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February 24 2004 By virtueonline SOUTH CAROLINA: Talk at Episcopal forum centers on ways to avoid schism

Clergy and laity, most from the Charleston-based Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, gathered for "Seeking Unity in Diversity," a conference set up by the Episcopal Forum of South Carolina. The Mount Pleasant-based group was formed to help members of the diocese try to find common ground despite differences over Robinson's confirmation.

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February 24 2004 By virtueonline WEST TEXAS: Orthodox priest becomes new bishop

Folts, 63, has announced no retirement plans and may continue in office until he turns 72.

Lillibridge then will become the ninth bishop to head the West Texas diocese, which celebrates its centennial this year.

An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 Episcopalians from 92 congregations in 60 counties attended Saturday's two-hour liturgy in Municipal Auditorium.

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February 24 2004 By virtueonline CHINA: Huge Christian Growth Shocks China's leaders

"They will especially hunt those in Beijing," a Hong Kong source told CT. "I t took them by surprise that there were so many Christians in China. Every week pastors are arrested and thrown in jail. The communists see Christians a s a threat because there are [more] Christians than party members."

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February 23 2004 By virtueonline AUSTRALIA: Sydney choir cancels US tour. Blames Robinson consecration

Phillip Heath, the head of the Cathedral School, where the 24 choristers are educated on school scholarships, confirmed that the choir tour, but not the orchestra tour, had been cancelled by a decision of the school council. The choir represented the cathedral, the church of the diocese, but the orchestra represented only the school, he said; the orchestra would continue to offer concerts in school-based institutions in the US.

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February 23 2004 By virtueonline BELFAST: Gay clerics: Anglicans urge calm

Members of the 17-strong Commission said that that they were saddened, however, that "tensions within the Communion, exacerbated by the use of strident language, have continued to rise in recent months".

The Commission was set up last October by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, in the midst of the controversy over the appointment of Dr Gene Robinson, a practising homosexual as a Bishop in New Hampshire in the USA.

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February 23 2004 By virtueonline WEST TENNESSEE: Episcopalians back unity. Vote angers Conservatives

On the final day of the diocese's annual convention meeting here, clergy and lay delegates passed a resolution supporting Bishop Don Johnson "in his leadership and commitment to unity." The church vote calls for Johnson to formulate a pastoral response for church members who disagree with gay ordinations and same-sex unions both of which were approved during last year's General Convention and to work with a commission to study the issues of marriage, human sexuality and the blessing of same-s

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline Stray Pastors and Biblical Worldviews

The Christian pollster George Barna put together a list of biblical
teachings that presumably Christians of every denomination or
theological tradition could affirm: There is absolute moral truth based
on the Bible; biblical teaching is accurate; Jesus was without sin;
Satan literally exists; God is omnipotent and omniscient; salvation is
by grace alone; Christians have a personal responsibility to evangelize.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Blasphemous Eucharist Held at Episcopal Divinity School

Planned by the seminary's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered
students, alumni/ae, faculty, staff, and friends, the service began with
a "parade of anger" which marched between a row of wooden crosses on
which hung photographs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered
people who have been victims of hate crimes.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline AAC: "Who is Doing the Dividing?"

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Duncan said some of
his earliest memories revolve around attending church in his hometown of
Bordentown, N.J. The church was stable and reliable, a sanctuary for a
boy whose home life often included beatings from his emotionally
disturbed mother. In a society that he calls highly sexualized and
confused, Duncan believes Robinson is clearly outside the moral bounds
of the Anglican Communion.

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February 20 2004 By virtueonline SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: An Open Letter to Bishop Lipscomb

Dear Bishop,

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