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May 02 2017 By dvirtue Anglican renewal in Brazil

Gafcon is playing a strategic role in the renewal of the Anglican Church in Brazil.

Most Christians in the UK probably have only the haziest idea of what Anglicanism looks like in South America. The Edinburgh Missionary Conference of 1910 inhibited Protestant and Anglican missionary work in the continent at a time when the English language was (and still is) marginal. This is unlike most other areas of the Anglican Communion where the British influence was much stronger.

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May 01 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON-UK statement in response to the Primates' Communique

The statement also reminds us of the serious suffering experienced in many parts of the world, where Anglicans minister sacrificially with only a fraction of the necessary resources, yet they remain faithful, trusting in God to provide. As affluent Westerners we repent of our complacency and lack of compassion, and commit ourselves to partnering more intentionally to support the church where it serves in contexts of desperate need.

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April 27 2017 By dvirtue Attorneys urge Bishop Bruno disciplinary panel to move in opposite directions

The misconduct allegations, initially brought by the members of St. James, stem from Bruno's unsuccessful 2015 attempt to sell the church in Newport Beach to a condominium developer for $15 million in cash.

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April 27 2017 By dvirtue Diocese of Minnesota sells diocesan office to Native America tribe

I am truly sorry for all those inspiring dreams that we were not able to accomplish together. In the midst of that, I am also truly grateful for all those who have worked hard to be good stewards of 1730 Clifton Place. And at the end of the day, as we are once again reminded in this Easter season, we are resurrection people. Because of this, I believe new life always finds a way to come forth.

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April 24 2017 By dvirtue African and Asian church leaders threaten to 'plant' a bishop in Britain to defy Welby on gay Christians

The move represents a highly provocative challenge for Archbishop Welby, who softened his stance on homosexuality in February

Archbishop Welby alarmed conservatives in February by issuing a letter softening his stance on homosexuality. In the letter, written with his counterpart in York, John Sentamu, he called for a 'radical new inclusion' for gays and a '21st Century understanding' of sexuality -- apparently paving the way for the first formal services to celebrate gay couples.

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April 22 2017 By dvirtue AUSTIN, TX: Episcopal Church to Develop Downtown Block

The filing by KBGE is the first real news we've heard regarding the site -- which was purchased by the Episcopal Church in 2009 -- since 2015, and development has seemingly been in limbo for years beyond that. We're still unsure of the project's developer, but details will inevitably emerge as filings for the site continue.

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April 20 2017 By dvirtue The Untold Story of How the CDF Created the Anglican Ordinariate

Today, the Catholic Church has three Personal Ordinariates -- informally known as the "Anglican Ordinariates" -- that preserve the Anglican patrimony in their Catholic parishes, communities, and religious orders. These Personal Ordinariates have the only English form of the Roman Missal, promulgated by Pope Francis, called Divine Worship -- an actual English form, not an English translation of the Latin Mass -- written in traditional, poetic "Prayer Book" English.

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April 13 2017 By dvirtue C of E archbishops call on Christians to repent for Reformation split

The archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a statement on Tuesday recalling “the lasting damage done five centuries ago to the unity of the Church, in defiance of the clear command of Jesus Christ to unity in love”.

After 500 years of schism, will the rift of the Reformation finally be healed?

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April 13 2017 By dvirtue Anglicans join global wave of solidarity after Palm Sunday Coptic bombings

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, said that he was “shocked and greatly saddened” by the attacks, “particularly as they took place on Palm Sunday,” he said. “My thoughts and prayers are with the injured and the families and friends of those who lost their lives. May they know the comfort and strength of the Lord at this painful time.”

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April 11 2017 By dvirtue CAIRO: A Statement Regarding Recent Church Bombings in Egypt – Mouneer Anis

Intensive security measures and regulations have been made since this last Saturday. This included security personnel emptying all the streets around the churches and cathedrals of cars with extra policemen and sniffer dogs checking all church buildings and worshippers before Services start. I believe these measures were done to safeguard all church buildings in the country.

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