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: Canterbury Speaks

Archbishop of Canterbury:  Presidential Address at General Synod 26 FEBRUARY 2007 After the debates at the American General Convention last summer, I wrote directly to all the primates of the Communion to ask about their reaction and the likely reaction of their provinces as to whether the resolutions of Convention had met the proposals of…
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Primates: Thank God for Laity

Bonnie Anderson issues statement on Primates’ communiqué Episcopal News Service February 23, 2007 [ENS] Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies, has issued a statement on the recently concluded Primates’ Meeting and the resulting communiqué. The full text of Anderson’s statement follows. As I read the Communiqué from the Primates’ Meeting in Dar es…
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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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Letter from the Bishop of Maryland To One of the Primates Who Wouldn’t Receive Holy Communion With the Presiding Bishop. Thanks to Jim Masters The Most Reverend Justice O. Akrofi Archbishop of West Africa and Bishop of Accra Bishopscourt, P.O. Box GP 8 Accra, Ghana February 17, 2007 Dear +Justice, It is with sadness that…
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Epis News Service 2nd Release Feb 19

Primates Endorse Pastoral Council, Primatial Vicar in Closing Communiqué Presiding Bishop Comments on Actions; Further Rreflection to Follow Episcopal News Service February 19, 2007 By Matthew Davies [ENS] The Primates of the Anglican Communion have called for the formation of a “Pastoral Council” that would work in cooperation with the Episcopal Church to negotiate the…
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Primates Feb 19

The Communiqué Of the Primates’ Meeting in Dar es Salaam 19th February 2007 1. We, the Primates and Moderators of the Anglican Communion, gathered for mutual consultation and prayer at Dar es Salaam between 15th and 19th February 2007 at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury and as guests of the Primate of Tanzania,…
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Epis News Service Release Feb 19

Design Group Releases Text of Draft Anglican Covenant Presiding Bishop Elected to Primates’ Standing Committee Episcopal News Service By Matthew Davies [ENS] The text of a proposed Anglican Covenant, intended to affirm the cooperative principles that bind the Anglican Communion, was released February 19 toward the end of the Primates’ five-day meeting. The full text…
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Draft of Anglican “Covenant”

Report of the Covenant Design Group — Excerpts January 18, 2007 The Covenant Design Group, appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of the Primates of the Anglican Communion, held its first meeting in Nassau, the Bahamas, between Monday, 15th and Thursday, 18th January, 2007. The Archbishop of the West Indies, the Most Revd…
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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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Primates Feb 17

Millennium Development Goals & Theological Education Addressed by Primates UN Anglican Observer Underscores Upcoming Women’s Empowerment Gathering Episcopal News Service Article February 17, 2007 By Matthew Davies [ENS, Dar es Salaam] Theological education in the Anglican Communion, as well as issues of poverty eradication, economic justice and environmental ncerns — as embodied in the United…
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Seven Primates Talk & Refuse Communion

Seven ‘Global South’ Primates Refuse Communion And Publish Statement By Matthew Davies [ENS] Seven “Global South” archbishops refused to receive Holy Communion with their fellow Primates February 16, alleging that they were “unable to come to the Holy Table with the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church because to do so would be a violation…
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Primates Feb 16

Primates Discuss Covenant, Listening Process Continue Windsor Consideration Archbishop of Canterbury visits President of Tanzania By Matthew Davies [ENS] A proposed Anglican Covenant — intended to affirm those cooperative principles that bind the Anglican Communion — together with a report on the Listening Process, and further consideration about the Episcopal Church’s response to the Windsor…
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