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July 25 2019 By virtueonline UGANDA: Archbishop Ntagali launches EFAC in Uganda

On 20 February 2019, the House of Bishops resolved to allow EFAC to be born in the Church of Uganda. The Bishops appointed the Rt Rev Henry Katumba Tamale, the Bishop of West Buganda, to lead this new body.

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July 24 2019 By virtueonline South Carolina Circuit Court Hears Arguments on Betterments Statute and Orders Mediation

The motion previously filed by TECSC asked for the dismissal of the case, primarily on the basis that it had not been filed in a timely fashion and that they were not actually taking ownership of the churches but merely exercising their trust interest in the property. The Diocese maintained that the court needed to decide which, if any, of the 29 parishes agreed (acceded) to the Dennis Canon before it could decide whether this case should proceed.

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July 22 2019 By virtueonline 'Culture of impunity' over violence in Nigeria, says Archbishop of Jos

Clashes between Christian farmers and Fulani Muslim herdsmen have killed hundreds in recent years (News, 6 July 2018). They are, Dr Kwashi argues, part of an agenda to "wipe Christianity from the face of northern Nigeria". Last year, the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, said that the violence was caused by "temporal" problems, not by religion (News, 30 November 2018).

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July 20 2019 By virtueonline The Evangelical Fellowship in The Anglican Communion Appoints Interim General Secretary

* parish ministry in England and the USA

* serving as South American Mission Society (SAMS) mission partner in Argentina and Europe

* church planting in Spain

* serving as Suffragan Bishop in Europe and Assistant Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh

* serving as Church Mission Society (CMS) Latin America Mission Director

* serving as Honorary Assistant bishop in Oxford, Winchester and Chichester

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July 19 2019 By virtueonline Diocese of the Arctic Declares "Impaired Communion" with Anglican Church of Canada

This General Synod has given us permission to decide for ourselves what direction we should take. We choose now to walk as the self-determining Anglican Church of Canada in the Arctic. Joshua 24:15 says "...choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

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July 19 2019 By virtueonline CANADA: Statement from the ANiC House of Bishops

Friday evening, July 12, 2019, the historic vote happened and though the overall vote was overwhelmingly for the change, because it was to be a Canonical change it required a 2/3 majority in all three houses: Laity, Clergy and Bishops.

The outcome was the motion was defeated by the narrowest of margins because, although the laity and clergy houses both had votes far exceeding the 66.6 % vote required, the House of Bishops only had just over 62% which meant the motion was defeated.

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July 09 2019 By virtueonline UGANDA: Anglican church installs first female head

The service will start at 4:00 pm. The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and the Bishop, Diocese of Kampala, His Grace Stanley Ntagali, will preside over the function.

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July 05 2019 By virtueonline BRIGHTON, Mich. Pro-Gay Episcopalian Service Moved Off Catholic Parish After Backlash

But the celebration was later rescheduled for the Episcopalian St. Paul Cathedral in Detroit.

The reasons for the venue change are unclear. But it is known that it comes amid complaints from some Anglicans as well as Catholics.

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July 03 2019 By virtueonline Diocese of Quincy issues partial restriction on use of ACNA BCP 2019 - UPDATED

I have come to this decision for many reasons both theological and practical. Of course, you may use the BCP 2019 (or other resources) in your private devotion but it is not to be used for liturgy at Mass, public Daily Offices or in any other way in the life of this church.

As always, I am available should you want to talk with me about this or any other issue.

In Christ,

The Rt. Rev. J. Alberto Morales, OSB, DD
Quincy IX JAM/rwg

*****

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July 02 2019 By virtueonline South Carolina Supreme Court Allows Parishes and Diocese to Intervene and Denies Writ of Mandamus Petition by The Episcopal Church

At its core, the Petition was an attempt to end run Judge Dickson's exercise of his discretion in interpreting the August 2, 2017 decision in a manner that may differ from TEC's interpretation. However, the Supreme Court refused to tell Judge Dickson how he should rule in interpreting the August 2 decision. Instead the Court expressed confidence that Judge Dickson would "resolve the matters that are pending, in an expeditious manner."

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