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June 08 2019 By virtueonline Walking In The Light: A Study In Contrasts

Immediately following the Archbishop of Canterbury's visit to All Saints Cathedral, the Primate of Kenya in this video (with the Provost of the Cathedral standing in the background) restated with equal clarity the Biblical position of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) with regards to the following:

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June 06 2019 By virtueonline Clerical sex abuse destroyed faith of hundreds of victims

The "spiritual impact" of the abuse was "particularly damaging" to survivors "particularly where their religion provided the foundation to their morality, beliefs, social relationships and the way they lived their daily lives," the report stated.

"Loss of religious faith" was "notable" among the victims and recovery was complicated for many "because they had been abused by religious individuals and, subsequently, their belief systems had been challenged," it added.

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June 06 2019 By dvirtue Bishop of Chelmsford issues Ad Clerum regarding John Parker

You may have become aware of recent media coverage of a situation involving a child in a Church of England school in this diocese given support in the context of gender transition, and the resignation of a member of clergy, John Parker.

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June 04 2019 By dvirtue Coming out as a Christian to your Muslim Family

The Umma can return to its quotidian life founded on the myth that Muslims are "the best of all peoples," as the Qur'an repeatedly affirms. The taboo status of apostasy is a psychological necessity because, "Taboo protects the local consensus on how the world is organised. It shores up wavering certainty."[2] But execution and exile are not the only ways of containing the pollution of apostasy: there is also the option of enjoining silence.

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May 31 2019 By dvirtue CANADA: Same-sex marriage supporters will not be happy until you agree with them

Every Saturday, my wife, Danelle, reads my sermon and every Sunday she helps me vest before worship. She is my partner in all things and I could not fully live into either my vocation as a priest or my vocation as a parent without her by my side. I did not grow up dreaming of being a mother, yet unexpectedly becoming the parent of a teenager was a heaven-sent gift. Every day my prayers of thanksgiving begin thus, "Thank you for my wife and daughter; thank you for our family."

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May 31 2019 By dvirtue 'Church of England' School Endorses Transitioning for 8-Year-Old

Headteacher Ceri Lee Daniels, who invited Mermaids to conduct a training day after a pupil said he was transitioning from a boy to a girl, ignored legal advice from the governors asking her to exercise caution and to inform parents.

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May 28 2019 By dvirtue Indian Christians fear more persecution as Narendra Modi wins the general election on the doctrine of Hindu Nationalism

The voters were swayed by the use of religion and pompous religious observance by the Prime Minister to attract and influence the majority population. There was a code of conduct based on court orders that banned the parties from using religion and caste during their election propaganda towards political mobilisation. The Election Commission capitulated before the PM, even when his speeches and activities were seen clearly aimed to arouse the religious sentiments of the majority.

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May 27 2019 By dvirtue FROM A SHEPHERD'S HEART: A message from Archbishop Foley Beach

Jesus calls each of his followers to be about the business of disciple-making -- helping others follow Jesus as He leads them in their lives. When a person is born-again, she or he is like a new baby in this world. A baby must be cared for, loved, fed, cleaned, disciplined, and nurtured until such a time she or he can walk on her or his own. The Kingdom of God is similar. We need to be taught to walk the talk: How do you worship? How do you pray? How do you read and study the Bible?

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May 26 2019 By dvirtue The Impossible Future of Christians in the Middle East

But they also lived amid constant danger. "Everybody who was working with the United States military--they get killed," Catrin said. Evan had been injured by an explosion near a U.S. Army base in Mosul in 2004. Catrin worried about him driving back and forth to the base along highways that cross some of the most contested land in Iraq. Even after he stopped working for the military, they feared he might be a victim of violence.

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May 23 2019 By dvirtue Opposing Muslim immigration is a "responsible exercise" of patriotism, says Cardinal Burke

Challenging Pope Francis' position on Muslim migration and the Vatican's refusal to bestow a papal blessing on Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini because of his policies on immigration, Burke spoke of Muslim migrants in Italy, France, Germany and the U.S. who resist "the legitimate authority of the state" and set up "their own legal order."

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