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Legal framework set for new Third Province in North America

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Church in North America | Comments Off

By George Conger, Religious Intelligence Leaders of the Third Province movement sidestepped the contentious issue of women clergy last night, and have endorsed a provisional constitution and canons governing the emerging ... Read more..

Summit will not debate Gafcon

Sunday, November 30th, 2008 Posted in Global Anglican Future Conference | Comments Off

By George Conger, CEN Members of the Joint Standing Committee [JSC] of the Primates and the Anglican Consultative Council are scheduled to meet this week, Nov 25-27 at St. Andrew’s House ... Read more..

‘Silent Genocide’ unfolding in the Congo

Sunday, November 30th, 2008 Posted in suffering church | Comments Off

By George Conger, CEN A “silent genocide” is unfolding in Central Africa, church leaders have warned, as soldiers loyal to rebel General Laurent Nkunda march upon government troops holding the city ... Read more..

Analysis: Recognition of Third Province likely to take years

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 Posted in News, TEC | Comments Off

By George Conger The members of the Joint Standing Committee (JSC) of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and the college of primates are meeting at St Andrew’s House and Lambeth Palace ... Read more..

More on Bishop Iker’s Inhibition

Monday, November 24th, 2008 Posted in News | Comments Off

From George Conger, Religious Intelligence US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has suspended Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker from the ministry of the Episcopal Church on the grounds of having backed ... Read more..

Lambeth faces Chicago Test

Friday, November 21st, 2008 Posted in Common Cause | Comments Off

By George Conger, CEN The leaders of the Common Cause Partnership (CCP) are set to endorse a draft constitution to govern the loose coalition of breakaway dioceses, congregations and Anglican jurisdictions ... Read more..

Fort Worth votes to secede from Episcopal Church

Monday, November 17th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Communion, News, TEC | Comments Off

By George Conger, Religious Intelligence The Anglo-Catholic movement in America is dead, the Rt Rev Jack Iker said following the secession of the Diocese of Fort Worth from the Episcopal Church ... Read more..

Prince Charles ‘will not amend Coronation Oath’

Monday, November 17th, 2008 Posted in News | Comments Off

By George Conger, Religious Intelligence Claims that Prince Charles will amend the coronation oath to become “Defender of Faith,” as opposed to the “Defender of the Faith” are unfounded, a spokesman ... Read more..

Concerns expressed over Indaba group manipulation

Saturday, November 15th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Communion, News | Comments Off

By George Conger The Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East has welcomed Dr. Rowan Williams’ decision to hold the 2009 Primates Meeting in Alexandria, Egypt, telling The Church of England ... Read more..

Duncan deposition “will not be recognised by African Churches”

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 Posted in News | No Comments »

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Bishop of Los Angeles says California voters ‘ignorant’ about homosexuality

Friday, November 7th, 2008 Posted in Homosexuality | No Comments »

By George Conger,  Religious Intelligence The Bishop of Los Angeles has challenged California voters who backed the successful ballot initiative to ban gay marriage to examine their consciences and banish their ignorance ... Read more..

More defections in American Church

Friday, November 7th, 2008 Posted in TEC | No Comments »

By George Conger, Religious Intelligence The steady spate of parish defections from the Episcopal Church continued unabated last week, as a Texas parish announced it had quit the Diocese of the ... Read more..

Gafcon leaders dismiss ‘futile’ Covenant draft

Thursday, October 30th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Covenant, Global Anglican Future Conference | No Comments »

By George Conger, CEN THE PROPOSED Anglican Covenant is an "exercise in futility," theologians affiliated with the Gafcon movement tell The Church of England Newspaper, and the current draft is beset ... Read more..

San Joaquin moves against traditionalist clergy, but raises legal question

Monday, October 27th, 2008 Posted in TEC | No Comments »

By George Conger, Religious Intelligence The loyalist faction of the Diocese of San Joaquin has charged 52 clergymen of the diocese with having “abandoned the communion of the Episcopal Church” and ... Read more..

California vote to depose priests may backfire for Episcopal Church

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 Posted in TEC | No Comments »

By George Conger, CEN The loyalist faction of the Diocese of San Joaquin has charged 52 clergymen of the diocese with having “abandoned the communion of the Episcopal Church” and has ... Read more..

Hollow Men, Lambeth 2008. What Happened and Why

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 Posted in Anglican Communion, Apologetics, Lambeth Conference | No Comments »

Special Report/Analysis By George Conger, The Christian Challenge “MORALITY, LIKE ART, means drawing a line someplace,” Oscar Wilde once observed. Anglican bishops historically wield the pen, drawing the line between error ... Read more..

Lambeth Conference and its (non) follow up – George Conger

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 Posted in Archbishop Of Canterbury, Lambeth Conference, News | No Comments »

By George Conger,  Institute on Religion & Democracy “The pieces are on the board” for the resolution of the Anglican conflict, Williams asserted. “And in the months ahead it will be ... Read more..

Inquiry launched into Lambeth Conference shortfall

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 Posted in Lambeth Conference | No Comments »

By  George Conger, Religious Intelligence The Archbishops’ Council and the Church Commissioners have launched an investigation into the finances of the 2008 Lambeth Conference in England. John Ormerod, a former senior ... Read more..

Mixed legal signals in US Church disputes

Monday, October 13th, 2008 Posted in News | 1 Comment »

By George Conger, Religious Intelligence The California Supreme Court gave mixed signals on how it might rule on the Episcopal Church’s lawsuit against a Los Angeles parish that had quit the ... Read more..

Uganda synod gives backing to US traditionalists

Saturday, October 11th, 2008 Posted in Anglican Church Of Canada, TEC | No Comments »

From George Conger The general synod of the Church of Uganda has backed the call for the creation of a second Anglican province in the United States and Canada for traditionalists. Meeting ... Read more..