The Anglican Re-Alignment--the Article What in the World is Happening? (We field many questions about the Anglican Communion. These questions come both from those who have a long history with the topic and those with no church background at all. This article is aimed at providing some basic information on the current state of our global family.) In the period of optimism following the Second World War, the Bishop of London, J.W.C. Wand, edited a volume on the state of the Anglican Communion. It paints a picture of a world-wide church of 34 million adherents that seemed increasingly diverse in...
  • Bishops call for Canada's expulsion in gay crisis

    06/07/2004 4:36:52 PM PDT · by sauerkraut · 2 replies · 117+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2004 | Jonathan Petre
    Conservative archbishops representing more than half of worldwide Anglicanism demanded the expulsion of the Canadian Church yesterday for describing homosexual relationships as holy. In a significant blow to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, traditionalist leaders lambasted the Canadian general synod for affirming that same-sex unions had "integrity and sanctity". They said the Canadians should be ejected with the liberal American Episcopal Church, which backed the consecration of Anglicanism's first openly-gay bishop last year. Their intervention has badly damaged efforts by Dr Williams and other Anglican leaders to broker peace between the factions on homosexuality. Last week it appeared...
  • Archbishops want church expelled

    06/06/2004 5:48:46 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 11 replies · 102+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 6 June 2004 | Jonathan Petre and Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Archbishops want church expelled By Jonathan Petre and Jonathan Wynne-Jones (Filed: 05/06/2004) Worldwide Anglicanism was back on the brink of schism yesterday after conservative Archbishops demanded the expulsion of the Canadian Church over its affirmation of the "sanctity" of gay relationships. The Canadian General Synod had apparently avoided a clash with the worldwide Church this week when it decided to delay a vote on gay blessings at its meeting in St Catharines, Ontario. The postponement was praised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who said it would help the work of the Lambeth Commission, the body he established...
  • Conservatives losing patience with liberals

    05/21/2004 10:54:35 AM PDT · by ahadams2 · 9 replies · 96+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 20 May 2004 | staff writers
    Conservatives losing patience with liberals Number: 5718 Date: May 20, Hopes to avert a schism in the Anglican Communion appear to be disappearing after one of the Primates charged with finding a solution to the sexuality crisis has warned that conservatives are questioning calls for restraint. The Archbishop of the West Indies, the Most Rev Drexel Gomez, has challenged Archbishop Robin Eames, the chair of the Commission set up to hold the Communion together, to apply the same censure to liberals as conservatives. In a sign of increasing tension at the heart of the Commission, Archbishop Gomez has written a...
  • Statement of the [Anglican] Global South Primates

    05/20/2004 9:14:14 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 69+ views
    Anglican Communion News Service ^ | 19 May 2004 | Global South Primates
    ACNS 3829 | ACO | 19 MAY 2004 Statement of the Global South Primates Anglican Church of Kenya Office, Nairobi, Kenya By the special grace of our God, we, the Primates of the Global South of the Anglican Communion representing 18 Provinces with a membership of over 55 million, have met together in Nairobi on 15 & 16 April 2004 under the Chairmanship of the Most Revd Dr Peter Akinola, the Primate of all Nigeria. We begin our gathering around the Lord’s Table celebrated by the Primate of Kenya, the Most Revd Benjamin Nzimbi, and the homily delivered by the...
  • Anger as Primate takes Presidency at Eucharist

    03/18/2004 6:13:48 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 2 replies · 109+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 18 March 2004 | staff writer
    Anger as Primate takes Presidency at Eucharist Number: 5709 Date: March 18 Anglican leaders have criticised the decision to allow the American Primate at the centre of the row over the Communion’s first openly gay bishop to celebrate the Eucharist in Canterbury Cathedral. The Primate of Central Africa, the Most Rev Bernard Malango, who was present at the ceremony, expressed his anger at having such a ‘political’ move thrust upon him. Attending the Joint Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Malango said that no warning had been given that Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold would be celebrating the Eucharist until...
  • Primates' offer "appalling" and "improper" -- Crawley

    03/04/2004 10:12:10 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 12 replies · 61+ views ^ | 3 March 2004 | Frank Stirk
    Primates' offer "appalling" and "improper" -- Crawley By Frank Stirk FOUR ANGLICAN primates in Africa and one in Asia have offered "alternative episcopal oversight" to Canadian Anglicans disillusioned over the way their bishops have addressed the longstanding controversy over same-sex blessings. So far, four parishes and eight priests in the diocese of New Westminster, as well as one priest in Calgary, have accepted the offer. Recently, Archbishop David Crawley, the Anglican Church of Canada's acting primate, spoke with -- and left no doubt what he thinks of their offer. Archbishop David Crawley: The offer that the primates have made...
  • Another Anglican Primate adds name in support of the NACDP

    02/20/2004 10:20:45 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 5 replies · 112+ views
    AAC Blog ^ | 17 February 2004 | AAC blogger
    Another Anglican Primate adds name in support of the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes THIS JUST IN..... The Archbishop of the Indian Ocean, the Most Rev Remi Rabenirina, has added his name to the list of Anglican Primates who have recognised the new Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes. The others are: 1. The Most Rev. Peter Akinola - Nigeria 2. The Most Rev. Drexel Gomez - West Indies 3. The Most Rev. Greg Venables - Southern Cone 4. The Most Rev. Joseph Marona - Sudan 5. The Most Rev. Benjamin Nzimbi - Kenya 6. The Most...
  • Split looms closer for Anglican Communion

    02/13/2004 10:04:49 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 19 replies · 68+ views
    Church of England Newspaper ^ | 13 February 2004 (cover date 19 Feb 04) | staff writers
    Split looms closer for Anglican Communion Number: 5704 A split in the Anglican Communion loomed ever closer this week as 13 Primates from the global south gave their support to a new Network of conservative Anglicans in the Episcopal Church of the USA. Their statement came on the eve of the first meeting of the newly constituted Eames Commission which was given the brief by the Primates’ Meeting, of resolving the tensions created by the consecration of a practising homosexual in New Hampshire in America. But the brief may already have been superseded by the new Network of Anglican Communion...

    11/09/2003 7:33:06 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 13 replies · 89+ views
    Virtuosity ^ | 9 November 2003 | David Virtue
    SECRET DOCUMENT REVEALS PRIMATES EXCOMMUNICATION PLANS SPECIAL REPORT By David W. Virtue A secret document drawn up by Primates of the Global South reveals that continued intransigence by The Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada over matters of faith and morals, will result in their excommunication from the world-wide Anglican Communion. Sources have told Virtuosity that even though liberal American bishops seemingly answer to no one, they will be held accountable as this plan moves forward and its proposals implemented. One thing is clear, Dr. Rowan Williams will be forced to decide whether he wants to be...

    11/03/2003 8:57:10 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 27 replies · 101+ views
    Anglican Church of Nigeria website ^ | 2 November 2003 | Most Revd Peter J. Akinola
    STATEMENT OF THE PRIMATES OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH IN THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION IN RESPONSE TO THE CONSECRATION OF GENE ROBINSON ON 2 NOVEMBER 2003 02 November 2003 It is with profound sadness and pain that we have arrived at this moment in the history of the Anglican Communion. We are appalled that the authorities within the Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA) have ignored the heartfelt plea of the Communion not to proceed with the scheduled consecration of Canon Gene Robinson. They have ignored the clear and strong warning of its detrimental consequences for the unity of the Communion which was contained...