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June 26, 2015
Episcopalians are continuing calls for unity with other Christian churches despite actions that have had the effect of increasing divisions between Episcopalians and other branches of historic Christianity.
April 14, 2015
An orthodox renewal leader in the Anglican Communion has warned that the forces which divided his family of churches are on the doorstep of every other Christian Church.
February 6, 2015
United Methodist and Episcopal Church officials recently joined together at the National Cathedral to mark an agreement bringing the two denominations closer.
November 14, 2014
One wonders how far the Cathedral will go to accommodate the service. Will they remove the Cross?
October 4, 2014
Turmoil that has rocked the worldwide Anglican Communion for the past decade isn’t about to settle down, if recent comments by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori are to be believed.
September 23, 2014
Controversial Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced that she will not run for a second term in office.
June 30, 2014
Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of the South was elected in a bishops’ conclave to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan.
June 19, 2014
Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America have encouraging news as they convene this evening to begin the process of selecting a new leader: a growing flock.
November 24, 2013
It is deeply troubling that the decision to introduce women as bishops in the Church of England was made in a kind of political vacuum, utterly divorced from discussing the theological and doctrinal imperatives, justifications and implications for the change, and taking into account only the “trends and priorities of wider society”. It is especially astonishing that such a momentous decision was reached with almost no reference to what Scriptures, the Church Fathers and Mothers, ecumenical councils, or the writings of divers Saints had to say on women’s role in the Church. Yet, following recent developments in the Church, it is sadly unsurprising that those pushing for this change did not bother to ask themselves “What do the Scriptures, holy tradition, and the Saints say on this subject?” The only real concerns in the minds of many, certainly the current and former Archbishops of Canterbury and the Prime Minister, seem to have been over questions of relevancy, public opinion, and political pressure.
November 22, 2013
Is the goal of any Church simply to “ensure its place” as “modern”, or perceived as relevant to the ever-changing norms of the society in which it exists? In their eagerness to ensure that the Church of England maintains its established position by catering to the changing tides of a public opinion largely ignorant of Christian theology and history, those pushing for these reforms seem unaware that a Church which so compromises and alters its doctrines will have little remaining authority in society to speak certain truths to it. A Church which shows itself willing to operate as a malleable institution obsessed with perceptions of relevancy and keeping its privileged status cannot inspire much devotion in its people, nor will political society or public opinion respect it as an authoritative national voice when it has surrendered all authority that contradicts or challenges them.
October 26, 2013
The Global Anglican Future Conference is meeting this week in Nairobi, Kenya, gathering together almost 1,400 delegates from across over 40 countries and 27 Anglican provinces. Here is IRD’s list of the ten things about GAFCON you might not expect.