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  • Archbishop of Canterbury Hosts Muslim Gabfest as Peers Push Abortion on Northern Ireland

    08/18/2019 7:04:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 17, 2019 | Jules Gomes
    Archbishop of Canterbury Hosts Muslim Gabfest as Peers Push Abortion on Northern Ireland Truant archbishop marks World Emoji Day as babies are slaughtered LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) - The archbishop of Canterbury and his fellow bishops in the Church of England are being slammed for skipping the critical House of Lords vote that resulted in the imposition of abortion on Northern Ireland. None of the 26 bishops who serve as voting members of Parliament were present or voted during the debate on July 17 and 18
  • General Synod overwhelmingly calls for "full marriage equality"

    07/04/2005 3:31:56 PM PDT · by lightman · 35 replies · 872+ views
    The United Church of Christ ^ | July 4, 2005 | Irwin Smallwood
    General Synod overwhelmingly calls for "full marriage equality" Contributed by Irwin Smallwood Monday, 04 July 2005 The UCC, a community of Christians with roots deep in the soil of societal change, took another giant leap on Monday. General Synod 25 overwhelmingly passed a resolution in support of equal marriage rights for all people, regardless of gender. It marks the first time that one of the nation’s mainline churches has expressed support of marriages for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. Delegates wrestled with the resolution for about an hour before casting a decisive vote in favor of the resolution that...
  • Marriage equality endorsed by committee

    07/04/2005 9:49:46 AM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies · 193+ views
    The United Church of Christ ^ | July 4, 2005 | Irwin Smallwood
    Marriage equality endorsed by committee Contributed by Irwin Smallwood Monday, 04 July 2005 Late Sunday afternoon, the UCC's General Synodtook a significant step toward becoming the first mainline Christian body to offer its endorsement of full marriage equality -- regardless of gender -- when a resolution in support of "equal marriage rights for all" made its way out of committee by an overwhelming margin. The religious wresting now moves to full plenary session, where all delegates will take up the issue on Monday morning. Although the committee’s action was not unexpected, the near-unanimous decision was considered a surprise of sorts....
  • Committee recommendation lifts up Christ as UCC’s Lord and Sovereign

    07/04/2005 9:37:13 AM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies · 186+ views
    The United Church of Christ ^ | July 4, 2005 | Michelle Carter
    Committee recommendation lifts up Christ as UCC’s Lord and Sovereign Written by Michelle Carter Sunday, 03 July 2005 (UPDATE: ADOPTED BY FULL SYNOD ON MONDAY, JULY 4) A consolidated proposal that would reaffirm both Jesus Christ as Lord and Sovereign and urge continued use of the UCC's tradition cross and crown logo will be the recommendation of a Synod committee. It suggests that two previously separate resolutions be combined into one Synod statement. The Rev. Brent Becker of St. Paul UCC of Cibolo, Texas, was author of the original “Jesus is Lord” resolution. “I just wanted to make it specific...
  • Council of General Synod Approves Wording of General Synod 'local option' Same-sex Blessing Proposal

    03/16/2004 2:03:47 AM PST · by Free2Be49 · 3 replies · 151+ views
    Email | March 15, 2004
    FW: Council of General Synod Approves Wording of General Synod 'local option' Same-sex Blessing ProposalFYI.  See 1a, and then, on The Passion, see 2d, 2h, and the link in 2k. Subject: Council of General Synod Approves Wording of General Synod 'local option' Same-sex Blessing Proposal1a) http://london2003.anglican.tk/- CAT OUT OF CANADIAN BAG-- "General Synod will decide on same-sex blessings." Look for a large article from CaNN about this tomorrow ...http://anglicanjournal.com/extra/news.html?newsItem=2004-03-06_sds.news  General Synod will decide on same-sex blessings Church's national council sends resolution to triennial meeting SOLANGE DE SANTIS AND MARITES N. SISON STAFF WRITERS, ANGLICAN JOURNAL Mississauga, Ont., March 7, 2004...