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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop: Anglicans Didn’t “Vote us off island”

February 8, 2016

Episcopalians won’t see changes stemming from requirements put in place by top Anglican bishops, according to the church’s Presiding Bishop.

Christians in the Developing World

Why Are Churches in the Developing World So Vibrant?

January 22, 2016

Churches in the developing world remain some of the most dynamic in Christendom. What are these churches doing that Western churches aren’t?

Anglican Polity

Anglican Polity as Social Witness

January 21, 2016

Many discussions surrounding the recent meeting of the Anglican Primates have overlooked the biblical and theological underpinnings of Anglican polity.

Primates Gathering

Anglican Communion Leaders Suspend Episcopal Church

January 14, 2016

Top bishops in the Anglican Communion have voted to suspend the Episcopal Church from full participation in the worldwide family of churches.

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Anglican Primates: Restrict Episcopal Church Three Years

January 14, 2016

Anglican Communion primates have broken four days of silence about their gathering in Canterbury, calling for the Episcopal Church’s involvement to be restricted for three years.

Primates Gathering

Anglican Primates Convene With Different Expectations, Appeals

January 11, 2016

Different parts of the Anglican Communion are understanding – or at least preemptively framing – the Canterbury gathering as about different things.

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Episcopal Officials Suspended by Presiding Bishop

December 11, 2015

The suspensions, which include the church’s top administrative officer, come during a time in which there is tension between Episcopal Church staff and the denomination’s elected Executive Council.

Holderness Chapel

Who’s Counting? Episcopalians and Attendance

December 10, 2015

The dwindling Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire experienced a dramatic reversal after changing whom it is counting among attendees.

Episcopal Diocese California

New Numbers Detail Uneven Episcopal Decline

December 4, 2015

In a first, a plurality of Episcopal congregations have only a part-time or unpaid priest, outnumbering those with a lone full-time priest.

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Enthusiastic Episcopalians Install Their New Leader

November 5, 2015

A declining church sees a light at the end of the tunnel in its new leader, but problems persist.

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori gives her 2015 lenten address to the church.

Episcopalians Continue Bleeding Members, Attendance at Alarming Rate

October 9, 2015

Statistics released this week by the denomination’s Office of Diocesan and Congregational Ministries indicate that Katharine Jefferts Schori is leaving her successor with decline that is steepening rather than tapering off.

Justin Welby, the bishop of Durham

Canterbury Calls “Make or Break” Summit of Anglican Leaders

September 16, 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has invited the top bishops (primates) of the Anglican Communion to a January gathering intended to head off potential schism in the third largest branch of global Christianity.