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Monday
Mar022009

‘Gracious restraint’ in Alexandria

One question that many hoped would be answered by the recent Primates’ Meeting in Alexandria, Egypt was: Would the primates and the Archbishop of Canterbury recognize, ignore or rebuke the emerging Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), which some are calling a province-in-formation?

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Sunday
Mar012009

Primates urge Mugabe to step down 

The Primates of the Anglican Communion, meeting in Alexandria, Egypt on Feb. 3 heard first hand reports of the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe and denounced President Robert Mugabe’s regime as illegitimate. They expressed fears that a recent power-sharing arrangement with the opposition SADC would only "entrench" the President’s position and called upon Mugabe to step down.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Primates on Sudan

During the global meeting in Egypt of top Anglican leaders, the Primate of Sudan made a special appeal to his fellow primates. The Most Reverend Daniel Deng urged the Anglican Communion "not to abandon the people of Sudan in this time of danger and uncertainty. Above all do something so that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement may not slip away."

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Sunday
Mar012009

Egyptian diocese launches Alexandria School of Theology

In the very center of Alexandria, God is doing a new thing. In a move that might well substantially strengthen Christian witness throughout the Middle East, the Episcopal /Anglican Diocese of Egypt has launched the Alexandria School of Theology (AST) that is preparing the next generation of pastors and teachers. The aim is to revive biblical faith across the Arab world.

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Sunday
Mar012009

New Russian Orthodox patriarch

The Russian Orthodox Church -- the world's largest Orthodox Christian body -- has elected a new patriarch. On Jan 27 Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad easily beat out a more conservative rival.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Faith-filled 'Voyage of Dawn Treader' to be made by Fox; 'Mary mother of Christ' movie in the works 

Actress Camilla BelleHollywood has two faith-based films in the works, one a children’s fantasy and one a biblical narrative.

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Sunday
Mar012009

No mediation yet in Brazil

No mediation process has begun between the evangelical Diocese of Recife and the liberal Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil, says Robinson Cavilcanti, Bishop of Recife.

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Sunday
Mar012009

Virginia defies Lambeth moratorium, votes for Same-Sex Blessings

The Diocese of Virginia has voted to affirm the "blessedness" of same-sex relationships and introduce liturgies to bless such unions. By so doing, it has defied the Archbishop of Canterbury’s request for a moratorium on same-sex blessings.

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Monday
Jan262009

Atheist ads on 800 London buses

An atheist ad campaign run by the UK’s secularists has garnered complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The message, "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life," has appeared on over 800 London buses since the campaign began in October.

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Monday
Jan262009

Anglican District of Virginia wins church property case

In a landmark property decision, a Fairfax County Court Judge ruled on Dec. 19 that eleven former Episcopal congregations now affiliated with the Anglican District of Virginia (ADV) held title to their properties. The final rulings in the case concerned whether four parcels of property owned by the Anglican congregations are covered by the congregations' Division petitions.

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