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August 08 2017 By dvirtue Episcopal Church schism enters new chapter of uncertainty after court ruling - UPDATED

The Diocese of South Carolina under the leadership of Bishop Mark Lawrence was granted an extension on Friday for filing a request for a rehearing, giving lawyers 30 days to submit their petition with the S.C. Supreme Court.

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August 07 2017 By dvirtue Unity and division as Justin Welby visits Africa

Despite their desperate circumstances, as soon as the Archbishops of Canterbury and Uganda disembark near the first camp in Moyo, the reception is joyous.

Justin Welby met a teacher in the refugee camp who has nearly 800 pupils

"These people are living through the most horrendous suffering," says the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as he tours the camp. "Their sense of endurance and perseverance is incredible."

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August 07 2017 By dvirtue Pastoral letter from Mark Lawrence following the SC Supreme Court decision

Today, thousands of Christians around the world are holding you, the congregations of the diocese, as well as our clergy and bishop in prayer. Even more specifically, yesterday Anglicans on this continent were lifting us in constant prayer. As you may know, we recently voted as a diocese to affiliate with the Anglican Church in North America, and this summer their Provincial Assembly joyfully received us as full members therein.

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August 04 2017 By dvirtue Forward in Faith-North America changes focus

"Forward in Faith is not really an organization but it is a living organism," the bishop corrects. "It is the inheritor of the Oxford Movement, proclaiming the historic Catholic faith of the undivided church."

So as a living organism Forward in Faith's proclamation of the historic Catholic faith of the undivided church has not changed as much as it is being refocused.

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August 03 2017 By dvirtue LEAMINGTON, Ont: Anglican church opens doors to Muslim worshippers

A Christian clergyman kneeling inside a mosque would normally be an unusual occurrence, but in Leamington -- the small farming community in southwestern Ontario -- it's become a common sight.

Asghar and many others regularly pray at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, where the Muslim community has set up a mosque, thanks to a deal worked out between the two religious communities.

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August 03 2017 By dvirtue South Carolina Supreme Court rules The Episcopal Church can reclaim 29 properties from breakaway parishes

It was not immediately clear in the ruling which parish properties fell into which group. Attorneys scrambled Wednesday to decipher the distinction, along with the fate of the beloved St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center on Seabrook Island.

St. Michael's Church, the oldest surviving religious building in Charleston, and St. Philip's Church, the oldest congregation in the state, appear to be among properties set to return to The Episcopal Church, several sources said.

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August 01 2017 By dvirtue Presiding Bishop places Further Partial Restriction on Bishop Bruno

The Further Partial Restriction removes Bishop Bruno's jurisdiction over all matters related to the St. James real and personal property, the congregation, and the vicar.

Acknowledging that Bishop Bruno is not in a position to exercise pastoral oversight of St James, it transfers pastoral oversight and jurisdiction to the Bishop Coadjutor, with the Standing Committee functioning in its standard canonical capacity.

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July 28 2017 By dvirtue UK: GAFCON bishop loses permission to officiate

A spokesperson for the Diocese of Southwark told The Church of England Newspaper this week: "All PTOs in the Diocese of Southwark fall due for renewal on 30 June each year. Andy Lines wrote to explain that he had moved his canonical residence to the Anglican Church in North American and in view of this change in circumstance his PTO has not been renewed.

"This is a Provincial matter and would need to be dealt with at a Provincial level."

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July 26 2017 By dvirtue The Movement for a Renewed Orthodox Anglicanism - Sign to join up

There are times, particularly in the face of social disintegration, when it is the duty of the Church to be counter cultural. The failure of the House of Bishops to uphold the teaching of the Bible and of the Universal Church in this area is very disappointing, if not surprising.

Booing of traditionalists and the levels of personal abuse aimed at them during the Synod have only deepened mistrust between the different sides.

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July 25 2017 By dvirtue The Queen's former chaplain is leading a vicar rebellion over gay marriage, as he threatens to break away from the Church of England

They claim that the most recent meeting of the General Synod - the Church of England's lawmaking body which earlier this month appeared to signal support for gay marriage - has caused "great concern" to Anglicans, and has deepened tensions between the traditionalist and progressive camps.

"There are times, particularly in the face of social disintegration, when it is the duty of the Church to be counter-cultural," the letter said.

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