Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pilling Commission on human sexuality

30 October 2013 Statement from William Fittall, Secretary General of the General Synod and Archbishops’ Council, placing recent media and blog speculation in context: “At last Friday’s Synod press conference a national journalist asked me to confirm the now widely … Continue reading

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A ‘Guardian’ view of Gafcon II – Schism or Damp Squib?

It started as a split over gay clergy. But now the Anglican Communion is dead While yet another evangelical rebellion over gay clergy was gaining zero publicity, a more significant schism has occuredl Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby during his … Continue reading

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Nazir-Ali Utters Warning to C. of E. over S.S.Blessings

Church facing divide over blessings for same-sex couples The Church of England is facing divisions over proposals to introduce a formal service for gay couples Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former bishop of Rochester, warned on Tuesday that a move to … Continue reading

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Nigerian Bishop Issues Challenge to the C. of E.

ENUGU, NIGERIA: Anglican Bishops In Africa, Others Threaten To Pull Out Of Church of England over Homosexuality By Ifeanyi Ezugwu http://247ureports.com/ October 28, 2013       Anglican Bishops in Nigeria and the entire Bishops (sic) of Anglican communion in … Continue reading

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Peter Ould – on ‘The Coming Crisis in the CofE’

October 28, 2013 Peter Ould provides an excellent example of Christian courage in what, it seems, will soon be a quite hostile environment: I have now confirmed from a number of sources what the Pilling Report is going to recommend. The … Continue reading

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‘Modern Church on the Gafcon Communique

SUNDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2013 Archbishops, minorities and schismatics Thinking Anglicans, to which I am grateful for much information, has juxtaposed two items of news which made me reflect on the similarities. One is about women bishops, the other about same-sex … Continue reading

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Changes made to original GAFCON Communique

Changes to GAFCON’s Nairobi Communiqué and Commitment (from the web-site – ‘A Living Text’) Celebrating the Communique I made a list of changes between the draft and final versions of the GAFCON document. The list that follows is not exhaustive, … Continue reading

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