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November 30 2016 By dvirtue TASMANIA: Royal Commission lawyers deliver call to condemn (Anglican) church on abuse

The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania has rejected the proposed finding against Bishop Newell, who was the church's Tasmanian bishop from 1982 until he retired in 2000.

Its lawyer Neil Clelland, QC, called on the commission to extend Bishop Newell a greater level of "understanding" which it had granted other church officials.

The landmark Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held public hearings in Hobart earlier this year.

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November 29 2016 By dvirtue URUGUAY: Anglican bishop issues hard-hitting challenge to proclamation

"I have already said that this is the third year that I am repeating what the basics are for us and, frankly, I have not seen many results. Maybe I'm the only one who sees it this way. Perhaps some of you could name many changes you have experienced in your own community. If this is so, I am happy and I apologise for my insistence on this."

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November 25 2016 By dvirtue MISSOURI: Episcopal church members in St. Louis sue to stop merger; allege mishandling of $360,000

The church at 2831 North Kings Highway Boulevard describes itself as the first and oldest predominantly African-American Episcopal church in Missouri, founded in 1874.

"Plaintiffs are currently barred from the church, the locks have been changed and the plaintiffs lack unfettered access to information, records and documentation due to the administrative office being removed," the suit says.

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November 24 2016 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Child abuse royal commission: defrocked Anglican dean denies leading group of paedophile priests

Mr Lawrence has been labelled one of the most influential priests in Newcastle's history, with a strong sphere of supporters that rallied behind him during his time as dean of the city from 1984 until 2008.

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November 22 2016 By dvirtue The Lambeth I:10 Briefing: Process and Motive, Truth and Love

There have been multiple versions of this briefing. The information released by GAFCON UK was from a version that included only a fraction of the total information gathered, and consisted almost entirely of public information that had often received wide coverage and had in some cases been promoted by LGBT activists (i.e. Category 4).

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November 15 2016 By dvirtue Shuttering Episcopal Divinity School in Massachusetts

This follows a decrease of nearly $6.5 million (8.5%) in 2015.

"As the fiduciary stewards of EDS's assets and mission, we are obviously dismayed at the size of EDS's losses, but the news has redoubled our commitment to finding a more sustainable and prudent future for the seminary by the end of fiscal year 2017," Hall and Anderson wrote.

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November 12 2016 By dvirtue Bishop Greg Venables is new Primate of South America

His first post was chaplain of a church in Paraguay and head teacher of St Andrew's College. After 12 years, he was made Bishop of Peru and Bolivia, before moving to Argentina in 2000; becoming Primate for the first time the following year, when the Province was known as the Southern Cone. He held that post until 2010 when new canons were introduced.

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November 11 2016 By dvirtue SC: Breakaway Diocese Still Waiting for Decision in $500 Million Episcopal Church Property Dispute

As of Wednesday, the highest state court has still not released a decision as to which party rightly owns the dozens of church buildings as well as the trademarked diocesan name and seal.

Joy Hunter, director of communications for the South Carolina Diocese, told The Christian Post that the diocesan leadership did not expect such a long wait for the decision.

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November 09 2016 By dvirtue Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals

"The story here continues to be continuity in the strength of evangelical support for GOP candidates, rather than greater intensity," said Kevin den Dulk, political science professor at Calvin College. "I suspect there's some underlying changes in polling responses that would make Trump's evangelical support seem greater than it has in the past."

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November 08 2016 By dvirtue Sodor and Man: How Anglican "Shariah" law trumped democracy on the Isle of Man

Aided and abetted by his Archdeacon Andie Brown, "professional" victim Andrea Quine, ordinand Mark Payne who was offended by having his preaching critiqued, and two disaffected churchwardens, Alan Grace and Timothy Henwood, Bishop Robert Paterson used the Clergy Discipline Measure to silence the island's Canon Theologian and scupper his Petition of Doleance to Tynwald, the Isle of Man's parliament--the longest continually functioning parliament in the world.

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