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April 20 2022 By dvirtue LGBTQ+ advocacy group Integrity formally dissolves

In late March, Integrity USA (also known as Integrity Inc.) withdrew from The Consultation, a consortium of progressive Episcopal organizations that it had been a member of since 1985. Integrity USA "is now in the post-dissolution winding-up phase," the organization's last president, Ronnie Ward, wrote to Consultation convener Laura Russell.

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April 20 2022 By dvirtue GAFCON 4 goes to Rwanda

The conference has been a landmark in international Anglicanism. The first meeting in Jerusalem drew bishops, clergy and laity from around the world and the Jerusalem Declaration formulated there has since become a key document for the movement that has followed.

"The Anglican Church of Rwanda is looking forward to hosting GAFCON IV in May of 2023," said Archbishop Laurent Mbanda, the Primate of Rwanda and vice chairman of the GAFCON Primates Council.

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April 18 2022 By dvirtue UGANDA SET TO ORDAIN FIRST FEMALE ANGLICAN BISHOP - CORRECTION

The archbishop noted that in the secular world women have already shown potential in rising to all high offices and have served well; an indication that they can as well be trusted with high offices in the Church.

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April 16 2022 By dvirtue The future of Anglicanism is African

Along with a snazzy photo shoot, Saka recorded a video for GQ in which he lists his ten most essential items. There is an iPad, a portable music speaker, some Twix chocolate bars, a football, a PlayStation, trainers, and moisturiser: all the things you'd expect any sporty young man to be proud of possessing.

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April 15 2022 By dvirtue EXCLUSIVE: The Head Of A Christian Texas School (Episcopal) Told Kids The Church Is 'Normalizing Same-Sex Relationships

"[Homosexuality] is an issue about which the Episcopal church has taken a very clear position," Baad said. "Mike Curry ... has a quote that sums it up ... 'LGBTQ siblings, we stand with you in this moment. And we continue to affirm that you are, and always have been, a blessing to our church. But, above all, you are children of God.'"

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April 14 2022 By dvirtue SEWANEE: "SEX IN THE DARK" ILLUMINATES SEXUAL ANXIETIES ON-CAMPUS

Two of the most popular questions that were discussed were the female orgasm and pornography addictions. Other focuses of the night were based on sexual health, such as regular menstrual cycles and how to prevent STD transmission. Discussions about accepting your sexual identity, asexuality, and how to change the narratives based on society's heteronormative standards were also held.

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April 14 2022 By dvirtue UGANDA'S ANGLICAN ARCHBISHOP CHALLENGES GOVERNMENT

The archbishop's call comes at a time when suspected machete wielding men have embarked on attacking and killing people in the Kampala metropolitan areas.

Dr Kaziimba said, "Although the situation in the country is challenging, criminality shouldn't be used as an excuse. Those involved in killing and hurting innocent Ugandans should stop and also repent."

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April 07 2022 By dvirtue UGANDA: Nation's president disagrees with Anglican Archbishop

Kaziimba said; "Some Ugandans are very greedy which leads to them becoming corrupt. They grab poor people's land yet when they die, they are buried in a small piece of land." He said that it is God who called Oulanyah home when he died at the age of 57.

In his response president Museveni asked, "why is it that God calls Africans at an early age and exempts Japan's or Europeans who die at 70 plus years. Life expectancy in Uganda is now 63 yet that of Japan is 75, he said.

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April 04 2022 By dvirtue UK: Religious leaders urge PM to include trans people in conversion therapy ban

Convener to the writing group, Steve Chalke, Baptist minister and founder of Oasis Trust told the PA news agency it was a "clear act of discrimination" to exclude trans people.

We have waited four years around this and we can't wait any longer. A ban on conversion therapy must be now and it must be a ban for everyone, for all people, for LGB and T people.

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April 04 2022 By dvirtue INDIA: Legal Setback for Popular Efforts to Prevent Raising of Retirement Age of CSI Clergy

As regular readers will recall at a Special Session of the CSI Synod held on March 7, 2022, Moderator Dharmaraj Rasalam had declared the resolution to raise the retirement age passed despite strong opposition and protests from the floor.

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