Four Years Ago Bishop Katharine Wrote

The larger church seems to be in a time of some anxiety, but then we seem to live in especially anxious times. I spent a day in mid-June with a roomful of bishops who are enormously concerned about the election of Gene Robinson as bishop coadjutor in New Hampshire, and about the possibility that General…
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We ARE Different

Pas de Deux of Sexuality Is Written in the Genes NY Times article by NICHOLAS WADE April 10, 2007 When it comes to the matter of desire, evolution leaves little to chance. Human sexual behavior is not a free-form performance, biologists are finding, but is guided at every turn by genetic programs. Desire between the…
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In the Name of Jesus

Street Theater at Memorial Spreads Pain, not Morality Mourners approach a demonstrator who stood outside the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center at Norfolk State University, where a memorial service for Sean Williams was held Wednesday. The sign that he and another demonstrator held denounced homosexuality. CHRIS TYREE/THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT The Virginian-Pilot © April 6, 2007…
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Alleluia is our Battle Cry

Archbishop of Wales: Easter Fights Racism, Militarism, Nationalism, Sexism and Poverty By Ekklesia staff writers 8 Apr 2007 To believe in the resurrection of Jesus is to be incorporated in a spiritual and political struggle for life against death, empowered by God’s love rather than by the forces of oppression and division, says the Anglican…
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Yea Church!

Lesbian Couple in Wyoming Denied Communion By KATHLEEN MILLER The Associated Press Thursday, April 5, 2007; 2:22 PM GILLETTE, Wyo. — Leah Vader and Lynne Huskinson, a lesbian couple who got married in Canada last August, sent a letter recently to their state legislator decrying a Wyoming bill that would deny recognition of same-sex marriages….
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Prediction: No Break Up!

In spite of what Peter Akinola tells Rowan Williams the Anglican Communion will not break up. What is the future of the Anglican Communion? I was asked this recently by a thoughtful observer of our laundry yard. Two things convince me that the Anglican world will not break up. After all it was founded in…
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Homophobic Bill

Progress Halted on Same-Sex Bill in Nigeria By Ekklesia Staff Writers 30 Mar 2007 The progress of a bill in Nigeria that that would impose brutal penalties on shows of affection between lesbian and gay people has been halted in the face of national elections in the country. It has been suggested that the Same…
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38 Points of View

Reports from the Provinces The Facilitator of the Listening Process has collated relevant research studies, statements, resolutions and other material on human sexuality from the various Provinces. Summaries of the responses are here available for study, discussion and reflection across the Communion. For the summaries click on: http://www.aco.org/listening/reports/provinces.cfm This was called for by ACC 13…
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The Bishop of Botswana

The Anglican Communion: Crisis and Opportunity BISHOP MUSONDA TREVOR SELWYN MWAMBA MAR. 26, 2007 — The following is the text of a speech by Bishop Musonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba of Botswana, delivered at a recent meeting of the Ecclesiastical Law Society. Far too many preachers and speakers find themselves in the position of having too…
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It Might Help

Email the Most Rev. Peter Akinola Ask Him to Stop Persecuting Gays See the Ekklesia Article Below His web site gives the following email address: The Rev. Canon Akintunde A. Popoola 24 Douala Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, Nigeria. Tel:+234 9 5236950, 5230987, 5230989 Fax: +234 9 5231527 E-mail: communicator1@anglican-nig.org Tell us what you think…
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USA Bishops

Bishops Comment on Invitation To Archbishop of Canterbury, Other Actions News conference held at close of House of Bishops’ spring meeting By Jerry Hames and Nan Cobbey, March 22, 2007 [Episcopal News Service] In a news conference on March 21 that immediately followed the semi-annual meeting of the Episcopal House of Bishops near Houston, Texas,…
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New Hampshire Reports

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Gene A Letter to the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire from your Bishop March 21, 2007 I write to you on the last day of the week-long meeting of the House of Bishops, in Navasota, Texas. While an official “word to the church” will come from the House as a…
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They Get It Right!

Bishops’ ‘Mind of the House’ Resolutions Tuesday, March 20, 2007 [Episcopal News Service] The following resolutions were passed by the House of Bishops March 20 during its annual Spring retreat meeting in Navasota, Texas. Mind of the House of Bishops Resolution Addressed to the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church Resolved, the House of Bishops…
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Beautiful Botswana

“Listen to the majority African voice of grace.” Pat Ashworth reports from the Ecclesiastical Law Society Conference –The Church Times Emphasising humility: Bishop Mwamba Photo by ian faulds LOUD voices from Africa, aided by the “almighty dollar” and internet lobbyists, are distorting the true picture of what Africa’s 37 million Anglicans really think about sexuality…
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All Together Now

Are Anglicans Facing a Great Schism? “Adopting same-sex marriages need not split the church,” says REGINALD STACKHOUSE From Monday’s Globe and Mail Will Canada’s Anglicans split if their governing body opts for blessing same-sex unions? If these nearly one million church members are true to the history of their centuries-old communion, they will agree to…
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Our Armed Forces

New Report Estimates 65,000 Lesbian and Gay Americans Serving in Armed Forces WASHINGTON, DC A new report from the Urban Institute estimates that, by even conservative counts, 65,000 lesbian and gay Americans are serving in the United States Armed Forces, on active duty, in the reserves and the National Guard. The report, Gay Men and…
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Inclusive Church

Archbishop of Mexico, Patron of Inclusive Church By Ekklesia Staff Writers 12 Mar 2007 Carlos Touche-Porter The Anglican Archbishop of Mexico, the Most Rev Carlos Touche-Porter, is to be a Patron of the movement Inclusive Church, which works for an open Christian community. The announcement was made in a press statement today. The Anglican Church…
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Beautiful

A Personal Manifesto Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Posted by Father Richard The Diocese of California is a place within the Church — not alone, but prominently — where gay and lesbian people have been freer to offer their gifts: Both professional gifts and those of lay and ordained ministry. As a result, the Diocese of…
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Primates: The Bloody End

Archbishop of Canterbury: comments at the final press conference in Tanzania 20th February 2007 May I echo the thanks for your patience which Philip has already shared with you – we’re very appreciative of the fact that it is late and we’re all tired. Also before I start, I went from one session just to…
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Primates Feb 18

In Zanzibar, Anglican Primates Join in Repentance at Former Slave Market See realities of suffering, Archbishop of Canterbury says in sermon Episcopal News Service article February 18, 2007By Bob Williams [ENS, Zanzibar] A slave market whipping post once stood where the high altar now rises inside Zanzibar’s 127-year-old Christ Church Cathedral. Here the Archbishop of…
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