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Can the World Wide Web Put Humpty Dumpty Denominations Back Together?

Rev. Keith Anderson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Rev. Keith Anderson

In this new digital context, denominations should be fostering unity without conformity, supporting theological identity, nurturing and facilitating networks without absorbing them, training whip smart and innovative leaders, providing inspiration, helping us serve our neighbors at scale.

Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby Is Proposing Big Changes For The Anglican Communion

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.19.2015 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A proposal to loosen the ties of the bitterly divided Anglican Communion drew mostly favorable reactions in B...

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 ...

Here's How You Can Kick It With The Archbishop Of Canterbury

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion

Ever wanted to kick it with the Archbishop of Canterbury? Here’s your chance. Justin Welby, the senior bishop of the worldwide Anglican Communio...

Head Of Anglican Church: ‘There Is A Possibility That We Will Not Hold Together'

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) In a lengthy interview in The Times of London, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby predicted that the Anglican Communion m...

The Ministry of Reconciliation

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

In churches like mine, we are usually wary of the word reconciliation (ironic, see 2 Corinthians 5). We are wary because it has often been used by those in power to quiet dissent, thinking that reconciliation equals civility.

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...

Church of England Makes Historic Move On Women Bishops

The Huffington Post | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion

The General Synod of the Church of England voted today that women can be consecrated as bishops, two years after a similar measure was controversially...

It's Time to Stop Pitting 'Christian Neighborliness' Against Christian Truth

Scott MacDougall | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

It is time for those who see little or no theological validity in the blessing of same-gender partnerships to stop pitting the presence of God's grace in committed LGBT relationships against the "weak" consciences of Christians "over there" who supposedly cannot handle it.

Girls Break Stained Glass Ceiling At Canterbury Cathedral

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Canterbury Cathedral, mother church of the 85 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion, will have its first girls’ choi...

Traditionalist Anglicans Protest 'False Gospel' Of LGBT Inclusion

Reuters | Edmund Blair | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Western churches risk widening a rift in the Anglican Communion if they follow North America by blessing same-sex marria...

First South Asian Woman Bishop Silences Critics

Religion News Service | VISHAL ARORA | Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion

NEW DELHI (RNS) A Christian nun who became the first woman bishop of South Asia’s Anglican community said that so far her appointment has silenced c...

New Archbishop Of Canterbury Confirmed

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion

LONDON (RNS) Justin Welby was confirmed Monday (Feb. 4) as the new archbishop of Canterbury at a centuries-old service at St. Paul's Cathedral, six we...

National Cathedral To Perform Gay Weddings

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader...

New Archbishop Of Canterbury Named Amidst Church Tensions

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion

LONDON -- How will Justin Welby lead the world's Anglicans and heal their deep divisions? Even he is not sure yet. Welby generated high hopes but few...

Reflecting On Rowan: The Archbishop Who Almost Walked on Water

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.27.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

We chose to walk on water. We chose to step out in faith in response to the one who says "come" and to believe that miracles can happen.

Jaweed Kaleem

WATCH: Top Episcopal Bishop Addresses Controversial Issues | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.28.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- The movement toward legalizing same-sex marriage and the acceptance of gay people as clergy and lay members of religious groups is "a done...

My Dinner With The Archbishop

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

There was give-and-take conversation instead of either a lecture or a sermon. Rowan Williams listened and spoke, spoke and listened. It was all about different people coming together and "getting to know you."

Appreciating the Leadership of Rowan Williams

Greg Garrett | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Greg Garrett

If Rowan Williams could not convince followers of Christ to love each other, I cannot conceive of anyone -- or anything -- that will.

Church Of England Affirms Celibacy Requirement For Gay Bishops

Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion

The Church of England will not refuse a promotion to the rank of bishop on the basis of sexual orientation as long as the candidate maintains celibacy...

Church Of England Says Attendance Is Growing At Cathedrals

Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, ENGLAND (RNS/ENInews) In a challenge to conventional wisdom that church attendance is plummeting a...

Anglican Archbishops End Summit On A Quiet Note

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Anglican archbishops concluded their six-day summit in Ireland on Sunday (Jan. 30) by issuing statements ...

Three Anglican Bishops Ordained As Catholic Priests

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Three former Church of England bishops, disaffected by their church's ordination of women, have been or...

Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note. And what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate thei...

Church Of England Gives OK To Anglican Covenant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) The Church of England, defying opposition from its traditionalist wing, has given its support to a g...