Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday: Batch 3 -- 2:30 pm EST

Anglican Communion Network expresses Gratitude for the Primates Work

February 20th, 2007 posted by kendall at 2:08 pm

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Ben Witherington: Anglican Conclave tells American Episcoalian Church to ban the Blessing of Same Sex Unions

February 20th, 2007 posted by kendall at 1:48 pm

In what can only be called a stunning rebuke of the American Episcopal Church, it was given eight months to ban the blessing of same sex unions or face a reduced and censured role in the world’s third largest Christian denomination– the Anglican Communion….

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Primates Elect New Standing Committee Members and Alternates

February 20th, 2007 posted by kendall at 1:46 pm

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected Feb. 19 to represent the Americas on the primates’ standing committee, an interim body that meets in conjunction with the Anglican Consultative Council standing committee. In the past, the primates’ standing committee has served as a council of advice for the Archbishop of Canterbury and also helps to shape the agenda of the primates’ meetings.

The 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion are grouped together into five regional districts, and each district elects its own candidate.

Other elected regional representatives are: The Most Rev. Phillip Aspinall, Primate of Australia and Archbishop of Brisbane, representing East Asia and Oceana; the Most Rev. Mouneer Anis, Primate of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and in the Middle East and Bishop of Egypt, representing West Asia and the Middle East; the Most Rev. Henry Orombi, Primate of Uganda and Archbishop of Kampala, representing the African churches; and the Most Rev. Barry Morgan, Primate of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff representing Europe.

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