Monthly Archives: January 2019

Politics v. Human Rights in Brazil

Here’s why some gay Brazilians support their country’s rabidly anti-LGBTQ president. By Daniel Villarreal · Sunday, January 13, 2019 Shutterstock In his first week in office, newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro started actions to roll back LGBTQ rights. So it was only … Continue reading

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In Christ “en Christo” – An Inclusive Church

JANUARY 10, 2019 BY A LIGHTBOWN Talking of being in Christ as the gateway to radical new inclusivity ‘In Christ’ is one of the most beautiful of all New Testament phrases. All Christians should delight at being ‘in Christ.’ John … Continue reading

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A Quarter of Oxford Clergy resist Bishops’ ad clerum

More than 100 Oxford clergy criticise bishops’ LGBTI guidance  by MADELEINE DAVIES – CHURCH TIMES –  09 JANUARY 2019 CREDIT: GEOFF CRAWFORD/STEFANO CAGNI The Bishop of Oxford, Dr Steven Croft, speaking at a meeting of the General Synod MORE than 100 clerics … Continue reading

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GAFCON Challenges Church of England

GAFCON chair slams CofE transgender guidance as ‘false teaching’ Christian Today staff writer Fri 4 Jan 2019 10:24 GM The chairman of GAFCON, the global conservative Anglican grouping, has hit out at the Church of England over guidance for services to … Continue reading

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C. of E. Sexuality Review

Sexuality review will not pronounce on the rights or wrongs of same-sex marriage by PAUL HANDLEY  04 JANUARY 2019 The process for 2019 (see below for 2020 plan) THE group commissioned by the Archbishops to look into sexuality will not pronounce on … Continue reading

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Anglo-Catholic Worship – draws youth

Times Report on popularity of Anglo-Catholic worship among young people. this TIMES Article highlights examples of church planting in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/millennials-shun-modern-liturgy-for-bells-and-smells-nqtvjf3kk ____________________________________________________________ This article in the Times (UK) should not be too surprising. Our youth are looking for … Continue reading

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Transgender Resources – C. of E.

Transfaith: A transgender pastoral resource, by Chris Dowd, Christina Beardsley, and Justin Tanis 04 JANUARY 2019 Rachel Mann reviews a pastoral resource that includes liturgies IT HAS been a mixed year for transgender people. Within the Church of England, there … Continue reading

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