Anglican conservatives meet in Rwanda amid rift over LGBTQApril 18, 2023 GMT
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Hundreds of Anglican conservative leaders from 52 countries are meeting in Rwanda amid a rift over support within the church for same-sex unions.
The conference in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, has been convened under the auspices of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, or GAFCON, a group formed in 2008 that advocates orthodoxy in the global Anglican communion.
Some Anglican bishops reject leader Welby over gay marriageFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Several Anglican bishops from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific said Monday that they no longer recognize Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby as their leader, deepening a rift within the global Anglican Communion over gay marriage.
Church of England allows blessings for same-sex couplesFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The Church of England’s national assembly on Thursday voted to let priests bless same-sex marriages and civil partnerships, while continuing to ban church weddings for the same couples.
Church of England sheds light on ‘shameful’ slave trade tiesJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Three centuries ago, an enslaved person in Virginia wrote to a leader of the Church of England, begging to be released from “this cruel bondage.” There was no reply from the church, which at the time was accumulating a tidy profit from the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Church of England apologizes for treatment of LGBTQ peopleJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The Church of England formally apologized Friday for its treatment of LGBTQ people, even as it said that same-sex couples still won't be allowed to marry in its churches.
The apology from the church's bishops came in a report following five years of debate on the church’s position on sexuality.
Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriageJanuary 18, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The Church of England said Wednesday it will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time but same-sex couples still will not be allowed to marry in its churches.
The decision followed five years of debate and consultation on the church's position on sexuality.