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Primates keep Lambeth on front burner

Bishop Frank T. Griswold of the Episcopal Church has invited primates from Africa and Asia who have been critical of how the church is...

Two long or two short?

Vancouver AMID WELL-WISHES and a rousing Happy Anniver sary to You, Jamie and Dean Powers cut a cake to mark their 25 years...

Amber light for same-sex blessings

He calls it "justice denied," but Michael Ingham, Bishop of New Westminster, will delay a decision on approving relationships between committed gays and lesbians...

Statement due soon

Bishop Michael Ingham will announce in January whether he will permit blessings of same-sex unions. As of press time, no date for the announcement...

The same-sex question

In spite of being stretched out over years of intense debate, the controversy about ordaining active homosexuals is closer now to confusion than consensus....

Ingham caught between bishops, diocesan council

Bishop Michael Ingham is being advised by his diocesan council to ignore a national House of Bishops resolution urging him to delay making a...

Ingham calls for prayer, not lobby

A council advising the bishop of New Westminster on how to respond to the thorny issue of blessing same-sex unions met for the first...

Pension debate expected

The Anglican Church may soon extend pension survivor benefits to same-sex spouses of national church staff and clergy, just as it has done in...

Council to advise bishop after vote to bless gay relationships

A vote by the Diocese of New Westminster in support of blessing same-sex unions put the cat among the pigeons at a national meeting...

Neighbours talk about sex

Two Anglican church groups with profoundly different views on homosexuality say there is more uniting them than pulling them apart. Indeed, the members...

Legal equality in a pluralistic society

AS THE GLOBE AND MAIL has rightly observed, a courtroom can be "a bloody awful place to fight out the rights and wrongs of...

Gay-straight ‘marriages’ proposed

A book maintaining that homosexual men should be free to marry heterosexual women has brought a storm of criticism down on the author, an...