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June 04 2018 By dvirtue Brazil's Anglican Church changes its canons to permit same-sex marriage

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Mark Strange, and the Bishop of Huron from the Anglican Church of Canada, Linda Nichols, were amongst international guests present at the Synod.

"We affirm our commitment with the Gospel of Jesus and our belonging to the Anglican global family," the Province's statement said. "We also hope to keep walking together with those who disagree with us as we discern how to better respond to the challenges ahead of us in our contexts."

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June 04 2018 By dvirtue SOUTH AFRICA: Bless same-sex marriages‚ pleads retired Anglican archbishop

Archbishop Ndungane asked for the kind of leadership "that we saw in the dark days of apartheid" and added that the Anglican Church had excluded a "huge part of itself" in respect of people of different sexuality.

The blessing of same sex marriages remained an unresolved issue‚ and the Church's failure to deal with this issue meant that its Christian humanity was suffering‚ the retired archbishop said‚ according to a statement issued by his office.

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June 04 2018 By dvirtue MELBOURNE: Anglican Archbishop issues Ad Clerum over Same Sex Marriage

In an AD CLERUM (to clergy only) Freier reiterated that, irrespective of changes in the marriage law, there is no change in the Anglican Church's position on officiating in or performing a same sex marriage. They cannot.

Recently, three retired Anglican clergy with Permission to Officiate in the Diocese of Melbourne took part in an event where a same-sex marriage was celebrated in Melbourne. Here is what Freier wrote:

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June 02 2018 By dvirtue Uganda Martyrs Observance in Uganda 2018

Yesterday, services were held at both the Anglican and Roman Catholic shrines in Namugongo, led by bishops from both Churches. Other similar events will be held in the coming days, leading up to national commemorations on Sunday, say news reports out of Uganda.

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June 02 2018 By dvirtue Bishop Guernsey Writes Diocese over Truro Parish decision to Abandon Peace and Reconciliation School

The process of honest discussion and collaboration over the past year has been both challenging and rewarding. Members of our Standing Committee have enjoyed a close working relationship with Truro leaders over these many months and I am hopeful that these relationships will continue to bear much fruit. I give thanks to the Lord for the leadership of Truro Church and our Standing Committee and for their gracious and prayerful persistence in finding a solution to this challenge.

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May 29 2018 By dvirtue CHURCH OF NIGERIA AND THE KILLING FIELDS

Thousands killed

Boko Haram has killed well over 20,000 people according to the 2016 UN records. '14.8 million Nigerians from Northeast are directly impacted by the crisis. Officially, there are 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs),' a report says, but unofficial records put the figures at around 7 million. 14 million people in the region have been impacted by the radical Islamic terror group's insurgency.

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May 28 2018 By dvirtue The Anglican Church in Brazil and the Anglican Communion

The basic reason why there is a division amongst the Anglicans of Brazil is because the Episcopal Church of Brazil has departed from the teaching of Scripture, and hence from Anglican teaching, concerning sex and marriage. The division is not over a matter of church politics or personal ambition. It is a matter of the fundamentals of the faith, of what makes a true church, of the authority of God's word.

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May 21 2018 By dvirtue NEW ZEALAND: Same-sex blessing vote could split Anglican church

Rakaia vicar Al Drye, of St Mark's church, and Shirley vicar Jay Behan, of St Stephen's church, have both resigned from the Anglican general synod and are looking at ways to leave the church. The synod last week voted to pass a motion allowing same-sex blessings in Anglican churches. The motion was was an attempt to compromise on the issue in order to keep the church united.

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May 19 2018 By dvirtue Michael Curry & the Royal Wedding. A star-turn offers the world 'Christianity-lite'

Credit where it is due. 'Christianity-lite' can be very appealing. It reaches out to where people are hurting and it encourages them. It reaches out to where they are longing for good change, and it promises them that change can come.

It speaks continuously of love and hope. Everyone likes to hear of love and hope.

But it has three serious flaws. It doesn't define love, and it never delivers on the hope. It isn't what Jesus preached.

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May 19 2018 By dvirtue Franklin Graham Slams Episcopal Church on 'Marriage' Change: 'Caving to the Gay Agenda'

"I've got news for them -- just changing their words in their ceremony won't make it right," said Graham. "You cannot change what God has defined."

"Through the centuries, people have tried to reinterpret, repackage, or rewrite God's laws to suit themselves and their own evil desires," he said. "It's nothing new; but the end result is always the same. It's called disobedience--it's called sin. And sin brings God's judgment."

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