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March 18 2022 By dvirtue A message from the Chaplain of St Andrew's Moscow

Conflict was predicted and we were helpless, unable to do anything to prevent it. Now that 'special military operations', as they are called here, have begun, there is nothing that we can do to stop them.

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March 18 2022 By dvirtue Episcopal-Methodist full communion partnership on hold as UMC delays vote on split over LGBTQ+ inclusion

In the meantime, the General Convention Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations recently discussed Resolution A093, which commends the ongoing work of The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue and its proposal for full communion.

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March 15 2022 By dvirtue NY Trinity Church FIRES its acclaimed music director who's married to female reverend

An investigation was launched into the allegations and remains ongoing. However, the church's rector, Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, announced Monday that Trinity had terminated Wachner's employment.

'The investigation is ongoing, and thus the investigator has not yet made any determination about the veracity of the 2014 allegations,' the church said in a statement published online.

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March 15 2022 By dvirtue GAY AUTHOR GASLIGHTS TO SMEAR BRAVE BISHOP

The author and LGBT+ activists are smearing Southwark archbishop John Wilson after he banned Green from publicizing his LGBT+ books at The John Fisher School, Purley and St. John's Primary School, Gravesend.

Wilson fired governors at The John Fisher School after the majority defied a diocesan directive urging the school to cancel Green's book-signing event.

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March 12 2022 By dvirtue An Open Letter to Russian Patriarch Kirill from US Christian Leaders

We make this appeal with no political agenda. Before God, we bear witness that there is no religious justification from any side for the destruction and terror the world is witnessing daily. Our first allegiance is always to our Lord Jesus Christ. This transcends the narrow claims of all nations and ideologies.

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March 12 2022 By dvirtue Church of England Priest Denounces Putin's False 'Christian Orthodox' Faith

Church of England officials have delivered strong statements regarding the invasion of Ukraine. At the outset of the war, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell released a joint statement condemning Putin, calling his attack "an act of great evil."

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March 10 2022 By dvirtue Former Archbishop of Canterbury Blasts Russian Orthodox Church over Ukraine Invasion

It is not too late for the leadership of the Church in Russia to call for (at the very least) a credible ceasefire as Lent begins. Those of us who owe a lasting debt to the thought and witness of Christian Russia through the centuries find it hard to believe that all the moral norms of warfare painstakingly explored by Christians in both East and West from the earliest ages onward have been forgotten.

The Rt Reverend Lord Williams of Oystermouth, Archbishop of Canterbury 2002-2012'

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March 08 2022 By dvirtue THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN RUSSIA'S WAR ON UKRAINE

But this common heritage has also become a point of contention. Russians call the prince of Rus' Vladimir; for Ukrainians, he is Volodymyr. He was baptized in Crimea, what is now disputed territory between Russia and Ukraine. When Vladimir/Volodymyr returned to Kiev (or Kyiv), he had his warriors baptized en masse in the Dniepr River. In 1852, the Russian Empire commemorated the event by placing a 14-foot statue of Volodymyr above the riverbank. It soon became a symbol of the city.

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March 05 2022 By dvirtue CANADA: New gender blessings for trial use

Liturgies to mark gender transition and affirmation for transgender Christians are available in a number of Anglican Communion provinces, but primarily at the local or diocesan level, says the Rev. Eileen Scully, director of Faith, Worship and Ministry for General Synod.

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March 03 2022 By dvirtue Ukrainian clergy staying to help

Brother Vasyl is from a village near the south-east port of Mariupol, 37 miles from the Russian border, and has been helping children from destitute families evacuate to the countryside in central Ukraine.

"We don't have time to be frightened. We are staying and helping the people to survive the situation," he said.

ACN's Ukraine projects manager Magda Kaczmarek said that leading bishops in Ukraine have appealed to people not to flee the country.

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