Posts Tagged ‘same gender blessings’

Pacific Anglican church says no to blessing same-sex couples

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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The Tikanga Pasifika, the Pacific arm of the Anglican Church, has opted not to support a resolution passed at the recent general synod of the Anglican communion allowing for the blessing of same-sex couples. The resolution affirms that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, but it allows for individual bishops to offer Read more

The age-old Anglican virtue of patience needed to create unity

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Archbishop Joshua Idowu-Fearon, the secretary general of the Anglican Communion has just completed  seven-day tour of the church in Aotearoa New Zealand. He says that on first impression the three tikanga church has modelled an age-old Anglican virtue  of patience; something, he fears, that is in danger of being lost. He has that impression, he Read more

Anglican commission will study blessing same gender relationships

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A doctrinal commission will be set up to look at a theological rationale for the liturgical blessing of people in permanent, faithful same gender relationships. This “Commission on Doctrine and Theological Questions” is being convened at the instruction of General Synod Standing Committee, which met in Auckland last week. The commission will also look at Read more

Same Gender relationships – Sir Anand chairs Anglican Committee

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
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The former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand is heading up a commission of eminent persons set up by the Anglican Church to investigate the issue of blessing people who are in same gender relationships. The Church hopes the appointment of the committee is a step that will lead it out of the impasse over questions Read more