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October 01 2016 By dvirtue EGYPT: Sixth Global South to South Conference set for Cairo

Expected participants include archbishops from the provinces of Sudan, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi, Southern Africa, Western Africa, Indian Ocean, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and South East Asia. Joining them from outside the Global South will be archbishops from North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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October 01 2016 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman says Ungodly Bishops have caused Grievous Tears to Anglican Communion

I thank God that we are taking this step because the potential of leadership, for good or for bad, is very great. We see this truth in the life of Jesus. Much of his earthly ministry was devoted to teaching and training disciples and his most severe warnings of future judgement were spoken to religious leaders who twisted the Scriptures and served their own interests.

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October 01 2016 By dvirtue Anglican Church of Southern Africa rejects blessing of same-sex civil unions

Opposition to the proposal was strongest among bishops, with 16 voting against and six in favor. Sixty-two percent of lay representatives to the synod voted against it (41 votes to 25), and 55 percent of clergy (42 to 34).

The church includes Anglicans in Angola, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and on the island of St. Helena. Same-sex marriage is allowed only under South African civil law.

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September 30 2016 By dvirtue BUFFALO, NY: Episcopal dean brings Kaepernick flag protest to Buffalo cathedral

Then later, he modified his sitting position, by taking a knee while the Star-Spangled Banner is played before any Forty-Niners' games. Dressed in his bright red and muted gold NFL uniform and sporting a 1970's style full Afro, Kaepernick's very visible protest is against what he considers systemic racism plaguing the United States, as highlighted by the growing trend of African American males being killed by mostly white police officers.

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September 28 2016 By dvirtue BELFAST: Protest Against Installing Roman Catholic Priest at Anglican Belfast Cathedral

The day of Fr. O'Donnell's installment, around 50 people showed up protesting, carrying anti-Catholic signs reading "No Popery."

David McLaughlin, secretary of the Government and Morals committee of the Free Presbyterian Church, helped organize the protest and said it was to defend "the doctrine of justification by faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone" -- a doctrine introduced by Martin Luther, a Catholic priest who broke from the Church in the 15th century.

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September 27 2016 By dvirtue NAIROBI: My father and mother-in-law died thinking I am a homosexual - Anglican archdeacon

"I had to move out from the parish where I was staying to my rural home. But my children were the subject of ridicule and my wife had a difficult time coping," he said, adding that shortly afterwards, his father's health deteriorated leading to his death. His mother-in-law also died shortly thereafter.

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September 26 2016 By dvirtue WALES: Declining figures noted with 'a heavy heart'

Average Sunday attendance for over-18s had fallen from 30,424 in 2014 to 29,019 in 2015: a fall of five per cent. Easter communicants were down one per cent to 51,435, while the number of Christmas communicants had fallen three per cent to 49,972.

"I'd like to make clear I am not here as a doom-and-gloom merchant, merely to present the facts," the chairman of the Representative Body,James Turner, said.

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September 26 2016 By dvirtue Shock SPLIT in Church of England will see 250 NEW hardline Anglican churches by 2050

Director of AMiE Brian O'Donoghue said that the new Anglican churches would not be necessary if the church took a "strong, orthodox" stance on sexuality.

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September 23 2016 By dvirtue Episcopal Church Continues Uninterrupted Decline

Episcopal Church officials, including former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori -- who completed a nine-year term in office in late 2015 -- have predicted that decline would level off after years of internal dispute and the departure of dioceses, congregations and individual members. While there were no major congregational departures in 2015, the denomination still exceeded its baseline rate of decline of approximately 28,000 members a year by a substantial margin.

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September 22 2016 By dvirtue Anglican Bishop Warns of Disturbing Global Trends

In his address Freedom of Belief and the Persecution of Christians and Others, each of the world's major religions, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, have a history of freedom and tolerance, but this is now all but abandoned. The Roman Empire in 313AD issued the Edict of Milan which granted tolerance and religious freedom to Christians.

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