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October 11 2019 By virtueonline CANTERBURY BISHOP REFUSES TO SAY IF SHE CLEARED MARRIED GAY CANDIDATE FOR ORDINATION TRAINING

"Super excited!! We have to make the diocese different!! Make it more diverse and progressive!" Mr Chen added.

The Bishop of Dover is virtually the diocesan bishop of Canterbury in all but name since the Archbishop of Canterbury resides in Lambeth and oversees the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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October 02 2019 By virtueonline Bishops in Bully Pulpit: Get Naked in Cathedrals but Mind your Language in Parliament

Such an "indecorous mode of social representation, was simply too ideologically destabilising for the bishops to tolerate," writes literary historian William Jones.

Half a millennium later, the Church of England's mitred mafia is asking us to hold our tongue and mind our language. Destabilised by the bucking bronco of Brexit, all 118 bishops have stuck together like coal tar and penned a finger-wagging epistle at politicians for using language "not worthy of our country."

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September 24 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop Justin Welby's Amritsar apology was aimed at appeasing British Hindus

The letter from the Global Hindu Federation (GHF) quoted Anglican repentance for "the Church's colonialist 'methodology'" issued by Canadian Anglican archbishops Michael Peers in 1993, followed by Fred Hiltz in 2008 and July 2019 and called on Archbishop Welby to apologise for "the suffering inflicted upon Hindus, Sikhs and other peoples of India."

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September 20 2019 By virtueonline Indian MP mocks Archbishop Justin Welby's Amritsar apology as "self-flagellation"

Writing in The Pioneer, one of India's oldest newspapers which retained journalists like Winston Churchill and Rudyard Kipling, Dasgupta warned of the dangers of apologising for the past:

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September 18 2019 By virtueonline Southwark Cathedral criticised for hosting scantily clad London Fashion Week show described as 'antithesis of Christian gospel'

It was described by the 48-year-old British designer as a "celebration of women" and attracted celebrity guests including the actor Ed Westwick and socialite Lady Victoria Hervey.

However, a leading Anglican clergyman has questioned whether the cathedral should be "giving a platform" to an event which promotes "a narcissistic self-referential display for the very rich".

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September 18 2019 By virtueonline ReNew Conference hears call to mission in the light of the future

Asked why there had been such successful evangelism in his Diocese of Jos, Kwashi told of how he took teams of clergy to visit unchurched areas for a week after time of research and prayer. Once congregations had been established, clergy and lay people were mobilised for further mission, and the Archbishop told of how teenagers can become particularly effective evangelists if they develop a passion for Jesus before and instead of the usual negative influences.

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September 16 2019 By virtueonline Koran read at Westminster Abbey as Royal Cathedral bows to Islam

Ashdown, who died on 22 December 2018, became a passionate advocate for the Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the wars that led to the break-up of Yugoslavia.

The Koranic reading was in Bosnian and preceded biblical readings from Isaiah 52: 7-12 and Paul's second epistle to Timothy 4:1-7.

Expressing his consternation, Islamic jurist Yasser Hussein who spoke to Rebel Priest media, said that such an act could imply that the deceased may have secretly converted to Islam.

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September 13 2019 By virtueonline Canterbury Archbishop Caught Lying?

None of the 26 bishops who serve as voting members of the House of Lords were present during the debate on July 17 for the critical vote that resulted in the imposition of abortion on Northern Ireland.

Justin Welby has now defended the bishops' absenteeism, citing convention.

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September 12 2019 By virtueonline A Village vicar has resigned because he cannot agree with Oxford Diocese guidance on same-sex issues

The 53-year-old told residents living near Abingdon: "While many things in life are simply a matter of personal preference and taste, this kind of relativism does not apply to Christian doctrine.

"God himself has set controls and boundaries in place in order to keep his beloved people safe.

"Sadly this no longer seems to be the view of the bishops in our diocese.

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September 12 2019 By virtueonline "Is Church History?" -- The Church of England Might Be

Greenbelt is a prominent liberal Christian event that began as a music festival in 1974 and has since morphed into an all-inclusive festival of faith, art, and music. Most of the talks at Greenbelt focus on the role of the church in modern society and how it should act.

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