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October 09 2017 By dvirtue Thoughts on the Primates Meeting from Archbishop Gregory Venables

He recently spoke about his experience at the Primates Meeting. In the conversation, Archbishop Venables expressed his strong desire for Gafcon to improve the communication amongst the movement's members, be robust enough to attract new members, and to hold together in the face of powerful challenges to the word of God.

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October 07 2017 By dvirtue Communique from the Primates' Meeting

Three Primates were absent because of a combination of personal circumstances and difficulties within their Provinces. Primates from Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda declined to attend citing what they believed to be a lack of good order within the Communion.

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October 06 2017 By dvirtue CANTERBURY: Can Two Walk Together Unless They Are Agreed?

The Primates' Meeting has been portrayed as "good disagreement" over issues of sexuality, and that the irreconcilable theological convictions underlying the different positions can be set aside for the sake of institutional unity. But this does not reflect the reality. We are not "walking together."[3]

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October 05 2017 By dvirtue CANTERBURY: We Are Not Walking Together

Archbishop Ntagali, the Primate of Uganda and Vice-Chairman of Gafcon has said, 'if we are not walking in the same direction, how can we walk together?'

In no way can these leaders, with the Archbishop of Rwanda, be said to be 'walking together.' They have chosen to witness to the truth by their absence.

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October 04 2017 By dvirtue Anglicans sanction Scottish Episcopal Church over same-sex marriage

The Most Rev Justin Welby set out the decision in a news conference mid-way through a week-long meeting of Anglican primates in Canterbury.

He said: "There were a lot of expressions of disappointment, strong feelings from many of the provinces."

The archbishop said the consequences were agreed unanimously. He said he felt "very sad" about the decision.

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October 03 2017 By dvirtue CANTERBURY: Primates Pause for Prayer in Wake of Nevada Massacre

The following statement was sent from the Primates of the Anglican Communion to Bishop Dan Edwards of the Diocese of Nevada.

"We were greatly distressed to learn of the dreadful events in Las Vegas last night. The scale of the loss of life and the numbers of injured is truly shocking. We are sending our deepest condolences to you and to the people of your diocese -- in particular, the people of Las Vegas.

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September 29 2017 By dvirtue You may now kiss the groom! History is made as gay couple marry in the UK's first same-sex church wedding

Church authorities voted to amend canon law in June, allowing same-sex couples to be married in church during the General Synod in Edinburgh.

The move made it the first branch of the Anglican faith in the UK to allow same-sex marriages in church in a move that was welcomed by equal rights campaigners.

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September 27 2017 By dvirtue Letter to Bishop Daniel Martins from Bishop Eric Menees

Nashotah House Theological Seminary
2777 Mission Road
Nashotah, WI. 53058

Dear Bishop Martins,

I read with surprise, and more than a little confusion, the decision of Nashotah House to award Presiding Bishop Curry the Archbishop Ramsey award for excellence in the areas of Ecclesiology, Ecumenism and Liturgy.

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September 27 2017 By dvirtue Scottish Anglicans to face 'consequences' for allowing gay marriage

At the last meeting of global Anglican primates in January 2016 The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the US was handed the same 'consequences' after they permitted same-sex couples to marry.

Church figures at the time stressed they did not amount to sanctions or a punishment but meant representatives from TEC could not represent the 80-million strong Anglican Communion on formal bodies or vote on decisions related to policy or teaching.

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September 27 2017 By dvirtue Former Queen's Chaplain Consecrated Missionary Bishop to Anglicans in UK and Europe

The Right Reverend John Fenwick, convenor of the Unity Forum, said: 'Gavin's stand for orthodoxy has been an encouragement to Anglicans in the UK and beyond. We look forward to working closely with him as we face the challenges that lie ahead.'

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