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May 09 2017 By dvirtue UK: Jesmond curate's breakaway consecration surprises both diocese and conservative Evangelicals - UPDATED

The Church Times has repeatedly attempted to contact both Bishop Pryke and his Vicar, the Revd David Holloway, but neither has responded.

The news also appears to have surprised GAFCON UK and the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), who agreed last week to appoint their own missionary bishop for conservative Evangelical parishes in Britain (News, 5 May), even though the new bishop is a member of AMiE's executive committee.

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May 06 2017 By dvirtue Church of Ireland delegates defeat motion on public service for same-sex couples

He said: "while there is no evidence in the gospels that Jesus Christ said anything one way or another about gay people, there are however, plenty of examples of how Jesus modelled for us the need to include all. In the Bible we see his loathing for stigmatisation".

Lesbian and gay people were among today's examples of people on the fringes, he said.

'Impossible' motion

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May 04 2017 By dvirtue ZIMBABWE: Things Fall Apart for Kunonga . . . Anglican Church Turns Screws On Embattled Cleric

"We met our lawyers Gill, Godlonton and Gerrans last week on Friday after the court ruling," said Rev Dzavo.

"We have instructed them to follow up the matter and recover the money and everything that we lost to Kunonga.

"It's another process which needs to be done in accordance with the dictates of the law and we are doing exactly that."

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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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