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  Anglican views of homosexuality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Anglican Church of Canada, six parishes in the Diocese of New Westminster bless same sex unions, and Dean Peter Elliott of that diocese is a gay man in a committed relationship.
In February 2005, the Primates of the Anglican Communion held a regular meeting at Dromantine in Northern Ireland at which the issue of homosexuality was heavily discussed.
The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil, notably Anglo-Evangelical (Low Church) is characterized by its somehow progressive theological views on homosexuality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anglican_views_of_homosexuality   (2987 words)

 Quaker views of homosexuality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The views of Quakers toward homosexuality has a dramatic range from complete acceptance and celebration of same-sex marriages, to viewing homosexuality as abhorrent and sinful.
In the end, the true "Quaker view" on homosexuality is probably best analysed meeting by meeting (or, better, Friend by Friend.) However, there are some general patterns, and for reasons of space and completeness this article deals mainly with the largest organizations on a country-by-country basis.
Quakers in the United States of America are divided on the issue of homosexuality, with some (mostly Friends affiliated with programmed meetings) not approving of either homosexuality or the legalisation of same sex union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quaker_views_of_homosexuality   (1017 words)

 Learn more about Anglican Communion in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Anglican Communion is a world-wide organisation of Anglican Churches.
Technically it is not possible to speak of the Anglican Church as a whole; it is better referred to as the Anglican Communion, which consists of national churches in communion with the Church of England.
The ultimate head of any Anglican church is the Primate, head of the church at the national level; but Anglican primates acknowledge the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury as primus inter pares, or "first among equals".
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /a/an/anglican_communion.html   (351 words)

 Anglican Communion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Anglican Communion uses the compass rose as its symbol, signifying its worldwide reach and decentralized nature.
There is no single "Anglican Church" since each national or regional church has full autonomy; as the name suggests, rather, the Anglican Communion is an association of these churches in full communion with each other and particularly with the Church of England, which may be regarded as the "mother church" of the worldwide communion.
Some of these churches are known as Anglican, explicitly recognising the link to England; others, such as the American and Scottish Episcopal churches, or the Church of Ireland, prefer a specific name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anglican_Church   (1591 words)

 Anglicans must accept moral diversity to protect universality - Chris McGillion - www.smh.com.au
It is true that all Anglican bishops declared homosexuality "incompatible with scripture" at the last Lambeth Conference in 1998 and agreed not to ordain practising homosexuals or bless same-sex unions.
The answer is simply that by fully including homosexuals in the life of their churches, Anglicans in North America are responding to the generally greater acceptance of homosexual practices in their cultures.
Likewise, African and Asian Anglicans are leading the attack on liberal views of homosexuality due in large part to the abhorrence with which it is regarded in their countries.
www.smh.com.au /news/Chris-McGillion/Anglicans-must-accept-moral-diversity-to-protect-universality/2005/02/28/1109546794151.html   (772 words)

 ipedia.com: Anglican Communion Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Anglican Communion is a world-wide organisation of Anglican Churches, and refers to all of the Christian churches that share the dogma and doctrine of the Church of England.
The ultimate head of any Anglican church is believed to be Jesus Christ, with his representative taken to be the Primate, head of the church at the national level; but Anglican primates acknowledge the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury as primus inter pares, or "first among equals".
Recently, disagreement between the differing church views of homosexuality has strained the unity of the communion, as well as their relationships with other Christian denominations; see Anglican views of homosexuality.
www.ipedia.com /anglican_communion.html   (458 words)

 Greenbelt Interfaith News
Homosexuality is expected to be a hot issue at the 1998 conference, which will take place in England in July and August.
The "Catechesis" suggests that such differences in Anglican opinion are so deep at the moment that it would be unwise for the Lambeth Conference to decide in favor of one view or the other.
The last view that Bishop Spong condemns as "mindless fundamentalism" is the conservative Christian view on homosexuality.
anglicansonline.org /archive/news/articles/1998/980522b.html   (626 words)

 VirtueOnline - News - LAGOS: African bishops threaten split over homosexuality
The 300 Anglican bishops who met in Nigeria for the first African bishops convention said homosexuality was an "unAfrican" practice and warned that congregations would turn away from a church that condoned it.
The Anglican Church in Africa currently receives almost three quarters of its funds from the West, but bishops from Nigeria and Kenya have said they would refuse to accept financial support from American churches that did not share their views on homosexuality.
The Anglican Church in Africa is growing at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world, with 17.5 million members living in Nigeria alone, and the issue threatens to tear the global church apart.
www.virtueonline.org /portal/modules/news/print.php?storyid=1576   (546 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (CNSNews.com) - The rift between leaders of the Anglican Church in Africa and their counterparts in the United States appears to be widening, with a decision by African clergy to consider severing links with U.S. dioceses and missionaries supporting the consecration of homosexual bishops.
The conflict between U.S. Episcopalians and Anglican Churches in Africa and some other parts of the world was sparked last year by the election of a homosexual, Gene Robinson, as bishop in New Hampshire.
Homosexuality is regarded as a taboo in most African societies, with South Africa a rare exception.
www.crosswalk.com /news/religiontoday/1258162.html?view=print   (479 words)

