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June 07 2017 By dvirtue The GAFCON Consecration -- Welby fiddles while the SEC burns

What might not be so clear to readers is the part Justin Welby and other senior leaders in the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion have had in bringing this crisis about. Or, more accurately, why failure to act on their part has necessitated such a drastic intervention.

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June 06 2017 By dvirtue UGANDA: Church of Uganda Diocese Blocks Retirement of Priest

But in an interview last week, Canon Samuel Mwesigwa, the West Buganda Diocesan Secretary said Rev. Bakubanja's resignation caught them by surprise which implies that they need to "study the matter" before a final decision about his retirement is taken.

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June 06 2017 By dvirtue London attack: faiths cannot wash their hands of atrocities, warns Archbishop of Canterbury

More than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were killed in the town in July 1995 by a Bosnian Serb army during the Bosnian civil war after the break up of Yugoslavia.

"We have got to say that if something happens within our faith tradition we need to take responsibility for countering that," the archbishop told BBC Radio 4.

Politicians should not just say "this is nothing to do with Islam", he added, saying that the ideological basis should not be overlooked.

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June 04 2017 By dvirtue Archbishop Ntahoturi takes up post in Rome

After being consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Matana, and later serving as leader of the Anglican Church of Burundi for over a decade, Ntahoturi has played a key role in local and regional peace building efforts. He's also well-known on the international scene for his ecumenical work, serving on the central committee of the World Council of Churches.

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May 31 2017 By dvirtue Our Lady of the White House: FLOTUS is Roman Catholic

Little is really known about the current First Lady's Catholic faith and how she practices it, although there have been brief glimpses. The first hint was reported by the Palm Beach Daily News when she married Donald Trump. At her wedding, she not only carried a family heirloom rosary in lieu of a wedding bouquet, but chose Ave Maria as her wedding march. Clearly a nod to Catholic piety.

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May 29 2017 By dvirtue Auburn Faber Traycik Christian Challenge Editor has Died

Anglo-Catholic writer and journalist, Auburn Faber Traycik, has died at the age of 64 in Richmond, Virginia.

She had been suffering for several years with Parkinson's Disease and had moved from Washington, DC, where she has lived near the Hill to Richmond, VA, three months ago. Her apartment overlooked St. Alban's, where she became a member of St. Alban's Anglican Catholic Parish in Richmond, Virginia.

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May 28 2017 By dvirtue A Joint Statement on Communion from the Primate of Bangladesh and the Primate of the Anglican Church

We agreed that with Christ as the cornerstone, The Anglican Church in North America and the Church of Bangladesh affirm and celebrate our communion together. Consequently, we discussed how our two provinces might work more closely together through mission partnerships.

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May 24 2017 By dvirtue Primates elected for the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East

This was most noticeable at the first GAFCON conference that met in Jerusalem in June 2008, which produced the Jerusalem Statement. To make sure Dawani did not meet with any GAFCON primate, Colorado Episcopal Bishop Rob O'Neill was sent by the Presiding Bishop to keep the Bishop of Jerusalem out of the conference and to keep his feet to the fire of TEC's largess. He was successful.

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May 24 2017 By dvirtue NEWPORT BEACH,CA: Los Angeles diocese denies family's request to hold funeral at parish church in middle of dispute

The family told their pastor, the Rev. Cindy Voorhees, that they wanted to honor Knight's wishes by holding her service at the church, where she had served as a volunteer for about 60 years. Three weeks after they made that request, the family heard from the diocese through an email: "This is not going to work."

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May 16 2017 By dvirtue RHODE ISLAND: Ex-Episcopal chaplain at St. George's School pleads guilty to 1973 molestation

Officials in the Suffolk District Attorney's Office said last year that the charges against White grew out of a Rhode Island State Police investigation into allegations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct by former faculty and students at the elite prep school in Middletown, R.I., going back to 1970. He was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court last December.

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