Alternative truths abounded last night after the General Synod vote on the bishops\’ report on human sexuality came through and the House of Clergy voted by a narrow margin not to take note of it.
CHR Comment: A closer look at the working of the Church of England’s General Synod as the three houses—bishops, clergy, and laity—vote on issues of human sexuality.
Source: Why The General Synod\’s Vote Last Night Was Bad For Everyone | Christian News on Christian Today
While its viewership won’t come close to that other famous British drama Downton Abbey, we are about to begin a new season of the real life soap opera we’ve come to think of As the Anglican World Turns.
CHR Comment: Susan Russell’s opinion piece anticipated the tensions that are currently affecting the meeting of Anglican Primates in Canterbury this week. According to a Christian Today article (link below), a sizeable number of bishops are not attending worship sessions and are unhappy with the planned discussion. Key Issues involve homosexual rights advocated by Europeans and Americans in contrast with the conservative views of bishops in former colonial nations, who also sense that the “mother” church is manipulating them.
Source: ‘As the Anglican World Turns’ | Rev. Susan Russell
This a fascinating account of religious persecution in communist China, where tensions continue between Roman Catholics loyal to the pope and the country’s officially recognized patriotic church.
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