Day: July 21, 2009

Episcopalians, Lutherans taking action on sexuality topics

CHICAGO (ELCA) — The 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church took a series of actions on the topic of human sexuality July 8-17 in Anaheim, Calif. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will also make decisions on matters concerning the topic at its 2009 Churchwide Assembly Aug. 17-23 in Minneapolis.

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UK Christians welcome TEC resolutions

We salute the considerable efforts made to recognise and contain that breadth (of views on sexuality) with TEC, and regret the attempts by others who have withdrawn to undermine the territorial integrity of local Anglican churches, breaching the third moratorium arising from the Windsor Report.

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New England and Iowa bishops ponder next steps

… citing the denomination’s decision Friday to allow bishops in states where same-sex marriage is legal to “provide generous pastoral response’’ to same-sex couples, the bishops indicated that they are looking for ways to allow priests to at least celebrate, if not perform, gay nuptials in church.

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Kiss-in in Salt Lake City

While we were away in Anaheim supporting full inclusion, Episcopalians and others in Salt Lake City were demonstrating against the treatment of gay couple for

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General Convention: Embracing the status quo ante

In a nutshell, it seems to me that what D025 and C056 mean is that The Episcopal Church has told the truth about who and where it is on the controversial issue of fully including gay Christians living in nuptial unions into all orders within the priesthood of all believers. It also tells the truth about where the Episcopal Church is as regards our desire to remain in full communion with the other churches of the Anglican Communion.

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Westerners may find Ubuntu–an African concept of personhood—a strange word with perhaps an even stranger meaning. Emphasizing the communal and spiritual dimension of human identity, the concept of Ubuntu (pronounced oo-BOON-too) of necessity poses a challenge to persons accustomed to thinking of themselves as individuals.

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