Monthly Archives: June 2014

Three Stooges – Or an Unholy Trinity

Anglican Unity   I cannot resist posting this photo depicting united Anglicans (H/T Titus One Nine) I think we could run a wee quiz: 1. Who are these bishops? (Obviously you can cheat on this one by heading to the source). … Continue reading

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Christian Unity – Possibility or Mere Aspiration?

Is Christian unity anything more than a pious aspiration? 2014 JUNE 21   by Paul Vallely Something significant happened in Rome this week when the Archbishop of Canterbury met the Pope for the second time since the two men took office, … Continue reading

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Conversion of Civil Partnerships into Civil Marriage in the U.K.

News about civil partnerships and marriage The Minister for Equalities, Sajid Javid , has announced the date from which those in civil partnerships will be able to convert them into marriages, if they so wish. The date is 10 December. The announcement … Continue reading

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Conference on The Theology of Marriage (LGBTI Anglican Coalition) – London

“To Have and To Hold” – the theology of marriage The LGBTI Anglican Coalition is hosting a one-day conference on the theology of marriage in the light of equal marriage, at St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY on Saturday 27th September, 2014, … Continue reading

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McHendry: Southern Baptists debate homosexuality

George McHendry Enterprise Columnist Posted:   06/19/2014 01:00:00 AM MDT George McHendry Religion columnist It’s no secret debate over homosexuality has divided many of the main denominations in the United States. Some denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (USA), the ELCA … Continue reading

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‘Ekklesia’ on the Disciplining of a Same-sex Married Priest in England

Punishing married gay clergy is Church of England own goal A Church of England bishop has severely disciplined a priest for marrying his same-sex partner, while a gay vicar in another diocese has also got married. Canon Jeremy Pemberton’s permission … Continue reading

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C. of E. Bishop acts against married gay priest

Colin Coward, June 22nd, 2014 A report in today’s Mail on Sunday  by Jonathan Petre says that Canon Jeremy Pemberton, who married Laurence Cunnington in April, is to have his rights to operate as a priest revoked. Jeremy was the first clergy … Continue reading

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Archbishop Justin Welby Meets Pope Francis

Two traditions, one holy ground 19 June 2014 by Christopher Lamb After his visit to Rome, the Archbishop of Canterbury tells  Christopher Lamb where he finds the most important points of unity between the Catholic and Anglican Churches One is an … Continue reading

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‘Holy Smoke’ or ‘Papal Bull’ – from ACNA

If anyone is looking for an amusing diversion this week, you could hardly do better than look in on this very short video from the North American ‘Anglican TV’ site offering. You will see two of the leading lights of … Continue reading

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Christian Leader Urges Inter-Faith Solidarity against Violence

Colombo bishop condemns anti-Muslim violence Posted on: June 20, 2014 4:44 PM Bishop Canagasabey: “I call upon the Christians of Sri Lanka to uphold in prayer, to assist and to support all targets of religious and communal hatred.” Related Categories: Buddhism, Ceylon, Islam, persecution … Continue reading

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