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October 09 2014 By dvirtue The Church of England is on its last chance

Some of her concerns will emerge in more detail, along with groundbreaking new research, in an Enquiry on the Future of the Church of England launched this week in Oxford. The series of five debates, beginning tomorrow night, Thursday, will examine parishes, people, heritage, diversity and vision.

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October 07 2014 By dvirtue Apb Welby: "Next Lambeth Conference a decision for the primates"

Archbishop Welby, who is also primate of the Church of England, stressed that, "The next Lambeth Conference needs to be called collegially by the primates, together with real ownership of the agenda and a real sense of what we're trying to do with such a large effort, such cost. So when we meet as primates, which I hope we will do...with reasonable notice after the end of [the visits to all the primates], then we will decide together on the details."

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September 30 2014 By dvirtue UK: Peter Tatchell: 'Gay bishops will be outed'

Bishop Alan denounced "duplicity and hypocrisy" in the Church over homosexuality, claiming that around one in 10 bishops could be secretly gay.

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September 24 2014 By dvirtue Bishop of London: 'Religion can be dangerous'

He laments that the spiritual culture of the West is impoverished and primitive. "People find it extraordinarily difficult to be serious about angels or discarnate energies."

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September 21 2014 By dvirtue Unbiblical Presumption in College of Bishops' Sexuality Statement

The meeting included diocesan and suffragan bishops and the eight senior women clergy elected last year. Emitting a toxic fume of spiritual and moral relativism, the statement declares:

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September 19 2014 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury adviser warns College of Bishops ‘decisions have to be made’ on same-sex weddings

Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Director of Reconciliation, today warned Bishops ahead of this week’s meeting that a final decision cannot be stalled forever.

He said: “For me the ideal outcome will be that people will be able to articulate with a measure of empathy the views of others that they don’t agree with.

“When we get to the process beyond the shared conversations, decisions will have to be made, because we can’t leave it in this space forever.

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September 17 2014 By dvirtue UK: Jeffrey John could become Church of England bishop

He was appointed Dean of St Albans in 2004 and two years later he and his partner Rev Grant Holmes entered into a civil partnership.

Dr John was shortlisted last year for Exeter but the vote went narrowly against him, even though his performance at interview was outstanding. His name was also withdrawn previously from the Southwark diocesan appointment process because of opposition from the conservative wing.

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September 09 2014 By dvirtue When Homophobia Becomes An Offence Under The Clergy Discipline Measure...

"LGBTI laity and partnered clergy are deeply hurt and upset by the homophobic statements that continue to be made publicly in a minority of Anglican churches. Millions of people in our society are appalled that the leaders of the Church of England are tolerating this. We call on Diocesan Bishops to take firm action against clergy who:

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September 09 2014 By dvirtue UK: A response to Changing Attitude's letter to the College of Bishops

In view of this, Anglican Mainstream, representing the views of many faithful members of the Church of England, lay and ordained, views with dismay the recent statement by Changing Attitude, urging the House of Bishops to rescind the February Statement on marriage, and to allow couples in same sex relationships, especially clergy, to marry, and be blessed in church.

The Changing Attitude statement is unhelpful and should be politely rejected, for the following reasons:

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September 05 2014 By dvirtue Archbishop of Canterbury invites young Christians to spend year praying at Lambeth Palace

The Community will initially consist of 16 people living at Lambeth Palace full-time, and up to 40 people, who live and work in London, joining part-time. The year-long programme will include prayer, study, practical service and community life.

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