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May 03 2019 By dvirtue ACC-17: Welby candid, and not in camera

None the less, he was more candid than he has been over a wide range of topics. Questions ranged from what makes him laugh and what annoys him most (the same answer: "myself") to where he got his clerical shirt (South Africa). In between, there were questions about sexuality, establishment, Donald Trump, and an Archbishop of Canterbury from overseas. Here is an edited version.

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May 02 2019 By dvirtue Lambeth 2020 Chaos

The announcement from the Secretary General has caused ripples throughout the Communion. The Executive Council of The Episcopal Church (TEC) USA has approved a resolution which finds the decision inconsistent with TEC’s definition of marriage.

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May 02 2019 By dvirtue Church of Nigeria, Anglican Church in North America Reach Agreement on CANA Dioceses

In January of this year, the Church of Nigeria elected four suffragan bishops for the Diocese of the Trinity, a CANA diocese composed primarily of ex-patriot Nigerians in North America. These elections surprised the Anglican Church in North America and led both provinces to desire clearer lines of authority for the CANA dioceses.

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May 02 2019 By dvirtue HONG KONG: Welby reiterates dilemma he says he faced over inviting same-sex spouses to Lambeth

"For some reason, I thought that question might come up," Welby replied when Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny asked him during an evening question-and-answer session here May 1 to elaborate on his decision and his thoughts about how to work through the disagreements in the communion over human sexuality.

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May 02 2019 By dvirtue An example of 'good separation' as new Anglican church is established outside the C of E

The parish is not a stand-alone unit though, but part of a Diocese, and a national denomination with a particular relationship with the wider society and nation. As the culture becomes more secular, indifferent to religion and increasingly hostile to biblical Christian faith, the Church of England tries to accommodate this in a positive way while at the same time attempting to remain recognisably Christian in its doctrine and practice.

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May 01 2019 By dvirtue Nonstop Decline: Presbyterian Church (USA) Doesn't Hit Brakes in 2018

The drop of nearly 5 percent is consistent with an accelerating exodus of members since the denomination redefined marriage as between any two persons in 2014.

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April 26 2019 By dvirtue REC Bishop David Hicks Resigns as Ordinary of the Diocese of Northeast to be rector in Butler, PA

As the saying goes, "Once ordained always ordained." This call even comes in the middle, not the end of his life's service. At the same time the sense of finishing what God has called us to do in one specific endeavor, much earlier than expected, sometimes comes along the road of ministry. This kind of occurrence appears at all levels of service both lay and clergy.

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April 25 2019 By dvirtue SRI LANKA: Christians In South Asia Pay Heavy Toll for claims of Islamophobia around The Globe

The streets turned into rivers of blood. A survivor told the BBC, "Everyone just started to panic, it was total chaos," he said. "I looked to the room on the right and there's blood everywhere. Everyone was running and a lot of people just don't know what was going on. People had blood on their shirt and there was someone carrying a girl to the ambulance.

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April 22 2019 By dvirtue United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they were outvoted by U.S. conservatives teamed with most of the delegates from Methodist strongholds in Africa and the Philippines.

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