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June 24 2021 By dvirtue Persecuted Christians feel the effects of Iran's change to the law

In the past, Iran has used national security laws to arrest and imprison Christians, but this week, three Christians were made to stand trial under Article 500-bis.

Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi, from Karaj, northern Iran, are all from Muslim backgrounds.

The Christians were charged with "sectarian activities" and "engaging in propaganda against the Islamic regime".

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June 23 2021 By dvirtue Pakistani Christians accuse government of hate crime as college is nationalized

The Supreme Court upheld a ruling by Peshawar High Court in October 2019 which ordered the nationalisation of the college.

Edwardes College, founded by The Church Missionary Society in 1853, is the longest-standing missionary education institution in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (formerly the North-West Frontier Province). The college has an excellent reputation for high educational standards.

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June 18 2021 By dvirtue CANADA: The decline and fall of Bishop Lincoln McKoen

Lincoln Mckoen has resigned from his diocesan episcopal ministry because of allegations received on May 27,2021 that on occasions when Lincoln Mckoen presented himself as a priest (padre), bishop-elect or bishop he, by text and by images sent inappropriate sexualized electronic communications to an adult person who is resident outside the Ecclesiastical Province and with whom Lincoln Mckoen was in a pastoral relationship.

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June 17 2021 By dvirtue NAMIBIA: Anglican Priest Sex Scandal

"Sexual abuse is a shameful and shocking violation of our core values, as a church, as well as the rights and dignity of the victims of such an offence," he said.

The bishop, who confirmed the letter to The Namibian, wrote a four-page memo, warning that the church will not shield sexual abusers. He said the church's tribunal was investigating a priest on sexual abuse allegations. This action came after relatives of one victim wrote two letters to the bishop about the allegations.

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"The Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, regrets to announce the untimely death of the Rt. Rev. Benon Magezi, Bishop of North Kigezi Diocese," read the statement.

Christians in the Diocese have been greatly shocked by the death of Bishop Magezi because he never fell ill for a long time.

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June 17 2021 By dvirtue Anglican Archbishop commends Akufo-Addo on Green Ghana initiative

The Archbishop, in a statement issued by Venerable Dr George Dawson Ahmoah, the Executive Director of the Internal Province Secretariat, pledged the full support of the Anglican Church to ensure the success of the exercise.

He said it would take concerted efforts by Ghanaians to ensure that the initiative achieved the intended results of preserving the environment and ultimately restoring the ecosystem.


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June 09 2021 By dvirtue AUSTRALIA: No tolerance for abuse

The report, outlined here, indicates the prevalence of family abuse was the same or higher than in the wider Australian community. The report will be studied to determine ways to further strengthen responses to domestic abuse and family violence within church communities and a ten point commitment has been enacted by the General Synod, as well as work already undertaken in the Sydney Diocese.

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Whilst people have been suffering in Israel and in the West Bank too, the lives of those in Gaza have once again been disproportionally affected. 219 Palestinians, including 63 children and 35 women (3 of whom were pregnant) have lost their lives. Tens of thousands have been displaced and made homeless once more. Hundreds of buildings have been destroyed, including 6 hospitals and 44 schools. This is unacceptable.

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June 09 2021 By dvirtue Inhibition of Bishop Lincoln McKoen redux

Surely it would be best for everyone if the ACoC boldly announced what arcane province of sexual gratification McKoen explored to satisfy his appetites. That way we could at least add another letter to the LGBT... well, you know. And avoid future embarrassment.

From here:

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June 08 2021 By dvirtue 'An Experience of Restoration' in Fort Worth's Episcopal Saga

Five separate church properties were handed over from the Episcopal Church's newly re-named Episcopal Church in North Texas to the Anglican Church in North America's Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. Much of the property within those buildings was removed by Episcopalians and remains in dispute before an appeals court.

Property Wars

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