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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

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...

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...

The Real Reason for the Anglican-Episcopal Divide

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

This week, dueling pastoral letters from Rowan Williams, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, and Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, caught my attention.

Archbishop of Canterbury Criticises Election of Lesbian Bishop

timesonline.co.uk | Ruth Gledhill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Archbishop of Canterbury's office yesterday described the election of an openly lesbian bishop in the United States as "regrettable" and warned th...

Lesbian Bishop-Elect Clears Crucial Hurdle

BeliefNet.com | Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A majority of dioceses in the Episcopal Church have confirmed the election of an open lesbian as a bishop in Los Angeles, bringing Bishop-elect Mary G...

U.K. Lifts Ban On Gay Ceremonies In Churches

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The House of Lords has agreed to an amendment to the U.K. Equality Bill, which would lift the ban on same sex couples holding civil partnership ceremo...

The Pope and the Anglicans

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

If the Pope's followers want to make a home for other people who don't much care for gays and believe that women should be treated differently from men, they may want to reach out to the Taliban.

The "Generosity" of Pope Benedict XVI

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door of the Roman Catholic Church to those in the Anglican Communion who are disaffected over issues of ordaining gays and women and same-sex marriage.