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December 06 2018 By dvirtue The National Cathedral takes center place in the Bush state funeral

A national cathedral was first the gleam in the eye of Washington's master architect, Pierre L'Enfant. In 1792, L'Enfant envisioned a "great church for national purposes." Initially, land was set aside for such a structure, but eventually the National Portrait Gallery was built on that site.

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December 04 2018 By dvirtue PHILADELPHIA, PA: American Bible Society Launches 21st Century Liberty Discovery Center

Among America's essential founding documents, the Bible is a significant organizing cultural force that has inspired, influenced and informed American ideals of liberty that continue to shape our national identity as a free people, he said.

The project illuminates the influence of the Bible on individuals in key historical and personal moments, The Rev. Alan Crippen, Chief of Exhibits, Programs and Piublic Engagement, who heads the project, told VOL.

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December 04 2018 By dvirtue George H.W. Bush: last living Episcopal president dies

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December 03 2018 By dvirtue Church of South India Leaders Accumulate Wealth Through Corrupt Practices

They have the wherewithal to find and set up escape routes from any statutory body probing them for their wrong-doings. Serious efforts were made to vacate the 'stay' so that the investigation on corrupt and fraudulent dealings could continue.

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November 27 2018 By dvirtue Derby Cathedral shows erotic films but bans evangelical preacher

Student representatives from the University of Derby Christian Union(CU) applied to Derby Cathedral asking for permission to hold a carol service on Sunday, December 9. Cathedral authorities asked them whom they intended to have as their preacher, stating that the Dean would have to issue the formal invitation.

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November 27 2018 By dvirtue Dates confirmed for 2020 Lambeth Conference gathering of Anglican bishops

Items for discussion are also being suggested by the Anglican Communion primates in a series of regional meetings. Two have already taken place this year, in Oceania and Africa. The Americas regional Primates' Meeting is taking place this week in Canada. Next year, other events will be held for primates in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and South East Asia.

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November 25 2018 By dvirtue OTAGO, NZ: Anglican Parish to leave National Church

The decision means those in the parish who supported the move -- it is understood 79% voted for disaffiliation -- will have to find a new place to worship.

Bishop of Dunedin the Rt Rev Steven Benford confirmed the move yesterday. He said St Matthew's voted to disaffiliate at a special meeting on Monday, in what was "a result of the General Synod resolution on the blessing of same-sex civil marriages passed in May 2018".

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November 25 2018 By dvirtue CMS-Africa celebrates anniversary by opening new hub for Africa mission

CMS Africa House in Nairobi was opened by the former Archbishops of Tanzania and Rwanda, Donald Mtetemela and Onesphore Rwaje. Two hundred guests attended the ceremony including key church leaders from across Africa -- among them the outgoing international director of CMS-Africa, Dennis Tongoi, and his successor, Canon Moses Bushendich.

Canon Moses described the building as a "miracle of faith, belief and trust in God.

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November 22 2018 By dvirtue ACNA: New England Elects Next Bishop

Since October 2009, the Rev. Andrew Williams has been the Senior Pastor of Trinity Church in Greenwich, CT, with an area of focus in developing and overseeing a new outreach strategy through the creation and support of Mission Shaped Communities (MSC's). These communities are led by lay-persons and have broadened and multiplied the ministry of his congregations, leading to significant growth in depth and multiplication in numbers.

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November 20 2018 By dvirtue SOUTH CAROLINA: Judge Dickson Will Determine What the Supreme Court Opinions Mean

Alan Runyan argued for the Diocese that given the lack of clarity in the five separate opinions, Judge Dickson had to first decide, what, if anything, the Supreme Court decided. The slide presentation summarizing his argument may be found here.

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