Monthly Archives: March 2011

U.K. Government says NO to Creationism in schools

Free schools will not teach creationism, says Department for EducationGovernment spokesman says the education secretary is ‘crystal clear’ that teaching creationism is at odds with scientific fact Share1512 Comments (536) Riazat Butt , religious affairs correspondent guardian.co.uk, Monday 21 March 2011 18.11 … Continue reading

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‘NZ Liturgy’ site NOW ON LINE – again

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Extract from report on ‘Same Sex Blessings’ meeting of TEC

Finally, the Diocese of Vermont‘s Chancellor, Tom Little, explained the complicated legal and canonical issues surrounding same-gender relationships and blessings. Little clearly sees the religious blessing of same-gender couples as a First Amendment issue that cannot be interfered with by … Continue reading

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“People are our priority” – The Archbishop of The Anglican Communion in Japan

 The latest statement from the Archbishop of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Anglican Communion in Japan) The Most Revd Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu on the situation in Japan  Ten days have past since the major magnitude 9 earthquake which happened in regions … Continue reading

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T.A.C. and Problems re the Pope’s Ordinariate

Archbishop John Hepworth What has been most troubling to many continuers in the TAC/ACA and around the world are revelations concerning Hepworth’s personal life. It has been revealed that he was once a Catholic priest and later resigned his orders … Continue reading

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TEC Deputies Meet to Consider Same Sex Blessing Rites

[Episcopal News Service — Atlanta] In a historic meeting, nearly 200 Episcopal Church General Convention deputies gathered here March 18 to begin a churchwide consultation on same-gender blessings. The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music invited one lay and one clergy … Continue reading

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Lichfield votes ‘YES’ to The Covenant

Lichfield Diocese approves Anglican Communion Covenant From the Lichfield Diocesan Website ______________________________________________________ “..an attempt to adjourn the debate in Lichfield diocese so it could be referred to deanery synods was rejected with 47 voting in favour of an adjournment and … Continue reading

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Lesley’s Blog – on the Wakefield ‘No Covenant’ vote

What happened in Wakefield? I am both amazed and delighted that the Anglican Covenant was defeated in Wakefield. Some of us spent time scrabbling to get information about what happened. I didn’t even know that the debate was happening. Some … Continue reading

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Pope makes former C.of E. Bishops his Monsignori

Pope makes former Anglican bishops monsignori By Anna Arco on Thursday, 17 March 2011 The three former Anglican bishops at their ordination to the priesthood in January (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk) The Pope has honoured three former Anglican bishops, the first members of the … Continue reading

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EHRC recommends changes to Marriage law in Scotland

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (Scotland) has issued this press release: New Scottish Government called upon to address Equal Marriage for same sex couples. The Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland today launched a new report calling for access … Continue reading

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