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The hardest worship—common prayer reflections from the floor of General Synod 2016

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Martha Tatarnic Every cell in my body was in flight mode. I wanted out. It was not that I didn’t know that the vote on expanding the Marriage Canon would be difficult and divisive. It was clear throughout the process of careful listening in our break-out groups, and then the long legislative session in which […]

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New Anglican Centre proposed for Santiago de Compostela

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Many pilgrims conclude their pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. But now, the Iglesia Española Reformada Episcopal is proposing to build an Anglican Centre in Santiago to enable Protestant pilgrims to share the Eucharist in the city. Photo Credit: NeilsB / Wikimedia [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] […]

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Former Archbishop turns tables on William Shakespeare

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Dr Rowan Williams and William Shakespeare Photo Credit: Briyyz / Flickr and the National Portrait Gallery [ACNS, by Gavin Drake] A play written by the former Archbishop of Canterbury and Wales, Rowan Williams, about the “lost years” of celebrated English playwright Williams Shakespeare has opened in a theatre in Wales. Shakeshafte is set in 1581 […]

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Congregational development: On the rediscovery of Anglican identity

Posted on: July 27th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Bishop Melissa Skelton (front, third from right) attends a stewardship conference with participants from East Vancouver. Submitted photo courtesy of the Diocese of New Westminster Communications Office Congregational development: On the rediscovery of Anglican identity By Matt Gardner 57 The following is part of an ongoing monthly series on congregational development, which features reflections from […]

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Rabbi in Residence for New England cathedral

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By Gavin Drake/ACNS Bishop Doug Fisher, Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro and Canon Tom Callard. Photo: Diocese of Western Massachusetts [Anglican Communion News Service] The Bishop of Western Massachusetts in the US-based Episcopal Church has appointed a Rabbi in Residence for the diocese’s Christ Church Cathedral. From 1 September, Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro will take adult education […]

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Canadian Anglicans learn more about Cuban cousins

Posted on: July 27th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By André Forget Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio says the relationship between church and state in communist Cuba has come a long way. Photo: André Forget What is it like being an Anglican in the context of a Latin American communist state—one that was, until 1992, officially atheist? At a July 11 lunch and learn, members […]

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Frederick Buechner at 90: The road goes on

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Photo courtesy of The Frederick Buechner Center FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Ministry is “a business that breaks the heart for the sake of the heart,” the theologian said in a commencement address. The address is reprinted in a new book marking Buechner’s 90th birthday. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Frederick Buechner is a theologian, ordained Presbyterian minister and writer. […]

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Deanna Thompson: I thought digital presence was a poor substitute for embodied presence. Then I got cancer.

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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By Deanna Thompson Professor of religion, Hamline University   Deanna Thompson: I thought digital presence was a poor substitute for embodied presence. Then I got cancer. Composite illustration by Jessamyn Rubio / BigStock / Unsplash by: Deanna Thompson FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Her experience with serious illness convinced a theologian that the virtual body of Christ can make […]

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Putting theology into practice

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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Theologians Donal Dorr, Nicola Slee and Fainche Ryan were speakers at this year’s BIAPT conference. Photo Credit: BIAPT [ACNS, by Jayson Rhodes] Practitioners, teachers and researchers in practical theology converged on the Irish town of Limerick last week for the annual British and Irish Association of Practical Theology Conference. The conference brought about 120 practical […]

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Episcopal Divinity School to Cease Granting Degrees at End of 2016-17 Academic Year

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by CEP Administrator No Comments
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  Cambridge, MA, July 21—Episcopal Divinity School will cease to grant degrees at the end of the upcoming academic year, the seminary’s board of trustees decided today on a 11-4 vote. During the next year, the board will explore options for EDS’s future, some of which were suggested by a specially convened Futures Task Force […]

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