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African Christians Will Be Killed If Church Of England Accepts Gay Marriage, Suggests Archbishop

Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, stressed the need for a global focus when considering reform within the Church of England, specifically wi...

An Urgent Letter to Australian Billionaire Andrew Forrest

Robert J. Benz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

A proposal to eradicate slavery by the year 2100 is one that makes more sense. It gives time to institutionalize solutions and allows them to germinate organically.

Top Bishop Invites Gay Clergy To Come Out

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A leading member of the Church of England has called on gay bishops to “come out” as England celebrated its first same-s...

Uganda's Anglican Church Threatens Split Over Anti-Gay Law

Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion

On February 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that outlined harsh punishments for homosexuality, including life in prison f...

African Anglican Church At Odds With Rest Of Church Of England On Gay Rights

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy and Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 01.30.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church...

How Homophobia In African Churches Threatens LGBT Individuals

Religion News Service | Gay Clark Jennings | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion

(RNS) In the last month, many Westerners watched in horror as Uganda, and then Nigeria, enacted laws that are brutally repressive to lesbian, gay, bis...

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...

Desmond Tutu: We Must Fight Injustice To Animals

Posted 12.27.2013 | Religion

Archbishop Desmond Tutu seeks social justice for everyone-- including animals. Tutu is archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, and was the...

Former Bishop Claims Ugandans Don't Understand Homosexuality

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A Ugandan cleric who ministers to homosexuals has criticized the passage of a controversial law that imposes life imprisonment for homosexual ac...

Richard Dawkins' Surprising 'Love For The Anglican Tradition' | Douglas Murray | Posted 09.13.2013 | Religion

"You owe me an apology," Richard Dawkins informs me. It is a bright Oxford morning and we are sitting in his home. His wife has just made me coffee an...

Clergy To Address 'Spiritual Cancer' (And By That They Mean Gay People)

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Concerned that the crisis in the worldwide Anglican Communion is deepening, conservative Anglican primates in Africa are organiz...

Human Rights Abuses Not a Concern in the Ivy League

Andrew Longhi | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Longhi

My college has appointed James Tengatenga, the diocesan bishop of southern Malawi, to a leadership position as "the moral spokesperson of the College." However, it is clear that the welfare of LGBT people is not a view that he holds.

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Westminster Abbey Welcomes The Royal Baby | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

As people around the world watch news of the birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby boy, the priests and parishioners of Westminster Abbey,...

Church Of England Votes In Favor Of Ordaining Women Bishops

Reuters | Adam Jourdan | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Church of England's law-making body voted on Monday in favor of ordaining women bishops, but it will be at least two years before the ...

Hopes Of Reconciliation

Reuters | Catherine Hornby | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, June 14 (Reuters) - Pope Francis and the new head of the world's Anglicans acknowledged deep differences over issues ranging from gay ...

A Historic Meeting

Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will meet in Rome on Friday...

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Royal Wedding Officiant Visits US | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.16.2013 | Religion

In his 36 years as a priest in the Church of England, the Rev. John Hall never thought he would become best-known for being part of a wedding. But ...

British Church Attendance Stabilizes After Years Of Decline

Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The number of people attending Sunday services at Britain’s Anglican churches i...

Was Jesus Gay? Unlikely. Married? Maybe. Both? Possibly

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Because there are so many gaps in Jesus' biography it is not surprising that pundits can spin almost any story about his personal life with shreds of "evidence" to support their views. But questions persist.

Catholic Church Using Anglican Converts To Serve Parishes

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.21.2013 | Religion

Facing a priest shortage, the Catholic Church in the United States has started turning to former Anglican leaders to fill empty parishes. The numbe...

Anglicans Vow To Vote Again On Allowing Women Bishops

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The Church of England plans to rush through legislation to consecrate women bishops after last week's surprising defeat at t...

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...

Ex-Oil Man Set To Be Next Leader Of World's Anglicans

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

By Alessandra Prentice LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - A former oil executive and critic of corporate excess is expected to...

Rowan Williams: 'We Were Wrong' On Past Treatment Of Gays

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 11.08.2012 | Religion

LONDON — Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has admitted he didn't do enough to prevent sharp divisions within the Anglican church over hom...

Archbishop Of Canterbury Regrets Handling Of Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The outgoing Archbishop of Canterbury said his dual role as the head of the Church of England and spiritual leader of the...