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June 18 2020 By dvirtue Springfield bishop, diocese's Standing Committee hit impasse over timing of retirement

The Standing Committee also referenced an April 15 letter to Martins, in which it urged Martins to move his retirement date up by eight months, to October 2020. "This will give you the opportunity to preside at the annual synod and for the diocese to celebrate your ministry with us," the Standing Committee said in April, offering to make "appropriate financial arrangements" for him.

Martins refused, according to the Standing Committee.

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June 18 2020 By dvirtue George Carey: Former archbishop suspended over abuse inquiry

Barrister Mr Smyth QC, who died aged 77 last year, was accused of attacking boys whom he had met at a Christian camp in Dorset in the 1970s and 1980s.

The independent inquiry was launched into the Church's handling of allegations against the Mr Smyth.

Permission to Officiate (PTO) is required for any Church of England priest to preach or minister.

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June 14 2020 By dvirtue Deck stacked against Bishop Love in disciplinary hearing

"The short answer is: there is not going to be anything along the lines of changing his mind or satisfy him or putting him in a (compromising) position. He is doctrinally opposed to same-sex marriage that will not change. At the same time, he is sworn to the doctrine, discipline and worship of the (Episcopal) Church; if those things change, then he'll have to make his decisions."

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June 12 2020 By dvirtue A Big Step for Religious Freedom

The State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor was created in 1977 to help advance individual liberty and democratic freedoms around the world. The U.S. had pledged to do so since 1948, when it backed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Technically religious freedom was covered along with other fundamental rights in the bureau's mandate.

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June 12 2020 By dvirtue Bishop Love in the fight of his life for his diocese

In July 2018, the Episcopal General Convention passed Resolution B-012 calling for the use of non-traditional marriage rites to be used throughout The Episcopal Church, in every diocese of the church, regardless of what the sitting bishop's objections may be.

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June 10 2020 By dvirtue Call for a Week of Prayer and Fasting

Another senseless killing by a police officer of an unarmed black man, George Floyd.
Hundreds of thousands of people participating in peaceful protests.
The unleashing of a spirit of lawlessness where rioting, violence, destruction of businesses and properties (mostly minority owned), unbridled theft, personal assaults on bystanders, store owners, the elderly, and police officers.

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June 08 2020 By dvirtue Ugandan Anglican Martyrs Commemorated by Primate

This time, the thousands of believers were not able to be there due to the COVID19 pandemic. A total of 60 people including priests, politicians and prominent Anglicans were invited for the ceremony that took place at Namugongo.

This year's theme at the ceremony was, ''Unity amidst trials and persecution.''

The celebrations were presided over by the Anglican Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stephen Kazimba Mugalu.

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June 04 2020 By dvirtue ACNA College of Bishops Sentences Bishop Ron Jackson

According to Canon IV.8(2) it is the responsibility of the College of Bishops to impose a sentence when a bishop is guilty of an ecclesiastical charge. Meeting on June 2, 2020, the College voted to impose the sentence of deposition from the sacred ministry on Bishop Jackson.
His holy orders have been removed, and he is no longer permitted to engage in ordained ministry in the Anglican Church in North America.

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June 03 2020 By dvirtue DC Riots and Bishop Mariann Budde's Selective Episcopal Outrage

"I am outraged," Budde told the Post about Trump's posturing in an interview a short time later, pausing between words to emphasize her anger as her voice slightly trembled. She had nothing critical to say about the burning of one of her churches, which according to the parish vestry incurred about $20,000 in damages, mostly to the church nursery.

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June 02 2020 By dvirtue Church of Ireland document states there are males, females -- and 'non-binary' people

It is just the latest twist in a developing controversy within Christian culture, which goes far beyond issues like gay marriage to question the very existence of men and women as separate categories.

The consultation asks whether the scope of what constitutes a hate crime should be broadened by adding "gender" and "gender identity" to the list of protected characteristics (alongside things like race and religion).

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