Anglicans meet to pick new leader

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anglicans meet to pick new leader

Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America will gather beginning Thursday catechism and prayer liturgies and the launching of several new congregations . that emerged bears the strong mark of its founding leader. Justin Welby has summoned all the 38 leaders of the national churches of the Anglican communion to a meeting in What is the Anglican communion and why is it under threat? He hopes to hold a meeting of the new body in truths , prefer supposition over science; and select hate over humanity. As Anglican Church picks new leader, gay marriage weighs heavily the Church of England group tasked with finding a new leader meets for.

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In the struggles over feminism and sexuality that convulsed the western churches, both sides drew strength from the idea that they had allies abroad. Later, the American conservatives who had lost the fight to prevent the ordination of women, drew up what they supposed was a global alliance against the acceptance of gay people. This was fully in place by and it dominated the Lambeth conference, which was the last time all the Anglican bishops in the world gathered in Canterbury for three weeks of gossip and politics, as they had done every 10 years since The conservative coalition was originally financed by American rightwingers who hoped to destroy the socially and politically liberal Episcopal Anglican church of the US, which was a large part of the old Republican ruling class.

But from the beginning it had two other power centres.

anglicans meet to pick new leader

One was the anti-colonial instincts of some African churches, where the style of leadership is extremely macho. This is especially obvious in Nigeria, where the church claimed immense membership although its statistics were unreliableand whose leaders felt very clearly that they should be running the Anglican communion.

The second element was a conservative evangelical movement that had always been a part of the Church of England, but which gained control of the rich diocese of Sydney in Australia and attempted with great energy and some success to build up an international network of hardline Calvinist churches. At present the archbishop has three suffragan bishops: The Bishop of Dover is given the additional title of "Bishop in Canterbury" and empowered to act almost as if he were the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterburysince the archbishop is so frequently away fulfilling national and international duties.

anglicans meet to pick new leader

Two further suffragans, the Bishop of Ebbsfleet and the Bishop of Richboroughare provincial episcopal visitors for the whole Province of Canterburylicensed by the archbishop as "flying bishops" to provide oversight throughout the province to parishes who hold to the Church Catholic's teaching on the Sacrament of Ordination. The Bishop of Maidstone was previously a second actual suffragan bishop working in the diocese, until it was decided at the diocesan synod of November that a new bishop will not be appointed.

Archbishops are, by convention, appointed to the Privy Council and may, therefore, also use the style of " The Right Honourable " for life unless they are later removed from the council.

anglicans meet to pick new leader

He may also be formally addressed as "Your Grace"—or, more often these days, simply as "Archbishop", or "Father". The surname of the Archbishop of Canterbury is not always used in formal documents; often only the first name and see are mentioned.

The archbishop is legally entitled to sign his name as "Cantuar" from the Latin for Canterbury. The Anglican churches of Nigeria, Rwanda, and Kenya have all established what they call missionary congregations in America to take worshippers away from the liberal churches. American conservatives have been given jobs in the new organisations and have in some cases written the speeches and manifestos for the African conservative groups.

In his most controversial proposal, Welby will ask the American conservative grouping Acna, which has been locked in bitter lawsuits over church property with the mainstream liberal American Anglican church grouping, TEC, to attend the meeting in January, but not as a full member.

All set as Anglican Church elects its new leader today : The Standard

He hopes to hold a meeting of the new body in One member of his staff said: It is not just the sexuality thing. There are underlying differences about our understanding of the bible and of God.

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This is a positive move for all sorts of reasons.