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Bishop of Swaziland and global environment advocate Ellinah Wamukoya dies from Covid

The Anglican Communion's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Jack Palmer-White, paid tribute, saying: "She was wonderfully dedicated to so many causes -- particularly demonstrated through her leadership of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network for a number of years."

UGANDA: Archbishop of Uganda suspends former Archbishop for Adultery - UPDATED

The Church of Uganda has approximately 13 million members, all of whom have “sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” as the Bible says in Romans 3.23. At the same time, the Church holds its leaders more accountable to the same standards we are all called to uphold.

Accordingly, I have informed retired Archbishop Ntagali that he is not permitted to function sacramentally, preach, or represent the Church of Uganda in any way until further notice.

GHANA: New Archbishop elected

In his acceptance speech, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Cyril Ben-Smith thanked God for his grace and thanked the electorates for voting for him. He urged members present continue to live in peace and harmony.

The ANGLICAN NEWS GHANA described the electoral process as smooth and peaceful one. "We congratulate the Archbishop-elect and pray for smooth transition."

It is not known at this time of posting if the archbishop is with GAFCON. We will keep you updated.

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Kenyan Anglicans Appoint First Woman Bishop

"Things have been very chaotic but when we, in 2019, got the approval to appoint a woman to such a position, we saw it fit for Dr Onyango to take it up because of her experience and academic background. She now becomes only the second woman to be ordained in ACK," Kodia said.

He added: "She has what it takes. She is well educated and has trained so many people, including bishops and archbishops."

THE ANTIFA TEST - THE RIOT IN THE CAPITOL SHOWS CONSPIRACY THEORIES PERSIST

Eric Metaxas, author and talk radio host: “There is no doubt Antifa infiltrated the protesters today and planned this.”

Pagan America

"Pagan" is an apt description of the oft-photographed rioter who has become the face and the symbol of the day. The man is apparently known as Q Shaman. He sauntered into the Capitol draped in an animal hide, bare chested and covered in tattoos, his face painted, and wearing animal horns on his head. He doesn't look like a European barbarian by accident; no, he is intentionally invoking the unconstrained ethic of power that, in Europe, Christianity sought to tame. In the West, Judaism and Christianity have taught us that every woman and man is created in the image and likeness of God.

Episcopal Seminaries "Exploring Partnership Options"

Episcopal seminaries including Episcopal Divinity School, Bexley Hall Seminary, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, each announced similar language before merging or being subsumed into a larger institution. A fourth seminary, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, was acquired by the endowed parish of Trinity Wall Street in 2019. Each points to an ongoing trend of consolidation among institutions as the Episcopal Church contracts in membership and attendance numbers.

Charismatics Are At War With Each Other Over Failed Prophecies Of Trump Victory

A major speaker in the movement calls it "the largest scale deception I've seen in 49 years of following Jesus."

And yet another pastor is blasting parts of the movement as being "sick."

Privately and on social media, these prophets and their thousands of followers are slugging it out in an orgy of self-blame, recriminations and fantastical hopes that somehow before Jan. 20, God will bring about a victory for Trump.

Others who've apologized for getting it wrong have gotten accusations, curses and even death threats.

DISTINCTLY ANGLICAN: AN APPEAL FOR AUTHENTIC ANGLICANISM

On its own, without labored elaboration, the professed description "Anglican" describes nothing in useful detail. The broad use of the term can encompass Anglo-Catholicism, Liberalism, veiled Atheism or Evangelicalism: High Church, Broad Church, or Low Church, and each of these categories is striped with its own accentuated emphases that germinate even distinguishing traits within its own genus.

Anglican Church of Canada Indicted for violating Marriage Canons without Due Process

Whilst Provincial synods are entitled to agitate for a change in doctrine, they cannot act in defiance of, or contrary to the Church's current doctrine, they write.

They blasted the notion that a cleric can solemnize a same-sex marriage when in fact it violates the provisions of a Canon of General Synod [on discipline] even if a bishop approves a form of liturgy for such "marriages". They further argue that a bishop would be liable to disciplinary process as would any priest performing such a liturgy.

Episcopal Presiding Bishop calls for President Donald Trump's removal from office

"I want to submit that the way of love that leads to beloved community is the only way of hope for humanity. Consider the alternative. The alternative is chaos, not community. The alternative is the abyss of anarchy, of chaos, of hatred, of bigotry, of violence, and that alternative is unthinkable. We have seen nightmarish visions of that alternative."

Now Curry and other religious leaders are calling for Trump's immediate removal from office. No Anglican leader in North America has signed the document.

Archbishop of Wales says President Trump should be removed from office

"For a number of years, the President of the United States has shown himself and has been shown by others to be a person of questionable morals, judgement and wisdom. He has been given to inflammatory rhetoric and intemperate, prejudicial public statements. Now, in recent days, he has shown himself to be possessed of a shameful self-image which, he evidently believes, permits him to ignore the democratic processes of his country and the democratically expressed will of its people.

