Monthly Archives: December 2013

Church of England Feb. General Synod – arrangements

GENERAL SYNOD: FEBRUARY 2014 GROUP OF SESSIONS Timetable Monday 10 February 2 pm – 7.00 pm 2.00 pm Worship Introductions, welcomes, progress of legislation Report by the Business Committee Dates of groups of sessions in 2016-2018 Presentation by the Ethical Investment Advisory Group Gender-Based Violence: … Continue reading

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‘Ekklesia’ – Sexuality, harm and the language of love

  By Savi Hensman 11 Dec 2013 Those who promote criminalisation of, or violence against, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people cannot reasonably claim that this is a sign of Christian love. Being loving, being Christian You ask me … Continue reading

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‘Global South Absent’ from Faith and Order Commission Meeting

Anglican Communion Faith and Order, and where are reps from the Global South The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order just had its meeting in  Jamaica and has reported out.Two things to note: (i) IASCUFO wrote: We recognise the … Continue reading

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Most R.C. Couples Co-habit before Marriage – C.M.C.

Most couples live together before marriage, says Catholic charity 13 December 2013 17:27 by Christopher Lamb A majority of couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church view it as a lifelong sacrament open to children but nearly all of them are … Continue reading

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Pope Francis speaks of the need for Contextual Mission

The Church urgently needs to stop seeing itself as a Western export 11 December 2013 by Fr Robert Kaggwa Pope Francis’ comments on the need for the Church to develop non-Western expressions of the faith are a breath of fresh … Continue reading

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Abp Tutu’s home robbed while at Mandela memorial

Posted on: December 11, 2013 7:00 PM Photo Credit: Corbis/PeterTurnley Related Categories: Desmond Tutu, Southern Africa From the Associated Press Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu‘s home was robbed while he was away to attend a memorial honoring Nelson … Continue reading

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Grace Cathedral, SFO – Icons Desecrated

‘Battered icons, clouded soul’ – by Bishop Marc Andrus, San Francisco Yesterday I learned that the icons of Mary Magdalene and John Donne in Grace Cathedral had been vandalized, probably beyond repair. It seems that the desecrator was pointed out, … Continue reading

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‘The Times’ reflects on Episcopal Prospects of Dean Jeffrey John

The Church of England is on the brink of appointing its first openly gay bishop, according to The Times. The paper claims the Dean of St Albans, Dr Jeffrey John, came within one vote of being recommended as the new Bishop … Continue reading

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At Last! Women at a Meeting of the House of Bishops in C. of E.

Bishops Welcome Participant Observers to First Meeting Posted on: December 9, 2013 3:01 PM Back Row The Ven. Christine Wilson, The Ven Nicola Sullivan, The Ven Annette Cooper, The Ven Joanne Grenfell Front row: The Revd. Libby Lane, The Revd. … Continue reading

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US Catholic View of Pope Francis’ Encyclical

The Heart of Francis’s Mission: Embracing the Call to Challenge E. J. Dionne Jr. December 2, 2013 – Commonweal Magazine Christianity has often been used over the centuries to prop up the powerful. But from the beginning, the Christian message … Continue reading

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