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October 25 2017 By dvirtue Seminary Dean sought for Ethiopia, where church growth outpaces number of clergy

Missionary couple Johann and Louise Vanderbijl helped to establish St Frumentius two years ago, with Johann serving as Dean. The vacancy for a new Dean has arisen because they are starting new roles in the Anglican province of Southern Africa.

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October 24 2017 By dvirtue BRAZIL: Caminemos Juntos Conference 2017

It is important to note that this year's gathering included a visit from Charles Raven, Secretary of Membership Development for GAFCON, who shared about the Anglican movement worldwide.

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October 23 2017 By dvirtue Church of South India: You Talk the Talk, but can you Walk the Talk?

There is something odd about Moderator the Most Rev. T. K. Oommen because he does not quite put his finger on the problem CSI is facing. Divisions between the constituent churches of the Church of South India are considered now a non-issue though churches in several regions in south India are still seen to be preserving the heritage of their parent denominations.

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October 21 2017 By dvirtue Churches merge, close: 'We no longer live in Christendom. We really have to accept that it's a thing of the past'

Brown Memorial Woodbrook, about two miles from Govans on North Charles Street, has been running its busy Sunday school and community garden and working on LGBT equality and other social justice issues.

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October 21 2017 By dvirtue Anglican bishops under pressure to act as Hereford Diocese calls for official services for gay couples

The Hereford vote stops short of full-blown gay weddings in church but bishops warned beforehand it will increase pressure for a wholesale change in the CofE's definition of marriage.

'Given that the Church of England in part defines its doctrine through its authorised liturgies, even if this service did not amount to a change in marriage, it would increase pressure towards such a change,' Hereford Bishop's Council warned delegates in a briefing paper before the vote.

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October 19 2017 By dvirtue CANADA: Anglican bishops and human rights

Here is what the bishop said reported in the Anglican Journal:

An Anglican bishop, along with a coalition of leading anti-poverty and housing advocates, has urged the federal government to adopt a "rights-based" approach in its upcoming National Housing Strategy and poverty reduction strategies.

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October 19 2017 By dvirtue MYANMAR: Communique from the Council of the Church in East Asia meeting in Rangoon

Besides reflecting on the theme of the conference, delegates also shared from the contexts in which their churches are ministering so that there can be mutual encouragement and prayer for the work of the churches across East Asia. The delegates were also given the opportunity to worship with local Anglican churches in the Yangon area and were greatly encouraged by the devotion of the congregations and their warm welcome.

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October 17 2017 By dvirtue MARTHA'S VINEYARD: Anglican Leadership Institute Reaffirms Faith in Scripture, Creeds & Great Commission

We also reaffirm our ordination vows to be diligent in prayer, to faithfully preach the Word of God, to administer the sacraments and to live holy lives.

We commit ourselves to stand firm on the teaching of the historic creeds, the Thirty-Nine Articles and especially on the clear teaching of Scripture on human sexuality.

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October 16 2017 By dvirtue Reformed Episcopal Church Pastoral Letter on the Ordination of Women

Among the topics discussed was the recent statement issued by the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), regarding the ordination of women. This statement arose from the conclave held in Victoria, British Columbia, September 5-7, 2017, and represents the first attempt by the ACNA College of Bishops, since the completion of the study by the Task Force on Holy Orders, to address the differing positions on this issue among the dioceses of the ACNA.

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October 15 2017 By dvirtue Hiltz expects sanctions on Canadian church if it approves same-sex marriage

Hiltz had recently returned from the 2017 meeting of primates from across the Anglican Communion held in Canterbury, England., October 2-6. On the second day of the meeting, the Scottish Episcopal Church, which voted in June to allow same-sex marriages, agreed to accept the same "consequences" that the primates had imposed on The Episcopal Church (TEC) in 2016 after its decision to allow same-sex marriages.

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