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2006-06-20 17:31:56

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - A proposal for the U.S. Episcopal Church to impose an unofficial moratorium on the ordination of more openly gay bishops was rejected in a key vote at the church's convention on Tuesday, a move that could further roil relations with fellow Anglicans worldwide. The issue is not completely dead since the triennial convention of the 2.3-million-member U.S. church will not close until Wednesday evening and the matter could be revived. But with time...

2006-06-19 14:22:43

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Anglicans faced a new crisis on Monday after a liberal female bishop became head of the U.S. branch of the church and an English bishop warned that Anglicanism was in danger of splitting into "two religions." The consecration of openly gay American bishop Gene Robinson and the blessing of same sex marriages in Canada three years ago have deepened differences between liberals and conservatives among the world's 77 million Anglicans. Now the broad...

2006-06-16 20:46:57

By Michael Conlon COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - A key committee trying to craft the U.S. Episcopal Church's response to the anger and alienation caused by the consecration of an openly gay bishop wrestled with disagreements on Friday over how to apologize and what to promise for the future. "I do not regret the decision we made," said committee co-chairman the Rev. Frank Wade, referring to the church's consecration three years ago of Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the first bishop...

2006-06-14 21:39:17

By Michael Conlon COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church, trying to quell the storm it created by consecrating the first openly gay bishop in Anglican church history, was showered with calls on Wednesday to repudiate the action and pleas not to abandon gays and lesbians. "Are we courageous enough to recognize Christ in the lives of our gay and lesbian neighbors?" asked Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, whose elevation to the episcopate in 2003 set off turmoil in...

2006-06-10 07:10:21

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church faces a fractious debate next week over the controversy caused by the consecration of the church's first openly gay bishop, which has rubbed raw relations with fellow Anglicans worldwide. The Church leadership has crafted proposals it believes will address concerns within the 2.3 million-member U.S. church and from abroad. But before the nine-day triennial General Convention opens in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, some...

2006-04-07 18:35:00

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO -- A panel to address divisions caused by the U.S. Episcopal Church's consecration of an openly gay bishop recommended on Friday that the church be very cautious about doing so again and make a fresh statement of apology and repentance. The group's report said its members were divided over whether to go farther and instruct the 2.3-million-member church to "refrain" from putting gays into the episcopate, but in the end settled on telling members to use "very...

2006-04-06 15:05:59

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church may be asked by a special internal commission to avoid electing more gay bishops and repent for the turmoil caused by the one it chose in 2003, according to published reports and remarks from church figures. A report likely to be issued later this week is designed to address the divisions in the worldwide Anglican community caused by the U.S. church's selection of the first openly gay bishop in Anglican church history....

2006-03-22 08:17:41

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church is headed for another showdown over homosexuality in a rift that has already shaken the worldwide Anglican church family to which it belongs, and threatens even more division. The next flashpoint will occur in an unlikely place -- Columbus, Ohio -- where the Episcopal Church's triennial general convention will have to confront the issue again, and may even have to decide whether a second openly gay person should be made...

2006-03-22 08:15:00

By Michael Conlon CHICAGO -- The U.S. Episcopal Church is headed for another showdown over homosexuality in a rift that has already shaken the worldwide Anglican church family to which it belongs, and threatens even more division. The next flashpoint will occur in an unlikely place -- Columbus, Ohio -- where the Episcopal Church's triennial general convention will have to confront the issue again, and may even have to decide whether a second openly gay person should be made a bishop. While...

2006-03-05 07:03:32

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the world's Anglicans branded the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay an "extraordinary legal anomaly" on Sunday and said it set a dangerous precedent for dictators around the world. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, spiritual leader of 77 million Anglicans, also described Islamist extremism as "appalling" and terrorism as "an insult to God and man." "I think what we've got in Guantanamo is an extraordinary legal anomaly ......


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