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March 28 2014 By virtueonline Archbishop Welby hosts major gathering of Anglican Religious Communities

The conference, ‘Religious Life and Renewal: Exploring Roots and Shoots’, has three aims: to give members of religious communities around the country an opportunity to interact with Archbishop Justin’s vision for the renewal of Religious Life; to receive affirmation and build vision together; and to seek to reinvigorate and reimagine connections between religious communities and the church’s structures.

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March 27 2014 By virtueonline A third of Church of England bishops are gay, priest claims

But as reported by the Daily Beast, an anonymous clergyman has revealed that homosexuality may be more prevalent in the church than some may think.

They write: ‘A clergyman, who did not wish to be named, claimed that at least 13 of the church’s 42 bishops were also gay, although they have not publicly acknowledged it.’

There are 42 bishops in the Church of England, who have a diocese and can vote in the House of Lords.

None of them are openly gay.

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March 27 2014 By virtueonline Channel Islands Church split to be dealt with by commission

The interim arrangement, in place while a long term solution is found, ends the 500-year-old relationship between the islands and the Diocese of Winchester.

The agreement was signed by the Deans of Guernsey and Jersey, the Bishop of Winchester, the Bishop of Dover and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

Mr Welby said: "I am delighted that we have found a way forward which engages the full support of everyone concerned."

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March 22 2014 By virtueonline UK: Biblical Ignorance of Anglican Politicians is no Laughing Matter

Positive male and female role models are very important in local communities but as an argument for the ordination of women, or indeed men, Mrs Spelman's apologia for women priests displays a lamentable level of biblical literacy. The primary calling of ordained ministers in the Church of England is to proclaim the Word of God, not to spend their time trying to compensate for societal breakdown.

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March 21 2014 By virtueonline UK: First priest to defy Church ban on gay marriage for clergy

The decision was applauded by traditionalists and several primates overseas but infuriated liberals in the Church.

Although the Church of England officially objected to the legalisation of gay marriage and has opted out of performing the weddings, there have been growing signs of a more relaxed stance on homosexuality.

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March 20 2014 By virtueonline ENGLAND: Anglican legal advisor named Queen's Chaplain

"It is a great honour to be appointed as one of Her Majesty The Queen's Chaplains," he said. "The role is largely honorary, but I hope it will increase the opportunities I have from time to time to emphasise the importance of the Anglican Communion, and the immensely valuable work done by Anglican Churches around the world'.

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March 12 2014 By virtueonline CHURCH OF ENGLAND: Gay Marriage and the Church's Response

The changes have been rapidly accepted: importantly by people with power and influence, and then filtering down to the general population. The message has been imposed through a combination of relentless teaching and threats of punishment for resisting. And there is a real belief that the changes are wholly positive and part of the progress of civilisation. In the face of this remarkably successful campaign, how has the church responded?

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March 11 2014 By virtueonline SHEFFIELD, UK: Refuting serious doctrinal allegation against evangelicals

But conservative evangelicals like her were accused of adopting a 'recent' view of the Trinity contrary to the 39 Articles. This allegation calls for an answer.

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March 04 2014 By virtueonline Royal couple to visit Sydney's Anglican cathedral for Easter

Archbishop of Sydney Glenn Davies, who will preach at the service, said he will be "delighted to welcome the royal couple to the celebration of Easter at the Cathedral church of St. Andrew."

The couple will also visit Brisbane, Uluru and Canberra.

On Anzac Day, Prince William will lay a wreath during a Commemorative Service at the Australian War Memorial and plant a Lone Pine tree, the seed of which came from Gallipoli in the Memorial Garden.

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February 26 2014 By virtueonline Lord Carey: Community breakdown, not welfare cuts, to blame for food poverty

"One in five mothers report regularly skipping meals to better feed their children, and even more families are just one unexpected bill away from waking up with empty cupboards," the letter read.

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