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Episcopal Church Suspended 3 Years Over Same Sex Marriage

Here is a story from this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing.

During a contentious Primates Meeting of the Anglican archbishops, the Episcopal Church has been suspended for three years over its decision to perform same sex marriages. The document ruled that marriage is between a man and a woman and is seen as a victory for conservatives in the Anglican communion, including conservatives from the Global Anglican Future or GAFCON group.
Read the full article here. Why this matters:
  • This is has the potential to split the Anglican communion in the very near future
  • This highlights the emergence of the global south as a power in Christendom
  • We are seeing this same discussion play out in the UMC, PCUSA, and other denominations
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