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Topic - Anglican Communion
As predicted, the Church of England approved a proposal for women bishops for the church.
The Church of England may be on the road to having women bishops.
From commemorative cups to special coins worth more than $80,000, the newest member of Britain's royal family is a boon to business — and he is only 3 months old.
Antje Jackelen was recently elected as the first female archbishop of the Lutheran Church in Sweden, winning about 55 percent of the vote cast by the ecclesiastical college of the Church of Sweden.
A sign outside St. John's Anglican Church in Canada seems to suggest homosexuality is okay because Jesus had two fathers.
It's a boy! And a boon to the British economy."There will be a lot of interest in the royal family now, and it will boost the economy in lots of ways. It will help a lot of businesses," said Patrick Nicholls, 56, a London contract supervisor.
Britain's gay-marriage bill cleared its last major hurdle Monday, passing in the House of Lords and prompting celebrations from campaigners outside Parliament.
Until the first part of the past century, all mainline churches frowned on contraception. In 1930, however, the Lambeth Conference, a decennial assembly convened by the Anglican Church, broke with the long-held Christian prohibition. Other religious denominations quickly followed suit.
The Very Rev. John R. Hall, a 38-year veteran of Church of England service, was in Washington last month to strengthen ties with the National Cathedral and to cultivate more friends for Westminster Abbey on this side of the Atlantic.
The Church of England will no longer stand in the way of same-sex marriage legislation, but will rather put its efforts toward improving it, a top bishop said on Wednesday.
On this Good Friday, what does freedom have to do with rising from the dead?
The new archbishop of Canterbury was formally enthroned Thursday — and questions about the Church of England's opposition to same-sex marriage greeted his promotion.
The decision by leaders of the Washington National Cathedral to perform same-sex weddings is getting a mixed reception, with supporters calling it consistent with the church's path for more than a decade and critics warning of further division on an issue that has roiled religious denominations across the country.
Our Founders had it right when they agreed on the language in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the Establishment Clause and freedom of religion. They observed firsthand the dangers of a theocracy with the Anglican Church of England (the "established church") and the power it wielded over the state.
The archbishop of the Church of England is leaving office after a decade as the spiritual leader of the world's 80 million-strong Anglican Communion.