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Friday
Jun222012

Tribute: Charles Colson (1931-2012)

Charles Colson

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(Staff)  CHARLES COLSON, the “dirty tricks” political operative who was jailed for a Watergate-related burglary but who, after a religious conversion, founded the largest prison ministry in the world, died on April 21st . He was 80 years old.  
He once boasted that he would “walk over [his] own grandmother” to ensure the re-election of President Richard Nixon. One of the traits Colson shared with Nixon

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Friday
Feb242012

Merry Times at Mere Anglicanism

‘The best of the Anglican tradition is not afraid to reason, not ashamed to adore.’
–Richard Chartres, Bishop of London

By Sue Careless

ABOUT 260 PEOPLE gathered at the seventh annual Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 19-21 to hear bishops and deans from across the world speak about their confidence in “The Once and Future Church.”
The Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres, Bishop of London, said he had first thought he was invited to “Merry Anglicanism.” Hot biscuits, Southern hospitality,

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Monday
Nov142011

Nigerian Canadian now American bishop

 

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A FORMER CANADIAN priest has been consecrated bishop by the Primate of Nigeria.
On Sept. 25th, the Rev. Canon Dr. Felix Orji was ordained Suffragan Bishop in the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) by Archbishop Nicholas Okoh in Lagos, Nigeria.
Felix Orji was born in Abia State, Nigeria, but immigrated to Canada in 1990 to study at Regent College and later Vancouver School of Theology. Bishop Orji was ordained in 1996

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Monday
Nov142011

Southern Discomfort: the Bishop Lawrence investigation

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Editor’s note: The key charges leveled against Bishop Mark Lawrence of South Carolina by The Episcopal Church (TEC) include: making amendments to the diocese’s charter, constitution and canons; failure to prevent parishes from leaving TEC and failure to sue

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Monday
Nov142011

TEC drops below two million members

ONCE A FLAGSHIP denomination of American mainline Protestantism, the U.S.-based Episcopal Church has for the first time in decades reported membership below two million. Almost one-quarter of Episcopalians who were in the pews in 2000 are no longer there. The denomination, which claimed

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