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December 04 2016 By dvirtue Bishop accuses 'elitist' Church of England of being embarrassed by patriotism and failing to understand 'frozen out' Brexit voters

He said if it had really been listening to the poor it would not have been surprised by the Brexit vote and the concerns of those who 'feel frozen out'.

The bishop's attack follows the embarrassment of senior Church leaders headed by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby after voters disregarded their appeals to vote to remain in the EU in the June referendum.

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November 26 2016 By dvirtue ENGLAND: Senior Anglican Bishop To Preside At LGBT Eucharist

Bishop Rachel Treweek was the first woman bishop to sit in the House of Lords.

A spokeswoman for the Gloucester Diocese confirmed Treweek would preside and said: "As part of Bishop Rachel's ministry she celebrates the Eucharist in many churches across her diocese, to worship will fellow Christians who are all loved and valued by God."

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November 26 2016 By dvirtue What, if anything, is happening in the Church of England?

Now that these Conversations are over, the question floating in the breeze is, "Where do we go from here?" The radical wing has its objective, which it seeks to achieve by salami-slicing opposition to its agenda and by planting facts on the ground while the Guardians of Christian doctrine - the Bishops - are as usual looking the other way. The game plan will be familiar to anyone who has followed the story in the Episcopal Church, USA, or the Anglican Church in Canada.

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November 23 2016 By dvirtue Is The Church Of England Finally About To Make A Decision On Gay Marriage?

It comes amid a long and drawn out process and will certainly not be the last key moment.

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November 22 2016 By dvirtue Conservative Anglican churches offset decline of church attendance in UK

Reform is a conservative evangelical group within the Church of England that teach the "infallibility and supreme authority" of the Bible and it has objected to the appointment of female bishops in 2014. The group also preaches against sex outside of a heterosexual marriage.

It was also reported that more younger people attend the churches linked to the conservative group. Only 18 percent of the congregation were aged over 70 compared to 30 percent in the whole Church of England.

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November 20 2016 By dvirtue 'The Church of England: On not being oblivious to the obvious'

This should be a great encouragement to us in the Church of England as we recognize that our core business is to bring the truth of the gospel to the nation -- and is a conclusion that confirms what we see on the ground where there is a confidence in the Bible as the Word of God.

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November 18 2016 By dvirtue CofE Bishops Tell Theresa May: Stop Ignoring Christian Persecution In Iran

He joined MPs and Peers calling for an independent investigation of a massacre of political prisoners in Iran in 1988.

In the summer of 1988, based on a fatwa decreed by the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Khomeini, some 30,000 political prisoners were massacred in the space of a few months and buried secretly in mass graves. The officials responsible for the massacre currently hold some of the highest positions in the regime.

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November 11 2016 By dvirtue Two Anglican Archbishops obsessed with women and the queer agenda

Before anyone complains that the bishop elect of St Davids was not appointed by Dr Morgan but by an electoral college, there is no difference other than going through the motions. The name of Canon Penberthy as the next bishop of St Davids was circulating months ago despite her having to endure "sexism on her way to the top". That is, the absence of female toilets in a male college which moved her to micturate in England.

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November 03 2016 By dvirtue Gospel, church and nation

A report in the Church Times, entitled Thinking about Evangelism, includes interviews with members of Archbishop's Task Force on evangelism, and other clergy. According to Chris Russell, a renewed and more urgent focus on evangelism should not be "motivated by anxiety about numbers" but because "people do not know Jesus Christ".

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November 01 2016 By dvirtue Evangelical Anglicans Urged To 'Stand Up And Be Counted' Over Gay Blessings

The forthright statement comes as CofE bishops meet to discuss whether to offer some form of welcome or acceptance to gay couples in official liturgy.

But the document denies this compromise between full acceptance of gay marriage and the Church's current position would work. It would be a "recipe for continuing conflict" the CEEC said and insists allowing "the blessing of same-sex relationships would be a de facto change of Church of England doctrine".

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