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August 31 2018 By dvirtue Stonewall UK CEO offers rationale for LGBT Inclusion

"We can actually start making some progress! The Church of England should be better than this. It's how it works. It should be able to cope with dissent and disagreement - good disagreement. I spoke to Synod last year- some of you may have been there. I was slightly undercover, in that I didn't tell Stonewall I was doing it! -- and I thought 'This suits you. This indecisiveness suits how you work.' And we need to be better than that."

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August 29 2018 By dvirtue UGANDA: Archbishop Stanley Ntagali speaks out on retirement

The 63-year-old who was elected Archbishop by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda on 22nd June 2012 and enthroned on 16th December 2012 in St. Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe, Kampala, said he will leave the management of the Church of Uganda (CoU) in 2020 when he clocks the mandatory retirement age of 65.

He was addressing the CoU Provincial Assembly on 24 August at All Saints Church Nakasero, Kampala.

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August 27 2018 By dvirtue NEW HAMPSHIRE: Further sexual misconduct substantiated at St. Paul's School

Former students told investigators of a teacher who went skinny dipping with students, and one who took them for drives in his Rolls Royce. They describe vivid, disturbing memories and say, looking back, it is clear to them they were being groomed.

The new accounts substantiate some of the allegations detailed in earlier reports. Two former faculty members are named for the first time.

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August 25 2018 By dvirtue Australian Archbishop presents proposal for NZ Anglican future

However, following the recommendations of 'Report on Motion 29 Working Group' to amend the canons of ACANZP, the General Synod passed Motion 7, which authorised diocesan bishops to allow clergy in their diocese to bless same gender relationships in 'a non-formulary service'. According to the amended canon, no member of the clergy can face disciplinary action either for agreeing to bless such relationships, or for refusing to do so.

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August 21 2018 By dvirtue FT. WORTH: Bishop Iker announces plans for retirement

A Nominating Committee for the selection of a slate of candidates is to be formed in October. Provisions for the process are set forth in diocesan Canon 40, which calls for two representatives (one lay, one clerical) to be elected from each of the six Deaneries. Eight additional members (four lay, four clerical) will be elected by the Executive Council, and the Standing Committee will elect a further eight committee members (four lay, four clerical) and a chairman.

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August 11 2018 By dvirtue Barnabas Fund founder Dr Patrick Sookhdeo in unanimous "not guilty" verdict: we reveal the facts

The Snaresbrook trial, which of course took place in a secular court, took an unexpected turn. Seemingly due to a lack of evidence, the prosecution appeared to put Patrick's faith and church practises on trial. Sadly, as has been the case in many recent trials, the police documents that might have helped the defence, either were disclosed during the trial or never disclosed (as the file had been "misplaced").

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August 09 2018 By dvirtue Edinburgh church votes to split from the Scottish Episcopal Church in early sign of schism at decision to support gay marriage

St Thomas' is the latest evangelical parish to quit the official Anglican church in Scotland and back a rival splinter movement in reaction to the vote supporting gay marriage in June last year.

A number of other churches have either left or are considering leaving in the wake of the decision to change the Scottish Episcopal Church's (SEC) definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

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August 08 2018 By dvirtue A House for Fruitbombs and Saints

The Episcopal Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have a full-communion agreement for the exchange of clergy between their congregations, so Episcopalians can pastor Lutheran congregations and ELCA pastors can be called as rectors or vicars of Episcopal congregations.

Julig reports:

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August 07 2018 By dvirtue China demolishes hundreds of churches and confiscates Bibles during a crackdown on Christianity

Under President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, believers are seeing their freedoms shrink dramatically even as the country undergoes a religious revival.

Experts and activists say that as Xi consolidates his power, he is waging the most severe systematic suppression of Christianity in the country since religious freedom was written into the Chinese constitution in 1982.

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August 03 2018 By dvirtue BARBADOS: Anglican Priest Denounced for Telling Gays the Bible Is Just 'Silly Words'

His words were met by loud applause from parade attendees. Hall also told them they were accepted into the "flock of Christ" and that God is willing to give them the Kingdom.

He also claimed that homosexuality has "always been part of the natural order of things."

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