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August 07 2022 By dvirtue Statement from the Lambeth Conference on Nigeria, responses from Nigeria, and Press Conference response from Archbishop Justin Welby

Nigeria is a country that is richly endowed with highly skilled human, natural, and mineral resources, a country with a huge contribution to make on the world stage.

The bishops are particularly grieved by the security, economic, religious and political challenges faced by Nigeria and Nigerians. Nigeria remains a regular prayer point for the prayers of bishops across the Communion.

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August 07 2022 By dvirtue Statement of Support for the people of Myanmar/Burma Sponsor: Bishops of Myanmar at Lambeth Conference

Both the situation of the Rohingya community, which has been brought before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, and that of internal law and order, have given rise to grave reservations both regionally and internationally about respect for human dignity, democratic plurality and fundamental liberty.

This includes the freedom of religion or belief, and honouring the sanctity and inviolability of places of worship.

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August 07 2022 By dvirtue Archbishop Welby Mourns the Missing Nigeria, Uganda and Rwanda Bishops

This reporter was privileged to be able to ask a question.

The two-part question I asked was: What is the greatest achievement of this Lambeth Conference; and what has been its greatest failing?

Here are the responses from all five news conference participants.

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August 06 2022 By dvirtue Nigerian Anglican Primate Ndukuba dedicates churches in US

The Primate's visit started with a welcome service at the Anglican Church of the Pentecost, Harrisburg, PA, USA, which culminated with dedication service of the following day, presided over by the Primate and was assisted by the Diocesan Bishop of ADOTT.

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August 06 2022 By dvirtue EPISCOPAL PRESIDING BISHOP STEPS IN IT AT LAMBETH NEWS BRIEFING

The other two bishops in the news briefing included: Eleanor Sanderson, the bishop assistant of Wellington. She is one of five women bishops in New Zealand. Archbishop Ng Moon Hing, the former primate of South East Asia, participated in the briefing.

A question came up from one of the reporters about clericalism in the church.

The Presiding Bishop answered: "When the self gets in the center and Jesus is pushed out, the church is just another organization among many others."

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August 05 2022 By dvirtue ORTHODOX BISHOPS MAP OUT A ROBUST FUTURE & HOPEFUL OF A RE-SETTING OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION

But the primate was explicit regarding the GSFA position on sexuality. He said: "We wish to be clear about our commitment to Resolution 1:10 [2] in its entirety; and that includes the commitment to listen to the experience of homosexual persons, to minister pastorally and sensitively to all and to condemn all irrational fear, homophobic behaviour and violence.

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August 04 2022 By dvirtue Episcopal bishops fuel push to sign LGBT+ affirmation statement at Lambeth

Of the growing number of signers, more than half are from The Episcopal Church in the United States of America; others are from the Anglican Church of Canada, the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil; the Anglican Church of Australia, the Church in Wales, the Anglican Church in New Zealand, the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church of England, the Church of Ireland and the Anglican Church of Mexico. More than one third of the signers are women bishops.

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August 04 2022 By dvirtue THE SLEEPING GIANT AWAKES

The Anglicans of the Global South have become a force to be reckoned with at Lambeth 2022. Some from Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria and Uganda have stayed away. Others who have come have distanced themselves from sharing Holy Communion with those who have polluted the Gospel message.

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August 03 2022 By dvirtue The turmoil over human sexuality can be stopped in its tracks at Lambeth 2022

In some ways, the Anglican approach to human identity and sexuality has already been solved by previous Lambeth Conferences. There is no reason to keep trying to visit and revisit the issue.

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August 02 2022 By dvirtue ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY REAFFIRMS LAMBETH RESOLUTION 1:10

Lambeth Conference 2022: God's Church for God's World -- Listening, walking and witnessing together

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