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Anglican Communion

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.

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...

Gay Rights May Permanently Break the Anglican Communion

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Stan Chu Ilo

As the leaders of the global Anglican Communion converge in Canterbury this week for a week-long meeting, the number one concern for 80 million Anglicans worldwide is whether the church will have a major schism over same-sex unions.

'As the Anglican World Turns'

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

While its viewership won't come close to that other famous British drama Downton Abbey, we are about to begin a new season of the real life soap opera we've come to think of As the Anglican World Turns.

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...