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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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April 09 2017 By dvirtue LONG ISLAND: Former Porn Editor now involved in Mother and Child Ministry in Episcopal Church

Thompson said that she became the program director because she believes in its mission.

When she learned that her church was working on opening a mission center at St. Michael and All Angels in Seaford, Rice Thompson said that she felt as if her prayers had been answered. One program — the Mother and Child Ministry — touched her, she told the Long Island Herald.

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April 04 2017 By dvirtue SYDNEY: Anglican archbishop claims marriage equality campaigners are 'bullying' Australians who don't agree with it - and that supporters are in the minority

Archbishop Glenn Davies has accused same-sex marriage campaigners of 'swamping the public debate' by denying free speech to those that are against it.

Writing a column in The Australian, the Archbishop argued that a plebiscite would reveal that the majority of Australians opposed same-sex marriage.

Dr Davies remarked that the views of gay marriage advocates have silenced the public from voicing their own opinions.

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April 04 2017 By dvirtue FARGO, ND: Church Installs Stained Glass LGBT Window

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Fargo dedicated a new window on Sunday featuring a rainbow and words from the denomination’s 1979 revision of the Book of Common Prayer: “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being?”

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April 03 2017 By dvirtue Second Battle for St.James

Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, is accused of misrepresentation and of conduct unbecoming a member of the clergy, and he could be deposed if convicted. The allegations initially were made by a priest and parishioners in his diocese, but the case is being prosecuted by the Episcopal Church, as canons require for allegations against bishops.

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April 01 2017 By dvirtue A Lesbian Bishop Learns a Hard Lesson

On 29 March 2017, the attorney for the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, questioned the vicar of St James the Great, the Rev. Canon Cindy Evans Voorhees, about the events that led to Title IV ecclesiastical proceedings being lodged against the bishop.

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March 29 2017 By dvirtue Church disciplinary hearing due to begin for Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno

Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop Herman Hollerith IV is president of the Hearing Panel that will consider the case against Bruno. The panel, appointed by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops from among its members, includes Rhode Island Bishop Nicholas Knisely, North Dakota Bishop Michael Smith, the Rev. Erik Larsen of Rhode Island and Deborah Stokes of Southern Ohio.

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March 28 2017 By dvirtue Report says 1,100 complaints of child abuse made against Australia's Anglican church

The report, which was published by the same inquiry, the Royal Commission Into Child Abuse, said the complaints identified 569 Anglican clergy, teachers and volunteers as alleged abusers. There were another 133 alleged abusers whose roles at the church were not known.

Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier said he felt a "personal sense of shame and sorrow" at the way the church had apparently silenced victims.

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