Global issues dominate Primates Meeting, as marriage equality still challenges communion

Scottish Episcopal Church faces same ‘consequences’ as U.S.-based Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service, Canterbury – England] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is joining most of his fellow Anglican primates – or senior church leaders – in Canterbury this week for a five-day meeting that focuses primarily on global issues of peace and justice, evangelism and discipleship. But the issue of marriage equality has taken up a […]

Problemas globales dominan la Reunión de los Primados, mientras la igualdad matrimonial sigue desafiando a la Comunión

La Iglesia Episcopal Escocesa enfrenta las mismas ‘consecuencias’ que la Iglesia Episcopal de EE.UU.

[Episcopal News Service, Cantórbery – Inglaterra] El obispo primado Michael Curry participa con la mayoría de sus homólogos primados anglicanos —o principales líderes de la Iglesia— en una reunión de cinco días en Cantórbery esta semana que se centra fundamentalmente en los problemas globales de paz y justicia, los refugiados y las preocupaciones medioambientales. Pero el […]

Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow equal marriage

[Anglican Communion News Service] The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church has voted in favor of allowing gay couples to marry in church. The vote means that the Church’s canon law will be changed – to remove the definition that marriage is between a man and a woman. It means that gay Christians from any […]

Anglican Communion Secretary General responds to Scottish Episcopal Church vote to allow same-sex marriage

[Episcopal News Service] The Scottish Episcopal Church voted June 8 to amend canon law to allow same-sex couples to marry in the church. The vote required a two-thirds margin in each house: bishops, clergy and laity. Clergy wishing to perform same-sex marriages will need to “opt-in,” according to a BBC report. Scotland legalized same-sex marriage in 2014. The Scottish […]

No easy solution to same-sex marriage issue, secretary general tells Synod

[Anglican Communion News Service] Resolving issues around human sexuality within the Anglican Communion is like threading a needle – and there is no one solution in sight at present, the secretary general of the Communion has told the Church of England Synod. Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon said the disagreements and struggles facing the Church of England […]

Archbishop of Canterbury issues statement on Synod vote on marriage, sexuality report

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued the following statement Feb. 15 after the General Synod’s vote “not to take note” of a report by the House of Bishops on marriage and same-sex relationships: No person is a problem, or an issue. People are made in the image of God. All of us, […]

Church of England’s report on marriage, sexuality suffers setback at Synod

[Anglican Communion News Service] A report from the Church of England‘s House of Bishops about marriage and same-sex relationships has received a significant setback in a vote at the General Synod in London. It is an embarrassing symbolic rejection of the bishops’ report which had stated that there should be no change in the church’s […]

Task Force on the Study of Marriage offers report, seeks input on ‘Dearly Beloved’ toolkit

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[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The General Convention Task Force on the Study of Marriage has provided the following report and seeks input from Episcopalians on “Dearly Beloved.” The task force is outlined in Resolution A037. The task force report follows. Task Force on the Study of Marriage seeks input about “Dearly […]

Trinity Church Boston celebrates sacred, secular marriage equality

[Trinity Church Boston] “Who am I to judge?” These words echoed repeatedly through the sermon given at Trinity Church in Boston by the Hon. Margaret Marshall, retired chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, at a choral Evensong in thanksgiving for marriage equality throughout the United States and throughout the Episcopal Church. Quoting Pope […]

Canada: ‘Civil disobedience’ may arise if gay marriage rejected 

[Anglican Journal] Some bishops have expressed concern about the possibility that some priests may go ahead and marry gay couples in the event that a resolution changing the marriage canon to allow same-gender marriages is rejected at General Synod this summer, said Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. “If it’s not approved, […]