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March 22 2014 By virtueonline UK: Biblical Ignorance of Anglican Politicians is no Laughing Matter

Positive male and female role models are very important in local communities but as an argument for the ordination of women, or indeed men, Mrs Spelman's apologia for women priests displays a lamentable level of biblical literacy. The primary calling of ordained ministers in the Church of England is to proclaim the Word of God, not to spend their time trying to compensate for societal breakdown.

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March 21 2014 By virtueonline UK: First priest to defy Church ban on gay marriage for clergy

The decision was applauded by traditionalists and several primates overseas but infuriated liberals in the Church.

Although the Church of England officially objected to the legalisation of gay marriage and has opted out of performing the weddings, there have been growing signs of a more relaxed stance on homosexuality.

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March 20 2014 By virtueonline ENGLAND: Anglican legal advisor named Queen's Chaplain

"It is a great honour to be appointed as one of Her Majesty The Queen's Chaplains," he said. "The role is largely honorary, but I hope it will increase the opportunities I have from time to time to emphasise the importance of the Anglican Communion, and the immensely valuable work done by Anglican Churches around the world'.

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March 12 2014 By virtueonline CHURCH OF ENGLAND: Gay Marriage and the Church's Response

The changes have been rapidly accepted: importantly by people with power and influence, and then filtering down to the general population. The message has been imposed through a combination of relentless teaching and threats of punishment for resisting. And there is a real belief that the changes are wholly positive and part of the progress of civilisation. In the face of this remarkably successful campaign, how has the church responded?

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March 11 2014 By virtueonline SHEFFIELD, UK: Refuting serious doctrinal allegation against evangelicals

But conservative evangelicals like her were accused of adopting a 'recent' view of the Trinity contrary to the 39 Articles. This allegation calls for an answer.

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March 04 2014 By virtueonline Royal couple to visit Sydney's Anglican cathedral for Easter

Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, who will preach at the service, said he will be "delighted to welcome the royal couple to the celebration of Easter at the Cathedral church of St. Andrew."

The couple will also visit Brisbane, Uluru and Canberra.

On Anzac Day, Prince William will lay a wreath during a Commemorative Service at the Australian War Memorial and plant a Lone Pine tree, the seed of which came from Gallipoli in the Memorial Garden.

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February 26 2014 By virtueonline Lord Carey: Community breakdown, not welfare cuts, to blame for food poverty

"One in five mothers report regularly skipping meals to better feed their children, and even more families are just one unexpected bill away from waking up with empty cupboards," the letter read.

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February 25 2014 By virtueonline CHURCH OF ENGLAND: Listen to Those Turbulent Priests

There is not one corner or acre of this country that the church does not cover. Wherever you live you are in someone's parish, and are someone's responsibility, even if you have no faith. And if you need help, you can count on the church to at least do something. To be honest, clergy know far more about the state of the country and how the government's policies have affected everyday people than the MPs do themselves, and they are elected to know.

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February 17 2014 By virtueonline UK: Women in the Episcopate: Reference to the Dioceses

When legislation is referred to the dioceses because it touches the sacraments of the Church, Forward in Faith believes that synod members should give their votes according to principle and conscience.

For members of Forward in Faith that is likely to involve voting against the Measure and the Canon because, for reasons of theological conviction, we cannot endorse the ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate.

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February 17 2014 By virtueonline Rwandan priest in UK faces probe over allegations of role in 1994 genocide

The church said it was "disturbed" by allegations - made in human rights reports and brought to its attention by an Observer investigation - that Ruhumuliza collaborated in endangering Tutsis with another Anglican bishop, who was arrested by a UN tribunal on genocide charges.

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