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Monday
Jan262009

Women Bishops and the Church of England

The Church of England’s General Synod will discuss proposed legislation to allow the consecration of women bishops when it meets Feb. 9-13 in London.

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Monday
Jan262009

Disney pulls out of Narnia

Those looking forward to viewing the film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader may have to wait a little longer. Shooting had been expected this spring for a May 2010 release but Disney has announced that it is pulling out of its partnership with Walden Media.

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Monday
Jan262009

Genocide mastermind jailed

A UN-backed tribunal has sentenced the man accused of having masterminded Rwanda's 1994 genocide to life in prison for his part in the massacres that killed some 800,000 people.

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Wednesday
Dec102008

Breakaway Anglicans to form own body

Dissident Anglican churches in Canada and the United States say they will form a new conservative jurisdiction in the next year, adding that the Archbishop of Canterbury has lost the moral authority to have any real say in blocking the radical move.

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Wednesday
Dec102008

Quincy & Fort Worth realign with Southern Cone

Two more dioceses--Quincy in Illinois and Fort Worth in Texas--have left The Episcopal Church. They follow in the footsteps of the dioceses of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and San Joaquin in California. All four voted this year to realign with the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone on a temporary basis until a new province for orthodox Anglicans could be formed in North America--perhaps as early as Dec. 3.

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Wednesday
Dec102008

Deacons to preside at Lord’s Supper

Sydney Synod has overwhelmingly restated its principled support for lay and diaconal administration of the Lord’s Supper.

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Wednesday
Dec102008

Dari Bible completed

For the first time ever, the full Dari Bible is available for Afghans to read. After approximately 20 years of work, closely supervised by the United Bible Societies, the complete Dari Bible is now ready for Afghanistan.

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Wednesday
Dec102008

Praying under police surveillance

It’s not very easy to pray when the other eye is looking for police to come in. At the daily Lambeth press conference on July 22nd, the Bishop of Harare, the Rt. Rev’d Sebastian Bakare, described the danger and persecution faced by the Anglican Christians of Zimbabwe. "We have not been allowed to worship in our church buildings every Sunday since November last year. Police surround our churches every morning."

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