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October 12 2021 By dvirtue Episcopal Percentages Tell the Tale of Woe

The Episcopal Church is made up of domestic and foreign dioceses. When the church reports its numbers, it includes all the dioceses which span the globe, but that doesn't give a clear picture of the American church.

Factoring out the statistics from the foreign dioceses gives a much sharper view of how The Episcopal Church is doing on American soil.

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I was a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire, then under the leadership of Bishop William Wantland (IV Eau Claire). I was the editor of twin weeklies in Chippewa County.

I landed at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ladysmith because there were no closer Episcopal churches to my community newspapers.

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October 09 2021 By dvirtue KENYA: Fundraising Banned in Churches Supported by Anglican Leaders

The Rev. Samuel Ogutu said, "Our churches had been turned into political arenas in which politicians would only come to talk to the people in the service to beg for their votes. I am happy that it has been stopped.''

Saul Gituyi a lay leader at St James Church in Central Kenya said, "I support the archbishop's directive. Places of worship should not be turned into market places."

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The coronavirus got its start in China. Early cases were detected as early as November 2019, hence the name COVID-19. (Coronavirus first discovered in 2019). The first death from the "mysterious viral pneumonia" was registered in China on January 11, 2020.

Coronavirus then quickly spread to Italy, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, and then the United States.

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October 08 2021 By dvirtue Evangelicals push for new bishop after Church in Wales allows pastors to bless gay marriages

On Monday, members of the Evangelical Fellowship within the Church in Wales expressed formal disagreement with the vote.

In a statement, EFCW addressed the Church in Wales Governing Body, asking for more "clarity and consistency" in the plan to protect and care for dissenting churches and leaders.

EFCW is calling for a new bishop, whom it said, can represent those who "hold to an understanding of the doctrine of marriage as only being between a man and a woman."

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October 07 2021 By dvirtue Alarm Bells as Episcopal Church Decline Accelerates

The statistics cover the year 2020 and are the first affected by COVID-19 restrictions, although the church only reported attendance data for the pre-pandemic period January 1 through and March 1 (missing the traditionally high-attendance periods of Christmas and Easter), similar to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Membership and giving, in contrast, were reported across the entire calendar year.

Finances Hit

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October 05 2021 By dvirtue Wisconsin's three dioceses to pursue reunion as one, leaders announce

In August, the dioceses had announced they were launching a formal process "to explore ways to deepen cooperation and coordination." At the leaders' inaugural meeting last week, "conversation focused on congregations, specifically how the diocese might better equip them to share the Gospel and serve Christ in their communities," they said in a press release. "There was enthusiastic discussion seeking new ideas and dreams of what could be developed for the 21st century and beyond."

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October 02 2021 By dvirtue UGANDA: Anglican Archbishop Condemns Violation of Human Rights

The two MPs were re-arrested immediately after the high court granted them bail.

The two MPs were charged with murder. They were arrested after 28 elderly people were killed in central Uganda district of Masaka with machetes.

According to police, the two MP sponsored the killings in order to discredit the government.

''Security agencies should respect the rights of MPs and all Ugandans. They should stop harassing Ugandans,'' Kaziimba said.

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October 01 2021 By dvirtue Anglican Diocese of Egypt: An historic event

Fawzi explained that his visit comes to launch the No. 41 region of the world's Anglican Episcopal Church, which has the name of Alexandria, due to the prominent position of Alexandria in the ancient Christian world, playing a pivotal role in heritage and heritage. The global Christian thought that the region would include 10 countries, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia and currently headed by Egypt.

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September 30 2021 By dvirtue CAROL'S STORY - Parts 1 and 2

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