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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.

Planned Parenthood Protest

Nationwide Protest Against Planned Parenthood Draws Tens of Thousands

August 24, 2015

IRD staff join with over 850 people in Falls Church, Virginia in order to draw attention to the unfolding scandal of Planned Parenthood selling the organs of aborted children.


National Cathedral Dean Exits Amid Struggles

August 20, 2015

During Dean Gary Hall’s tenure, the cathedral began charging an admission fee for visitors and announced it was available to rent for corporate events.


Dean of National Cathedral to Step Down

August 18, 2015

Gary Hall announced he will step down as dean on Dec. 31 – two years early — saying the prominent Episcopal cathedral needs major financial and programmatic changes

Susan Russell megaphone

Liberal Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood ‘Doing God’s Work’

July 30, 2015

A group of UCC, Episcopal and Unitarian clergy do not mention abortion, instead portraying Planned Parenthood as an indispensable provider of “high-quality care” that “does the best of what religious traditions do.”

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Mark Tooley in First Things: National Cathedral & Confederate Windows

July 10, 2015

(This piece originally appeared at First Things) The Dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., which is an Episcopal Church institution but serves as a place for national religious pageantry, wants to remove…

Rainbow Church

Washington National Cathedral Celebrates Gay Marriage Decision

July 7, 2015

LGBT-affirming churches are openly celebrating the gay marriage decision as a gift from God. What impact will this have on faithful churches in a post-Obergefell v. Hodges world?

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Book Review: A Plague on Both Their Houses by Christopher Brittain

July 2, 2015

Christopher Craig Brittain’s upcoming book A Plague on Both Their Houses: Liberal vs. Conservative Christians and the Divorce of the Episcopal Church USA ($112, Bloomsbury, July 30, 2015) examines the split of American Anglicans…


Episcopal Convention Hears Diverging Tales of Troubled Seminary

June 29, 2015

Episcopalians are being met with sharply contrasting accounts of the state of the church’s flagship seminary in New York City.


Ecumenical Partners in Short Supply at Episcopal General Convention

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.

Presiding Bishop Nominees

Ahead of Convention, Episcopal Nominees Debut

June 25, 2015

Nominees for Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop touted CrossFit routines and urban gardens as well as fielding questions on divestment and reconciliation with Global South Anglicans.