 Anglican churches censured over homosexuality debate
Conservative Canadian Anglicans, meeting in Toronto June 16-18, were urged to join two new groups, one of them working towards becoming the official replacement for the Anglican Church of Canada in anticipation that it may be "suspended or removed from the Anglican Communion" or may decide to "walk apart" over the thorny issue of sexuality.
ANGLICAN leaders will hear for the first time tomorrow a theological justification by the heads of the Canadian and American churches for their actions over homosexuals, which have brought the Anglican community to the brink of schism.
The Anglican Communion on Wednesday rejected an attempt by traditionalists to punish the U.S. and Canadian wings of the church for their stance on homosexuality, watering down a resolution that called for the North Americans to be suspended from all church bodies.
www.canadianchristianity.com /cgi-bin/na.cgi?nationalupdates/050630debate   (1703 words)

 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . COMMENTARY . The Anglican Communion's Argument Over Homosexuality . October 17, 2003 | ...
The argument over homosexuality in the Anglican Church has revealed a crisis of identity and governance that is not easily resolved.
It may well be that the Anglican Communion now has to choose between being an international church ultimately guided by a council of bishops or the loose alliance of national churches which it has been hitherto.
It may then be the case that authentic Anglicans must at this juncture witness to a more Catholic interpretation of the nature of love and the nature of mediation of the divine.
www.pbs.org /wnet/religionandethics/week707/commentary.html   (1942 words)

 IslamOnline - Contemporary Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Amir Ali explains that homosexuality cannot be considered a viable option within the Islamic spectrum, rather it has been unanimously reproached by conservative and "liberal" minded Muslims alike.
Here, some prominent Muslim scholars shed light on the punishment of homosexuals as prescribed by Islam and whether or not it is tantamount to adultery.
These are some important tips to help a homosexual give up this abnormal and destructive conduct as seen by Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, the prominent Muslim scholar.
www.islamonline.net /english/Contemporary/2003/07/Article02.shtml   (437 words)

 Crosswalk.com - Homosexuality is Divinely Ordered, says Anglican Catechism
A radical change in church teaching on homosexuality, declaring it to be "divinely ordered," was revealed this week in a catechism commissioned by the Archbishop of York.
"Homosexuality," says the catechism, "may well not be a condition to be regretted but to have divinely ordered and positive qualities." It continues: "Homosexual Christian believers should be encouraged to find in their sexual preferences such elements of moral beauty as may enhance their general understanding of Christ's calling."
The Anglican Church is deeply divided over its teaching on homosexuality and at the last Lambeth Conference bishops hotly debated the issue.
www.crosswalk.com /526018.html   (231 words)

 Homosexality, Lesbianism, Bisexuality, and Transgenderism - religious cults and sects
Homosexual practices are sinful according to the Bible, but they are not to be treated differently than other forms of sinful behavior, for everyone is in need of forgiveness and personal transformation in Christ.
Many homosexuals who also proclaim to be Christians believe the Bible is misinterpreted when it comes to its denouncement of homosexuality.
This, not the placement of a homosexual in a leadership position in the church, is why the confirmation of Gene Robinson as Bishop of New Hampshire is troubling.
www.apologeticsindex.org /h17.html   (1824 words)

 Episcopal News Service
[Anglican Church of Canada] Conservative Canadian Anglicans opposed to liberal views on homosexuality attracted a nationwide audience on Saturday, Feb. 28 for a four-hour video conference entitled For Such A Time as This.
It was produced by Essentials, a coalition of conservative Anglican groups, at an approximate cost of $70,000, said producer Doug McKenzie.
Bishop Burton said one of the purposes of the conference was to "ignite a holy hope" that the Anglican church would "return to the authority of Scripture." He also said that "part of what we are doing today is we are forming a network" of traditionalist Anglicans.
www.episcopalchurch.org /3577_30159_ENG_HTM.htm   (506 words)

