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September 24 2021 By dvirtue FT. Worth Diocese Urges Restraint in Consecration of Women Bishops

In 2021, the Chairman of GAFCon, Archbishop Foley Beach, noted: "At our meeting, the GAFCon Primates agreed we have not come to a consensus on the issue of women in holy orders, and specifically women in the episcopate." And yet, three women have been consecrated in the GAFCon provinces of Sudan and Kenya since the moratorium on such consecrations went into effect, despite the lack of consensus.

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September 23 2021 By dvirtue UGANDA: Anglican Church Suspends Two Priests over Sale of Church Land

The priest was immediately replaced by the retired Rev. Eriya Kawooya, but the Archdeacon has not yet been replaced.

Acting on behalf of the Namirembe Diocese, Bishop Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, the Diocese Secretary Rev. Canon Henry Segawa officially announced the priests' suspension.

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September 20 2021 By dvirtue KENYA: Anglican Archbishop has Banned Political Utterances in Anglican Churches

This has come at a time when politicians are using every opportunity to address members of the public in preparation for forthcoming elections in Kenya next year.

Kenya is going to hold presidential and general elections early in 2022 but already campaigning is in full gear. On several occasions opposing groups of politicians aspiring to stand for political office have clashed in churches as they scramble for the microphone.

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September 20 2021 By dvirtue Taliban are carrying out mass executions, says Christian missionary helping Afghans

The way the United States pulled out is "dishonorable, and a horrible breaking of promises ... and leaving thousands of people behind that we promised we'd take out with us including American citizens," Eubank, who is from Free Burma Rangers and provides humanitarian services in war-torn areas, told CBN News.

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September 18 2021 By dvirtue GAFCON PRIMATES GRAPPLE WITH THE CONSECRATION OF WOMEN BISHOPS IN AFRICA

The Primates acknowledged that while there is disagreement and ongoing discussion on the issues of the ordination of women as deacons or priests, and the consecration of women as bishops, they were agreed that these are not salvation issues and are not issues that will disrupt their mission: to proclaim Christ faithfully to the nations.

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September 18 2021 By dvirtue Gay blessings leave Welsh Evangelicals with an uncertain path forward

For many in EFCW, this decision will come with a sense of sadness that the Church in Wales has decided to depart from a traditional understanding of marriage, and with great uncertainty about how to move forward in good conscience.

The EFCW executive welcomes any comments that the membership would like to be considered at that meeting. It will enable us to ensure that we are properly taking into account the breadth of concerns of the membership.

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September 17 2021 By dvirtue A Pastoral Message from Archbishop Beach Regarding Gafcon and Women in the Episcopate

There is one matter coming out of our meeting that is a challenge for a number of us in the Anglican Church in North America, myself included. The Anglican Church of Kenya recently consecrated a female diocesan bishop, and there has been speculation about how this development might affect our fellowship. At our meeting, the Gafcon Primates agreed we have not come to a consensus on the issue of women in holy orders, and specifically women in the episcopate.

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September 17 2021 By dvirtue NIGERIA: Rev. Emeka Merenu killed by IPOB Biafran militants

They killed the priest and set his car ablaze.

The assailants sprayed bullets in the air, witnesses said, as they sped away.

It was being speculated that the priest was killed because he allowed students to sit for their WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examinations) at his parish school on Monday.

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September 16 2021 By dvirtue 'A New Thing is Happening' Hails Transgender Lutheran Bishop

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton served as the lead consecrator and preacher at the service hosted by the Episcopal Church's Grace Cathedral, of which the ELCA is in full communion.

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September 15 2021 By dvirtue Catholicam Fidem: An Open Letter on the Consecration of Female Bishops in GAFCON

Primates and Bishops of GAFCON, we come before you in humility as our Reverend Fathers in God. You have the fullness of the ministry. You are the successors of the Apostles placed over us. It is in the Spirit of Apostolic charity that we come before you and beg of you to "guard the deposit committed unto thee." (2 Tim.

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