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Church of England to Consider Optional Clerical Robes
Originally Posted: 12/27/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

A well-known Anglican bishop in charge of the archbishop of Canterbury’s campaign to attract young people to the church says he’s ready to put on blue jeans and a T-shirt. A well- ...

Archbishop of Canterbury: The Cross Has Become a Fashion Symbol
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

The Christian cross has become little more than a piece of jewelry worn around the necks of celebrities, said Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. The Christian cross has become ...

Church of England 'One Generation from Extinction’ Says Former Archbishop
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

A former archbishop of Canterbury has warned that the Church of England faces extinction in less than 25 years unless it can attract more young people now. A former archbishop of ...

Archbishop of Canterbury Baptizes Britain’s Future King, Prince George
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

Prince George is now officially named and an Anglican. Prince George is now officially named and an Anglican. The 3-month old royal baby was christened Wednesday, ritually welc ...

First Anglican Woman Bishop in India Says Critics Have Been Silent
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

A Christian nun who became the first woman bishop of South Asia’s Anglican community said that so far her appointment has silenced critics who believe only men can play leadership roles in the church. ...

Wales Admits Women Bishops, Church of England Lags Behind
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

The decision by the Church in Wales to consecrate women bishops means the Church of England — the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion — will be the last in Britain to admit women as bishops. ...

Desmond Tutu on Gay Rights, the Middle East and Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his fight against apartheid in South Africa, continues to speak around the globe on justice and peace. ...

Church of England Drops Opposition to Gay Marriage Bill
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Bishops in the Church of England, who had strenuously opposed a bid to allow same-sex marriage, signaled that they won’t try to derail the bill after an overwhelming vote of support in the House of Lords. ...

Something to Celebrate on Religious Freedom Day
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

Celebrate because our government does not use our tax dollars to propagate religion, something Jefferson found “sinful and tyrannical.” Today is Religious Freedom Day — a day t ...

Episcopal Bishop Jane Dixon Dies at 75
Originally Posted: 12/28/2012 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

Bishop Jane Dixon, 75, died in her sleep on Christmas Day, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Dixon was the second woman consecrated as bishop in the Episcopal Church and the thurd in Anglican C ...

Archbishop of Canterbury Slams Christians Who Feel `Disgusted’ about Homosexuality
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

LONDON — Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams criticized some Christians for feeling so "embarrassed and ashamed and disgusted" over homosexuality that they seem unwelcoming to outsiders and conve ...

Anglicans Celebrate Book of Common Prayer’s 350th Anniversary
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

The Anglican Book of Common Prayer, the liturgical and literary masterpiece that along with the playwright and the landmark Bible helped shape the English language, marks its 350th anniversary this year. ...

Breaking: Archbishop of Canterbury Resigns
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, announced this morning that he is resigning at the end of the year. After more than 20 years as bishop and then archbishop, Williams plans to return to academia at Cam ...

Breakaway Anglicans Ordered to Return Property by April 30
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 7:53pm | Type: Blog

A Virginia judge has ordered seven congregations that broke from the Episcopal Church to return all property to the local diocese — from valuable land to sacred chalices — by April 30. ...

Breakaway Anglican Bishop, Wife Found Murdered in Brazil
Originally Posted: 02/29/2012 - 7:42am | Type: Blog

A conservative Brazilian bishop who broke away from his church over the consecration of an openly gay bishop in New Hampshire was found murdered with his wife in the northeastern town of Olinda, according to t ...

Splinter Churches Realign Mainline Protestantism
Originally Posted: 02/28/2012 - 7:44am | Type: Blog

The question now is whether these breakaway groups signal a seismic shift in American Protestantism, or just a few fissures in the theological terrain. There's a popular sayi ...

Report from the Global Christian Forum in Indonesia: Day Two
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a week-long series of reports from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia filed by Wes Granberg-Michaelson, the former General Secretary of the Reform ...

Report from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia.
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a week-long series of reports from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia filed by Wes Granberg-Michaelson, the former General Secretary of the Reforme ...

"The Arch" at 80: Saints Dance Among Us
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

There is a magnificent, modern church mural at St. Gregory of Nyssa's Episcopal Church in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood that il ...