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August 20 2019 By virtueonline ST. LOUIS,MISSOURI: Independent St. Stanislaus Catholic parish declines to join Episcopal Church

The Carr Square neighborhood church has been independent since its split from the Roman Catholic Church in 2005.

Earlier this month, nearly 60% of the 300 St. Stanislaus parishioners voted to authorize the church's board of directors to explore a relationship with the Episcopal Diocese. The property rights provision tripped up the discussions, according to church leaders.

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August 20 2019 By virtueonline Conservative Jews seek to revoke National Cathedral's tax exempt status

In issuing this statement, the Cathedral has crossed the line that bars tax-exempt entities from engaging in partisan political activity. In response, Jews Choose Trump has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service. We requested that the IRS investigate the Cathedral's outrageous action, and either withdraw the Cathedral's tax-protected status or impose some other appropriate remedy.

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August 18 2019 By virtueonline TANZANIA: Gafcon Communique Affirms Traditional Marriage

Recognizing the need for us to contribute to the global movement seeking to renew the Anglican Communion through Gafcon;

Recollecting our experiences and commitments through our participation in the GAFCON Conferences (2008, 2013, 2018);

Recognizing the serious reality of the liberal agenda being pursued by some sections of the Anglican Communion; and

Seeing the need to reach out and equip Anglicans in Tanzania to remain faithful to the Gospel;

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August 14 2019 By virtueonline Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui House of Bishops Pastoral Letter

When conflicts arise between us, people from both sides need to respect the other party, listen, communicate, and build mutual trust. In the current social atmosphere, we tend to adopt a confrontational approach in response to political issues. If the Church, too, takes this approach, how are we different from the rest of the world? We are one family, can we try to stand in each other's shoes and understand one another's position?

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August 12 2019 By virtueonline Chilean priest recognised for preaching and training others

He said it was a great privilege and responsibility: "I have been asked to be part of the National Committee, to support the work of Ricardo Vallejos in Temuco, helping with national coordination and strengthening this ministry where there is already a presence as well as raising new seminars in other cities of Chile."

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August 10 2019 By virtueonline Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali on the Needs of Pakistan's Christian Minority

Bishop Nazir-Ali, who was born and ministered in Pakistan, said that the story of Christianity in South Asia began "very early," and "quite likely" with the apostle Thomas. Later, the Jesuits established "dialogue with the Mogul emperors, who were at that time sympathetic" toward Christians. "The Moguls employed many thousands of Christians" in their army and civil service.

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August 10 2019 By virtueonline Archbishop defies the terrorists on Nigeria's front line

Last year the Global Terrorism Index called the Fulani the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world, killing six times more people than Boko Haram. Some 6,000 people died in the first six months of 2018 and two million displaced people were forced to flee.

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August 03 2019 By virtueonline INDIA: CNI Bishop booked for selling church properties worth Rs 10,000 crore = $10 billion US

The case has been registered at Civil Lines police station here in Uttar Pradesh.

The accused have been charged with using fake documents to transfer properties belonging to Indian Church Trustees.

The complaint has been filed by Bishop John Augustine of the Lucknow Diocese of Church of India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon (CIPBC).

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July 31 2019 By virtueonline ACA & Communion Partners Canada: Vancouver Statement on General Synod 2019 & the Marriage Canon

We acknowledge together that this painful process of discernment has challenged us to consider how we have treated those who have felt rejection or experienced cruelty on the basis of sexual orientation. We want to affirm the commitment of the Anglican Communion to listen to the experience of sexual minorities and to say again that we are all loved by God and that all baptized, believing and faithful persons are full members of the Body of Christ.

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July 31 2019 By virtueonline SAN DIEGO, CA: Episcopal Diocese Responds to Misconduct Allegations

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego will follow the rules and guidelines of the clergy disciplinary laws of the Episcopal Church (Title IV), which are outlined here: www.titleiv.org. The Diocese scrutinizes all potential clergy members who wish to exercise ministry in our diocese. All clergy and lay leaders must undergo extensive misconduct prevention training before they are allowed to exercise any office of pastoral ministry.

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