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May 03 2022 By dvirtue 'Talking Jesus' report finds only 6% of UK adults identify as practicing Christians

As many as 70% of those who identify as Christians are white Brits, who represent 83% of the U.K.'s adult population, says the survey, adding that 25% of those who identify as Christians are ethnic minorities, although they represent only 12% of the U.K.'s adult population.

The survey of more than 3,000 U.K. adults, commissioned by five Christian organizations, also found that 4% identify as agnostics, and 12% as atheists.

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May 01 2022 By dvirtue PITTSBURGH: ACNA Elects New Diocesan Bishop

Bishop-elect Cameron, 57, has been an ordained Anglican priest for more than 30 years and is currently President of the Isaiah Forty Foundation. He has led churches in Montreal, Vermont and Chicago over those 30 years. He has also worked as a business leader for organizations like General Electric and has had his own consulting company. He has been involved in the ministry of healing and wholeness with Isaiah Forty since 1996.

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April 30 2022 By dvirtue Same-sex Church in Wales marriage hope within five years

The incoming archbishop said he was "enormously heartened by that vote".

"Although it wasn't unanimous - it showed the Church in Wales has a common mind on this," he said.

"I wouldn't be surprised if, within that five-year period, we were once again talking about the marriage of same-sex couples." he added

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April 28 2022 By dvirtue The Line in the Sand: The Appellate Tribunal Opinion and the Future of the Anglican Church in Australia

Download your copy of the book at this link. (PDF and ePub formats.) https://www.australianchurchrecord.net/lits/

The Line in the Sand -- edited by Robert Tong, Claire Smith and Mike Leite -- is jointly published by The Australian Church Record and The Anglican Church League.

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia meets Sunday 8 May to Friday 13 May 2022.

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April 23 2022 By dvirtue UK: Exmouth minister visits church groups working in Ukraine

Josep arrived late on Sunday night (April 3) in Budapest and, the following day, visited a refugee camp near Hungary's border with Ukraine. He also met a group of nine Ukrainian families, many of whom had disabilities or special needs, who had escaped from the Russian invasion. They had been helped by Norbert and Leslie to find a safe place to stay.

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April 23 2022 By dvirtue Japan ordains first female bishop in east Asia

Bishop-elect Maria Grace, a priest from the Diocese of Tokyo, was elected to her new role in November 2021, at the 80th Synod of the Diocese of Hokkaido.

She is only the second female bishop in Asia, and the first in Japan and east Asia.

Her election was welcomed at the time by Mandy Marshall, Director for Gender Justice at the Anglican Communion Office, as "a real breakthrough".

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April 21 2022 By dvirtue Final Resolution Reached in South Carolina Episcopal Case

The ruling from the South Carolina Supreme Court follows nearly a decade of litigation in which the parties disputed ownership of more than $500 million worth of church properties. The case, which originally involved 36 parishes, took several twists and was repeatedly appealed.

"From our decision today, there will be no remand," the five justices wrote. "The case is over."

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April 21 2022 By dvirtue South Carolina Supreme Court rules on TEC appeal regarding the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina and its Parishes

Today's decision affirmed that decision with regards to some parties to the litigation but not others. Legal counsel for the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina is reviewing this ruling to assess its implications and appropriate responses. The full text of the ruling may be found at https://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/28095.pdf.

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April 21 2022 By dvirtue Lambeth Conference to Restrict Media Access: Journalists Must Agree with Principles of Conference or Be Denied Accreditation

The question logically follows, what are these 'principles and spirit' to which the press must adhere lest they lose their credentials? Are these principles theological? If so, which theology? Will it be the official theology of the Church's Formularies -- the Scriptures, Creeds, Articles of Religion, Book of Homilies, and the 1662 BCP -- or will it be whatever is the 'woke' theology du jour surging through the chambers of Lambeth Palace and the Anglican Communion Office?

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April 21 2022 By dvirtue Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop Resigns Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

All our workplaces are free from violence, coercion, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

No one is subjected to sexual misconduct of any kind.

We deal promptly, seriously and systematically with all complaints of sexual misconduct.

Those who hold positions of trust or power in the church do not take advantage of, or abuse that trust.

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