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May 16 2022 By dvirtue A statement from Gafcon Australia

Twelve bishops failing to uphold this church's view of marriage, which had been repeatedly affirmed by the General Synod is deeply lamentable. They also failed to be persuaded by the voices of the both the laity and clergy in the General Synod.

A number of the orthodox bishops are concerned about the implications for our common life and work in the days ahead.

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May 13 2022 By dvirtue Whither the Australian Anglican Church?

Despite appearances, this church division is not just about sex. In One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America, American authors George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk recently argued that progressive and conservative Christians now differ so profoundly that they can no longer be considered members of the same religion. The fundamental issue is different systems of meaning.

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May 11 2022 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: DEADLOCK IN KEY VOTE AS ANGLICAN BISHOPS BLOCK A CONSERVATIVE STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE

Raffel recounted moves by Canadian, US and NZ Anglicans to leave when same-sex blessings were approved in their churches.

"Failing to make these affirmations today has left us in a perilous situation," he said.

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May 11 2022 By dvirtue "CAN TWO WORK TOGETHER UNLESS THEY AGREE?"

The Primate of the Church of Nigeria, The Most Rev'd Dr. Henry C. Ndukuba:

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May 10 2022 By dvirtue The Anglican Convocation in Europe Synod Meets

Bishop Andy expressed his desire that, "ACE may aspire and pray for these things: Relationship that will show its eternal dimension, a costly commitment to one another, an enjoyment of fruitfulness in others and theirs in us, and dependence in prayer for godly goals."

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May 10 2022 By dvirtue The Attack on Sydney Anglicanism

The Sydney Morning Herald, not known for its friendliness to biblical Christianity, reported that several principals of these elite schools had spoken to the newspaper stating that they were not happy to sign a document saying that they believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and that endorses sexual abstinence outside marriage.

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May 10 2022 By dvirtue TEC: Conflict Looms Over Requiring Baptism for Communion

Martin Heatlie testified on behalf of Episcopalians in Northern California who researched the issue. “We could not find anything in the Bible or the Book of Common Prayer that required baptism as a prerequisite for receiving Communion,” Heatlie said. When priests say “the gifts of God for the people of God” before distributing the bread and wine, that means everyone, the diocese concluded.

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May 06 2022 By dvirtue UGANDA: Seven Anglican Priests Defect to RAC, Told to Hand Over Church Instruments

The Bishop of Kumi Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Michael Esakhan Okwi wrote to the seven priests ordering them to handover their instruments of office and Church House to their parish priests after they allegedly joined the Reformed Anglican Church (RAC).

On April 24th a total of ten priests decided to join the Reformed Anglican Church (RAC) in the Diocese of the Upper Nile Diocese after expressing their dissatisfaction with the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Kumi.

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May 05 2022 By dvirtue CHURCH OF SCOTLAND POISED TO BACK SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

The latest church to continue the slide down the slippery slope is the Church of Scotland, which is set to approve same-sex weddings in its churches after a majority of the church's 41 regional bodies, known as presbyteries, indicated their support ahead of the General Assembly next month. Almost three quarters of the Kirk's 41 presbyteries indicated support for the change, with just twelve opposed.

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May 05 2022 By dvirtue WALES: Bishops welcome conversion therapy ban commitment

Anything which seeks to suggest that there is something inherently wrong or sinful in those who are non-heterosexual or which seeks to force people to try and change their sexuality is, we believe, wrong. It is both abusive and traumatizing; as those who have experienced such 'therapy' can testify.

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