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Anglican Church

Who -- Or What -- Is Being Saved?

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

About a year ago, I began a new ministry in a nearby neighborhood. Not wanting to muscle in on anyone else's turf and hoping to perhaps network with others in the area, I researched what else was going on around me.

Is the Church of England Fit for Purpose?

Casper ter Kuile | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
Casper ter Kuile

Rather than assuming it knows what people need, the church should ask and listen. Then, with courage and creativity, can the church strengthen once again -- purposeful and alive.

Fractured Christian World(s)

Martin Marty | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Martin Marty

While we see visionary and consecrated people serving well through the inherited forms, we can also see their limits.

The Historical Hypocrisy of the Anglican-Episcopal Split

Kyle Jarrett | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Kyle Jarrett

On January 14, 2016, the Anglican Communion suspended its American branch, the Episcopal Church, from voting and decision making in the global Angli...

Gay Marriage and Anglican Anxiety: The Backstory

Catherine M Wallace | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Catherine M Wallace

In this situation as in so many others, gay people are serving as poster children -- if not scapegoats -- for other anxieties. In this case it's the status of biblical scholarship and cultural criticism.

Ain't it awful 'bout dem Anglicans?

Pierre Whalon | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

Schadenfreude is a wonderful German word, meaning to pretend to be saddened by another's misfortune while secretly rejoicing in it. It is a specialty ...

Episcopal Church Won't Back Down On Gay Rights Despite Censure

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.15.2016 | Religion

The Anglican Communion voted to censure its American branch, the Episcopal Church, during a meeting in Canterbury, England, called to reflect on...

Church Group Wants To Call God A 'She'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion

The Church of England group that successfully campaigned to ordain female bishops is now fighting for greater gender inclusivity by saying God should ...

Dalai Lama, Archbishop Tutu Join Forces For Book On Joy

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion

The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are joining forces to bring more joy to the world by co-authoring a book on the emotion. On Saturday, th...

Anglican Communion Appoints Controversial Bishop In Key Role

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 04.16.2015 | Religion

(RNS) African Anglicans welcomed the appointment of a Nigerian bishop as the next secretary general of the 85 million-member Anglican Communion, even ...

Slain Ugandan Archbishop Gets The Honor He Deserved

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Armed with a Bible and a cross, a Ugandan Anglican archbishop took a bold step 38 years ago when he demanded that dictator Idi Amin put an end t...

The Church Of England Consecrates Its First Female Bishop

The Associated Press | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion

LONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female ...

Archbishop Tutu Treated For Prostate Cancer

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled travel plans for the rest of the year so he can undergo new treatment...

How To Ship An Entire Church Building From Rural Nova Scotia To Small Town Louisiana

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | DAVID TERESHCHUK | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

Pastor Jerel Keene of Louisiana Church in Abita Springs, Louisiana needed a permanent church building for his Southern Baptist congregation. The searc...

The Church Of England Officially Shatters Its Stained-Glass Ceiling

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.17.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Twenty years after women were ordained as priests, the Church of England is set to appoint its first woman bishop by year’...

Archbishop Calls For End To Confidentiality In Child Abuse Confessions

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Anglican priests should no longer be bound by the centuries-old principle of confidentiality in confessions when they are to...

Archbishop Tutu Calls For 'End Of Fossil Fuels Era'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

As the UN Climate Summit approaches, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has recorded a new video calling for "the end of the fossil fuel era." "The destructio...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Admits He Sometimes Doubts The Existence Of God

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.18.2014 | Religion

Even the Archbishop of Canterbury struggles with doubt. During a BBC interview, the Most Reverend Justin Welby admitted that at times, he questions...

Iraq's Christians Threatened With Death But 'Vicar Of Baghdad' Stands Strong

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion

Iraq's Christians have perhaps suffered more than any other group since the Islamic State formerly known as ISIS rose to power, but Christianity is in...

3 Reasons the Church of England Decision Is Right on Time

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

On Monday, the Church of England voted to ordain women as bishops of the Church after years of debate and division. And almost immediately, commentators began to complain.

Group Representing Half A Billion Christians Divests From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.29.2014 | Religion

The World Council of Churches, which represents over 500 million Christians in more than 110 countries, has decided to divest from fossil fuels, repor...

Will The Church Of England Finally Allow Women Bishops?

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consec...

Gay Anglican Priest's License Revoked For Marrying Same Sex Partner

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) An Anglican priest who married his same-sex partner in April had his license to preach revoked on Sunday (June 22). But for ...

New Archbishop Of Anglican Church Of North America Elected

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A Southern cleric has been picked as the new archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America. The bishops of the conservativ...

World Cup Prayers Ask For Divine Intervention For England

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

When it comes to the World Cup, teams can use all the help they can get. Now that help may be divine, as the Church of England has released five offic...