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January 11 2021 By dvirtue Archbishop of Wales says President Trump should be removed from office

"For a number of years, the President of the United States has shown himself and has been shown by others to be a person of questionable morals, judgement and wisdom. He has been given to inflammatory rhetoric and intemperate, prejudicial public statements. Now, in recent days, he has shown himself to be possessed of a shameful self-image which, he evidently believes, permits him to ignore the democratic processes of his country and the democratically expressed will of its people.

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January 11 2021 By dvirtue Anglican Church in Uganda Bans Dead Bodies in Church

In his message to Anglicans he said, "We need to guard ourselves against COVID-19. It is unfortunate that some people think that COVID19 does not exist and ignore ministry of health guidelines against the disease.''

In his message Archbishop Kaziimba sent condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones through COVID-19.

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January 10 2021 By dvirtue Anglican Prayers on a Tumultuous Day

"Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure conduct. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

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January 08 2021 By dvirtue ACNA Archbishop offers prayer in the wake of DC protests

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure conduct. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

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January 06 2021 By dvirtue NIAGARA: Bishop Authorizes New Gender Identity Liturgy

Canon Penny Anderson, who helped to craft this liturgy, says that "feeling free to live their authentic gender identity is central to the faith journey of a growing number of people in our diocese. This new liturgy allows our congregations to affirm these people and surround them with love. Coming out can be terrifying for many trans and non-binary people.

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January 06 2021 By dvirtue Episcopalians Line Up Mainline Protestant Support in Fort Worth Legal Brief

Presbyterian Church (USA) Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II on behalf of the PCUSA General Assembly and Bryan Mills of the United Methodist General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) are listed as additional counsel on the brief. They are joined by officers of the United Church of Christ, the Reformed Church in America and the Moravian Church in America.

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January 06 2021 By dvirtue Nigeria Christmas Sorrow and Hope

Boko Haram also attacked Garkida in Adamawa State at the same time on Christmas Eve. They were driven out by the Nigerian Army as residents fled from their homes into the bush. But the governor of Adamawa State told Morning Star News that they had killed two people, including a five-year-old boy, before the Army chased them out.

One of the Christians from Garkida, Markus Bulus, wrote a Christmas Day text that was shared by Morning Star News:

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January 02 2021 By dvirtue Episcopalians Celebrate Gender-Inclusive, Quran Christmas

This year, All Saints' online-only Christmas service included a reading of Psalm 103:1--17 in which "The Lord" is substituted with a female "Fount of Wisdom" in which "WISDOM'S womb is full of love and faithfulness."

"SHE WHO IS WISDOM executes righteousness and judgment for all who are oppressed," parish Junior Warden Monique Thomas read in the service. "But the faithful love of SHE WHO IS WISDOM endures forever on those who revere her."

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December 25 2020 By dvirtue FT. WORTH: Diocese, Corporation respond to TEC Petitions of U.S. Supreme Court

The plaintiff (TEC) parties will have until early January to submit their responses to today's filings. It is expected that the submissions from both sides will be considered by the Justices in the latter part of January. The Justices could dismiss the case or ask for further briefing on one or more questions raised by the Petitions.

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December 24 2020 By dvirtue Intermediate Response: Allegations Against Ravi Zacharias

This misconduct is deeply troubling and wholly inconsistent with the man Ravi Zacharias presented both publicly and privately to so many over more than four decades of public ministry. We are heartbroken at learning this but feel it necessary to be transparent and to inform our staff, donors, and supporters at this time, even while the investigation continues. We will speak more comprehensively to all concerned after the completion of the investigation.

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