Oz General Synod 2020 to be “Special Session” avoiding conflict over same-sex marriage debate

In a move clearly designed to avoid an open conflict over the question of blessing same-sex relationships, the Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia have decided to postpone the 2020 General Synod and replace it with a “Special Session” that will deal solely with necessary legislation arising from the […]

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Why the Folau Case is Important for Everyone

The decision today by Rugby Australia’s tribunal to terminate the contract of Israel Folau should make the whole of Australia sit up, take notice, and be warned. The sacking of Folau marks the crystallisation of a movement in our society that many of us warned about in the run-up to the postal vote on marriage […]

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Faithful New Zealand Anglicans Form New Diocese and Elect their First Bishop

Just received: Statement by the Synod of the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa/New Zealand Today representatives from twelve churches throughout New Zealand gathered and formed the Church of Confessing Anglicans Aotearoa/New Zealand. By the grace of God we are a new Anglican Diocese in these Islands, standing firmly in Anglican faith and practice, and structurally […]

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Anglican Bishop of Newcastle Proposes “Newcastle Way” on Marriage Question

The Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, Peter Stuart, has today issued a Pastoral Letter that seeks to chart a course forward for the diocese on the vexed question of marriage. In his letter, issued to leaders across the diocese, he draws attention to the current tensions in the Anglican Church of Australia over the debate, noting […]

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What the Hell, Australia?

Dear Australia, I love you but you really do need to grow up. So Izzy said something you didn’t like. People do that. When I was young and got upset by somebody saying something mean it wasn’t long before I heard the mantra “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

More than 2 centuries ago we saw one of the very first social media campaigns. In a concerted effort, campaigners used a variety of methods of engagement to make their case. They recognised that those they wanted to appeal to simply weren’t engaged in the issue – the man and woman on the street had […]

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