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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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October 12 2017 By dvirtue Sale of Newport's St. James church called off; long-locked doors will reopen

The Right Rev John Taylor, bishop coadjutor for the diocese and the successor to Bruno, who is retiring soon, said in an interview Wednesday that the church's reopening date is to be determined but that it will be as soon as pastorally and practically possible.

"These matters are sensitive and involve the feelings and prerogatives of a lot of folks," he said.

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October 11 2017 By dvirtue Anglican Diocese of Sydney donates $1 million to 'no' campaign in same-sex marriage poll

'The stakes are high and the cost is high,' he told a meeting of all the churches in Sydney on Monday. 'Yet the cause is just and it is a consequence of our discipleship to uphold the gift of marriage as God has designed it -- a creation ordinance for all people.'

He added he would 'make no apology' for urging Australians to vote 'no' in the poll, which was commissioned by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to advise parliament but is not legally binding.

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October 10 2017 By dvirtue Concord NH police, St. Paul’s School review their understanding on crime reporting

Both Saint Paul’s and Phillips Exeter made national headlines in recent years for their handling of sexual misconduct allegations against students and former teachers. The boarding schools also independently hired law firms to investigate claims brought by students against former faculty and staff spanning decades.

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October 09 2017 By dvirtue Thoughts on the Primates Meeting from Archbishop Gregory Venables

He recently spoke about his experience at the Primates Meeting. In the conversation, Archbishop Venables expressed his strong desire for Gafcon to improve the communication amongst the movement's members, be robust enough to attract new members, and to hold together in the face of powerful challenges to the word of God.

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October 07 2017 By dvirtue Communique from the Primates' Meeting

Three Primates were absent because of a combination of personal circumstances and difficulties within their Provinces. Primates from Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda declined to attend citing what they believed to be a lack of good order within the Communion.

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October 06 2017 By dvirtue CANTERBURY: Can Two Walk Together Unless They Are Agreed?

The Primates' Meeting has been portrayed as "good disagreement" over issues of sexuality, and that the irreconcilable theological convictions underlying the different positions can be set aside for the sake of institutional unity. But this does not reflect the reality. We are not "walking together."[3]

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October 05 2017 By dvirtue CANTERBURY: We Are Not Walking Together

Archbishop Ntagali, the Primate of Uganda and Vice-Chairman of Gafcon has said, 'if we are not walking in the same direction, how can we walk together?'

In no way can these leaders, with the Archbishop of Rwanda, be said to be 'walking together.' They have chosen to witness to the truth by their absence.

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October 04 2017 By dvirtue Anglicans sanction Scottish Episcopal Church over same-sex marriage

The Most Rev Justin Welby set out the decision in a news conference mid-way through a week-long meeting of Anglican primates in Canterbury.

He said: "There were a lot of expressions of disappointment, strong feelings from many of the provinces."

The archbishop said the consequences were agreed unanimously. He said he felt "very sad" about the decision.

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October 03 2017 By dvirtue CANTERBURY: Primates Pause for Prayer in Wake of Nevada Massacre

The following statement was sent from the Primates of the Anglican Communion to Bishop Dan Edwards of the Diocese of Nevada.

"We were greatly distressed to learn of the dreadful events in Las Vegas last night. The scale of the loss of life and the numbers of injured is truly shocking. We are sending our deepest condolences to you and to the people of your diocese -- in particular, the people of Las Vegas.

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