frgavin on June 29th, 2012

By Dr Lisa Nolland IMPACT ON THE CHURCH Though David Cameron initially claimed there would be separate marriage ‘tracks’ and that religious bodies would be exempt from performing SSM , this promise is looking increasingly unlikely to be fulfilled. According to various sources, if SSM is legalised, the local church will have to officiate at […]

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frgavin on June 29th, 2012

June  2012  From Christian Today A new Global Charter has been issued by academics and activists to uphold the right to freedom of thought, conscience and belief enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The drafting of the Global Charter of Conscience was overseen by English author and critic, Dr Os Guinness, and German […]

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frgavin on June 29th, 2012

From Stand Firm with thanks to Reading and praying this morning, I was arrested by the lesson from Numbers 16: …and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Get away from this congregation, so that I may consume them in a moment.” And they fell on their faces. Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer, put […]

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June 27th, 2012 Posted in TEC | By David Virtue, VOL Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori released her Budget Proposal for consideration at the upcoming General Convention of the Episcopal Church this past week. Deep in the heart of her budget request was $2 million for 20 new churches. This is what she calls a […]

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By Jeffrey Walton http://juicyecumenism.com/2012/06/25/lesbian-priest-recalled-from-sudan-to-lead-worship-at-falls-church-episcopal-6/ The continuing Episcopal congregation of the Falls Church (TFCE) has invited an openly lesbian Episcopal priest who was famously recalled from the Sudan to lead services on July 1. The invitation to the Rev. Lauren Stanley comes one month after TFCE assumed control of the historic property following a court ruling […]

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June, 2012 Dear alumni of the School of Theology, I am delighted to share the following news with you. This morning I had the pleasure of announcing that the Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta and Chancellor of the University, has been appointed Dean of Sewanee’s School of Theology. Many […]

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frgavin on June 26th, 2012

June 2012  From The American College of Pediatricians The core case against gay marriage is extremely simple: If a mother’s missing, that’s important; if a father’s missing, that’s also important. We should think of it this way: When you were growing up, didn’t you notice the psychological difference between your mother and your father? Wasn’t […]

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