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December 23 2020 By dvirtue UGANDA: Anglican Church Calls for Reconciliation as Country Faces Elections

Dr Kaziimba adds that the national dialogue and reconciliation process will kick off after the country holds general elections which will bring together people from all divides.

The faithful have also asked presidential candidates not to continue attacking each other while campaigning, rather preach what their manifestos state.

They added that attack language breeds divide and hatred among voters which is very dangerous for the process and future of the nation.

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December 21 2020 By dvirtue Church in Wales issues draft Bill on same-sex blessings

"However, with new social, scientific and psychological understandings of sexuality in the last one and a half centuries, we believe that same-sex relationships can be understood in a radically different way, and that the teaching of Scripture should therefore be re-interrogated," the Bishops write.

The move is the latest in a long debate within the Church. In 2015, the Governing Body voted in a non-binding indicative poll in favour of allowing same-sex weddings in church.

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December 21 2020 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Church wrestles over transgender Anglican reverend

Reverend McMahon's coming out as a transgender woman, only the second in this country licensed to conduct services and celebrate the sacraments, intensifies the civil war between progressives and conservatives that threatens to split the Anglican communion.

The standard-bearer of the ¬traditionalists, Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, insists she should go for the good of all ¬concerned.

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December 19 2020 By dvirtue LONDON: St Helen's Bishopsgate announces 'broken partnership' with House of Bishops

Seven years ago the House of Bishops published the Pilling Report which called for 'facilitated discussions' on sexuality. Earlier this month the House of Bishops published the Living in Love and Faith book, course, and library of resources which call for yet further discussion. Living in Love and Faith demonstrates the division in the House of Bishops with some sections setting out the orthodox biblical teaching but others erroneous alternative views.

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December 18 2020 By dvirtue NIGERIA: Anglican Bishop Suspended After He Was Caught In Bed With A Priest's Wife

"Advent greetings in the precious name of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ."

"We write with a deep sense of concern and pain to suspend you from office as the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ekiti West.

"This is sequel to your conduct giving just cause for scandal and abhorrent sexual behaviour with the wife of a priest under your employment and care. These facts were admitted by you in a meeting in our office held on Thursday December 10, 2020."

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December 17 2020 By dvirtue UGANDA: Anglican Archbishop Rails Against Gender-Based Violence

On launching the campaign at the Provincial Offices in Uganda's capital, Kampala, the archbishop said that many families in Uganda and Africa have a crisis because of absentee fathers. He said,'' They produce children, but many are not around to love and raise them. Not only do girls and women face (sexual) violation, but boys grow up with a big hole in their lives from unresolved fathers.''

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December 17 2020 By dvirtue Gay conversion therapy: Hundreds of religious leaders call for ban

They include South African cleric Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Chief Rabbi of Ireland David Rosen.

Other religious figures said a ban could risk criminalising pastors.

A declaration calling for a ban will be launched at a conference sponsored by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on Wednesday.

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December 15 2020 By dvirtue Southwest Selects Canon Steven Tighe as ACNA Bishop-Elect

Fr. Steven Tighe has been the ACNA Canon for Youth Ministry since 2016. He has decades of ministry experience with youth and for youth, mobilizing those who serve them throughout the United States and Mexico. Hailing from the Anglican Diocese of the Southwest, Fr. Steven has served in a variety of ministries over many years in El Paso, Texas.

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December 14 2020 By dvirtue RZIM Apologist Sends Stunning Letter: Says Ministry Has Lost Trust & Needs to Make "Meaningful Reparations"

When contacted, Baker-Hytch confirmed the authenticity of the letter but added that he did not know who leaked it. He also declined to discuss the letter's content on the record.

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December 14 2020 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: Anglican Church 'on a path to disintegration' over blessing same-sex unions

The tribunal found it would not breach the church's fundamental declarations and principles, and it was up to each diocese whether they allowed such blessings. Many LGBTQ people of faith still want such a blessing from their bishop or priest even if they are not able to marry in their church.

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