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May 27 2020 By dvirtue PRIMATE NDUKUBA APPEALS TO FG TO RE-OPEN CHURCHES, URGES RELIGIOUS ORGANISATIONS TO ADHERE STRICTLY TO THE GUIDELINES

He said, "The secret things belong to God and He will surely show His people what to do, no matter the situation."

While he commended the Nigerian government on the actions taken so far, he urged leaders to learn from these happenings and ensure that the lives of the people and the welfare of the society remains above personal and political interests, not just now, but even after the pandemic.

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May 26 2020 By virtueonline ORLANDO, FL: Anglican Chaplains- Evangelism's Tip of the Spear

The organization even publishes a quarterly professional Journal for Chaplains.

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May 23 2020 By virtueonline Texas Supreme Court Rules in favor of Fort Worth Anglicans

In THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF FORT WORTH v. THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Justice Eva M. Guzman writing for the court finds that the withdrawing (Anglican) faction of the splintered Episcopal diocese is the rightful Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth:

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May 22 2020 By virtueonline UGANDA: Archbishop Kaziimba rallies Ugandans against pandemic violence

"We have witnessed an increase of cases of GBV during the lockdown. As religious leaders, we appeal and encourage people to work together to prevent it in our homes and communities. We should also provide psycho-social support to the victims during this pandemic," Dr Kaziimba said.

Uganda police registered 328 cases of GBV between March and April. Archbishop Kaziimba attributed the cases of GBV across the country to lack of money and food.

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May 22 2020 By virtueonline IRAN: Anglican Church member given third prison sentence at retrial

Ismaeil, who is appealing against all three convictions, initially faced four charges after his arrest in January 2019 -- also "apostasy", for which he could have faced the death sentence.

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May 22 2020 By virtueonline A British school principal is sorry after teachers assigned a very controversial homework assignment -- including subject matter such as "transgender pornography" and the definition of "hardcore porn."

Other topics reportedly included information on drugs, smoking, and consuming alcohol.

One parent, identified by the outlet as "Mrs. Taylor," said that she was highly disturbed by the assignment.

"My daughter is still very much a child," she told the outlet. "We've still got magic elves, her bedroom is done in My Little Pony. She is very innocent and native."

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May 18 2020 By virtueonline Don't annex West Bank, church leaders tell Israel

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, negotiated a right to annex parts of the West Bank from 1 July in the coalition deal that he signed with Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan party. The unity government agreed between the two men was due to be sworn in on Thursday.

The leaders from Orthodox, Lutheran, and Roman Catholic Churches also called on the United States, Russia, the EU, and the UN to respond to the annexation plans with a peace initiative.

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May 14 2020 By virtueonline COVID-19 locks down theological education in Africa

Let me clarify the situation in terms of the staff at this Luanda based theological school. Like most Africans, the lecturers at our schools are members of extended, but close-knit, families sharing communal land. Holiday periods coincide with planting and harvesting seasons. Families travel "home" (the farms) to do their part during these seasons. In turn, family living on the communal land provide their city kin with food -- often transported by taxi.

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May 12 2020 By virtueonline UGANDA: Anglican Church calls off Martyrs Day Celebrations due to COVID-19

Over 700,000 believers have attended the mass conducted by dozens of Bishops and hundreds of priests from all over the world. Some pilgrims walk on foot from their home parishes in Uganda and neighboring countries to the shrine as a sign of solidarity.

One of those who has been on the committee to organize this year's celebrations, the Rev. James Okurut said that the function had to be called owing to fears that the virus would spread.

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May 09 2020 By virtueonline Shehata to Lead Influential Diocese of Egypt

Shehata has served as the first Arab bishop in North Africa since 2017, when he succeeded English missionary Bill Musk. He was formerly dean of St. Mark's Pro-Cathedral in Alexandria, and served as principal of the Alexandria School of Theology, which trains ministers for service throughout the region.

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