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June 20 2020 By dvirtue Bishop of Eastern and Western Michigan suspended for affair

Under the Canons of the Episcopal Church, an accord is a written resolution to the disciplinary process, which is negotiated by and agreed to by both parties.

The accord places Bishop Hougland on suspension for a minimum of one year. During that time, he will be required to undertake personal steps to be accountable to the Church and emotionally healthy for himself, his family, and his dioceses, in accordance with the Canons, which state:

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June 20 2020 By dvirtue Washington National Cathedral announces staff layoffs as COVID-19 hits finances

"I want you to know that these are more than mere numbers on a spreadsheet; each decision involves painful change for treasured colleagues and friends, and it grieves me deeply," Hollerith wrote. "In my 30 years of ordained ministry, this is the hardest set of decisions I've ever had to make."

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June 20 2020 By dvirtue South Carolina Anglicans Welcome Court Order in Episcopal Property Dispute

A majority of members in 49 churches in total voted to sever ties to the Episcopal Church and remain affiliated with the diocese following disputes over the redefinition and reinterpretation of Scripture. Then-Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori removed South Carolina Bishop Mark Lawrence from Episcopal office, based upon an Episcopal Church House of Bishops Disciplinary Board signing a "Certificate of Abandonment of the Episcopal Church".

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June 18 2020 By dvirtue Springfield bishop, diocese's Standing Committee hit impasse over timing of retirement

The Standing Committee also referenced an April 15 letter to Martins, in which it urged Martins to move his retirement date up by eight months, to October 2020. "This will give you the opportunity to preside at the annual synod and for the diocese to celebrate your ministry with us," the Standing Committee said in April, offering to make "appropriate financial arrangements" for him.

Martins refused, according to the Standing Committee.

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June 18 2020 By dvirtue George Carey: Former archbishop suspended over abuse inquiry

Barrister Mr Smyth QC, who died aged 77 last year, was accused of attacking boys whom he had met at a Christian camp in Dorset in the 1970s and 1980s.

The independent inquiry was launched into the Church's handling of allegations against the Mr Smyth.

Permission to Officiate (PTO) is required for any Church of England priest to preach or minister.

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June 14 2020 By dvirtue Deck stacked against Bishop Love in disciplinary hearing

"The short answer is: there is not going to be anything along the lines of changing his mind or satisfy him or putting him in a (compromising) position. He is doctrinally opposed to same-sex marriage that will not change. At the same time, he is sworn to the doctrine, discipline and worship of the (Episcopal) Church; if those things change, then he'll have to make his decisions."

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June 12 2020 By dvirtue A Big Step for Religious Freedom

The State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor was created in 1977 to help advance individual liberty and democratic freedoms around the world. The U.S. had pledged to do so since 1948, when it backed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Technically religious freedom was covered along with other fundamental rights in the bureau's mandate.

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June 12 2020 By dvirtue Bishop Love in the fight of his life for his diocese

In July 2018, the Episcopal General Convention passed Resolution B-012 calling for the use of non-traditional marriage rites to be used throughout The Episcopal Church, in every diocese of the church, regardless of what the sitting bishop's objections may be.

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June 10 2020 By dvirtue Call for a Week of Prayer and Fasting

Another senseless killing by a police officer of an unarmed black man, George Floyd.
Hundreds of thousands of people participating in peaceful protests.
The unleashing of a spirit of lawlessness where rioting, violence, destruction of businesses and properties (mostly minority owned), unbridled theft, personal assaults on bystanders, store owners, the elderly, and police officers.

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June 08 2020 By dvirtue Ugandan Anglican Martyrs Commemorated by Primate

This time, the thousands of believers were not able to be there due to the COVID19 pandemic. A total of 60 people including priests, politicians and prominent Anglicans were invited for the ceremony that took place at Namugongo.

This year's theme at the ceremony was, ''Unity amidst trials and persecution.''

The celebrations were presided over by the Anglican Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu.

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