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March 04 2018 By dvirtue Scotland's first female bishop, Anne Dyer, consecrated for Aberdeen & Orkney

In January, the Primus issued a public rebuke to 18 clergy from the diocese who published an open letter criticising the selection of Anne Dyer, saying it "directly goes against the established wishes of the Diocese on the views it would hope that our new Bishop would hold, and minister to us from the perspective of them."

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March 03 2018 By dvirtue Ordinariate priest embroiled in spousal kidnapping and marital abuse case

This is not the first time that this particular Catholic priest has made national headlines. He started making headlines in 2012, when as an Anglican Church in America (ACA) priest, he swam the Tiber.

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March 01 2018 By dvirtue West Australian Bishop Gary Nelson rejects new female Perth Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy

"Kay knows my position as a conservative evangelical that we don't see the Bible as allowing women in position such as leadership of churches," he said.

"The scriptures are saying in a number of places that position for leadership in the Church, God has given to men, not women. God is opposed to it, therefore I am opposed to it."

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February 28 2018 By dvirtue Lambeth 2020 and African Anglicanism

Moreover, African Anglicanism has been changing fast in recent decades. Many statements made about it, especially by people from the Global North, are dated or plain incorrect. As we look towards the 2020 Lambeth Conference, new research will help us find deeper understanding and, potentially, a healthier Anglican Communion.

The North's Mistaken Views of Africa

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February 28 2018 By dvirtue EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop of Canterbury to be quizzed in person at inquiry into Church of England's handling of sex abuse allegations

The most senior clergyman in the Church of England -- and his predecessor Rowan Williams - will be quizzed on their handling of a number of high-profile abuse allegations in the Diocese of Chichester in Sussex.

Most notably he will be pressed on the investigation into assault claims surrounding the Reverend George Bell, former Bishop of Chichester.

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February 26 2018 By dvirtue Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and artist spar over 'Paul Cava/Inks'

Cava, an internationally renowned artist, has been active in the Philadelphia art community since 1976. Cathedral staff twice reviewed the images to be used in the show, which were framed and hung. Then, that morning, Cava announced on Facebook that the exhibition had been cancelled "due to censorship."

Eye of the beholder

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February 22 2018 By dvirtue Slipping into the slumber of the Spirit

Marriage between two people of the same sex cannot be blessed from a Christian perspective.

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February 21 2018 By dvirtue Historic Churches: Six Cases

Historic church buildings tend to give value to the community beyond the members of the congregation. Partners for Sacred Places, a nonprofit agency that provides consulting and grants to churches, has identified an "economic halo effect" of historic church buildings.

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February 14 2018 By dvirtue Diocese of South Carolina Asks US Supreme Court for Review

Nearly 40 years after this Court last addressed the neutral-principles approach in Jones, the courts are deeply divided about what "neutral" means. For many courts, "neutral" means just that--"neutral": the high courts of seven States, plus the Eighth Circuit and three intermediate state courts, follow Jones' clear guidance and resolve property disputes between religious organizations by applying well-established state trust and property law.

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February 14 2018 By dvirtue Australian Anglican Bishops Will Not Face Disciplinary Procedure for Attending GAFCON Consecration

The Registrar of the Appellate Tribunal, Anne Hywood, wrote to all Diocesan Bishops, Administrators and Chancellors to report that the Primate's previous referral of Bishop Glenn Davies, Richard Condie and Gary Nelson for their attendance at the ACNA consecration has now been discontinued.

No further action will be taken on the Reference by the Appellate Tribunal.

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