Which 'Sins of the Nation', Franklin Graham?

That post and tweet were more his usual line. The president serves the good, his opponents serve the bad. When Christianity Today, the major American Evangelical journal, supported (surprisingly) convicting the president after he'd been impeached, Graham dismissed the editorial by saying the editors "would rather have a Radical Left nonbeliever, who wants to take your religion & your guns, than Donald Trump as your President."

Anglican Church in Uganda Bans Dead Bodies in Church

In his message to Anglicans he said, "We need to guard ourselves against COVID-19. It is unfortunate that some people think that COVID19 does not exist and ignore ministry of health guidelines against the disease.''

In his message Archbishop Kaziimba sent condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones through COVID-19.

According to Sight magazine, the Archbishop's decision to ban the taking of bodies to church during funeral prayers has been welcomed by religious leaders from other denominations.

TEC North Dakota Diocese to get Revisionist Bishop following Retirement of Evangelical Bishop

Northern Michigan is a diocese with triple digit attendance figures which showed an ASA of 385 in 2019, down from 624 in 2009. The Diocese of Eau Claire had an ASA of 872 in 2009, dropping to 592 in 2019, a decline of 32 percent.

There are individual parishes in Texas bigger than these three dioceses put together.

None of these dioceses are likely to experience an uptick in homosexual marriages unless homosexual bars are opened post COVID and there is a rush to Episcopal altars. Sources tell VOL that is probably unlikely.

Anglican Prayers on a Tumultuous Day

"Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure conduct. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

Religious Declaration on Human Sexual Morality

Read and download a pdf of the document at the link below. If it represents your personal beliefs and/or that of your church, ministry or organization, you may sign the document at .......

https://www.masteringlife.org/resources/morality-statement

We are hoping for tens of thousands of Christian leaders, laypeople, and media outlets to get on board. It is a vital witness to God's truth for those who are unschooled or confused by what the world and the apostate church have been teaching.

Bishop Robinson prayed for tears, anger, discomfort

It took 12 years for the Bishop's prayer to be answered, but on Epiphany Day, January 6, 2021, his prayer was answered in a truly unimaginable fashion.

Tears flowed, bullets flew, and blood seeped onto the floor of the Capitol building. Rioters, protesters, insurrectionists - egged on by a lame-duck president grabbing at straws to remain in the White House and retain his power - were angry. That anger was pliable, it was visible, it was loud, and it was frightening as it played out on live television.

ACNA Archbishop offers prayer in the wake of DC protests

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure conduct. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

LEADING ANGLICAN THEOLOGIAN CALLS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP'S REMOVAL

"I did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016. I did not trust his character. But the American people through the electoral process did," said Noll, a former seminary professor and outspoken ACNA evangelical on life issues.

"Donald Trump is a narcissistic demagogue. That does not justify his removal from office. I did not see reason to impeach him a year ago. Removing a president is an extreme action justified only by the extreme "crimes and misdemeanors." The American people removed him from office on November 3, 2020, effective January 20, 2021."

Amen is not a gendered word: Amen/Awoman

The two men prayed very differently for the same event - the first inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

But Bishop Robinson sought God to draw down curses - tears, anger and discomfort - however, he also asked for patience, humility, freedom, tolerance, compassion, generosity, and wisdom as did Pastor Warren.

The New Hampshire bishop cited Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy as saintly examples for the new president to follow.

AMERICA UNDER SIEGE: AN OPEN LETTER TO GLOBAL SOUTH ANGLICANS

But the problem in America is not just political, it is profoundly spiritual and theological.

NIAGARA: Bishop Authorizes New Gender Identity Liturgy

Canon Penny Anderson, who helped to craft this liturgy, says that "feeling free to live their authentic gender identity is central to the faith journey of a growing number of people in our diocese. This new liturgy allows our congregations to affirm these people and surround them with love. Coming out can be terrifying for many trans and non-binary people. Now our gender expansive siblings will know that our church welcomes them fully and celebrates the completeness of the person God has created them to be."

Episcopalians Line Up Mainline Protestant Support in Fort Worth Legal Brief

Presbyterian Church (USA) Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II on behalf of the PCUSA General Assembly and Bryan Mills of the United Methodist General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) are listed as additional counsel on the brief. They are joined by officers of the United Church of Christ, the Reformed Church in America and the Moravian Church in America.

Shutdown of churches and ban on weddings during Covid crisis has cost Church of England '£150MILLION' and could trigger a cull of parishes

Among those discussed have been a cut in the number of bishops from more than 100 to as few as ten, and a redrawing of parish boundaries to reduce their number from 12,500 to 9,000.

Highly-placed sources suggest it lost £150million in donations alone during the months when collection plates went unused and fees for special services dried up. Pictured: The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

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