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The Anglican Gazette episode 24: Same Sex Marriage, what's all the fuss about?

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Episcopal church rushes in to help Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is suffering a lot right now. I’m expecting, personally, we’re not going to get electricity for at least six months. It’s a lot of damage. A lot of damage.”

American Bishops close meeting in Alaska with letter urging ‘prayerful listening’ on race, environment, poverty

“The bishops of the Episcopal Church came to Alaska to listen to the Earth and its peoples as an act of prayer, solidarity and witness,” the message. Alluding to Ephesians 2:19, the message continues, “The residents of Interior Alaska whom we met are not strangers; they are members of the same household of faith.”

Number of people seeking ordination in the Church of England at record high !

“Younger ordinands, with the number under the age of 32 rising by nearly two fifths, accounting for 28 per cent of the total”

Growing church leads to double-ordination in UAE

“We are open to new ideas and want to witness to the saving grace of God which we have found through Jesus Christ,” the church says on its website. “We want to be part of the fabric of what makes Dubai good, drawing people closer to God and helping them to live well, alive to the Spirit of God.” Its building is used by more than 40 different congregations worshipping in 16 languages.

Same sex marriage, are we really splitting over this? As primates prepare to meet in October there is still much friction over the place of LGBTQ people in the Anglican Church

The Primates’ Meeting was established in 1978 by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Donald Coggan, as an opportunity for “leisurely thought, prayer and deep consultation”. It gathers Primates and moderators from the 39 provinces of the Anglican Communion. Meetings have been held regularly around the globe since 1978.

The next Primates’ Meeting is taking place 2-6 October 2017 at Canterbury.

South african bishop speaks out against division.

We do have other issues to talk about, really. We can still be a family and still disagree about important things

The current crisis is not, in other words, doctrinal; it is ecclesiological. As the center of Anglicanism has moved away from the Church of England to the global communion, the glue that has held the Church of England together has been exposed as inadequate for binding the Anglican Churches worldwide.

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By Omar Reyes 09/29/2017 10:15 PM

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