 Who Is John Derbyshire? Revelations of J. MIchael Bailey's and the National Academy Press' close PR connection with ...
Homosexuals would, I believe, be wise to lower the volume, cherish their private lives, withdraw the more contentious litigation, and stop "pushing the envelope".
Homosexuals, the ones I have spoken with (all right, it’s a small sample) similarly believe that they are just like all the rest of us, except for this thing about finding members of their own sex erotically attractive.
Homosexual spokespeople nowadays lean heavily on the argument that “we can’t help it, we’re born that way.” My guess, based on the evidence I have seen, is that in most cases this is true, so far as inclination is concerned.
ai.eecs.umich.edu /people/conway/TS/Derbyshire/Who-is-JD.html   (11429 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | US Church excluded for gay stance
The Anglican Consultative Council - which is regarded as relatively liberal - voted by 30 to 28 to call upon the Churches to withdraw voluntarily from its meetings for three years.
The Anglican church had been able to maintain unity while disagreeing internally on potentially divisive issues in the past and should be able to again if members had the will, she added.
She told the meeting that she did not hope to change the mind of traditionalists - who believe homosexuality is inherently sinful - but to plead for the communion to live together with its differences.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/4121438.stm   (622 words)

 Anglican Communion - Questionz.net , answers to all your questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Technically it is not possible to speak of the Anglican Church as a whole; it is better referred to as the Anglican Communion, which consists of national churches in communion with the Church of England - some of these churches are known as Anglican, others call themselves Episcopalian.
The ultimate head of any Anglican church is the Primate, head of the church at the national level.
There are also a number of denominations which are not in communion with the Church of England but consider themselves Anglican in doctrine, such as the Free Church of England and the Anglican Province of Christ the King.
www.questionz.net /Law/Anglican_Communion.html   (253 words)

 Send to a Friend - IPS Inter Press Service
The Lambeth Commission was formed to gather views on homosexuality and look into measures of mending the differences that have threatened to tear the 450-year old Anglican Communion apart.
By refusing the funds, the Anglican church in Africa will not be subjected to manipulation by the west, he said.
An official of the Anglican Church of Kenya, who was close to the meeting, told IPS, "It was not easy for the clergy to reach a consensus.
www.ipsnews.net /sendnews.asp?idnews=23351   (747 words)

 Anglicans find it's Africa vs. West on homosexuality | csmonitor.com
The furor exposes a cultural and ideological split between the Anglican faithful in developed countries who are increasingly liberal on the issue of homosexuality, and their more numerous and conservative counterparts in the developing world.
The Anglican Church has a strong tradition of not meddling in one another's provinces or diocese.
Jenkins and others agree that views on this issue are likely to harden rather than soften as the West is forced to reckon with the increasingly influential developing-world church.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/1006/p01s02-woaf.html   (1204 words)

 News & Commentary - American Anglican Council Live Website
NEWPORT BEACH — An Anglican commission's sharp criticism of the Episcopal Church USA's liberal views on homosexuality does not affect three breakaway churches' legal tussle with the diocese they seceded from, the rector of St. James Church on Via Lido said Monday.
While the other two churches said homosexuality was the major issue for them, St. James consistently maintained that for it the main issue was that the national church hesitated to accept Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior and failed to acknowledge the supremacy of the Bible.
Bunyan, however, said he was happy to see that the commission established a theological foundation — based on biblical passages calling homosexuality a sin — for why it believed the actions of the Episcopal Church relating to the ordination of Robinson were wrong.
www.americananglican.org /site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ikLUK3MJIpG&b=689485&ct=854169   (968 words)

 Anglican Leaders Deny Gay Clergy Split
The Anglican community has been divided since 2003, when the US Episcopal Church backed the ordination of an openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson.
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said the communique was "not a perfect document" but sought to provide "a way forward in spite of the differences that exist concerning the subject of homosexuality".
They recommended a special hearing be held in June to allow the US and Canadian churches to explain their views on homosexuality.
www.nhepiscopal.org /artman/publish/article_120.shtml   (584 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Anglican rift grows over gay row   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Anglican leaders have asked the US and Canadian Churches to withdraw from a key council temporarily because of their stance on homosexuality.
A leading traditionalist, the Most Rev Peter Akinola, primate of the Nigerian Church, was reported to have held a celebratory dinner as the statement was being finalised.
The Anglican leadership has recommended a special hearing be held in June to allow the US and Canadian churches to explain their views on homosexuality.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/4296859.stm   (589 words)

 Anglicans Issue Ultimatum to Episcopal Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
CBN.com – World-wide Anglican leaders met in Ireland and have given the Episcopal Church U.S.A. (ECUSA) and Anglican Church of Canada an ultimatum: Stop endorsing homosexuality – or leave the Anglican Communion.
The Archbishop also said the Anglican Communion faces the real threat of a split over homosexuality, and the rift will not be resolved without pain and without someone admitting they were wrong.
The ECUSA and Canadian churches have been asked to further explain their views on homosexuality at a meeting in June.
www.cbn.com /cbnnews/CWN/030405anglican.asp?option=print   (456 words)

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