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February 17 2017 By dvirtue Radical New Inclusion needed post Synod Vote say Archbishops Canterbury and York

How we deal with the real and profound disagreement - put so passionately and so clearly by many
at the debate - is the challenge we face as people who all belong to Christ.

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February 16 2017 By dvirtue Egyptian Anglican Archbishop criticizes US immigration restrictions of President Trump

"Under so much pressure in their home countries, refugees need a refuge. Much poorer nations like Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt have been accommodating the thousands that the United States is turning away. This decision is contrary to the teachings of the Bible, which requires us to welcome the stranger and treat him well. Jesus Christ, we must remember, was once a refugee in Egypt."

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February 16 2017 By dvirtue Church of England's report on marriage and sexuality suffers setback at Synod

Responding to the vote, the Rt Revd Graham Jones, the Bishop of Norwich said: "I can guarantee that the House of Bishops will consider carefully and prayerfully all the contributions made in the debate today...there is no simple and easy answer to this issue beyond committing ourselves to engagement with each other when the views on what we should do are profoundly contested."

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February 15 2017 By dvirtue Church of England Pansexualists Lay out their Agenda in OneBodyOneFaith document

 In addition to the Sexuality and Relationships Working Group there needs to be a significant level of LGBTI+ representation on each of its boards, councils and divisions for which the Archbishops' council has oversight -- the representatives should be chosen by members of all houses of Synod, not by the Archbishops' Council or bishops alone

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February 15 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON UK's response to the lobby group OneBodyOneFaith

The authors of the statement suggest that they are wiser than 4,000 years of Biblical revelation, 2,000 years of Christian theology and the overwhelming majority of Christians down the ages and around the world.

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February 14 2017 By dvirtue Damning verdict on response to child abuse in Australia

The report concluded that most CEBS branches were able to operate in an autonomous and unregulated way. As a result, a culture developed in which attackers had easy access to boys and opportunities to sexually abuse them. It found the abuse often happened at camps, on sailing and fishing trips and on overnight stays at rectories and private homes.

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February 12 2017 By dvirtue ACNA orders valid state Archbishops of Canterbury and York

When someone who was originally ordained in ACNA or any other church whose orders are recognised under the Measure wishes to minister in the Church of England, the first questions to be considered are those of whether the person concerned is suitable for ministry in the Church of England and if so, whether any further training is necessary.

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February 09 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Accuses Anglican Head Office of Deceit Over 'Consequences' For Gay-Affirming Episcopal Church

As part of those consequences, which the primates insist are not "sanctions", The Episcopal Church (TEC) was barred from decision making in matters of doctrine for three years.

But GAFCON, a conservative grouping within the Church, accused Anglican officials of half-truths, manipulation and compromise in a dispute over whether TEC delegates voted at a recent meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), a decision making body in the wider Anglican Communion.

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February 08 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Chairman Sees no Reason for Confidence in recent Church of England Decision on Marriage

What our resolution agreed in Canterbury actually said was that while 'It is our unanimous desire to walk together', the actions of The Episcopal Church 'further impair our communion'. This is in line with the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration which identified rejection of apostolic teaching on sexuality and marriage as a manifestation of a 'false gospel' which required godly discipline.

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February 06 2017 By dvirtue GAFCON Statement on TEC Voting at Lusaka

Whether a meeting uses a consensus model, or a voice vote, or paper ballots, or electronic ballots is of no relevance. The Episcopal Church was not to take part in decision making on issues pertaining to polity or doctrine. They did.

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