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January 24 2021 By dvirtue Rwandan Government wants Religious Leaders with Degrees in Theology

To that end two new private universities have opened in the Rwandan capital of Kilgali to produce graduates in theology responding to the pressure on churches and faith-based organizations to be led by degree holders.

According to University World News, the cabinet in Rwanda approved a ministerial order at a meeting in December 2020 granting the East African Christian College (EACC) and the Africa College of Theology permission to operate.

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During our time together, we also looked at concrete proposals for addressing clergy wellness, received an update from the Liturgy and Music Task Forces, and began looking ahead to 2030.

Racism and Racial Reconciliation

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January 21 2021 By dvirtue Cultural Shifts Challenge the Church of Jesus Christ

A group calling themselves Anglican Connection Online is holding a conference to challenge and equip God's people to understand the shifting culture and to point them to God's Word at this time of complex cultural change.

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January 21 2021 By dvirtue Uganda Archbishop Ntagali Apologizes for his Adultery - UPDATE

Many Ugandans were shocked by the news about Ntagali's adultery. One of them, a staunch Anglican Hellen Auma 60, said, "I can't believe that such a gentle man of God can do such a thing."

Some Anglicans in Uganda however criticized the Church of Uganda for embarrassing their former leader in the country.

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January 20 2021 By dvirtue UGANDA: Former Anglican Archbishop Caught in Sex Scandal - UPDATED

The Retired Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has been suspended from performing priestly duties after getting involved in an extra-marital affair with a married woman.

Ntagali's suspension was confirmed in a January 13 letter by the current Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr Stephen Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu to the Anglican Bishops under the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON).

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January 19 2021 By dvirtue Bishop of Swaziland and global environment advocate Ellinah Wamukoya dies from Covid

The Anglican Communion's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Jack Palmer-White, paid tribute, saying: "She was wonderfully dedicated to so many causes -- particularly demonstrated through her leadership of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network for a number of years."

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January 18 2021 By dvirtue UGANDA: Archbishop of Uganda suspends former Archbishop for Adultery - UPDATED

The Church of Uganda has approximately 13 million members, all of whom have “sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,” as the Bible says in Romans 3.23. At the same time, the Church holds its leaders more accountable to the same standards we are all called to uphold.

Accordingly, I have informed retired Archbishop Ntagali that he is not permitted to function sacramentally, preach, or represent the Church of Uganda in any way until further notice.

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January 18 2021 By dvirtue GHANA: New Archbishop elected

In his acceptance speech, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Cyril Ben-Smith thanked God for his grace and thanked the electorates for voting for him. He urged members present continue to live in peace and harmony.

The ANGLICAN NEWS GHANA described the electoral process as smooth and peaceful one. "We congratulate the Archbishop-elect and pray for smooth transition."

It is not known at this time of posting if the archbishop is with GAFCON. We will keep you updated.


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January 17 2021 By dvirtue Kenyan Anglicans Appoint First Woman Bishop

"Things have been very chaotic but when we, in 2019, got the approval to appoint a woman to such a position, we saw it fit for Dr Onyango to take it up because of her experience and academic background. She now becomes only the second woman to be ordained in ACK," Kodia said.

He added: "She has what it takes. She is well educated and has trained so many people, including bishops and archbishops."

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January 15 2021 By dvirtue Episcopal Seminaries "Exploring Partnership Options"

Episcopal seminaries including Episcopal Divinity School, Bexley Hall Seminary, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, each announced similar language before merging or being subsumed into a larger institution. A fourth seminary, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, was acquired by the endowed parish of Trinity Wall Street in 2019. Each points to an ongoing trend of consolidation among institutions as the Episcopal Church contracts in membership and attendance numbers.

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