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February 18 2020 By virtueonline Kenyans won't just take the money

As many daily struggle for basics like food, clean water and shelter, re- fusing such offers is incredibly hard. Another aspect here is the lucrative nature of transactional gay sex: prostitutes can earn 5,000 Kenyan Shillings (around £38) per act. Given such temptation, it is a miracle any manage to get out.

Thankfully, other aid is being found but daunting challenges remain.

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February 18 2020 By virtueonline SYDNEY: Former Army Colonel becomes bishop in khaki

"No-one is more surprised than me about this, but I am comforted to know that it didn't take God by surprise," Mr Dibden said. "I'm also comforted by the fact that God promises to be with all of us until the end of the age (Matt 28:20) and so I can rely on Him and know that with His help I will be able to fulfil this most important role."

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February 15 2020 By virtueonline JAMAICA: Anglican Pastor Claims Killing Babies in Abortion Respects a "Woman's Right to Life"

Speaking to a group of Anglicans in Barbados, Major-Campbell went so far as to claim that supporting abortion is one of the "most Christian things we may do," the report states.

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February 12 2020 By virtueonline Florida church to offer same-sex marriage in diocese that previously refused to allow rites

The vestry at St. John's Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida, voted last month to offer marriage rites to same-sex couples.

After an extended process of discernment, a committee of nine church members issued a report in December in which most of the group recommended offering the rites, and the vestry decided in late January to accept that recommendation.

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February 12 2020 By virtueonline SEWANEE: School of Theology Voices Desire for Gene Robinson's Honorary Degree

As future leaders in the Episcopal Church and other churches, we give thanks for Robinson's work to celebrate the full humanity of LGBTQ+ Christians. It is not too much to say that some of us would not be Episcopalian, let alone in seminary, if not for his contributions to these conversations.

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February 11 2020 By virtueonline Church of England faces possible £200million compensation payout to survivors of child sex abuse

This huge bill is more than the annual sum spent running the C of E by its financial arm, the Church Commissioners.

It could lead to major spending cuts and force the sale of some of the Church's £8billion-worth of historic assets.

In papers for a meeting today of the C of E ruling body, the General Synod, the Rt Rev Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells, says the Church is co-operating with the national Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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February 10 2020 By virtueonline Scottish primus' statement on Brexit

"Over the previous months and years members of the College of Bishops have collectively and individually expressed deep concerns about the way the debate was conducted. At times the rhetoric used in the negotiations caused significant anxiety and distress to various parts of society: European citizens, industry workers, the NHS, those who rely on medication to live their daily lives and the poorest in our communities.

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February 10 2020 By virtueonline Celtic Bishops' Conference 2020

As part of the programme of events, the bishops today [Tuesday] visited Deputy Provost Elizabeth McAllister as her guests for afternoon tea at Inverness Town House.

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February 08 2020 By virtueonline The End of Litigation Road for DIO Quincy; DIO Chicago Takes Victory Lap - UPDATED

It appears that now 11 years later, the Diocese of Quincy -- now a part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) -- and the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, and by virtue of extension The Episcopal Church, have reached a settlement. The details of which are "largely confidential."

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February 07 2020 By virtueonline Free Church of Scotland Official Statement - Franklin Graham

Article 19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

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