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June 27 2018 By virtueonline DALLAS: Evangelical Episcopal Bishop believes compromise can bring TEC and ACNA to the table

He goes on to ask the question, "What are we to make of the lack of any acknowledgment that we are part of this complicated North American scene? We represent a group of dioceses, including several in Latin America, which haven't left, but dissent from some of our own church's decisions. We are, demographically speaking, a sodality comparable in size to ACNA itself."

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June 26 2018 By virtueonline Justin Welby & ACC Leader Threatened by GAFCON Inroads into Anglican Communion

The mood today in the Anglican Communion is no longer gay (if you'll pardon the pun), it is downright gloomy, even hostile.

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June 21 2018 By virtueonline GAFCON III: Ugandan Archbishop says he will not attend Welby's Lambeth Conference in 2020

Ntagali confirmed his province's position at a GAFCON plenary session here and said; "As a house of bishops, because things have not changed we will not attend Lambeth 2020."

"Unless godly order is restored within the Anglican Communion, we shall not attend other meetings invited by Canterbury."

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June 20 2018 By virtueonline JERUSALEM: Anglican Communion Office Writes Letter to GAFCON Primates Condemning Networks

Fearon said GAFCON was a "Ginger Group" (a term first used by Archbishop Justin Welby) and accused GAFCON of being "schismatic".

Archbishop Davies counted by saying that GAFCON was not schismatic and represented the Anglican Communion. He said GAFCON was quite the "reverse".

"We have no confidence in the old networks in the Anglican Communion. Where there is a distant voice we should establish networks to bring Christ to the nations."

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June 19 2018 By virtueonline JERUSALEM: Orthodox Anglicans come from Four Corners of the Earth to Celebrate Gospel of God

Nigerian Primate and GAFCON chairman, Nicholas Okoh, set the tone for this, the largest international gathering of Anglicans in 50 years, by saying that the West is now among the most secular nations on the planet, which sadly includes the Church of England, to which the Anglican Communion owes its origins and for which, he said, we still have a deep affection.

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June 18 2018 By virtueonline JERUSALEM: GAFCON Launched with 2,000 delegates from 53 countries

The occasion here in Jerusalem is the 10th Anniversary of GAFCON, a global movement of Bible-based Anglicans who profess the orthodox apostolic faith and work together in Gospel Mission.

The Africans are clearly the lead players in this global movement; their presence is overwhelming indicating that the future of Anglicanism lies squarely with orthodox Africans with the most delegates here. The Australians are taking the lead in Western pan-Anglicanism diaspora.

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June 16 2018 By virtueonline Michael Curry offers to broker peace between Justin Welby and Nicholas Okoh

Asked what that would look like, Curry said, "As you know, I am the most recognized Anglican leader in the world today...some 2 billion people watched me talk about "lurv" to a royal couple and I have the needed gravitas to make this work. I'm black, which gives me creds with the Africans and I speak American English good enough to be understood by white folk even when I jibber jabber. Heavens, they even understood me in England recently.

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June 14 2018 By virtueonline DARIEN, CT: Episcopal Church's Leading Charismatic Parish in Turmoil

According to a press release released by the diocese, The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, and his staff learned tonight that some lay leaders of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Mansfield Avenue in Darien had called a locksmith to come earlier this afternoon to change the locks on the church without authorization, locking out the rector and effectively attempting to take over the church.

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June 11 2018 By virtueonline TORONTO: New Anglican Bishop First to Legitimize Euthanasia and Same Sex Marriage

Asbil, then the Dean of Toronto's St. James Cathedral, later told blogger David of Samizdat that he had "without hesitation", supported the couple's wish for their funeral to be held at the Anglican church.

This is the first recorded act of an Anglican cleric being present and openly supporting a couple intentionally committing suicide.

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June 07 2018 By virtueonline Episcopal Presiding Bishop Rides the Whale of Celebrity Success

CURRY: I gotta tell ya, I'm rockin'. I never thought a black dude like me would get to become such a celebrity. I am thinking of changing my views on racism now that I am such a famous person! People just adore me. I am told that at the next General Convention they are going to carry me around on a throne in the Austin Convention Center, then make a bronze statue of me for future generations to worship when I am gone.

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