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November 13, 2003

The Church of England's House of Bishops has offered a guide, "Some Issues in Human Sexuality," to encourage continuing discussion. The report is a follow-up to the 1991 document, "Issues in Human Sexuality," that...

November 12, 2003

Even as the controversy over the November 2 consecration of V. Gene Robinson as the church's first openly gay man to be elected to the episcopate continued to simmer among Episcopalians around the world, he quietly began his ministry...

November 5, 2003

The November 2 consecration of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson as bishop coadjutor in the Diocese of New Hampshire brought swift and varied reactions from Anglican leaders around the world—and dire warnings that the future of the Anglican...

November 2, 2003

The Diocese of New Hampshire—and the Episcopal Church—has a new bishop. The Rev. Gene Robinson was consecrated Sunday afternoon, November 2, in a three-hour service at the Whittemore Center at the University of New Hampshire in...

October 19, 2003

Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world are examining the statement from the October 15-16 meeting of the primates of the Anglican Communion trying to determine whether the Anglican Communion is headed for a split-or a new way to live...

October 15, 2003

The primates of the Anglican Communion emerged October 16 from a closed two-day meeting at London's Lambeth Palace, headquarters of the archbishop of Canterbury, with a strong statement on what they perceive as threats to unity. The...

October 8, 2003

In an October 3 letter to bishops of the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold expressed his gratitude for their "pastoral sensitivities, wisdom and grace-filled leadership" in what he described as "very...

October 8, 2003

In a cordial but abbreviated meeting, an ailing Pope John Paul II met with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and said that the search for unity had been complicated by recent decisions within Anglicanism, a clear reference to the...

October 6, 2003

An attempt by Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold and Dean George Werner, president of the House of Deputies, to send four observers to the American Anglican Council meeting in Texas has been rebuffed. Griswold said that the four-Bishop...

October 3, 2003

In special conventions, the Dioceses of Ft. Worth, Pittsburgh and South Carolina have repudiated the decisions of the Minneapolis General Convention to confirm the election of Gene Robinson as the church's first openly gay bishop and...

October 3, 2003

On October 1 the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine withdrew its invitation for the Episcopal Diocese of Florida to use one of its churches for the consecration of its new bishop, citing comments that Presiding Bishop Frank T....

October 2, 2003

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and the director of the grants program at New York's Trinity Church Wall Street have reassured Anglican church leaders in Africa that there are no strings attached to support for their...

October 1, 2003

The ecumenical agenda of the Episcopal Church has been strained but not irreparably damaged by the decisions of the recent General Convention to endorse the election of an openly gay bishop and acknowledgement that dioceses are blessing...

September 26, 2003

In an article in the Church of Ireland Gazette, Archbishop Robin Eames, the senior primate in the worldwide Anglican Communion, recently addressed some of the burning questions that he and other primates will face at special meeting...

September 26, 2003

Almost lost in the highly visible controversies around sexuality were some visionary decisions made by General Convention on how to use its resources to fund the church's mission. Out of 324 pieces of legislation, resolution D086...

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